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COVID vaccines

US vaccines give Taiwan's Tsai a shot in the arm

China has offered to give vaccines, but says Taipei is refusing them for political reasons

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen had been falling the polls before Japan and the U.S. stepped in to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. (Photo by Office of the President of Taiwan)

TAIPEI -- As Taiwan battles its first major COVID-19 outbreak, a plane touched down carrying 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccines -- a gift from the U.S.

The donation is a boost to President Tsai Ing-wen's government, which has suffered a drop in public approval and come under pressure to accept Chinese vaccines.

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