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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:13 PM

Biden to announce plan to give 500 million Covid-19 vaccines to countries in need

Source: MSN

President Joe Biden will announce Thursday at the G-7 meeting in Britain his plan to purchase 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to donate to other countries struggling with a limited supply.

Of the doses, 200 million will be donated this year and 300 million across the first half of next year. The doses will be distributed through COVAX and will be given to 92 low income countries as well as the African Union.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters traveling with the president Wednesday afternoon that Biden would use the G-7 summit to encourage other democratic allies to donate more vaccines to countries in need and that the G-7 would also make a joint announcement on their efforts to boost global vaccinations.

Sullivan said that contributing to global vaccine efforts was the "smart" thing for the U.S. to do because of the threat of Covid-19 variants and said that the emphasis on partnering with other democracies was aimed at demonstrating that democratic systems are equipped to "best deliver solutions."

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Once again, President Biden is doing what needs to be done.

Nice work.

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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:15 PM

1. Watch For All The Anti-Vax repubs To Yell And Complain

How dare we give away all the doses that won't be used thanks to the IGNORANCE of 30-40% of our citizens!!

We should have the FREEDUMB to waste all the vaccines we choose not to use!!

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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 03:59 PM

2. Doing the right and SMART thing

Because everywhere you look in the 3rd world, their (mostly scanty) vaccine supply is mainly from China, Russia, and (until recently) India.

This puts the U.S. squarely in the driver's seat, as far as the global vaccination campaign - a massive diplomatic win, thanks to President Biden.

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