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Curing COVID-19 In A World Of Competing Interests

French President Emmanuel Macron is among those demanding that an eventual vaccine be available to all. But there's also money in play, and a market guided by a whole different set of priorities.

COVID-19 vaccine testing in Beijing, China
COVID-19 vaccine testing in Beijing, China
Claire Legros

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PARIS — The hunt is on, and the object of the quest is like a new Holy Grail. Indeed, finding a vaccine against the coronavirus has become a major goal for policymakers around the world, and for obvious reasons, given the scale of the pandemic and the risk of a second wave of COVID-19.

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