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COVID vaccine shortage: Nobel laureates offer a solution

More than 100 Nobel Prize winners have written an open letter to Biden asking him to support the proposal of South Africa and India

More than 100 Nobel Prize winners, as well as more than 60 former heads of State and government, have called on United States President Joe Biden to temporarily waive the World Trade Organization's intellectual property rules on the production of COVID-19 vaccines.

This is stated in an open letter posted on the website of the organization People's Vaccine Alliance.

Earlier, such a proposal was put forward by the Republic of South Africa and India.

According to the signatories, the temporary rejection of these rules will increase the production of medicines and accelerate the fight against the pandemic in less affluent countries of the world.

Otherwise, the appeal emphasizes, many states will not be able to provide mass vaccination until 2024 at the current rate of production of drugs against coronavirus.

Recall that Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine has sharply increased in price for deliveries to the European Union, however, EU countries will receive 250 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine by the end of June.

We also wrote that in India, where the drugs Covishield and Covaxin are used for vaccination, 617 severe and serious complications after vaccination were recorded at the end of March,180 people died.

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