During the People’s Vaccine Alliance March 10 Global Rally Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a message announcing his support for a People’s Vaccine and calling on the Biden administration to take the necessary steps toward global vaccine equity.

It is unconscionable that amid a global public health crisis, huge multibillion dollar pharmaceutical companies continue to prioritize profits by protecting their monopolies and driving up prices rather than prioritizing the lives of people everywhere, including in the Global South.

Our government has invested enormous sums of taxpayer dollars into the production of these technologies. All people should benefit. Not just a few already obscenely wealthy CEOs and shareholders in the wealthiest country on earth.

We need a People’s Vaccine, not a profit vaccine.

Senator Bernie Sanders

Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 was a founding member of the People’s Vaccine Alliance.