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Getting vaccinated in Nyon in French-speaking Switzerland Keystone / Martial Trezzini

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This content was published on April 13, 2021 - 10:00

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In this episode: Switzerland is the home of some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. But when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines, Novartis and Roche are not part of the discussion. How did they miss out? Or did they? And what will it mean for their role in future pandemics?

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