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Vaccine knowledge and distributive justice

Event info

  • today 05/07/2021
  • access_time 17:00 - 18:30
  • place Digital
  • lock_openOpen access
  • Coordination


    Forum Accademico Italiano

    in collaboration with Villa Vigoni

The debate about how to handle Covid-19-vaccines is gaining momentum again. In the face of production as well as delivery bottlenecks on the one hand and global demand on the other hand, there are renewed appeals/calls to temporarily lift patent protection on licensed vaccines.

Many decision/policy-makers agree on the urgent necessity to raise the production of the vaccine to stop the worldwide spread of the virus. Dissent, on the other hand, is spreading when it comes to the intellectual property rights.

The availability of, and the access to, medicines bring up ethical questions of social and geopolitical relevance.

Panel members:

– RA Gereon Rother
Specialized in patent law, KRIEGER MES & GRAF v. der GROEBEN, Düsseldorf

– Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dieter Birnbacher
Professor emeritus of philosophy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and specialist in bioethics

– Pietro Refolo
Adjunct Professor
Department of Healthcare surveillance and Bioethics
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome

RA Cornelia Yzer
Lawyer and Co-Head of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin

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Simultaneous interpretation in Italian
The event will be recorded.