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US plays catch-up with Covid-19 vaccine donations in South-east Asia, but vast needs remain unmet

The US has dispensed these "medical miracles" while its senior officials tour East Asia to reassure allies of its commitment to the region.PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - More than 1.5 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines donated by the United States arrived in Thailand on Friday (July 30) to much fanfare. In nearby Vietnam, the authorities are administering five million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the US earlier this month.

Washington's vaccine diplomacy is in full swing.

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