Sumary of US to Send 500 Million COVID Vaccine Doses to Countries Desperate for Shots:
- THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 — The United States plans to purchase 500 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine that it will then donate to countries in need around the world..
- COVAX, the World Health Organization-backed initiative to share COVID-19 doses across the globe, will distribute the doses to low- and middle-income countries..
- Biden plans to announce the massive effort on Thursday at the start of the Group of Seven (G-7) meeting in Britain, the Post reported..
- Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, told reporters aboard Air Force One, while declining to discuss specifics..
- Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, told the Post..
- commitment to global health security and willingness to help end this pandemic for the world and the United States,”.
- Following a largely successful vaccination effort in the United States, Biden tapped COVID-19 Coordinator Jeff Zients to oversee the country’s global vaccination strategy..
- Zients has been working on the deal with Pfizer for more than a month, an official familiar with the deal told the Post….