Australia has finally backed a plan to let developing countries make cheap COVID-19 vaccines — what matters is what it does next

After months of holding out, Australia has at last joined other members of the World Trade Organisation in backing a waiver of patents and other intellectual property rights on vaccines, treatments, diagnostic tests and devices needed to fight COVID-19.

Latrobe University Associate Professor in Public Health, Dr Deborah Gleeson, explains why Australia should now take action in  The Conversation today.