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US President Joe Biden is expected to announce details of a plan to export 80 million doses to other countries “without political strings attached” in coordination with WHO’s global vaccine-sharing programme.
Supporters of waiver say easing patent restrictions will spur production of low-cost generic vaccines but opponents argue it could erode pharmaceutical companies’ profit incentive to develop new treatments.
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