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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was refreshing and relaxing, because here we are — once again — facing the usual growing to-do list of online calls and deadlines and the like. But you know, the world keeps spinning, so time to give it an extra push with a useful cup of stimulation. Our choice this morning is maple bourbon. Yes, this is a real thing. Feel free to join us. Meanwhile, here are a few tidbits to get you going. Hope your day goes delightfully, and do keep in touch. …

The leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations and several drug makers took steps to widen equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, such as issuing voluntary licenses to expand manufacturing, increasing donations to a global distribution program, and investing in production capacity in Africa, STAT writes. But the Rome Declaration lacked consensus on a proposal supported by the U.S. and dozens of low- and middle-income countries to issue a temporary waiver of intellectual property protections.

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