Patents are just one part of the vaccine puzzle. The key is the know-how about the actual manufacturing process.
WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus and Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca agree on enabling vaccine production globally without making intellectual property rights an issue.
South Africa and India have pushed for a TRIPS waiver to temporarily allow states to produce Covid-19 technologies without fear of IP infringement. But it faces pressure from rich countries, who want to protect their pharmaceutical industries.
Musk shares a concept of an Interplanetary Transport System based on reusable rockets, a propellant farm on Mars and 1,000 spaceships on orbit, carrying about 100 people each.
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