On Friday, President Biden declares that America will donate two billion dollars to a United Nations-supported plan seeking Coronavirus vaccine doses in the poorest nations of the world, said senior Joe Biden administration officials.
In December, Congress previously had given the amount to USAID (United States Agency for International Development) to send the money to Gavi (international vaccine distribution association). Moreover, Congress had provided a total amount of four billion dollars, and the U.S. regulators described that America would offer the rest to Gavi in this and upcoming year.
The action, which Washington said Joe Biden aims to declare during a virtual conference of the Group of Seven leaders, happens as America struggles not acquiring sufficient vaccine doses for its residents, but the condition in the poorest countries is extremely disrupted.
Above 130 nations didn’t even get one vaccine jab
On Wednesday, the United States said that thus far, ten nations have managed to get 75 percent of all Coronavirus vaccines; on the other hand, above 130 nations have not acquired even a single vaccine jab.
Several nations can’t race with rich ones, such as the United States, to buy the limited quantity of vaccine jabs available from vaccine-makers. However, Gavi, in collaboration with the WHO (World Health Organization), runs a global vaccination startup known as COVAX that intends to control the inequality in distributing vaccine dosses.
Then-President Trump paid four billion dollars to Gavi, but Trump previously declined the request to support COVAX, and his administration had severed the relationship with the WHO. Moreover, the United States bought 600 million COVID-19 vaccine doses before Joe Biden’s order that there is sufficient supply in the country.
On Thursday, a senior administration regulator said that this pledge to COVAX doesn’t affect the vaccination program in the country at all. The official added that while we are not able to distribute coronavirus vaccine doses at this time while we are intended on American vaccination s and getting shots into arms.
He further said that they are working hard to back COVAX, strengthening global vaccination across the world, and determining the timeline for when they will have enough supply in the U.S. and be able to donate vaccines.