‘Monumental moment’: US backs COVID vaccine patent waivers

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    US President Joe Biden has backed a plan at the World Trade Organization that would lift intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines.

    Biden has come under increasing pressure to fulfil a campaign promise to boost international efforts to produce vaccines in poorer countries.

    But vaccine manufacturers say the waiving of patents will not solve the global pandemic.

    Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from the US capital, Washington, DC, the US.

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