US announces support for Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

US announces support for Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

India Today

US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday (May 5) announced its support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines and will negotiate the terms at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

While intellectual property rights for businesses are important, Washington "supports the waiver of those protections for Covid-19 vaccines," US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said in a statement.

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