Biden should lead global vaccine charge

The president needs to rally the rest of world that we can overcome COVID-19.

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September 8, 2021 - 10:07 AM

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (Ken Cedeno/Pool/ABACAPRESS.COM/TNS)

President Joe Biden has a huge opportunity in the next few months to regain his footing as a foreign policy president after the fall of Kabul — a chance to demonstrate that the United States can still lead and to push back against China.

It’s an opportunity he can’t afford to duck, because it involves a deadly challenge: the continued spread of COVID-19.

The current wave of the pandemic has been a cruel reminder of how far we are from taming this virus. But so far, the U.S.-led international effort to provide vaccines to poor countries has been a story of shortfalls and failures.

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