Biden has announced that the US is taking a major step that will make the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic more effective.
US President Joe Biden. (file photo)
Indian-American lawmaker Raja Krishnamurthy has said that donating 500 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccine to the world is not enough, but America should contribute more to the global fight against the pandemic. Before attending the G7 summit in England, Biden on Thursday pledged to donate 500 million doses to accelerate the fight against COVID-19 worldwide.
Later Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the G7 countries were committed to providing at least one billion doses of the vaccine to other countries. Krishnamurthy said that I am happy that the US will buy 500 million doses to help the global vaccination effort, of which 200 million doses will be given by the end of 2021, but this is not enough.
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He said that this is just a first step in a bigger objective and to end the pandemic we must definitely increase the production of vaccines and supply millions of doses. Biden has announced that the US is taking a major step that will make the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic more effective.
He said that America will buy 500 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and will give them to 100 countries in need in the war against the epidemic. The US President said that this is a historic step. This is the largest number of vaccine donations by any single country so far.
20 crore doses to be given in 2021
The President said that from August these vaccines will be sent to needy countries. By this year 200 million doses will be supplied and 30 crore doses will be given in 2022. He claimed that the US is contributing more than any country under COVAX, a global initiative to supply anti-Covid-19 vaccines around the world.
At the same time, top US lawmakers have requested the administration of President Joe Biden to give additional vaccines to India. The lawmakers had said that India is a strategic ally of the US and needs the country’s help in its fight against COVID-19. The lawmakers also said that while helping friends and allies, it must also be ensured that America’s intellectual property and innovation are protected.
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