Biden administration to buy 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to donate to the world
MSN, Jun 9, 2021, The Washington Post
The Biden administration is buying 500 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to donate to the world, as the United States dramatically increases its efforts to help vaccinate the global population, according to three people familiar with the plans.
President Biden is slated to announce the plan at the Group of Seven meeting in Britain this week amid growing calls for the United States and other rich countries to play a more substantial role in boosting the global supply of coronavirus vaccine. Biden told reporters Wednesday as he boarded Air Force One to Europe that he would be announcing his global vaccine strategy.
The White House declined to comment, and Pfizer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The question of how to close the vaccine gap and end the pandemic is expected to be front and center at the G-7 summit this week. In the lead-up to the meeting of wealthy democracies, Biden’s vaccine-sharing strategy has been under intense scrutiny — both at home and abroad.https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-administration-to-buy-500-million-pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-doses-to-donate-to-the-world/ar-AAKSmS9?ocid=msedgntp