SINGAPORE – Last June, Singapore sealed its first deal to buy Covid-19 vaccines – before any of the more than 200 vaccine candidates had even started their phase three clinical trials.

It decided not to wait for the trials, and even paid a premium on the price, in order to secure some early stock of vaccines for people here at high risk, such as healthcare workers and the elderly.

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