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WHO embraces plan for Covid-19 intellectual property pool | STAT News
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WHO embraces plan for Covid-19 intellectual property pool | STAT News

Several weeks ago Costa Rican officials discussed how coronavirus information, testing, and other medical supplies were not as readily available to poorer populations. Now the World Health Organization is looking to create a voluntary pool that would consist of patent rights, regulatory test data, and information regarding vaccine development. “The idea is to make available for everybody around the world the different advances and innovations and put those into service at lower costs to protect people,” commented Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada. Currently a formal launch for the project is set for May 29th as numerous countries discuss what they will include and provide.

Source: https://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2020/05/15/who-covid19-coronavirus-patents-intellectual-property/

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