The Hill reports:
President Biden has not made a decision yet on whether to support a waiver of COVID-19 vaccine patents that backers say would help increase global access to vaccines, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.
“Our focus is on maximizing production and supply for the world at the lowest possible cost and there are a lot of different ways to do that,” she said. “That’s one of the ways,” Psaki added, referring to the waiver. “But we have to assess what makes the most sense.”
Pressure is rising from Democrats in Congress for the Biden administration to support the waiver. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and nine Democratic senators wrote a letter to Biden earlier this month.
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Biden has not yet made a decision and USTR has not yet made a recommendation on supporting a covid vaccine patent waiver, Psaki said today
Dems in Congress have been pushing in favor/Biden and Modi discussed it yesterdayhttps://t.co/EIdcMXJN44
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