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As vaccine nationalism deepens, governments pay to bring production home

In the German town of Dessau, one of the sites of the Bauhaus art school, an institute was set up in 1921 to mass-produce vaccines that later helped strengthen the German Democratic Republic. Exactly 100 years later, the site is gearing up to be a one-stop shop to produce Covid-19 vaccines for Germany's pandemic response.

It's just one example of a rash of efforts by governments across the globe to access fragmented vaccine production after manufacturing setbacks deprived European Union members of drugs made on their own soil this year. From Australia to Thailand, states planning home-based vaccine plants are starting to reshape the industry...

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