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Vaccines: Switzerland wants to relax compulsory licenses at the WTO

A coalition of NGOs and unions as well as many Swiss and European politicians published a Geneva Appeal on Tuesday to demand equitable and urgent access to vaccines against Covid-19, more particularly in low-income countries. At three events in Geneva, organizers urged the European Union (EU) and Switzerland to accept the request for a temporary waiver of the rules on the protection of intellectual property, which would make it possible to rapidly increase the production of vaccines.

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