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5/8, 11:39 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU ready to engage in COVID jab waiver talks - Michel

European Council President Charles Michel stated on Saturday the European Union is ready to engage in discussions about waivers of COVID-19 vaccine patent protections "as soon as a concrete proposal would be put on the table."

"Waiving the intellectual property on COVID19 vaccines is not the silver bullet in the short term," he said. "We all agree that we must increase the production of vaccines, all around the world."

Earlier this week, the United States supported waivers of COVID-19 vaccine patent protections in an effort to expand access to jabs all across the globe. The call was backed by numerous countries around the world, but opposed by pharmaceutical companies.

Breaking the News / JR