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US News Lifting Patents on Vaccines: Europeans Replicate to Joe Biden

00:25  09 may  2021
00:25  09 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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CLAP of the end of the summit Porto European in Portugal. The question of the intellectual property of the vaccines animated the discussions. The American Joe Biden took everyone courses, claiming the lifting of patents, passing for more generous than Europeans who have opted for a year. On the defensive, the 27 finally displayed a united front to reply to Joe Biden.

with our special envoy to Porto, Anthony Lattier

a nice shot of com '. That's what the twenty-seven of Joe Biden's surprise announcement. The lifting patents will not bring anything in the fight against the pandemic, explains the President of the European Council Charles Michel: "We do not think that short term it can be a magical solution, but we think we must Be prepared to discuss this subject when concrete proposals would be put on the table.

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The priority, he adds, it is exporting the doses produced in the poor countries. And on that Europeans claim to be the most generous. On 400 million doses produced, half has been exported.

The French President Emmanuel Macron therefore refers to the bullet to the Americans and their request to make more efforts in this area.

"The key to producing vaccines faster for all poor or middle-income countries is to produce more," he says. I very clearly call the United States of America to end the prohibitions on export not only from vaccines, but components of these vaccines that prevent production.

Emmanuel Macron also defends the transfer of skills to produce vaccines in other countries, such as Senegal and South Africa where projects with Europeans are underway.

North Korea Judge "Fallacy" American diplomacy

 North Korea Judge © Ahn Young-Joon, AP of the South Koreans are watching on March 26, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea, the televised newspaper showing photos of Kim Jong -UN and Joe Biden. While the Biden administration said this week the way she intended to move forward on the Korean nuclear record, North Korea tried on Sunday, "Fallaceous" American diplomacy.

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vaccines there are the ads and then there are the actions, seemed to say to Joe Biden of European leaders visibly stitched.

Ursula von der Leyen announces the sanitary passport for June

, so that Europeans "can plan their holidays and that tourism can resume", the European Union has announced that a vaccinal certificate will be available before the summer. The president of the European Commission Ursula von der Lyen made this announcement at the end of the European summit in Porto.

"Obviously everyone thinks about the tourist season of this summer. It is important that people can plan their holidays, that tourism and transport workers can find a job and that the tourism sector is recovered on the way to the recovery, "she said.

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Ursula von der Leyen indicated that the technical and legal work on a European vaccination certificate are on the rails so that the system is operational in June.

"If we are realistic, we can have a political agreement at the end of the month. This should allow people to have with them a trivial proof that they have been vaccinated or have done a negative test or have had COVID and have antibodies, "she has Added.

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Corona vaccine: Angela Merkel warns against patenting softening .
Chancellor Merkel warns against quality defects, if the patent protection for the Corona vaccines falls from Biontech and Moderna. It is more important to promote the award of licenses to other manufacturers. © Kay Nietfeld / AFP Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has clearly pronounced a softening of patent protection for corona vaccines after the EU summit. "I've made it clear again that I do not believe that the release of patents is the solution to provide more people vaccine," she said.

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