Checks and Balance: After math
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On his first overseas trip as president, Joe Biden has promised to send 500m covid-19 jabs to countries that need them. America’s vaccine success is making up for its failure to control the virus last year. Is the pandemic over in America?

Kavita Patel, a primary care doctor, tells us new covid cases have all but vanished and Bruno Maçães, author of “Geopolitics for the End Time, From the Pandemic to the Climate Crisis”, says vaccination success is salvaging America’s global prestige.

John Prideaux hosts with Tamara Gilkes Borr and Jon Fasman.

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