There was a question about banning the export of raw material making vaccine from America. But it refused to answer.
The United States has imposed an export ban on the export of certain raw materials used to make the Coronavirus Vaccine. On Monday, when the White House was questioned twice in this regard, it refused to answer. The Serum Institute of India has requested the US to remove the ban so that the production of the vaccine can be expedited.
The ban on raw material was questioned twice on Monday. This question was first raised during the White House press briefing to be held on COVID-19 in the morning. Then in a daily news conference to be done by White House press secretary Jan Paskey, a ban was asked on the raw material. However, both times no response was given by the White House. In view of the current situation arising out of Corona in India, America should consider removing this ban.
The reporter asked the question about Bain, got this answer
During a morning news conference by the White House COVID-19 Response Team, a reporter asked, the Serum Institute of India is saying that the administration of President Joe Biden has approved the export of raw materials used to make the vaccine. Is stopped Serum has also urged Biden to remove this restriction. So I want to ask which raw materials have been released from here? And do you have any plans to overcome the serum problem?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, senior adviser to the COVID-19 response team, and Dr. Andy Slewitt, both said they had no answer. Dr. Fauci said, I am sorry, I do not know. I should answer your question. But I do not have any answer right now. At the same time, Dr. Slewitt said, we are taking the global threat of epidemic seriously. We have funded COVAX. The vaccine has been given bilaterally and is working to solve every complex problem.
Another reporter gave this answer when asked
One such question was asked in the daily news conference. A reporter questioned, India is struggling with the shortage of raw materials needed to make the vaccine. The authorities there are urging the removal of the ban on the material. My colleagues in India have told that the Biden administration recently told India that its request is being considered and action will be taken as soon as possible. Can you give some more information on that and some timelines?
In response, Jan Paskey referred to a recent speech by US Trade Representative Catherine Tai at the WTO. He said, the significant disparities we are seeing in the reach of vaccine between developed and developing countries are completely unacceptable. Extraordinary times require exceptional leadership, communication and creativity.
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