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There Isn’t Much Time Left if the U.S. Wants to Challenge China on Vaccine Distribution

Jeff Zients, the White House's Covid-19 response czar, speaks during a press briefing at the White House where they spoke about a pause in issuing the Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine on April 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

With U.S. vaccination rates on the rise and predictions that the country will reach herd immunity by mid-summer, confidence in Washington’s pundit and political circles has been steadily rising that the United States will finally be well-positioned to challenge China’s early lead in global vaccine distribution.

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