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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was relaxing and invigorating, because that oh-so familiar routine of meetings, online calls, and deadlines has predictably returned. But what can you do? The world, such as it is, keeps spinning. So why not give it a nudge with a delicious cup or three of stimulation? Our choice today is salted caramel mocha, which reminds us of the Jersey Shore (you can write us for more details). Meanwhile, here are some tidbits to help you get started. We hope your day is productive and meaningful, and of course, do keep in touch. We enjoy your telegrams and postcards. …

The global pharmaceutical industry is lobbying for wealthy nations to fund a supply mechanism that would secure vaccines for low-income countries without delay in case of a new pandemic, but said the proposal was contingent on free cross-border trade, Reuters writes. An international trade group said global pandemic vaccine distribution needs to be put on a new footing because the world’s poorest countries were forced to wait for shots during the current pandemic. The procurement mechanism needs funding from higher-income countries and could only work if materials and finished products can be shipped without barriers within a globalized supply chain.

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