Biden emphasized in an announcement that the 500 million donated vaccine doses for global distribution would come with “no strings attached”
“We’re a nation full of people who step up in times of need to help our fellow human beings,” the president said in England.
Link CopiedPresident Joe Biden on Thursday formally announced U.S. plans to procure and donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses while making his first overseas trip, as part of a speech steeped in the imagery of World War II and other eras defined by their need for urgent collective action.
“This is a monumental commitment by the American people,” Biden said in St. Ives, England. “We’re a nation full of people who step up in times of need to help our fellow human beings, both at home and abroad. We’re not perfect, but we step up.”Vaccines procured as part of this effort will begin being sent out in August, with roughly 200 million doses expected to be delivered by the end of the year, Biden said.
“In this moment, our values call on us to do everything that we can to vaccinate the world against Covid-19,” he said, adding that it was in the United States’ self-interest to do so.Word of the White House’s plantrickled out in the lead-upto Biden’s trip across the Atlantic. The doses are being procured from Pfizer and are part of a two-dose schedule. During his remarks, Biden emphasized the sizable portion of the overall commitment that will be set aside for less-affluent nations. headtopics.com
The plan, which was negotiated by the Biden administration and the company over the past several weeks, nearly doubles the federal government’s original plan to purchase up to 600 million doses from Pfizer. The U.S’s vaccine strategy hasirked some allies
— such as Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, who is scheduled to meet with Biden on Tuesday — who think it has strained production capacity in Europe and elsewhere.The president, as he had in the run-up to Thursday’s event, also emphasized that the 500 million donated doses would come with “no strings attached” — in contrast to how China and Russia have used vaccines developed within their borders to
further their geopolitical interests.“This is about our responsibility, our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can,” he said. “In times of trouble, Americans reach out to offer help and offer a helping hand.”Biden’s announcement comes before several of the world’s leaders are scheduled to congregate in Cornwall for a G-7 summit, where they are also expected to roll out a similar goodwill vaccine gesture.
“While great progress has been made in many developed nations, the world is now asking the G-7 leaders to shoulder the responsibility to help vaccinate people in all countries,” Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said following Biden’s remarks.Biden’s speech came at the headtopics.com
end of a day spentwith British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which the pair vowed to redouble the bonds between the two countries and their mutual national interests while skirting their respective political differences.As part of day’s events, they laid out their “global vision” through a symbolic update to the Atlantic Charter of 1941, a statement first issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill that served as a basis for the countries’ post-WWII relationship.Read more: POLITICO »
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Drop in the ocean of the 3 billion plus needed snsachinnandu He is using US tax payers money to pull Pfizer out of mounting loss And I would be proud to be President of any Central American country as long as I can bring Hunter along. United States being decent, responsible and generous? Not asking a little 'favor' in return? How refreshing.
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Biden to announce plan to give 500 million Covid-19 vaccines to countries in needBREAKING: President Biden to announce plan to purchase 500,000,000 doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to donate to other countries struggling with a limited supply. Of the doses, 200,000,000 will be donated this year and 300,000,000 across the first half of 2022. The doses will be distributed through COVAX and will be given to 92 low income countries as well as the African Union. Of the doses, 200,000,000 will be donated this year and 300,000,000 across the first half of 2022. The doses will be distributed through COVAX and will be given to 92 low income countries as well as the African Union. WHAT ABOUT THE CITIZENS HERE IN THE US STRUGLING TO PAY MONTHLY BILLS.
Biden, Johnson to sign new 'Atlantic Charter' on trade, defense amid Covid recoveryThe agreement also commits to combatting cyberthreats and climate change and to bringing the coronavirus pandemic to an end. Biden just drives a big wedge between the US and EU by signing a new Atlantic Charter with UK. Not good. Also see
Biden pledges U.S. will donate 500M vaccine doses around the globePresident Biden will donate 500 million additional doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to COVAX, a global initiative aiming to provide doses to...
Biden administration to buy 500M Pfizer doses for global distributionThe Biden administration plans to purchase 500 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to distribute to other nations, a move that could lead to 200 million Pfizer doses being sent worldwide this year Bio-N stock (Pfizer partner) just jumped nearly 10% today.... Isn’t this a bit of an unfair kick to Moderna, a company that is based in the US?
Biden to donate 500 million Pfizer doses, urge others to join inU.S. President Joe Biden plans to buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer (PFE.N) coronavirus vaccine to more than 90 countries, while calling on the world's democracies to do their part to help end the deadly pandemic, the White House said. I actually don't mind seeing our tax money/borrowed money paying for Covid vaccines for third-world countries, provided they do some real damage Vaccine diplomacy NIGERIA - is yelling for intervention!