Liberals lag on invitation to join global group that crafts vaccines for world’s poor

 By Dylan Robertson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The federal Liberal government has spent three years deliberating on an invitation to join a global body that designs vaccinations to protect the world’s poorest from preventable diseases. Documents reviewed by The Canadian Press show South Korea has been encouraging Canada to join the International Vaccine Institute, an agency based in Seoul that the United Nations helped launch in 1997. The agency conducts research on vaccines for diseases given less attention by pharmaceutical companies, and looks at how to tweak immunizations to make them work better in conditions such as rural parts of poor countries. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the institute has been focused on helping developing countries gain the capacity to manufacture vaccines. “The only way we tackle infectious diseases, which are…

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