Francis Collins (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP Images)

NIH 'not done' fight­ing Mod­er­na over Covid vac­cine patents, di­rec­tor Fran­cis Collins says

The NIH is stand­ing by its as­ser­tion that three of its sci­en­tists should be list­ed in the Mod­er­na patent for the com­pa­ny’s lu­cra­tive Covid-19 vac­cine.

The spat is part of an on­go­ing feud be­tween the US gov­ern­ment and Mod­er­na that spilled in­to pub­lic view last month when one of Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s top med­ical ad­vi­sors called out the com­pa­ny for fail­ing to de­liv­er on its promise to vac­ci­nate more low- and mid­dle-in­come coun­tries.

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