Apr 30, 2021
Let’s talk about COVID vaccine patents
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Members of the World Trade Organization are meeting to discuss a proposal from India and South Africa to temporarily suspend patents on COVID vaccines. Backers say it would increase the global supply of vaccines if more countries could manufacture them. Plus, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh weighs in on gig worker classification. And, it might be a while still before international travel for fun rebounds.
Segments From this episode
Advocates for waiving say letting countries make generic vaccines would help. Skeptics say it's not that simple.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh thinks many who work for gig companies should be classified as employees, not contractors
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer has more.
Even as domestic travel picks up, consumers say they are wary of getting on international flights.
David Brancaccio Host
Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director
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