Mujib Mashal, The New York Times |
India, the unmatched vaccine manufacturing power, is giving away millions of doses to neighbors friendly and estranged. It is trying to counter China, which has made doling out shots a central plank of its foreign relations. And the United Arab Emirates, drawing on its oil riches, is buying jabs on behalf of its allies.The coronavirus vaccine — one of the world’s most in-demand commodities — has become a new currency for international diplomacy.
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