U.S. to donate 500m COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor nations

COVID - 19

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden aims to purchase 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for the two next several years for donations to other countries.

U.S. media reports say that around 200 million doses are provided this year, with the other doses to be supplied in 2022.

While the White House has yet to formally comment on the intention to implement five hundred million doses worldwide, at the outset of his first trip to Germany, the US leader addressed this when he landed in the UK.

On questioning whether the U.S. government has an immunization policy for the globe, Biden answered, “I have one, I will announce it.”

On Wednesday an enthusiastic audience waited to arrive at the RAF airfield of Mildenhall in Suffolk, who was interested in seeing Air Force One when Mr. Biden arrived on Wednesday night.

Biden spoke with the U.S. military stationed on the site, paid honor and remembrance to his late son, Beau, who served in the National Guard.

He complimented the American allies – “like mental nations,” adding: “US is back!”

Mr. Biden will also see Russian President Vladimir Putin while speaking with European colleagues.

The eight-day journey started in front of the Cornwall summit at the G7 with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday.

The G7 (Group of 7) comprises the seven greatest advanced economies in the world: Canadian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, UK, and US economies, plus the EU.

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus asked G7 Ministers of Health to assist them in the achievement of immunization objectives at the end of the years earlier, on 3 June, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation.



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