“These half a billion vaccines will start to be shipped in August, as quickly as they roll off the manufacturing line.”Joe Biden
Ahead of the annual G-7 Summit taking place in Britain, The United States President Joe Biden, has come out to formally announce that the country will be pledging a donation of 500 Billion Pfizer vaccines across the globe, focusing mainly on assisting disadvantaged countries.
Today, I’m announcing that the United States will donate half a billion new Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries.— President Biden (@POTUS) June 10, 2021
These Pfizer vaccines will save millions of lives around the world, and be produced through the power of American manufacturing.
Addressing the public in Cornwall on Thursday, Biden went on to affirm that, “These half a billion vaccines will start to be shipped in August, as quickly as they roll off the manufacturing line,” adding that 200 million doses would be delivered by the end of this year and 300 million in the first half of 2022.
Biden said the donation, will be made with no strings attached.
“Tomorrow, G-7 nations will be announcing the full scope of our commitment,” Biden said.
Diplomacy is back. pic.twitter.com/27D316PAqB— President Biden (@POTUS) June 11, 2021
The doses, delivered by the U.S. through COVAX, the U.N. vaccine-sharing mechanism, are in addition to the 80 million already committed by the U.S. to be delivered by the end of June. In addition, the U.S. has given $2 billion to COVAX.
The U.S. initially pledged an additional $2 billion for COVAX but is now redirecting the money to help pay for the 500 million donated doses, which has an estimated cost of $3.5 billion. – Source: VOA News
How warm is it that we are now seeing a proper US President respect and work with our counterpart G7 allies instead of the mean tweeting division of the 'former guy'— Stephen Elpop (@ElpopGolf) June 10, 2021
I'm overwhelmed by this. People need this help. This is leadership. Thank you for your humanity and allowing science not grifting to lead sir.— 🇺🇸DaleWillResist ⚡️📣🌻 (@awelab1956) June 10, 2021
Help is coming. I'm once again proud of America, something I wasn't under FG**.