Experts from the life science and research community explain the crucial role of intellectual property rights in developing new vaccines and therapeutics for Covid-19.
The biggest Covid-related killer might not be the coronavirus. In many countries, disruption to regular immunization programmes means that easily preventable but potentially fatal diseases such as measles, diphtheria and polio are regaining a foothold.
The patent system in the US and the EU is not rewarding complex research into treatments for a host of prevalent diseases and conditions, and reforms are going in the wrong direction, says Erika Lietzan of the University of Missouri School of Law.
La pandemia de Covid-19 ha resaltado la importancia de la atención médica ordinaria que muchas veces damos por sentado.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the regular healthcare provision we take for granted. Governments all over the world have instituted virus control measures
The Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of global trade for access to all kinds of medical supplies, with many jurisdictions suffering shortages of essential medical goods as a result of various trade barriers.
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