Biden To Give Away 10% Of US COVID-19 Vaccine Supply As He Mulls Call For Patent Waiver
President Biden announced plans to increase vaccination in the US as members of Congress and industry press the administration to take steps to expand global access to COVID-19 vaccines. BIO proposes an alternative to the TRIPS waiver that would expedite export of raw materials and manufacturing supplies.
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