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Merck is sentencing thousands of children to death

Lacey K., Care2 Action Alerts

Stop This Pharmaceutical Giant from Taking a Life-Saving Vaccine Away from Impoverished Children.
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The massive pharmaceutical company, Merck has backed out of its agreement to provide Rotavirus vaccines at a lower cost to West African countries. This decision sentences thousands of impoverished children to a long and painful death.

Babies infected with Rotavirus infections suffer from severe diarrhea and vomiting. While children in developed countries rarely die from the disease, it claims the lives of about 500,000 babies in developing countries every year. Most are younger than 15 months old.

This would not happen if pharmaceutical companies like Merck provided developing countries with the vaccine at a reasonable cost. Instead, Merck is going to turn its back on West African countries and sell the vaccines in China at much higher prices.

Sign this petition to demand that Merck put aside their corporate greed and reverse their decision to deny West African babies the Rotavirus vaccine.

Merck announced that they are opening up vast new markets in China just before they announced that „supply constraints“ will prevent them from sending the Rotavirus vaccine to the children of West Africa. This is corporate greed, plain and simple.

Sign this petition to tell Merck that it is morally wrong and socially irresponsible to sentence thousands of babies to death just so they can make more money.

Thank you,

Lacey K.
The Care2 Petitions Team

P.S. No baby should suffer a painful and easily preventable death just because they live in poverty. Tell Merck to send the promised amount of Rotavirus vaccines to West Africa.


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Protest to Free Billy the Elephant from Captivity at the Los Angeles Zoo!

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Billy the elephant has spent the last 30 years behind bars at the @LA Zoo. The @LA City Council could make a decision within just a few months about whether or not to free Billy to a sanctuary. @Care2, @Elephant Guardians of LA, and other animal welfare activists are gathering at the zoo to ensure that they make the right decision. Show your support by liking this post and adding your signature to this petition: