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Some experts question the utility of waiving patents
The US administration’s decision to back a patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines has met with hesitation in Europe, particularly in countries with large pharmaceutical sectors, such as Switzerland.
Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, warned it would have “serious implications” for vaccine production worldwide and said the limiting…