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Lots of People in Washington Are Furious That the U.S. Gives Money to COVAX While China Sells Vaccines to the Alliance

Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin channeled the widespread anger on Capitol Hill and in the Biden administration over last week’s news that COVAX will buy 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinopharm and Sinovac. They’re upset about the fact that the U.S. has donated $4 billion and now tens of millions of doses to the global alliance while China, rather than donating anything, appears to be profiting by selling jabs.

Rogin, whose column is read widely in official Washington, suggested that it might be time then to reconsider the merits of engaging with COVAX at all:

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