On Wednesday, NBC News and the Washington Post reported that the federal government has decided to purchase a half-billion additional Coronavirus vaccine doses of Pfizer and shared them with other nations. It is also going to strengthen Joe Biden’s promise to share the COVID-19 vaccine to other nations of the world, especially the poorer ones with much lower inoculation rates than America.
It is a massive growth from the eighty million coronavirus doses Joe Biden pledged earlier month to share with other nations by late June, and most of the vaccines are likely to come from AstraZeneca, which is still waiting to be authorized for American use.
The president has even pledged to spend four billion dollars for the WHO’s (World Health Organization) COVAX vaccine distribution program, which intends to share millions of vaccine doses to poorer nations, and Biden pushed other wealthy Groups of Seven (G-7) coalition to donate vaccines.
It is ambiguous when the five-hundred million vaccine jabs reach infected persons, since several other nations are even waiting in line for vaccine supplies, with BioNTech and Pfizer operating to accomplish agreements for around 1.8 billion vaccine doses. Moreover, the news agency, NBC, said that two hundred million American-donated Pfizer vaccine jabs would be delivered this year. Another three hundred million vaccine doses will be given at the starting of 2022.
Which countries will receive Pfizer vaccine doses?
Here a question arises, which nations are going to attain the Pfizer vaccine doses? Last month, when Washington vowed eighty million vaccine doses, it said COVAX with delivering seventy-five percent of them, with more than twenty-five percent going to American neighbors and nations with a quick demand for vaccine jabs.
Around four hundred million American people could completely inoculate with its current orders from Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer, except the incoming Pfizer deal, although the nation’s total youth and adult population in only 330 million.
More than two billion COVID-19 vaccine jabs have been directed across the world, but delivery is very unfair. Rich nations such as the U.K. and the U.S. have administered at least one COVID jab to above half of their population. On the other hand, the inoculation rate of India is lower than fifteen percent, and a few sub-Saharan African nations have hardly inoculated any other their resident, according to Bloomberg’s data.