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Brazil's Legislature Takes Action Against COVID-19

April 30, 2021 • 3:39 pm CDT
(Coronavirus Today)

Brazil's Senate passed legislation on April 29, 2021, that would permit the government to temporarily suspend any and all patents for medical products that could be used to fight Covid-19 reported Reuters.

Any license would be valid only for the duration of such an emergency.

Over 400,000 people had died in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on data from Johns Hopkins University. And less than 6% of Brazilians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Our World in Data.

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