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Anita Anand, Canada’s minister of public services and procurement, opens a box with some of the first 500,000 of the two million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Canada secured last March through a deal with the Serum Institute of India. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio - POOL

Canada is virtue signalling while waffling on global access to COVID-19 vaccines

Despite some public virtue signalling, the Canadian government is not doing all it can to improve global access to COVID-19 vaccines. Canada has yet to announce its position on the WTO patent waiver.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden, U.S. vice president at the time, walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in December 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle

What Biden’s presidency means for Canada-U.S. agri-food trade

Closer political ties between Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau likely means a more constructive and co-operative approach to solving challenges between the two countries in the agri-food sector.
Pro-EU protester mocks the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘Australian Deal’ outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain. Andy Rain/EPA

What are Australian-style and Canadian-style Brexit trade deals?

For the UK to exit the EU on genuine Australian, no-deal or WTO terms, the British government would need to reject the WA/NIP. This now appears unlikely.
The TRIPS waiver enables WTO member states to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents. (Pixabay)

COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people

The TRIPS waiver makes COVID-19 treatments more accessible globally by enabling manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents.
A Middle Bronze Age child from the Lebanese site of Sidon buried in a large jar. Smaller ceramics were placed with the dead as funerary objects. Claude Doumet-Serhal

How breastfeeding sparked population growth in ancient cities

Researchers used advanced chemical analyses to study breastfeeding in some of the world's first farming communities.

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