Monday, November 29, 2021


WTO again fails to agree on Covid vaccine patent waiver

South Africa and India have called for intellectual property rights to be temporarily lifted for Covid-19 vaccines during the pandemic but the idea has met with fierce opposition from pharmaceutical giants and their host countries.

EU not backing Covid vaccine patent suspension at WTO

It is calling for compulsory licensing deals rather than suspending patents.

EU, UK raise doubts about Covid patent waiver

Agreements at the WTO require the consensus backing of all 164 member states.

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