Thursday, May 13, 2021

05/13/2021 US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines - Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge

Today's Article: US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines
From: Associated Press
Readability Score: 15.3

As poorer countries see a devastating rise in COVID infections, the Biden administration recently announced its support for waiving the intellectual property rights of vaccine makers. The stated goal is to increase production, but the drug companies have raised safety concerns. Why is intellectual property protected? Who benefits, and who pays, when property rights are temporarily waived? Follow up with a discussion of the importance of general property rights with izzit.org’s The Road To Prosperity.

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Today's Alternate Article: Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge
Readability Score: 8.6