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Asia, Not Africa, Will Soon be Awash in COVID-19 Vaccines Thanks to China’s Worsening Ties With Rivals

Leaders of the four-nation Indo-Pacific coalition known as “the Quad” (short for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) announced a new initiative after a virtual summit on Friday to distribute one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to countries in Asia, predominantly in the ASEAN region. 

Although the leaders of the United States, India, Japan, and Australia did not mention China by name in their joint statement, the move was widely seen as a move to counter Beijing’s successful vaccine distribution effort.

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