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Top of the morning to you, and a fine one it is. Despite the gray skies hovering over the Pharmalot campus, our outlook remains sunny today. And why not? As the Morning Mayor taught us, every new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift. So while you tug on the ribbon, you can also peruse some of the items we have gathered to help you on your journey today. As always, we wish you success and, of course, do keep in touch. We appreciate tips, insights, and secret dossiers. …

The Trump administration will not join an international cooperative effort to develop, manufacture, and distribute a Covid-19 vaccine, in part, because the World Health Organization is involved, a decision that could shape the course of the pandemic and the country’s role in health diplomacy, The Washington Post reports. More than 170 countries are in talks to participate in the so-called Covax facility, which aims to speed vaccine development, secure doses for all countries, and distribute them to the most high-risk segment of each population.

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