Chile Health Minister Hopes Biden Victory Will Help Avoid Vaccine ‘Trade War’

Enrique Paris said Chile had paid extra to be able to pick the vaccines it received from COVAX. But he added that he had proposed, and received backing from his fellow Latin American and Caribbean health ministers, to push for all countries to be treated equally under COVAX.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Joe Biden’s win in the U.S. election is raising hopes in Latin America that a war over medical supplies at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak will not be repeated once vaccines are approved for use, Chile’s health minister told Reuters on Friday, November 13th.

Enrique Paris said he believed Biden’s leadership would allow for countries to present a more “united” front against the pandemic, avoiding the commercial battles by nations including the United States to secure ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment seen earlier this year.

“There was a trade . . .

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