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And as the administration attempts to navigate those hurdles, federal entities that might work on overseas donations are instead being tasked with vaccinating more Americans in the wake of CDC director Rochelle Walensky’s warning of “impending doom.”
Still: “I am confident that we will overcome any obstacles,” one senior White House official tells V.F. Read the full story from @KatherineEban now. vntyfr.com/7tP0xhE

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