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Biden Urged by Ex-World Leaders to Suspend Vaccine Patents: FT

April 14, 2021, 7:53 PM

A group of 175 former world leaders and Nobel laureates are urging the U.S. to suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, the Financial Times reports, citing a letter to President Biden.

  • Temporarily waiving patent rights would allow countries to make their own copies of vaccines to speed delivery; almost 60 countries have backed a WTO waiver that was proposed in October: FT

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