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    The United States has had the most confirmed cases and deaths in the world. No other country in the world has been hit harder by the coronavirus. Despite its unprecedented vaccination program, infection numbers are still rising. Many people have grown weary of lockdown. And with warming weather, many states have lifted restrictions. Facing the threat of a fourth wave – President Joe Biden’s administration is doubling down on vaccination, as the key to ending the pandemic. But local outbreaks threaten to undo the strategy.

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