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The U.S. Campaign to Challenge China’s Vaccine Distribution Drive in Developing Countries Gets Off to an Awkward Start

The U.S. effort to catch up with China’s vaccine distribution drive in developing countries got off to a rocky start on Monday when the embassy in the Caribbean island state of Trinidad and Tobago announced on Twitter that it would donate a total of 80 vials of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to the local government (upper photo).

The absurdly small number of jabs donated sparked many jokes on social media, where a number of people wondered how the embassy came up with the idea to hand over just 80 doses? “They legit had to open a flat, count out 80 (or 115), then put the rest back into cold storage. Unbelievable,” said one Twitter user.

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