The international community has not agreed on what obligations countries have to share viruses and genetic sequence data. Photo: Xinhua The international community has not agreed on what obligations countries have to share viruses and genetic sequence data. Photo: Xinhua
The international community has not agreed on what obligations countries have to share viruses and genetic sequence data. Photo: Xinhua

Who owns a virus? Covid-19 reignites debate on ‘viral sovereignty’

  • The international community has failed to agree on what obligations countries have to share genetic sequence data, the authors of a ‘Science’ paper say
  • Without such rules, cross-border cooperation on global health threats could be at stake, researchers say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The international community has not agreed on what obligations countries have to share viruses and genetic sequence data. Photo: Xinhua The international community has not agreed on what obligations countries have to share viruses and genetic sequence data. Photo: Xinhua
The international community has not agreed on what obligations countries have to share viruses and genetic sequence data. Photo: Xinhua
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