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The U.K.  is seeking constructive engagement with the U.S. and other World Trade Organization members on the issue of intellectual property waivers for Covid-19 vaccines, Reuters reports. The Biden administration last week threw its support behind waiving intellectual property rights for the vaccines, in a sharp reversal of the previous U.S. position. The U.K. has not joined the U.S. in its position, and a U.K. government spokesman suggested that a waiver alone would not be sufficient to help the situation.

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