EU Gets Go-Ahead To Negotiate Global Pandemic Treaty
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The process of drafting an international agreement on pandemic preparedness and response is picking up speed, although one NGO has warned that this must not distract from more immediate priorities such as technology transfer for producing COVID-19 medical products.
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