Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Current Events
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President Biden wants to change rules around coronavirus vaccine creation.

This week’s Election Central post tells you about President Biden’s desire to loosen vaccine patents and why that is a difficult situation.

As the world struggles to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some nations have had more success than others. Today, the vaccine is readily available in the United States and many other wealthy countries. But that isn’t the case for all nations. Last week, President Biden said that he would support waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. This could allow other countries to start manufacturing their own vaccines. While some organizations and governments support his decision, others are pushing back. Here, Election Central takes a closer look at the controversy.

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