The World Health Organization, countries like India and South Africa, and many within Biden's own Democratic Party have long called for the temporarily loosening of pharmaceutical giants' patents on Covid-19 vaccines. They argue that private profits should not take precedence over sharing critical knowledge that could save millions of lives. But in a hugely significant announcement at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the US would support waiving intellectual property rights to Covid-19 vaccines. The ex-President's suspension from the social media network and other sites like Twitter isn't stopping him from pulling off an extraordinary operation to cement his control of the Republican Party. No modern ex-President has ever held this kind of grip on his supporters or party after comprehensively losing a reelection.
Source: CNN May 06, 2021 00:55 UTC