STAT+: Pharmalittle: U.S. is prohibited from sharing Covid-19 shots with other countries; U.S. officials knew of problems at Emergent plant

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The contracts the Trump administration signed with Covid-19 vaccine makers prohibit the U.S. from sharing its surplus doses with the rest of the world, Vanity Fair reports. The clauses are designed to ensure that the manufacturers retain liability protection, but they have the effect of projecting the Trump administration’s America First agenda into the Biden era. “That is what has completely and totally prohibited the U.S. from donating or reselling, because it would be in breach of contract,” said a senior administration official. “It is a complete and total ban. Those legal parameters must change before we do anything to help the rest of the world.”

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STAT+: Pharmalittle: U.S. is prohibited from sharing Covid-19 shots with other countries; U.S. officials knew of problems at Emergent plant

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