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Dec 15, 2020

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The CDC's "Social Vulnerability Index" tracks how disasters affect disadvantaged communities. Plus, the Federal Reserve begins its last interest rate meeting under President Donald Trump today. And, what's next for the relationship between China and the U.S.?

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CDC "vulnerability index" can help states determine distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

Dec 15, 2020
The CDC's index weighs factors like a community’s poverty level, racial breakdown and housing.
Vials in boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Dec. 13, 2020.
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Rethinking the U.S.-China relationship under the Biden administration

Economist Dean Baker says the two should be sharing intellectual property in health care and climate technology, "not fighting over it."
Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Beijing in 2013. As president, Biden will inherit a complicated relationship between the giant economies.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director