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Coronavirus | WTO panel considers easing protections on vaccines

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Some European Union member countries oppose the idea, and the EU on Friday offered an alternative proposal that relies on existing World Trade Organization rules

Envoys from 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, an idea backed by the Biden administration but opposed in other wealthy countries with strong pharmaceutical industries.