Happy Thursday! Apologies if this newsletter is a little damp when it hits your inbox—the humidity in D.C. this week has been unbearable.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Biden administration is buying 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer at a “not-for-profit” price, with plans to donate them to low- and middle-income countries around the world. Distribution will be run through the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative, with 200 million doses going out this year, and 300 million in early 2022.
Months after President Biden revoked its necessary cross-border permit, the Keystone XL Pipeline’s developer formally abandoned the project, which was first proposed 13 years ago.
President Biden issued an executive order yesterday replacing former President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat with an even broader review of software applications developed in adversarial countries.