Biden Administration Backs Waiver of Intellectual Property Protection for Covid-19 Vaccines.
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Biden administration supports WTO proposal aimed at speeding up global vaccine production.
- “The administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service of ending this pandemic, supports the waiver of those protections for Covid-19 vaccines,” Ms. Tai said in a statement.
- Countries suffering from an explosion in new cases—including India and South Africa—have pushed for the waiver. In India, it was reported recently that less than 2% of the population had been vaccinated, and new Covid-19 cases are at record highs globally, as the pandemic rages unchecked in many poor and middle-income countries.
SOURCE – WSJ