‘Extraordinary times, extraordinary measures’: U.S. approach to vanquish pandemic

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will continue to press for a waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments even as it and other Group of Seven rich nations sharply expand donations of vaccines to poorer countries. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Thursday the Biden administration was working on multiple fronts to end the pandemic. “Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures,” Tai told a virtual town hall for union members hosted by the AFL-CIO trade federation. That effort included donations of 80 million v…

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