Relaxing the vaccine patent: World Tourism Network supports the US move

Producing and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in all countries is essential to keep everyone in this interconnected world safe. The Travel and Tourism Industry knows this better than anyone.

  • US President Biden said today that he supports waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines such as Pfizer or Moderna.
  • Such a waiver could give developing countries an affordable option to increase the obstacles in ramping up the production of vaccines in developing countries.
  • The Health Without Borders initiative by the World Tourism Network and the African Tourism Board welcome this development.

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