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US President Biden pledges vaccines donation, 25 million to start

Neill Fronde

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PHOTO: Make that a donation of 24,999,999 vaccines. (via ABC News)

The UN-backed COVAX program, to help supply vaccines around the world, got a boost today as US President Biden vowed that America will donate 25 million vaccines to start. The donation would make up nearly 25% of all vaccines procured through the COVAX program to date. The UN effort seeks to bulk up vaccine supplies in Asia, Africa, and South and Central America, as the US has vaccinated a majority of its citizens and is growing a surplus of jabs.

President Biden has stated that by the end of June the US intends to donate 80 million vaccines, a huge boon while the World Health Organisation expresses concerns for a surge in Covid-19 in Africa and the near halt of vaccine arrival. The US will keep 25% of its surplus as an emergency reserve for America and its allies and partners.

The US National Security advisor stated that the United States will control where vaccines donated to the COVAX programme will be allocated. More than 7 million vaccines are earmarked for Asia in the first disbursement, with about 5 million going to Africa and about 6 million to South and Central America as well. 6 million more vaccines we’ll go to allies and partners like UN front line workers, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Israel’s West Bank and Gaza, Egypt, Jordan, Haiti, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, and Yemen.

President Biden has expressed the belief that Americans are still at risk as long as Covid-19 exist in the world, and so the US donation of vaccines abroad is part of a global well being. The National Security advisor furthered this sentiment by stressing that the vaccine donations are given without any obligation or expectation, implying that other nations had not been as altruistic.

“We’re not seeking to extract concessions, we’re not extorting, we’re not imposing conditions the way that other countries who are providing doses are doing.”

The donated vaccines are set for shipment as quickly as logistics can be worked out. Mexico and Canada have already received 4.5 million vaccines from the US, and plans were announced to vaccinate 550,000 South Korean troops serving with American Military in Korea.

While the US Deputy Secretary of State visited Thailand to assure a donation of vaccines, American expats begged in an open letter for the donation to come with a guarantee of inoculation for Americans abroad who pay US taxes which pay for the vaccines but have often not had access to get vaccinated themselves.

The US has already committed over US $4 billion to COVAX but right now quick access to vaccines is needed more than money. Poor countries have been unable to secure vaccine supplies that are quickly snatched up by more wealthy nations. In the United States, surpluses grow while 63% of adults have had at least one jab and vaccine demand is shrinking.

Part of this donation of vaccines may be righting a former wrong, as the US originally made deals with Pfizer and Moderna controlling their production as part of their purchase terms, blocking exports earlier in the vaccine rollout. the first 25 million donated vaccines will come from stockpiles of these & Johnson & Johnson vaccine. President Biden also committed the donating 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines that were manufactured in the US but not approved for use in the US yet.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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13 Comments

13 Comments

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    John_2

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Running out of suckers to take the death jab so starts spreading it round the rest of the world.

    Just say:

    NO to untested experimental biologicals
    NO to Synthetic Pathogens
    NO to HIV gene inserts
    NO to open spike proteins that bond to the ACE2 receptors which will cause heart/ pulmonary disease.

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      David Ambrosia

      Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      Another ignorant comment. Research on the impact of vaccines are well documented over the past 1,5 years. Plus decades of history of success outcomes on difteria, polio, hepatitis and many other diseases thanks to vaccination. Please don’t spread misinformation and stupidity.

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    Slugger

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    They’ve done nothing yet. A big fat zero.

    “We’re not seeking to extract concessions, we’re not extorting, we’re not imposing conditions the way that other countries who are providing doses are doing.”

    A likely story. Pigs may fly.

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    Simon Small

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    “The US National Security advisor stated that the United States will control where vaccines donated to the COVAX programme will be allocated.”

    but

    “The National Security advisor furthered this sentiment by stressing that … “we’re not imposing conditions the way that other countries who are providing doses are doing.”

    Little bit of a contradiction there …..

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    John_2

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    @David Ambrosia – Lets take Polio as an example shall we?

    98 million shots of polio were contaminated with the SV40* cancer causing Monkey Virus which has now spread globally and causes up to 60% of all soft tissue cancers. Resulting in the deaths of millions worldwide. And that’s before we take the statistical slight-of-hand into consideration. Renaming diseases before hand to be Polio and then renaming again them afterwards.

    * Officially admitted by the United States Government.

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    Malc Thai

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    @john_2 how many locks do you have on your front door and tin foil in the cupboard to sleep at night? getting sad now with your repetitive anti vax posts

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    billjones

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Yes correct but people need to understand this is an entirely different process of vaccination… not the same as the past.

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    EdwardV

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    No wonder poor CCP Slugger is upset. The US will donate more doses in one day than China has done so to date. At least he can take comfort in the fact that China’s vaccines still lead in the poor quality department.

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    Dan

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    @Malc Thai – I’m not anti-vaxx at all, but what john_2 pointed out, while hyperbolic, is actually true. A quote from a peer-reviewed medical publication:
    “Reports of the detection of SV40 DNA in a variety of cancers have raised serious concerns as to whether the inadvertent inoculation with SV40 has led to the development of cancer in humans.”
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16963733/

    Again – while what he’s saying is an exaggeration of one piece of evidence that supports his bias, there IS good reason to be skeptical and ask questions about a worldwide vaccination campaigns using vaccines that have only been approved “for emergency use” and wouldn’t have been approved under normal conditions.

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    Bernard Weber

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    There were no former wrongs to right. the U.S.gave the Billions of dollar investments to get the vaccines fast tracked and research accelerated. If not for that We would still be years from a reliable vaccine supply.

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    Alavan

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    I think you can’t say that Canada, South Korea and Mexico are supplied with vaccins under the covax program.
    So subtract that from the 40m.

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    Alavan

    Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    “There were no former wrongs to right. the U.S.gave the Billions of dollar investments to get the vaccines fast tracked and research accelerated. If not for that We would still be years from a reliable vaccine supply.”Except Pfizer was researched by a German company Biontech and produced in Belgium (and exported from there worldwide, also to the US), J&J was researched by Janssen pharmaceutics in Belgium and produced in the Netherlands, and AZ is an UK Oxford research. That leaves only Moderna.

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    News Retired

    Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

    The American living abroad vaccination situation will be addressed in a matter of hours by a prominent American journalist.It will be embarrassing to the Biden administration. I predict a rapid change of policy insisting America citizens in countries receiving US vaccine must be offered it.

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