Will rich countries lift waivers on patents for COVID vaccines?

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Leaders of poorer countries say lifting waivers will secure a vaccine for their nations.


Relatives of Vani Macedo, 65, who died from COVID-19, react during her burial at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 23 [Amanda Perobelli/Reuters]

Marcelo Queiroga is fourth health minister in hard-hit South American nation since start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 An almost empty Westminster Bridge stands backdropped by the early morning sun on the scaffolded Houses of Parliament and the Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, on the first day of Britain's first lockdown to try to fight the spread of coronavirus, in London. [Matt Dunham/AP Photo]

The UK has seen more than 126,000 coronavirus-related deaths – the fifth-highest toll worldwide.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has faced widespread criticism for his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic amid a surge in infections and deaths [Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters]

President Bolsonaro says he is still not convinced by COVID lockdowns as cases soar in Latin America’s largest country.

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