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Covid vaccine distribution needs more than a patent waiver, EU says in WTO proposal

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 04 Jun 2021 10:35
  • 07 Jun 2021 00:47
Improving global access to Covid-19 vaccines requires more than a patent waiver, the European Commission has said, presenting a proposal to the World Trade Organization on how to speed up vaccination in poorer countries.

Compulsory licensing of intellectual property can be used as a last resort, but voluntary licenses are “the

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