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On Covid Vaccines, Germany Says Patent Protection "Must Remain"

On Covid Vaccines, Germany Says Patent Protection

German government stressed the importance of keeping patent protections intact. (File)

Berlin:

The German government on Thursday stressed the importance of keeping patent protections intact, after the United States voiced backing for a waiver for Covid-19 vaccines. "The US suggestion for the lifting of patent protection for Covid-19 vaccines has significant implications for vaccine production as a whole," said a government spokeswoman, stressing that "the protection of intellectual property is a source of innovation and must remain so in the future".

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