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Bill Gates and US Trade rep talk vaccines

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai held a virtual meeting on Tuesday to discuss increasing COVID-19 vaccine production, global health issues and the proposed waiver to certain provisions of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) related to the pandemic.

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Moderna CEO: COVID-19 vaccine surplus possible in 2022

Moderna Inc. CEO Stephane Bancel said Friday that the company is on track to produce 1 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year, but warned that with manufacturers producing large quantities, there could be an oversupply in 2022.