The US has to this point delivered greater than 335 million doses of Covid vaccine to 110 international locations, a determine matching the US inhabitants, a senior White Home official instructed AFP on Friday.
That features 50 million doses despatched out in simply the final two weeks, a part of a push to ship tens of millions extra doses all over the world within the coming days, the official stated, including: “the pandemic has shown us that no one is safe until everyone is safe.”
The US president had promised in September that his nation would donate a complete of greater than a billion doses to poorer international locations.
On the time Biden stated the US, which has recorded greater than 50 million instances of Covid-19, would act because the world’s “arsenal” in opposition to the virus.
Washington repeats at each alternative that its vaccines are distributed with “no strings attached,” implying that this could not be the case for doses distributed particularly by its nice rival, China.
Chinese language President Xi Jinping, who denies that he’s conducting “vaccine diplomacy”, lately pledged a billion doses of Covid vaccine to Africa.
A number of days in the past, Nicaragua acquired 200,000 doses of the anti-Covid vaccine developed by the Chinese language laboratory Sinopharm, shortly after breaking off relations with Taiwan.
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