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Politics and mistrust are threatening to derail the global effort for a Covid-19 vaccine

Senior science reporter

As scientists expedite research into a suitable Covid-19 vaccine, global efforts are at risk of being undermined by politics.

Ahead of the US election, Republican leaders are claiming to be days away from a worthy candidate, with the left saying it’s a power play.

Russia threw down the gauntlet a few weeks ago, much to the scorn of the West, while in China, citizens are travelling hundreds of kilometres to ask for a jab still in development...

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