US President Joe Biden has announced a plan to help countries in need in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The United States plans to purchase 500 million doses for low-income countries at its own expense. The American leader announced this on Twitter.
According to Biden, Pfizer vaccines, which the United States plans to buy at its own expense, will save millions of lives around the world.
“Today, I’m announcing that the United States will donate half a billion new Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries,” Bisen wrote.
Today, I’m announcing that the United States will donate half a billion new Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries.— President Biden (@POTUS) June 10, 2021
These Pfizer vaccines will save millions of lives around the world, and be produced through the power of American manufacturing.
As it was reported earlier, the US has reached an agreement with Pfizer to buy 500 million doses of their coronavirus vaccine to distribute to nearly 100 countries around the world. Biden is expected to announce in the UK on Thursday, June 10. The first 200 million doses would be distributed this year, and the remaining 300 million in the first half of next year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published forecasts. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in India, the COVAX program will face a shortage of 190 million doses of the vaccine by the end of June.
Meanwhile, according to Ghebreyesus, the second year of the coronavirus pandemic could claim far more lives than the first one.