United States Announces Support for Removing IP Protection from COVID-19 Vaccines

The United States government announced on Wednesday that it would support ending the intellectual property protection of vaccines against the coronavirus “to end the pandemic” and that it would actively participate in the organization “for this”. World trade (WTO).

United States Sales Representative Katherine Tai has issued a statement announcing that the Joe Biden Administration will support the release of intellectual protection for these vaccines as “exceptional measures” are required in “exceptional circumstances”.

“The government is a firm believer in the protection of intellectual property, but in the interests of ending this pandemic, supports the exemption of this protection for vaccines against COVID-19,” said Tai.

United States Announces Support for Removing IP Protection from COVID-19 Vaccines
United States Announces Support for Removing IP Protection from COVID-19 Vaccines

The US government’s “goal”, Tai went on, is to “get as many safe and effective vaccines as possible” to “as many people as possible.”

“With our vaccine supplies to Americans safe, the government will continue to step up its efforts – in collaboration with the private sector and all possible partners – to expand the development and distribution of vaccines,” he said at the same time, “it is will work to increase the raw materials needed to make these vaccines. “

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