Sumary of Biden pledges U.S. will donate 500M vaccine doses around the globe:
- India, which is suffering a particularly severe outbreak, just recorded a devastating 6,000 deaths in a single day..
- Earlier in the day, Biden had his first overseas bilateral summit, meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson..
- According to data from the New York Times, the average coronavirus cases in Britain have spiked by 131 percent and deaths by 22 percent from the average two weeks ago..
- Like many other leaders, Johnson faces dueling economic and public health pressures on how rapidly and widely to reopen many parts of the country..
- The White House faced heavy scrutiny over its lack of vaccine sharing in the spring, when it allowed tens of millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to sit idly in warehouses while awaiting federal approval, despite having enough supply of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson &.
- In April, the White House announced it would send up to 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine out of the country as the pandemic was causing record-breaking death and infection in India…