Daily Kos  |  May 7, 2021

Former US presidents from both the Republican and the Democratic parties have staunchly defended intellectual-property rights, so … “This marks a major shift in US policy in a pro-public-health way,” says Matthew Kavanagh, a global-health researcher at Georgetown University in Washington DC [who is] part of the growing chorus of health-policy and global-health researchers advocating patent waivers, as the gap between vaccination rates in rich and poor nations grows larger every day….

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