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WTO Chief: Pharma Needs To 'Lift The Veil Of Opaqueness' In COVID-19 Vaccine Contracts

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WTO director general says pharma could have done more on voluntary licensing for COVID-19 vaccines and also calls for better transparency of pricing and contracts to ensure “a level playing field” when it comes to saving lives.

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