Coronavirus vaccine: US to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer to other countries

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Others 500 million doses of the vaccine of Pfizer plans to donate coronavirus to various countries around the world, increasing to more than 1 billion doses the total amount of vaccines they have pledged to provide, according to a source informed of its plans cited by the agency Reuters news.

The American president Joe Biden will be hosting a digital global conference on the new coronavirus pandemic today and is expected to announce Washington’s new commitment on the occasion.

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Yesterday, the White House resident summed up the US contribution before the UN General Assembly, saying that Washington has promised to spend 15 billion dollars to finance the distribution of 160 million vaccines in other states.

Biden: Vaccines have already reached 100 countries

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The US government has already bought 500 million doses Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine donated through the COVAX system, which has been headed by the World Health Organization.

Vaccines have already reached 100 countries, Biden said, adding that he would announce additional commitments today.

The United States is pushing for other countries to adopt the goals they have set to overcome the pandemic, in particular to ensure that 70% of the world’s population is vaccinated by 2022, according to a draft document leaked to Reuters.

The 3rd dose of the vaccine may be approved in the susceptible and elderly

Supervisors may approve boosting Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for older Americans and others vulnerable groups within the week, so that the government can start distributing it from Friday.

THE US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) It is expected to give the green light for booster doses at least for this category of the population before the competent advisors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) meet during the day.

As the gap between rich and poor countries widens in terms of vaccination, the World Health Organization has repeatedly called on the United States and other high-income countries to defer aid in order to make use of the first doses in many poorer countries where immunization is delayed. The appeal, however, was ignored.

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