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Explainer:: Why patents on COVID vaccines are so contentious

UPDATED: Thu., May 6, 2021

The Biden administration’s call to lift patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor parts of the world get more doses has drawn praise from some countries and health advocates. It has run into resistance from the pharmaceutical industry and others, who say it won’t help curb the outbreak anytime soon and will hurt innovation.
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Treasury warns of need to deal with national debt limit

UPDATED: Wed., May 5, 2021

The Treasury Department says it will employ measures to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt this summer, but officials say those measures could be exhausted “much more quickly” than normal given the unusual circumstances of the global pandemic.