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The Biden administration should not support a WTO petition to strip IP protections from Covid-19 treatments

The Biden administration may soon double down on one of its gravest mistakes.

In 2022, it supported a petition before the World Trade Organization to gut intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines. Now, with the WTO planning to take up the issue again in late February, the administration must decide whether to support a similar proposal that would strip protections from Covid-19 treatments and diagnostics as well.


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