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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:19 PM

White House to host global COVID-19 summit next week

Source: THE HILL

The White House announced Friday that it will host a global COVID-19 summit next week, as it seeks to step up efforts to vaccinate the world. The virtual summit, to be held on Wednesday, coincides with the U.N. General Assembly.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Biden administration is planning to buy hundreds of millions more doses of vaccine to donate to the world as well, though details have not been announced yet. The U.S. could also seek to boost commitments from other countries at the summit.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that the U.S. would be calling for a "higher level of ambition" from participants on a range of topics, such as efforts to "vaccinate the world."

Other goals include boosting supplies like oxygen and protective equipment, and aligning the world around targets for getting out of the pandemic.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/572811-white-house-to-host-global-covid-19-summit-next-week

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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 05:43 PM

1. I heard a world heath expert yesterday say vaccine production was short by billions of doses

and with all the corporate & country roadblocks she didn't know how vaccinating the whole world will ever happen in time.

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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 07:51 PM

2. True. There's been progress - but 40% of the world's adults haven't had even ONE dose

Almost 60%, haven't had both doses.

And outside the U.S., Pfizer has only distributed 20% of the total purchased by other countries thus far.

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