The Weekly: Biden seeks to end cancer, women’s healthcare waylaid, and more

Published on February 26, 2021

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Biden says U.S. will seek to 'end cancer as we know it' after Covid pandemic

Biden says U.S. will seek to ‘end cancer as we know it’ after Covid pandemic

FRIDAY, February 19, 2021 (CNBC)—President Joe Biden said Friday that once the coronavirus pandemic has been defeated, his administration will target another deadly disease: cancer.

“I want you to know that, once we beat Covid, we’re going to do everything we can to end cancer as we know it,” Biden said in a speech after touring Pfizer’s massive coronavirus vaccine manufacturing site in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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