What Will It Take To End The COVID-19 Pandemic?
NPR - 01/05/2021
So why can’t the world simply manufacture more doses? Lawyer Brook Baker at Northeastern University believes there’s an underlying root cause: international patents on COVID-19 vaccines.
“The [vaccine] innovators hold patent rights and trade secret rights over those technologies, and they’re unwilling to share them broadly to other manufacturers. So we have artificially constricted supply,” says Baker, who studies how laws affect access to medicines.