Merkel feeds pandemic

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Rich Countries Signed Away a Chance to Vaccinate the World |

In the coming days, a patent will finally be issued on a five-year-old invention, a feat of molecular engineering that is at the heart of at least five major Covid-19 vaccines. And the United States government will control that patent.The new patent presents an opportunity — and some argue the last best chance — to exact leverage over the drug companies producing the vaccines and pressure them to expand access to less affluent countries.

Source: Rich Countries Signed Away a Chance to Vaccinate the World | Portside