Would patent waivers put an end to ‘vaccine apartheid’? | COVID-19 Special

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    There are growing calls to waive COVID vaccine patents to increase deliveries to developing countries. But would it speed up production of the jab?

    The US thinks it will. The EU believes easing export rules would speed up supplies.

    The figures are telling. 30 percent of people in rich nations have had at least one shot. In low-income countries, it’s just point-three-five percent.

    Is the world, to put it in the words of WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in of ‘vaccine apartheid?’

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