US announces support for Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver.


COVID-19 vaccine

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday announced its support for a global waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, and will negotiate the terms at the WTO.

While intellectual property rights for businesses are important, Washington “supports the waiver of those protections for COVID-19 vaccines,” US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a statement.

“This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures,” she added.


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