The New Paper

May 6, 2021

Biden administration announces support for waving vaccine IP

The Biden administration announced support for waiving intellectual property protections (i.e. patents) for coronavirus vaccines, citing the ongoing global health crisis. The waiver (which would require WTO support) would potentially allow the vaccines to be produced and distributed more broadly around the world.
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