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Coronavirus

Israel sprints ahead with COVID vaccines as Asia seeks faster jabs

World-leading pace fueled by universal care, big data and political urgency

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Jan. 9.   © Reuters

CAIRO/WASHINGTON/TOKYO -- As most of Asia and the world anxiously await COVID-19 vaccines, Danny Hakim is in high spirits after receiving his second Pfizer-BioNTech shot in Israel last week.

"They say with the second vaccine you usually get a headache and a fever. I didn't," said the 61-year-old philanthropist and peace advocate.

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