Apelo à suspensão das patentes de vacinasCall to waive vaccine patents
May 7, 2021 - Os EUA alinharam com a Índia e África do Sul no apelo à suspensão das patentes das vacinas COVID, para permitir a qualquer fabricante do mundo produzir as suas vacinas sem infringir direitos de propridade intelectual.
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.