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Vaccine affordability has emerged as a final roadblock to getting a deal on billions in funding to combat the coronavirus, The Hill reports. Congressional negotiators hope to unveil a funding deal soon, but as of Tuesday evening, lawmakers and top staff were haggling over the final sticking points. Democrats are pushing to include cost controls on vaccines or testing kits developed in response to the coronavirus as they prepare to sign off on billions of new funding.

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