President Joe Biden’s administration Announcement On Tuesday, the United States donated more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccines to 65 countries as part of its efforts to stop the spread of delta mutants.
Most of the vaccines are manufactured in the United States and shipped through COVAX and other global partners such as the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
COVAX is a global initiative aimed at distributing the COVID-19 vaccine evenly around the world. The alliance is overseen by the Vaccine Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunity (Gavi), the Coalition for Epidemic Innovation (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO, in collaboration with the European Commission and the French Government, launched an initiative in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVAX Coordinate international resources to give low-income countries access to vaccines.
In a June statement, Biden said his administration supported the suspension of intellectual property rights to vaccines.
“My administration is supporting an effort to temporarily waive the intellectual property rights of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over time, we will produce a well-shared, proven vaccine in life-saving doses. Because there will be more companies. ” Biden said in the press statement.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki I told reporters on Tuesday The United States is the largest contributor to vaccines in global efforts.
“Today’s announcement will provide the world with more donations than all UN countries, including Russia and China, together. This is just the beginning. We are in the fight against COVID. We are a vaccine provider and will continue to support the global community, “said Psaki.
Biden outlined how the vaccine would be distributed.
“At least 75% of these doses are shared through COVAX, which includes about 6 million times in Latin America and the Caribbean, about 7 million times in South and Southeast Asia, and about 5 million times in Africa. Times work together. We have worked with the African Union and the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “he said.
The remaining 6 million doses will be shared with countries at stake due to the proliferation of incidents, such as Canada, Mexico, India and the Republic of Korea.
Biden The administration said Consider some important factors in determining which country should receive a vaccine donation, such as infectious disease “case rate, mortality, hospitalization”. Current immunization rate; Response to surge; And the country’s ability to receive vaccines and shoot weapons. “
The Biden administration said the effort was focused on saving lives and was not done to “ensure the benefits” of any government. Countries like India are at the top of the list of administrations due to the recent surge in Delta variants of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken A press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India on July 28 reflected the government’s goal of preventing deaths from COVID in India. John Hopkins University In India, 31,726,507 COVIDs have been identified, killing more than 400,000 people.
“”[COVID] Hit both of our countries very, very hard. I remember it with gratitude. In the early days of COVID-19, when hospitals were overwhelmed in the early stages of the pandemic, we will not immediately forget the aid and assistance India provided to us, “Blinken said.
“Over the past few months, the U.S. government has donated more than $ 200 million to India to bail out COVID-19, and there is also a plethora of support from individual Americans from the private sector.” He said.
“Today we are pleased to announce that the US Government will send an additional $ 25 million to support vaccination efforts across India,” he added.