Joe Biden Increases US Vaccine Reserves as World Bids

Joe Biden Increases US Vaccine Reserves as World Bids

Washington: President Joe Biden on Wednesday directed his administration to order 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine, increasing a US surplus of doses later this year, while most of the rest of the world struggles with deep shortages Have been.
Even before Wednesday’s order, the US had to have enough approved vaccines by mid-May to cover every adult and by the end of July enough for a total of 400 million people. Sufficient quantities are on order to cover more than 200 million people. Vaccines from AstraZeneca and Novacs should receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The new J&J dose, which will cover another 100 million people, is expected to be delivered in the latter part of the year.
White House aides said that Biden’s first priority is to ensure that the vaccine is delivered before distributing the dose to Americans elsewhere.
White House press secretary Jane Saki said Wednesday, “We want overspeed and overpowered. Biden wanted a contingency in the event of any unforeseen issues with the current production timeline.”
“We still don’t know which vaccine will be most effective on children,” she said. “We still don’t know the effect of the variants or the need for booster shots. And these dosages can be used for booster shots as well as the requirement. Obviously still being studied by the FDA, But again we want to make it more ready. I noted earlier. ”
As Biden announced, the White House has returned requests from US allies, including Mexico, Canada and the European Union, for a dose of vaccine produced in the United States, where months of production runs have been solely for use in the country Vaccine is produced.
Meanwhile, Russia and China, whose leaders do not face voters in free and fair elections, have used their domestic production shots for strategic gains.
According to a country-by-country report by the Associated Press, China has pledged nearly half a billion doses of its vaccines to more than 45 countries. Four of China’s many vaccine manufacturers are claiming that they will be able to produce at least 2.6 billion doses this year.
Russia has sent millions of doses of its Sputnik V vaccine to countries around the world, even vaccinating its population. Analysts say one goal of this vaccine diplomacy is to develop Russia’s image as a scientific, technological, and philanthropic force, especially as other countries face a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines because rich nations Western-made versions are being ridiculed.
Israel, which has vaccinated more than half of its population with Pfizer vaccines produced in Europe, has also attempted to use vaccine diplomacy to reward allies.
Biden stepped in to contribute America’s economic contribution to the UN and World Health Organization-backed COVAX coalition, which will help lower and middle-income countries share vaccines with more than 90 countries, but has yet to take any supplements. Is not committed to share.
Biden’s procurement strategy has come under criticism from non-governmental organizations that have encouraged the White House to develop a clear plan and threshold for sharing the vaccine with the world.
Sarah Swinehart, senior director for communications at The One Campaign, said, “The only way to defeat this virus is to defeat it everywhere – and urgent plans are needed to share additional vaccine doses globally.”
When asked about the surplus on Wednesday, Biden told reporters that “if we have a surplus, we’re going to share it with the rest of the world.”
“It’s not something that can be stopped by a fence no matter how high a fence or wall you build. So we’re not going to ultimately be safe until the world is safe,” Biden admitted. “So, we’re going to start to make sure that Americans are taken care of, but we’re going to try to help the rest of the world again.”

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