The United States buys 500 million doses from Pfizer / BioNTech to donate to other countries

The United States buys 500 million doses from Pfizer / BioNTech to donate to other countries

Vaccination: Washington buys 500 million doses from Pfizer to give them to other countries (archive) – Francisco Seco / AP / SIPA

The United State He will buy 500 million doses of vaccines against
COVID-19 From Pfizer / BioNTech to donate to other countries, the The New York Timesand the
Washington Post.

USA President Joe Biden The announcement is due to be made at the G7 summit this week, according to the Washington Post, which quoted three people familiar with the matter.

When asked before leaving for England, the US president appeared to be hinting at the announcement on Wednesday. When asked if he has a strategy for distributing vaccines around the world, he replied, “I have one and I will announce it.”

200 million doses were distributed this year

to me The New York TimesThe first 200 million doses will be distributed this year and another 300 million next year. The United States has come under fire in recent months for delaying sharing its vaccines with the rest of the world. But the White House is now trying to appear as a leader on this issue.

The United States had already announced that it would donate 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to foreign countries by the end of June. Earlier this month, Washington said 75% of those doses would be distributed through the Covax Participation Scheme, which was created to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccines, especially in low-income countries.

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