(Washington) The US announced Tuesday that it had distributed more than 100 million COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, more donations than “all other countries combined” and “this is just the beginning,” a statement said in a statement.
Posted on Aug 3, 2021 at 9:53 am
The United States has delivered 111,701,000 cans to more than 60 countries, most of them through the international Covax initiative, but also in collaboration with partners such as the African Union or CARICOM (Caribbean Community).
This “reflects American generosity,” the statement said.
In particular, Indonesia (8 million cans), the Philippines and Colombia (6 million cans or more) or Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan and South Africa have benefited in particular so far. South (5 million or more).
It’s just a start
These donations “are just the beginning of the American government’s efforts to provide vaccines to the whole world,” it said.
By the end of the month, the United States will begin shipping the 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine it has pledged to 100 developing countries.
“It is important to note that the United States has not and will not use its vaccines to win the favor of other states. Our goal is to save lives, ”assures the White House at a time when China and Russia are regularly suspected of using their own vaccine distributions for diplomatic purposes.
President Joe Biden will speak on Tuesday about his administration’s efforts to promote vaccinations internationally but also nationally, given the very rapid spread of the Delta variant, which means new restrictions for Americans, whether they are of public origin or decided by private companies .