• WTO mulling intellectual property waivers for vaccines

    2 days ago - By Stl Today

    GENEVA - Ambassadors from World Trade Organization countries on Wednesday resumed discussions on trade rules protecting the technological know-how behind COVID-19 vaccines amid growing pressure on rich nations to relax them - as a way to help poorer countries...
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  • WTO mulling intellectual property waivers for vaccines

    2 days ago - By Chron

    GENEVA - Ambassadors from World Trade Organization countries on Wednesday plan to discuss trade rules protecting the technological know-how behind COVID-19 vaccines amid growing pressure on rich nations to relax them as a way to help developing countries fight the pandemic.
    The WTO's General Council was taking up a temporary waiver for intellectual property protections that South Africa and India first proposed in October. The idea has gained support in the developing world and among some progressive lawmakers in the West.
    Authors of the proposal, which has faced resistance from many...
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