U.S. Trade Chief Meets Pfizer, AstraZeneca About Vaccine Supply
By Eric Martin
April 27, 2021, 1:39 AM
U.S. trade chief Katherine Tai met with key officials at Pfizer Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc about raising production of Covid-19 vaccines and a proposed waiver of intellectual-property protections as the daily number of confirmed cases keeps rising.
Tai met virtually with Ruud Dobber, the executive vice-president of AstraZeneca’s biopharmaceuticals business unit, and separately with Pfizer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in statements Monday.
Photographer: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post/Bloomberg
India and South Africa have proposed that the World Trade Organization waive broad sections of the its intellectual-property rules and to try to forge an ...