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Biden promises to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines


President Biden addresses a virtual COVID-19 summit. Associated Press/Photo by Evan Vucci

Biden promises to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines

At a virtual summit on Wednesday, President Joe Biden doubled the United States’ pledge to purchase and donate coronavirus vaccine doses. His announcement brings the country’s total commitment to 1.1 billion doses, more than any other country has promised. At the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Biden urged wealthy UN members to do the same and supported the World Health Organization’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the world’s population in the next year.

How are other countries handling coronavirus? More than 5.9 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered worldwide over the past year, mostly within wealthy nations. The World Health Organization reported that many low income countries have yet to reach a 2 percent vaccination rate because their governments cannot afford to buy doses. COVAX, a UN program to bring vaccines to developing countries, has missed multiple deadlines. Only 15 percent of promised donations have reached their target countries.

Dig deeper: Read Joshua Raimundo’s report in World Tour about China selling vaccines with political strings in Latin America.


Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

@CarolinaLumetta

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OldMike

YET: At the same time, Biden is punishing Republican Florida Governor DeSantis by restricting shipments to Florida of monoclonal antibody drugs, which I understand are used in treatment of patients who already have covid.

The reporting on this is rather sketchy and contradictory, which I assume is because our beloved MSM does not want to put Biden in a bad light.

But if Biden is actually doing this—and Alabama health officials are also saying this is happening—Biden is going to be responsible for people dying, because of the lack of the treatment.

Also, I’ve read THERE IS NO SHORTAGE of the monoclonal antibody drugs.

C’mon, man! Are we still in the USA? It sure doesn’t seem like it lately!