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Labour says UK must ‘get off the fence’ over global Covid vaccine access

Shadow trade secretary backs US call for patent waiver as party proposes plan to increase production in poorer countries

The Labour party is urging Boris Johnson to lead a drive by rich countries to boost global Covid-19 vaccine production and is warning the threat from new coronavirus variants will persist without immediate action.

Five members of the shadow cabinet have written to the trade secretary, Liz Truss, with a proposed 10-point plan designed to increase the ability of poorer countries to manufacture and distribute treatments for the virus.

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