Ex-world leaders urge US to waive vaccine property rules

PARIS (AFP) – Some 170 former country leaders and Nobel prize laureates have called on the United States (US) to waive intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines to give poorer countries faster access to inoculations.

In an open letter to US President Joe Biden published late on Wednesday, the group said it was “gravely concerned by the very slow progress” in scaling up global vaccine access and inoculation in low- and middle-income countries.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin