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Moderna to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccineWASHINGTON — Moderna plans to ramp up production of its COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. pharmaceutical company said Wednesday. The company will increase its capacity in a bid to produce up to 1 billion doses this year. “We believe from our discussions with governments around the world that there will continue to be significant demand for our COVID-19 vaccine and we now are committed to materially increasing our manufacturing capacity,” Stephane Bancel, Moderna’s chief executive, said in a statement. The announcement was made as U.S. President Joe Bid…

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