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And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather modest. We plan to promenade with the official mascot and survey an institution of higher learning or two with our short person. And what about you? Spring is about to spring, so this may be a good time to enjoy the great outdoors. You could make plans to get vaccinated or file your taxes — the treasury could use the money. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe, wear a mask. Enjoy, and see you soon. …

Tony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease doctor, says the U.S. may not need the AstraZeneca (AZN) Covid-19 vaccine, even if it wins regulatory approval, Reuters tells us. The vaccine, once hailed as another milestone in the fight against the pandemic, has been dogged by questions since late last year, even as it has been authorized for use by dozens of countries, although not the U.S. Fauci says the U.S. has enough contracts with other vaccine makers to vaccinate its entire population, and possibly enough for booster shots in the fall.

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