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5/8, 2:04 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Macron urges US to end vaccine export restrictions

French President Emmanuel Macron urged on Saturday the United States to end its restrictions on exports of vaccines against COVID-19 and ingredients needed to manufacture them.

"The urgency is not the patents but to produce more vaccines and have more solidarity. Europe, which has been criticized for a long time, is the largest producer of vaccines and the most open continent," he stressed.

Macron thus reaffirmed his earlier statement in which he claimed there are more important steps than waiving vaccine patent protections that could enhance the pace of the inoculations.

Breaking the News / JR