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Covid, US in favor of removing vaccine patents


May 5, 2021

The Biden Administration will take a stand in favor of the suspension of patents for anti-Covid vaccines. The turning point, announced by various US media, including the New York Times, comes after the United States opposed in the World Trade Organization the proposal to suspend the protection of intellectual property for vaccines. However, President Joe Biden, as the pandemic spread unchecked in India and South America, found himself under increasing international and domestic pressure to support the proposal, which paves the way for mass production of vaccines globally. The new US position was announced by Katherine Tai, US representative to the WTO. Read also