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US to launch talks with WTO on Covid-19 vaccine distribution

The US top trade negotiator will begin talks with the World Trade Organization on ways to overcome intellectual property issues that are keeping critically needed Covid-19 vaccines from being more widely distributed worldwide, two White House officials said on Sunday.The White House has been under pressure from politicians at home and governments abroad to join an effort to waive patent rules for the vaccines so that poorer countries can begin to produce their own generic versions of the shots…

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