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A feud has broken out between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Doctors Without Borders, which accused the public-private coalition devoted to vaccine development of watering down a policy for equitable access to any treatments.

Despite several pleas by Doctors Without Borders, CEPI declined to reinstate portions of its original access policy. The guidelines were adopted at the time the coalition was created in 2017 in the wake of the Ebola virus, with backing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and several governments, among others.

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