In planning for global vaccine distribution, the Trump administration reportedly created a secret list prioritizing US friends like Israel and Taiwan over low- and moderate-income countries. Politico reports that the list put countries into multiple categories. These included those strategic allies, then countries that helped develop vaccines, then countries in global vaccine-sharing programmes, with a final segment including everybody else. The plan was never executed though as Trump lost his bid to be re-elected and was out of office by the time the vaccines were in widespread use. It was however passed to President Joe Biden in 2021, but was rejected.
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