20 October 2020PatentsMuireann Bolger

LSPN Connect: will nationalism block access to a COVID-19 vaccine?

As scientists around the globe race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the big question for many is whether competition between nation-states will interfere with citizens’ access to these life-saving treatments.

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