Coronavirus Notebook: WHO’s Plan For Vaccine Manufacturing In Lower-Income Countries, UK Urged To Back IP Waiver
The UK’s independent vaccines committee has finalized its recommendations for the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program, and safety issues with several vaccines are still hitting the headlines.
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