Spain says vaccine patent waiver is the way forward but not enough for poor countries

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's government said on Thursday a U.S. proposal to waive patents on coronavirus vaccines signals the "way forward" but will not be enough to guarantee supplies to developing countries.

Such a suspension of intellectual property rights will take time to be approved and, in the meantime, pharmaceutical companies should be flexible in granting voluntary licences, it said in a statement.

(Reporting by Nathan Allen; Editing by Chris Reese)

05/06/2021 19:01

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