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Can a patent waiver for COVID-19 jabs expedite vaccinations in poorer countries?

DW, 07 May 2021
Will sharing the exact recipes for COVID-19 vaccines help to get more shots to more people much faster? The US' decision to support a temporary lifting of vaccine patents has sparked debate across continents. The European Union says it’s open to discuss the idea, but Germany is voicing skepticism. A government spokesperson says protecting intellectual property, is essential to supporting innovation.


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