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Coronavirus: WHO appeals to Chinese pharmaceutical firms to share vaccine patents

The World Health Organization is in contact with two major Chinese vaccine developers in the hope they will share the patents for their Covid-19 jabs.The WHO has repeatedly called for sharing Covid-19 vaccine patents to increase supplies and ensure equitable access for developing countries.But so far it has had the cold shoulder from pharmaceutical giants – including Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca – even though it has set up a mRNA technology transfer hub in Africa,…

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