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Vaccine squabble tests global trade ties as WTO meeting postponed

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The World Trade Organization’s new director is fighting for relevance in an era of discordance for the global economy. That job just got harder: The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is adding a new complication to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s efforts to broker an agreement among rich and poor nations for a waiver of patents for vaccines, drugs and other tools to help fight the disease, but talks remain at a standstill. The new variant forced Okonjo-Iweala on Friday to postpone indefinitely the organization’s big decision-making conference that had been scheduled to begin…

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