Experts say US suspension of COVID aid will prolong pandemic

  • Ugandans queue to receive Pfizer coronavirus vaccinations at the Kiswa Health Centre III in the Bugolobi neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda on Feb. 8. In the latest Senate package targeted at stopping the coronavirus, U.S. lawmakers dropped nearly all funding for curbing the virus beyond its borders, in a move many health experts describe as dangerously short-sighted. They warn the suspension of COVID aid for poorer countries could ultimately spur the kind of unchecked transmission needed for the next worrisome variant to emerge. (AP Photo/Hajarah Nalwadda, File)

LONDON — In the latest Senate package targeted at stopping the coronavirus, U.S. lawmakers dropped nearly all funding for curbing the virus beyond American borders, a move many health experts slammed as dangerously short-sighted.