The United States will purchase 500 million more doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to donate the needy countries, in a recent statement, President Biden declared at a virtual summit on the pandemic that the United States is almost doubling its purchase of vaccine to 1 billion and Biden expecting 70% of the world’s population can be vaccinated within a year.
As per the report, till now the United States has been given more than 160 million shots to more than 100 countries as a donation which is higher than any other country. These extra vaccine doses are only a section of what’s required to vaccinate 70% of the global population by next September.
Biden’s responds on COVID Vaccine after Criticism
Biden’s response has come after the United States has been criticized for not participating enough and promoting booster shots when several nations haven’t enough vaccines to give their citizens a single shot.
According to Biden-
They have observed let-downs of multilateralism to respond in an impartial, coordinated way to the most critical moments. The existing gaps between nations with concern to the vaccination process are ignored of,” Colombian President Ivan Duque said Tuesday at the UN (United Nations)
The report says, over the past year nearly 6 billion COVID-19 doses have been given worldwide which is almost 43% of the total population of the world. If you mark there are still a huge number of people who are not vaccinated. Many poor nations are still struggling to vaccinate their people which is unfortunate.
At U.N, Biden took full credit for providing more than 160 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to other countries, but many other leaders said that was not sufficient and the US should participate in more COVID-19 vaccines to needy nations.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera stated that the “achievement” of speedy vaccine growth was offset by the political “disaster” of uneven circulation.
In science, cooperation succeeded; in politics, distinctiveness. In science, shared information is controlled; in politics, replacement. In science, teamwork led; in politics, inaccessible effort,” Pinera said.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), only 155 of the promised donations of vaccines have been distributed. The agency further said that it wants countries to fulfill their dose-sharing initiates as soon as possible and make the vaccine available to backward countries, especially those in Africa.