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WHO Expands Vaccine Program to Sidestep Big Pharma Patents

  • Five more countries to receive tech in move toward production
  • Moderna, Pfizer have faced criticism over patent protections
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The World Health Organization is expanding its messenger RNA vaccine hub program that bypasses major pharmaceutical producers.

The United Nations organization said Wednesday it will open a new facility in South Korea to provide training to workers from low and middle-income countries to produce mRNA vaccines, treatments and other medicines.