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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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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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Afghan women look at the skyline of Kabul in September. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

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'Our Houses Are Not Safe': Residents Fear Taliban In Afghanistan's Capital

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Paul McCartney has released McCartney III, the latest in a trilogy of solo recordings that stretches back to 1970. Mary McCartney hide caption

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

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