Forderung nach Verzicht von Covid Vakzine Patent
May 7, 2021 -
US ist mit Indien und Südafrika einig, dass mit dem Verzicht auf COVID Vakzine Patente jeder Hersteller in der Welt den Impfstoff herstellen kann, ohne Urheberrechtsverletzung zu begehen.
Germany has opposed this, claiming manufacturing capacity and high quality standards are limiting production, not patents, while Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said theirs are the only facilties that can manufacture
mRNA vaccines. However, a number of other EU states including Spain have expressed cautious support for the U.S. proposal.
Pharmaceutical investors have also warned against the move, claiming
that it could discourage investment in these companies, just as the industry has proved that they are the only ones capable of delivering a solution to the crisis.