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The world's largest economy, the US, on Wednesday said it would support a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines. 

This is after it and several other countries blocked negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for months following a proposal made by India and South Africa in October 2020. 

In a statement on Wednesday, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced President Joe Biden's support for the waiving of provisions of the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS). 

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