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As China doles out coronavirus vaccine in Southeast Asia, US withers in a leadership vacuum

The Covid-19 pandemic is the first major crisis since World War II that the United States has not been a leader in resolving. That role has largely fallen to China, which continues to reap diplomatic accolades for its efforts. Nowhere is this truer than in Southeast Asia, where the US and China compete most directly.While China and Russia are offering vaccines at cost or in co-development deals, the US is all but absent. The attitude of the administration of US President Donald Trump has been…

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