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Katalin Karikó works at BioNTech, the company that partnered with Pfizer to make the first COVID-19 vaccine to get emergency authorization in the United States. Jessica Kourkounis hide caption

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If COVID-19 Vaccines Bring An End To The Pandemic, America Has Immigrants To Thank

Scientists and investors born outside the U.S. played crucial roles in the development of COVID-19 vaccines — a remarkable vindication for the argument that innovation depends on immigration.

Katalin Karikó works at BioNTech, the company that partnered with Pfizer to make the first COVID-19 vaccine to get emergency authorization in the United States. Jessica Kourkounis hide caption

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If COVID-19 Vaccines Bring An End To The Pandemic, America Has Immigrants To Thank

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ekki hugsa Olafur Arnalds
Escape Desire

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state's Electoral College at the state Capitol on Monday in Lansing. The building was closed to the public due to security threats around the vote. Carlos Osorio/Pool/AP hide caption

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From Congress To Local Health Boards, Public Officials Suffer Threats And Harassment

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The Key Johnny Jewel
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'Our Houses Are Not Safe': Residents Fear Taliban In Afghanistan's Capital

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On 'McCartney III,' Paul McCartney Is A One-Man Show Again

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