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Opinion: The historical pitfall Biden should avoid with the global vaccination push

The United States has a decidedly mixed record when it comes to global health crises, writes Thomas Balcerski. From the tragic rollout of the polio vaccine in the 1950s to its denial of the scourge of AIDS to its disastrous response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the US has not always prioritized the health of its own citizens, to say nothing of the rest of the world.

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Opinion: What Biden and Pelosi can learn from a 1941-1942 presidential commission


Opinion: What Biden and Pelosi can learn from a 1941-1942 presidential commission
CNN
2/23/2021
Opinion by Thomas Balcerski
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: U.S. President Joe Biden (L) meets with House Democratic leaders, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R), and committee chairs to discuss the coronavirus relief legislation in the Oval Office at the White House February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. In an effort to generate bipartisan support for his legislation, Biden met earlier in the week with Republican and Democratic senators to discuss his administration's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

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