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

Seven US lawmakers write to Secretary Mike Pompeo on brutal treatment of protesting farmers in India

Seven US lawmakers write to Secretary Mike Pompeo on brutal treatment of protesting farmers in India

Seven US lawmakers, including Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Democrat-Washington), have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing “serious concerns” about the brutal treatment meted out to farmers from Punjab peacefully protesting India’s new agricultural laws. Continue reading Seven US lawmakers write to Secretary Mike Pompeo on brutal treatment of protesting farmers in India