Coronavirus Notebook: Moderna Postpones EU Spikevax Supplies, Industry Insists TRIPS Waiver Is Redundant
The medical NGO, MSF, has urged countries not to adopt the latest draft of the proposed waiver, saying it would impair efforts to boost access to COVID-19 products around the world. The WHO has been looking at the benefits of hybrid immunity – and how far it might be waning.
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The agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will consider simplifying and harmonizing the vaccine composition, as well as formalizing a system for likely annual US updates.
The controversial “TRIPS waiver” is high on the agenda of the World Trade Organization’s upcoming ministerial conference, while a working group of the World Health Organization is drawing up a draft pandemic treaty that includes proposals to weaken IP on pandemic countermeasures.
The World Health Organization’s plan to have a global pandemic treaty in place by 2024 is drawing a lot of attention as work continues to produce a working draft by the middle of the year.