President Biden’s support for a waiver on coronavirus vaccines gave developing countries more leverage in negotiations before the World Trade Organization. But the odds continue to favor the pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying power.
The pandemic was creating new winners and losers, and multifamily housing offered what some analysts consider a smart buy for property flippers. It didn’t take Patricia Mendoza long to see that her struggles were someone else’s opportunity. And she was the only thing between it and her two children.
Experts call for undoing the polluting and community-bulldozing practices of earlier national pushes, saying the president’s goals would take a level of creativity and perseverance that have failed a generation of leaders. Lawmakers are divided on the path forward.
Officials in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. expect about 1 million young people to become eligible for a coronavirus vaccination as early as next week, when the two-dose Pfizer regimen for 12-to 15-year-olds could be federally authorized.