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Covid-19 vaccines: Moderna heads for a clash with SA govt, WHO over patent claims

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Medecins Sans Frontiers and other groups want Moderna to abandon three patent applications filed years ago in South Africa. They say they could impede a WHO-backed effort to make messenger RNA shots for low-income countries at a hub in Cape Town. The patents effectively give Moderna the right to stop anyone from making or selling an mRNA vaccine, an expert says.
5 months ago·Sa, Spain

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Covid-19 vaccines: Moderna heads for a clash with SA govt, WHO over patent claims

Moderna is heading for a clash with the South African government and the World Health Organization over patent claims that vaccine advocates say could threaten the continent’s access to Covid-19 shots.

5 months ago·South Africa
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Moderna on collision course with SA and WHO on vaccine patents

The pharmaceutical company is set to clash with the government over patent claims that could threaten the continent’s access to Covid-19 jabs

5 months ago·United States
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