Morning news brief: Biden backs India, Pfizer 95% effective, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 06, 2021, 08:46 AM(IST)

File photo of a healthcare professional prepares a dose of the Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine Photograph:( Reuters )

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US President Joe Biden has supported India's request for global waiver on patent protections for coronavirus vaccines in the pandemic, even though Washington feels intellectual property rights are important for businesses. Meanwhile, one of the largest study has found the Pfizer vaccine is 95 per cent effective against the virus, and these numbers significantly drop when only one of the two prescribed doses are taken.

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