Putin backs Russia waiving patents on its Covid jabs | The Guardian Nigeria News


(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 30, 2020 a nurse prepares a dose of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) Covid-19 vaccine for a patient at a clinic in Moscow, as the country started its vaccination campaign for people aged 60 and over, to fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. – Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6 percent effective against symptomatic Covid-19, according to results published in The Lancet on February 2, 2021 that independent experts said allayed transparency concerns over the jab, which Moscow is already rolling out. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said he supported the idea of a waiver on patent protections for coronavirus vaccines as Russia registered its fourth virus jab called Sputnik Light.

A campaign to lift patent protections on Covid-19 vaccines picked up steam on Thursday, with French, German and EU leadership saying they were ready to discuss a proposal by US President Joe Biden…

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