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EU leaders raise doubts over U.S. plan to waive Covid vaccine patents

May 10, 2021


European leaders have doubts that waiving intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, a proposal recently supported by the United States, is the way to go.

Instead, they have criticized the U.S. for not exporting Covid shots.

“It is not really a matter of intellectual property rights. You can give the intellectual property to labs that do not know how to produce (the vaccine) and they won’t be able to produce it overnight,” French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters on Friday ahead of a European meeting, according to CNBC translation.

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