Lifting patents, a miracle solution to speed up vaccination worldwide?
The United States has given a big blow of the anthill, by deciding for this track rejected by the pharmaceutical industry and certain States, of which Germany.
The extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic ... call for extraordinary measures
," said US Trade Representative Katherine Tai in a statement.
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For their part, several emerging countries, including India and South Africa, have indicated that they can set in motion production capacities, and only wait for patents to be lifted to appeal to them.
While, in theory, this controversial idea would make it possible to mobilize new chains and therefore increase the number of doses in circulation, in practice, major obstacles remain.
Can the lifting of patents therefore accelerate production across the globe, and therefore vaccination?
Concretely, lifting patents "
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