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EXCLUSIVE: WHO-backed vaccine hub for Africa to copy Moderna COVID-19 shot

EXCLUSIVE: WHO-backed vaccine hub for Africa to copy Moderna COVID-19 shot

WENDELL ROELF EFFORTS to develop an African base for COVID-19 vaccine production will focus on trying to replicate Moderna's shot, but a lack of progress in talks with the U.S. company means the project will take time, a senior WHO official told Reuters. The drive to produce vaccines in Africa is designed to help more developing countries access COVID-19 shots after rich nations bought up most of this year's supply. Moderna said last October it would not enforce patents related to its shot during the pandemic, raising hopes that other companies might be able to copy it and help boost…
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