Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Use of Defense Production Act to Export Free Vaccines Worldwide

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Use of Defense Production Act to Export Free Vaccines Worldwide


Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Monday on “Democracy Now!” that the United States should use the Defense Production Act to enable mass production of coronavirus vaccines to export for free around the world.

Partial transcript as follows:

AMY GOODMAN: Congressmember, if the pandemic taught us anything, the horror of this last year, it is that we are all in this together, I mean, not only in this country, but all over the world. If one person is sick, we are all vulnerable, which means we all have to protect each other According to The New York Times, at the end of March 30th, 86% of shots that have gone into the arms worldwide have been administered in high- or upper-middle-income countries. Only 0.1% of doses had been administered in low-income countries. In Haiti, for example, they haven’t gotten a shot. They haven’t gotten a vaccine at all. What has to

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