The United States announces aid to India to combat the devastating coronavirus surge


Virus outbreak India's Oxygen Crisis Photo Gallery (Copyright 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Outbreak of virus Oxygen crisis photo gallery in India (Copyright 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Announcement The United States is sending aid India To help fight the country’s devastating coronavirus surge.

on Sunday statementEmily Hone, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said Mr Sullivan had spoken to his Indian counterpart, Ajit Doval.

“The United States is determined to help India when it is needed, just as India sent support to the United States because hospitals were tense in the early stages of the pandemic.” statement Said.

Mr. Horn added: “The United States has identified a source of certain raw materials that are urgently needed to manufacture the Covishield vaccine in India. It will be available soon.”

This includes “therapeutic agents, rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment.” statement..

The government added that they are “pursuing options” to urgently supply the country with “oxygen production.”

Horn also said the US Development Finance Corporation is funding the expansion of “the production capacity of BioE, an Indian vaccine maker.” This will allow BioE to “produce at least one billion doses” by the end of next year.

The government has set up a “team of public health advisors” from the CDC and USAID to work with the US Embassy in New Delhi and the Indian health authorities.

Secretary of State Antony BlinkenTweet Late Saturday, the United States will “rapidly deploy additional support to Indian people and Indian health care heroes” as the country fights horror. COVID-19 Outbreak.

“Our mind is on the people of India,” Blinken said. “We are working closely with our partners in the Government of India.”

India Recorded a record number of incidents with the Prime Minister for four consecutive days Narendra Modi In his country Sunday Radio Address: “Our spirit was uplifted after successfully dealing with the first wave, but this storm shook the country.”

The “storm” he mentions is more than 300,000 new cases every day for the past four days, the most common in the world since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Authorities released an aggregate of 349,691 new cases on Sunday, both of which are daily records, in addition to 2,767 deaths.

Even with 1,002,938,540 vaccines worldwide as of Saturday, the number of infections worldwide on Friday reached a record 893,000. India itself accounted for one-third of those cases.

Announcement of aid from top U.S. officials Biden Management for its supposed hearing impaired to the rest of the world’s struggle to contain Covid-19.

The government has been accused of storing stockpiles of unused vaccines and suspending exports of the equipment needed to produce additional doses.

pressure Growing in the United States to lift export restrictions on materials and supplies that could promote India’s vaccine supply, Indian manufacturers claim they are delaying the process.

Many fear that the death toll of 192,311 official Indians is so misleading that many are underestimated and underestimated by the lack of testing and medical care. I will.

Ashish Jha, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, Brown University, Washington post In Saturday’s editorial, a country of 1.3 billion people is approaching a humanitarian catastrophe. He sent oxygen and medicines and called on the administration to lift all export restrictions.

He added that the United States should begin sharing excess vaccine doses with struggling countries.There are an estimated 30 million doses in the United States AstraZeneca A vaccine that has not yet been approved for use in the United States.

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