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Biden’s Vax and Testing Plan
President-elect Biden is asking Congress for $20b to scale up vaccine distribution operations and $50b to improve testing access and lab capacity. While these items are largely non-controversial as outlined, they could easily be held up over the size, scope, and pathway for the recovery package. More specifically, Biden’s plan would support establishment of more vaccination sites and mobile sites, cover state expenses for mobilizing the National Guard as vaccination staff, further engage chain and independent pharmacies in vaccinations, and invoke the Defense Production Act to force manufacturers to make more vaccines faster.

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