South Africa and India’s request that the World Trade Organization waive intellectually property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and technology has garnered extensive media coverage, particularly since the US decision to support the proposal. In a three-part series, European Pharmaceutical Review’s Assistant Editor, Hannah Balfour, will discuss the IP…
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According to the alliance, 70 poor countries will only be able to vaccinate one in 10 people against COVID-19 next year after rich countries bought up most prophylactics.
An open letter from aid organisations and academics has called on the UK government to stipulate conditions for pharmaceutical companies using public funding for COVID-19 vaccines.