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Polio vaccinator Zeenat Parveen, holding the clipboard, and a volunteer go door-to-door to reach children in Rawalpindi, a city near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Pakistan's Polio Playbook Has Lessons For Its COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX global program arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Wednesday, as Ghana received the group's first vaccine shipment. Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A health care worker looks away as she's immunized with Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine at Klerksdorp Hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Feb. 18. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The boutique health care provider allowed patients who were not eligible — and those with connections to One Medical's leadership — to skip the coronavirus vaccine line ahead of high-risk patients. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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High-End Medical Provider Let Ineligible People Skip COVID-19 Vaccine Line

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Dr. Rochelle Walensky likens the call she got from the Biden team, asking her to lead the CDC amid a pandemic, to a hospital alarm that goes off when a patient's heart has stopped. "I got called during a code," she says. "And when you get called during a code, your job is to be there to help." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Biden's Straight-Talking CDC Director Has Long Used Data To Save Lives

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Top left: An officer asks people to observe lockdown rules in Brighton, England. Bottom left: A protester at a lockdown demonstration in Brussels, Belgium last month. Top right: Malaysian health officers screen passengers with a thermal scanner at Kuala Lumpur Airport in January 2020. Bottom right: Employees eat their lunch in Wuhan, China, in March 2020. Luke Dray/Getty Images; Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images; Mohd Rasfan/AFP; Getty Images hide caption

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Xavier Becerra, President Biden's nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, faced critics of abortion rights on the first day of his confirmation hearings Tuesday. Sarah Silbiger/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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