The United States will send 20 million more COVID-19 vaccines to other countries
This will be the first time the United States will share with the rest of the world vaccines that are approved for internal use – those from Modern, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson – as it previously announced Shipment of 60 million doses of AstraZeneca between May and June, Which has not yet received the green signal from the US regulators.
The official said President Joe Biden would formally explain the measure in a televised speech later on Monday.
America will never be completely safe even though this epidemic is prevalent globally. So today I am announcing that in the next six weeks we will be sending 80 million doses of the vaccine abroad.
It is the right thing to do. It is sensible to do this. This is the strong thing to do.
– President Biden (@POTUS)
17 May 2021
The news has come at a time when many countries and agencies, such as the European Union (EU), were pressuring the White House to donate more vaccines, especially as the pace of vaccination has slowed in the United States and currently There are millions of supplements. Which are not in use.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in particular, in the past week, an average of 1.9 million people were vaccinated every day, a major decrease compared to the peak of 3.38 million reported in April . , In English).
According to the CDC, 47% of the population (157 million people) have received at least one dose so far, of which 37% are fully immunized (122 million).
Saki declined to comment on which countries would be priority recipients of shipments, but Biden indicated that Washington would do everything possible to help India deal with the worsening epidemic.
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