India, April 23 -- It's time for President Joe Biden to display his compassionate side and statesmanship on the world stage.

Biden needs to convince developed and high-income countries (starting with his own) to allow the World Trade Organization (WTO) to grant temporary waiver from intellectual property (IP) rights to Covid-19 vaccines, therapeutics and new technologies so that they can be accessible to people all around the world.

A proposal to this effect was moved by India and South Africa at WTO on October 2 when Sars-CoV-2 looked invincible, with no vaccine in sight. Seven months and many millions of infected cases and deaths after, that proposal has not moved an inch, blocked by high-income countries such as the United Sates, at ...