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US Buys 500M Pfizer Vaccines To Give To Other Nations



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US President Joe Biden will buy 500 million Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19 and give them out to other countries. As the US vaccination program winds down, the United States is now focusing some of its efforts on helping other countries get vaccines. 

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500 Million Pfizer Vaccines

The Pfizer vaccines come at a cost. Specifically, Pfizer said it will sell the doses at not-for-profit prices. According to persons familiar with the plan, the first 200 million doses will go out this year.

Then, the US will distribute the balance of 300 million by the first half of next year. The World Health Organization-backed initiative COVAX will help with the distribution. In particular, low and middle-income countries are the target recipients of the vaccine donation drive. 

Biden plans to announce the US vaccine drive this week during the Group of Seven meetings in the United Kingdom. Joining him in the announcement is Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.

The deal to provide free vaccines comes after growing calls for the US and other developed countries to play a bigger role in supplying the world of coronavirus vaccines. 

Cheers From Health Experts

Meanwhile, public health experts hailed the US deal to get Pfizer vaccines for other countries. Apart from giving poorer countries access, the move cements US leadership in the drive to vaccinate the entire world. 

“It’s an extraordinary development,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

The news “sends a profound signal in terms of US commitment to global health security,” she said. Additionally, it also shows the country’s willingness to help end this pandemic for the world. 

One of the issues for discussion during the G7 summit is the gap between available vaccines and the pandemic's projected to end. “The president is focused on helping to vaccinate the world because he believes it is the right thing to do; it’s what Americans do in times of need,” said Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser.

“When we have the capacity, then we have the will, and we step up and we deliver. And he said in his joint session that we were the arsenal of democracy in World War II, and we’re going to be the arsenal of vaccines over the course of the next period to end this pandemic,” he added. 

Gap Between Vaccine Haves and Have Nots

On the other hand, the gap between countries with vaccine access to those without is enormous. While the US and the UK have at least half their population vaccinated, 98% of Africa’s population have yet to receive their first dose.

However, closing the gap remains a challenge. Many nations that announced plans to donate surplus vaccines have yet to deliver on the specifics. 

Meanwhile, Covax aims to deliver 2 billion doses by the end of the year. Specifically, it aims to vaccinate 20% of the populations of needy countries.

However, the organization is in danger of not meeting its target. Funding shortfalls, a severe shortage of vaccines, and the chaos in India all helped derail its objectives. As of today, COVAX only managed to deliver under 82 million doses to 129 countries.

Watch the CNBC Television video reporting that the Biden administration will buy 500 million Pfizer vaccines for donation:

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  • Huapakechi says:

    biden is utilizing the cloward-piven strategy to bankrupt the United States.

  • Kathryn B. says:

    I completely agree with you & have thought so from the day he was sworn in as president.

    Purchasing 500,000,000 EXPERIMENTAL “VACCINES” that REMAIN EXPERIMENTAL as well as not vaccines but “GENE THERAPY” to “GIVE” other countries is foolhardy!

  • Biminitwist says:

    Why isn’t China paying for this?

  • David says:

    At least the admin has switched gears to help kill people in other countries? They can have my shot too, there’s no way I’m taking that crap. Anything they can do to blow through money, print fake money and gove to terrorist countries like Iran, this ensures hamas & the plo continue to attack Israel, pakistani transgenders, all those great causes!

  • sherril henderson says:

    Why not tax the drug companies heavy on the hundreds of billions they are making. We have to get rid of those lunatics’ running this country before it to late.

  • Bobbi says:

    I wonder how many DemonocRATS own or have “recently bought stock in Pfizer”? Their corruptness never fails. We are NOT the caregivers of the world. Each country has their OWN leaders even though ours is a corrupt, theiving, lying, FRAUD. All Dementia Joe does is spend and destroy NOT giving a darn ******** about American Citizens and their families. Vote ALL democRats out of office.

  • Court Conkwright says:

    I agree wit everyone that posted. Semper Fi C C Conkwright.

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