No Vaccine IP? No Problem!

We are not changing our fair values to COVID-19 vaccine firms following the proposed waiver on intellectual property protection.

Karen Andersen, CFA 9 May, 2021 | 8:36PM
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We're not making changes to our fair value estimates or moat ratings for COVID-19 vaccine firms following the May 5 announcement that the Biden administration supports a proposed waiver on intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines.

The proposal to waive patent rights during the pandemic was initially made to the World Trade Organization by India and South Africa in October. With the pandemic raging in India and Brazil, calls to support this proposal have strengthened, and US, Europe, and UK opposition has become a potential political liability. It could take months to finalise the proposal, and Europe and UK have yet to support the waiver.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
BioNTech SE ADR212.42 USD-0.83Rating
Moderna Inc199.19 USD-1.62Rating
Pfizer Inc38.81 USD-1.70Rating

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Karen Andersen, CFA

Karen Andersen, CFA  Karen Andersen, CFA, is a healthcare strategist for Morningstar.

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