European MEPs back proposal for TRIPS waiver on vaccines1 min read 25 Mar 2021, 12:37 PM IST
This comes against the backdrop of several countries facing a shortage of vaccines, even as newer strains of the virus are emerging
It is clear that urgent and exponential increase in manufacturing and availability of vaccines, tests, medicines and protective material is needed, the MEPs said
More than 250 members of European Parliament (MEPs) and national parliamentarians have urged the European Union (EU) to support a temporary patent waiver demanded by India and South Africa in the World Trade Organization (WTO) to exponentially increase availability of coronavirus vaccines across the world especially in poor countries.
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