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Biden’s Covid Vaccine Strategy Shift Eludes Lawmakers, Pharma

June 22, 2022, 9:15 AM

Members of Congress and their staff have unsuccessfully pushed the White House to make public its plan for winding down its role in the distribution of Covid vaccines and therapies.

All parties involved admit that at some point, vaccinating for Covid will stop being a breakneck public health emergency, with the federal government rushing to buy up vaccine supplies directly from drugmakers, then distributing them to states, hospitals, and clinics nationwide, and paying for all of it.

Instead, Covid vaccines will become like those for influenza—sold by drugmakers to hospitals, health departments, pharmacies, and doctors, and largely paid for by ...