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Coronavirus

WHO calls for fair access to vaccine through patent limits

US declines to join effort as drugmakers eye big payouts

The WHO wants to limit patents on the eventual COVID-19 vaccine to ensure access for everyone.    © Reuters

GENEVA -- As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine heats up, the World Health Organization is looking to limit the drug patents of the eventual developer to give all countries equal access -- an idea that does not sit well with the U.S., whose drugmakers are betting big on a potential cash cow.

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