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US Covid recovery in ‘jeopardy’ unless poorer countries helped, group warns

Congressional group writes letter urging Biden to extend WTO agreement aimed at easing generic vaccine exports

US recovery from the Covid pandemic is in “jeopardy” unless the Biden administration supports making treatment and testing for the disease more readily available to low-income countries, a powerful congressional group has warned Joe Biden.

In a letter to Joe Biden led by congressman Earl Blumenauer, chairman of the subcommittee on trade, the group urged the president to extend a June World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement aimed at easing exports of generic vaccines to treatments and therapeutics.

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