2021/02/08 WTO to welcome new Director-General/ Vaccine production amid spread of COVID variants

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— The WTO is set to welcome its first African and female Director-General. Can she mediate trade disputes while reforming the organization?

— AND, Vaccine nationalism emerges at the same time as COVID-19 variants. As border controls rise, can vaccine cooperation remain a global affair? A word with the chairman and CEO of pharma giant Merck.

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