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Former FDA Official: Don't Suspend Vaccine Patents

Peter Pitts, a former FDA associate commissioner in the Bush administration, disagrees with President Joe Biden on suspending vaccine patents. Suspension of the patents might allow for broader distribution of the shots in the world, but Pitts says it could discourage companies from wanting to partner with the government. He would rather see companies like Pfizer sell their vaccine at a low price to poorer countries.