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Mark Gongloff

America Needs More Than Moderna for Vaccine Success

In the old days, it would have been leading a global coalition.

A researcher in a Moderna lab.

A researcher in a Moderna lab.

Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

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Here’s an unhappy scenario for you: After months of work around the world on more than 100 vaccine candidates for the new coronavirus, China wins the race to make the first proven one. But in response to belligerence from President Donald Trump, China pushes the U.S. to the back of the line for it.