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The Quillay Tree: The Chilean tree behind the world’s first malaria vaccine and the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine (Video)

The quillay tree, a rare evergreen native to central Chile, has long been used by indigenous people to make soap and medicine. Now it is also providing a key ingredient in some of the world’s most important vaccines, from the world’s first malaria jab to the Novavax Covid-19 vaccine. But some fear growing demand is stretching this rare natural resource to …

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