UNITED STATES—On Thursday, June 10, President Joe Biden announced a donation of half a billion Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19 to the world’s poorest countries.
Many of us have been warning this was coming
Vaccines are starting to expire sitting on shelves
Instead of working on trying to see if we can still use it after expiration
May be we can share with countries that could use vaccines now to save lives?https://t.co/PNR25tY22Z
— Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH (@ashishkjha) June 9, 2021
According to the White House website, 500 million vaccines will be delivered by June 2022, with 200 million of those being delivered by the end of 2021.
“This is a huge announcement today, a huge down payment in getting the COVID pandemic under control.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 10, 2021
A White House press release relayed that a billion vaccines are to be donated to 92 lower to middle-income countries and the African Union to, “help supercharge the global fight against the pandemic.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) is reportedly encouraging Americans and all countries who are able, to share their wealth by sharing the Coronavirus vaccine.
On the eve of Biden’s tour, the US declared a donation of 80 million vaccine doses, most of them to the global #Covax facility, making it the biggest donor in the world by far, writes Manoj Joshi: https://t.co/txYEKThoHO
— ORF (@orfonline) June 17, 2021
On June 3, in a separate press release, The White House announced that Vice President Kamala Harris, promised President Andres Manuel Lόpez Obrador of Mexico, President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Keith Rowley, the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that the first 25 million doses of the vaccine will go to world leaders.