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How African scientists are copying Moderna’s COVID vaccine


Noah Baker and Amy Maxmen talk about a daring try to repeat Moderna’s COVID vaccine

Vaccine inequity continues to be one of many best challenges within the pandemic – with solely 10% of these in low- and middle-income international locations totally vaccinated. One of many largest hold-ups is an absence of vaccine manufacturing capability in poorer nations. However now, researchers on the WHO technology-transfer hub have accomplished step one in a undertaking aimed toward constructing vaccine manufacturing capability within the World South, by efficiently replicating Moderna’s COVID vaccine with out help from the US-based biotech firm. On this episode of Coronapod, we ask how they did it? What occurs subsequent? What the authorized ramifications is perhaps and what this might imply for the way forward for vaccine manufacture in low- and middle-income international locations? Each through the pandemic and past.

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