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Pharmaceutical firms’ shares tumble after US plans patent waiver on Covid vaccines

Shares in pharmaceutical companies fell sharply after the US government threw its weight behind global plans for a patent waiver on Covid-19 vaccines to boost their production and distribution around the world. Shortly after the US declared its support for the intellectual property (IP) waiver, which...


Europe pins hopes on vaccine campaigns as Covid curbs relaxed

European leaders are lifting restrictions across a lockdown-weary bloc as they take what Italy’s prime minister, Mario Draghi, has admitted is a “calculated risk” that accelerating vaccination campaigns will keep stubbornly high infection rates in check. France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, will...


India faces tighter lockdowns as Covid infections surge

India’s biggest cities braced for stricter lockdowns and other Covid-19 curbs on Saturday after infections hit a six-month high, as a month-long surge continued in the country third worst hit by the pandemic. India’s richest state, Maharashtra, accounted for more...

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