Germany rejects U.S. proposal to waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines

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    Germany on Thursday rejected a U.S. proposal to waive patent protection for COVID-19 vaccines, saying the greatest constraints were not intellectual property protection but vaccines’ production capacity and their quality.

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