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Easing of Covid-19 patents

World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic but Some European Union member states oppose the idea .The 27-nation bloc said those rules currently allow governments to grant production licenses such as for COVID-19 vaccines or therapies to manufacturers in their countries without the consent of the patent holders in times of emergency. Why would there be Covid-19 vaccine production restrictions if the world is fighting the virus together ?

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