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How Trump's ‘America First' edict delayed the global Covid fight

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Decisions by top officials responding to President Donald Trump's edict to protect “America first” contributed to a global delay in Covid-19 vaccine donations and a lack of effort to assist low- and middle-income countries, according to five current and former U.S. officials who worked under Trump on the federal pandemic response.
The failure to view the Covid threat in global terms left some nations - including those where the Omicron variant emerged in recent weeks - lacking inoculation and much more vulnerable to mutations, the officials said.
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