The Indemnity Calculus For Covid-19 Vaccines, India’s Path Ahead
Legal experts discuss the intricacies around pharma’s demand for indemnity, a key sticking point for supplies of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, and the path forward for countries like India.
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