Politico April 18, 2024
Carmen Paun, Gregory Svirnovskiy, Ruth Reader, Daniel Payne and Erin Schumaker

The Biden administration’s plan for combating the next pandemic involves aid to low- and middle-income countries but no new commitments to share the intellectual property undergirding vaccines and treatments.

The White House released a new global health security strategy this week that focuses on helping 50 low- and middle-income nations beef up their capacity to detect and respond to disease outbreaks before they spread.

At the same time, the latest draft text of an agreement under negotiation at the World Health Organization doesn’t include language requiring that nations share intellectual property. That’s at the U.S.’ and other rich countries’ request.

More aid planned: The global health security strategy includes a plan to encourage other G-7 countries — Canada, France, Germany,...

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