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WTO seeks shot in the arm with Covid jab IP idea

The WTO’s search for a role in fighting the pandemic sharpened up on Monday as ministers seek a compromise to lift intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines. The World Trade Organization’s first ministerial meeting since December 2017 is wrestling with…
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China's foreign trade recovers in May

China’s foreign trade recovered in May, due to the easing of epidemic prevention measures in Shanghai and other important industrial centers in the country, according to Chinese customs data. Exports rose 16.9% year-on-year to US$308.3 billion (more than €287…
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New cases of covid-19 decreased 16% last week

The number of new cases of covid-19 recorded in the world decreased by 16% last week, to 2.7 million, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday night (16) The number of new deaths reported has also decreased 10% from the previous week, according to the WHO…
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North Korea tried to hack Pfizer systems

North Korean hackers tried to break into the systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to find information about the vaccine and treatments for the coronavirus, media reported on Tuesday, citing South Korean intelligence. The National Intelligence Service (NIS)…
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Time to wear a better mask, experts say

As new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus spread, experts say it’s time to consider using a medical-grade respirator, or wearing a surgical and cloth mask together Scientists have agreed for some time the main way the virus is spread is through the air…
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Virus team visits China lab as poorer nations get vaccine boost

International experts on Wednesday inspected a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan that some US officials had suggested was the source of the coronavirus, as plans were firmed up to distribute vaccines to poorer nations The World Health Organization-backed Covax scheme said it…