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U.S. plans to invest billions in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is planning to invest billions of dollars in expanding COVID-19 manufacturing capacity to have at least a billion doses by the second half of next year, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing top White House advisers. The announcement to be made Wednesday comes as the administration of President Joe Biden faces pressure from activists to increase the vaccine supply to poorer countries. The investment in vaccine production is part of a private-public partnership to address vaccine needs at home and around the world and also to prepare for futur…

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