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Five EU countries say focus should be on vaccine production, not patents
BE, SE [LOL!], FR, DK, ES to world: "waivers could take years to negotiate"!
by Cat on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 07:21:10 PM EST
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From your link ...

While Biden's backing adds political impetus to get a deal done, Germany, home to Pfizer's (PFE.N) vaccine partner BioNTech SE , on Thursday rejected the waiver proposal.

I believe Rutte and NL are opposed .. most countries are participating in the Covid-19 vaccine production.

by Oui on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 08:02:28 PM EST
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Yves Smith basically predicted this a few days ago.
In fact, cynically I wonder if the US hasn't already counted noses at the WTO, knows the votes aren't there, and will quietly reassure big drugmakers privately that this was all a gesture that the Administration knew was destined to fail.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 08:27:33 PM EST
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If that were true, why did EC brow beat "BionTech-Pfizer" for 4 months then turn around to sue AstraZeneca?
by Cat on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 08:56:44 PM EST
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