Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

The US has declared it will support a proposal jointly floated by India and South Africa at the WTO in October 2020 to temporarily waive intellectual property and patent rights on Covid-19 vaccines allowing countries to locally manufacture diagnostics, treatments and doses. Continue reading Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

As India struggles to cope with a devastating surge in coronavirus infections and fatalities, US lawmakers, health experts, business leaders and community activists are raising a clarion call for President Joe Biden to rush aid to the world’s second-most populous country, a strategic American ally. Continue reading Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases