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A medic administers a COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai. India and South Africa have led efforts to get a waiver on intellectual property rights. Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Intellectual property and COVID-19 medicines: why a WTO waiver may not be enough

A waiver may not allow all developing countries to secure medicines and other anti-COVID technologies in a timely way.
A market place in Ghana’s capital Accra. Developing countries like Ghana risk being left behind in the race to secure COVID-19 vaccines. Christian Thompson/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Dummy’s guide to how trade rules affect access to COVID-19 vaccines

A waiver on some intellectual property rules at the WTO for COVID-19 vaccines would ensure more equitable access, but wouldn't solve all the problems facing developing countries.
“Under my leadership Australia’s international engagement will be squarely driven by Australia’s national interests”, said Morrison. Bianca De Marchi/AAP

Scott Morrison warns against ‘negative globalism’

Delivering the Lowy Lecture on Thursday night, Morrison said Australia “cannot afford to leave it to others to set the standards that will shape our global economy”.

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