Question 54 of 112 in In the News 2021
Started May 14, 2021 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Dec 14, 2021 08:01AM UTC

Private Superforecasting Workshop asks:

Before 14 December 2021, will the World Trade Organization (WTO) officially agree to grant waivers for intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccine technology?

The Biden administration has announced that it would support waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines (USTR.gov, NPR, Reuters). While consensus among all 164 member states is sought for WTO decisions, an agreement to grant waivers could be made by a vote of three-fourths of member states (WTO, SDG Knowledge Hub).

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