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Our #StopTheDeadlyDivide campaign focuses on the urgent need to work together to find ways to prevent the world’s progress from backsliding during the COVID-19 crisis. Over the course of the past year, we have seen nation states engage in a race to the bottom to get their hands on precious COVID-19 vaccines first. This “me first” approach will prolong the pandemic, resulting in more lives lost and catastrophic impacts in economic and social disruption. The world's poorest and most vulnerable living in low-income countries are most at risk.
With global demand surging and supply limited, a deadly divide in access to vaccines is widening by the day. While immunization campaigns are rolling out in many high-income countries, low-income countries are predicted to not see mass immunization against COVID-19 for years to come.
Use your voice on social media to tell Canada that you want them to support the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) waiver currently tabled at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Tag relevant people including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau), the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Francois-Philippe Champagne (@FP_Champagne), Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng (@mary_ng), and your Member of Parliament (if you’re not sure who it is, look it up!). Don’t forget to consult our suggestions for hashtags, tags and keywords!
The ask: Canada must support the TRIPS intellectual property waiver tabled at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and put people’s lives ahead of publicly-subsidized pharmaceutical company profits.
You can also instantly let Canadian decision-makers know that you care by sending the ready-made tweet or Facebook post below.
Tweet instantly (click below)
So long as vaccines are kept under lock & key, there won’t be enough to go around. What we need is a #PeoplesVaccine, not a profit vaccine. That's why Canada must support the TRIPS intellectual property waiver. @mary_ng @FP_Champagne #StopTheDeadlyDivide #Canada4Results
Post on Facebook and Instagram (copy and paste the text below)
With global vaccine demand surging and supply limited, a divide in vaccine access is widening by the day. It’s in everyone’s interest to #StopTheDeadlyDivide created when people’s lives are a lesser priority than publicly-subsidized pharmaceutical company profits. #VaccineEquity #Canada4Results
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When posting on social media, be genuine and speak from the heart. People want to connect with other human beings online, so be yourself and it'll help you get your message across!
- Piera, Results Canada volunteer