America is ready to donate money for a vaccine for other countries, but it will not give its own doses
Despite the fact that the United States has joined the international mechanism for access to COVAX vaccines, the administration of President Joe Biden will not share the doses already purchased with poor and developing countries. In any case, most Americans are not vaccinated yet.
This is reported by Politico, referring to an anonymous senior White House official.
вЂњWe can't share the vaccine at this time вЂ” we're focused on vaccinating in America and getting vaccinated here. But we are working hard to support COVAX, increase the rate of vaccination worldwide, and determine when there will be a sufficient number of vaccinated populations in the United States so that we can donate the surplus vaccine, " the official said.
At the same time, according to journalists, at today's virtual summit of the вЂњBig SevenвЂќ, Biden will announce the allocation of $4 billion to help purchase vaccines for 92 poor and developing countries through COVAX.
This money will be divided equally: to subsidize the purchase of vaccines and to expand the production and supply of vaccines over the next two years. At the same time, the first 500 million can be transferred in the very near future.
The White House hopes that other developed countries will follow the example of the United States since it is estimated that $15 billion will be needed to implement COVAX.