The Left in the European Parliament launched and rolled out the #Right2Cure campaign, mobilising thousands of citizens and grassroots organisations throughout Europe in support of free and universal access to a Covid-19 vaccine. 

We stand firmly for the strengthening of public health systems, the right of everyone to access cures and the universal access to treatments and medicines. Healthcare access, and lifesaving drugs and treatments, must be a common public good and be protected from greed, exploitation and private interests. A complete overhaul of the intellectual property framework, that benefits pharmaceutical companies above the life and dignity of all human beings, must take priority. 

After collecting over 26,000 signatures across Europe, a citizens’ movement for the Right to Cure gained momentum. The ensuing European Citizen Initiative Right to Cure has been mobilising support to force a change in EU legislation to make pandemic treatments and cure free and universal.