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US backs waiver on Covid vaccine intellectual property

US backs waiver on Covid vaccine intellectual property

US has announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, offering hope to poor nations that have struggled to access the doses. India has been leading the fight within the WTO to allow more drugmakers to manufacture the vaccines, a move pharma giants oppose. The head of the WHO said the US decision marked ’a monumental moment in the fight against Covid-19.’

Kathy
Kathy
Indigo
Indigo 1 months

Interesting how Pfizer withheld their announcement until after the presidential election in an apparent plot to deny then President Trump recognition for achieving a previoulsy-thought, unattainable goal. Only to be denied IP protection by the very people such a move helped....

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