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Biden to send 20m US-approved vaccines to other countries

Biden to send 20m US-approved vaccines to other countries

Washington, May 18 (Prensa Latina) President Joe Biden announced on Monday that the U.S. will share more doses of vaccines with the rest of the world, starting by sending at least 20 million additional doses to help nations fighting the pandemic by the end of June.
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Joe Biden´s decision comes amid growing domestic and international pressure on his administration to provide more aid to other nations in need, The Hill newspaper reported on its digital version.

This 20 million vaccines are the ones authorized to be put in arms of US people such as Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson, The Hill reported.

As Biden said on Monday at the White House, the United States will never be completely safe and secure until the pandemic that continues to ravage the world is under control.

Initially, the US government was averse to sending vaccines abroad, despite continuing calls from the international community and criticism of the hoarding of immunizers by the wealthiest nations, while many developing countries still do not have any doses.

The accelerated increase of Covid-19 cases in a great number of nations also pose a threat to the US progress achieved through domestic vaccination, according to specialists and health authorities.

On the other hand, WHO´s Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently stressed that there is large discontent on the rise in some countries with the highest vaccination rates, where there seems to be a mentality the pandemic is over.

But several States are currently experiencing huge waves of coronavirus infection, in other words, the health crisis is far from being over and no one will be safe till we are all safe, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recalled.


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