The Quad nations — the US, India, Japan and Australia — “is on target to assist produce a minimum of 1 billion vaccine doses in India to spice up the worldwide supply by the top of 2022,” said US President Joe Biden as he spoke about measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic across.
Addressing the virtual Global Covid-19 Summit on Wednesday, Joe Biden said, “We’re working with partner nations, pharmaceutical companies, and other manufacturers to extend their own capacity and capability to supply and manufacture safe and highly effective vaccines in their own countries.”
“For example, our Quad partnership with India, Japan, and Australia is on target to assist produce a minimum of 1 billion vaccine doses in India to spice up the worldwide supply by the top of 2022,” Joe Biden said while addressing the summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Joe Biden further emphasised how vaccinating “is the last word solution to Covid-19”. He said, “To beat the pandemic here [America], we’d like to beat it everywhere.”
He said with the new commitments, “for all shot we’ve administered so far in America, we’ve now committed to try to to three shots to the remainder of the planet .”
Joe Biden also announced that the US is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s Covid-19 shots to share with the planet to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70 per cent of the worldwide population within subsequent year.
The US further announced to supply quite $380 million to help within the Global Vaccine Alliance — GAVI — to further facilitate vaccine distribution in regions within the greatest — with the best need.
Joe Biden also announced the launch of the EU-US vaccine partnership to figure more closely together on expanding global vaccinations.
“And as we do so, we should always unite round the world on a couple of principles: that we plan to donating, not selling — donating, not selling, doses to low- and lower-income countries, which the donations accompany no political strings attached,” Joe Biden said.
“We support COVAX because the main distributor for sharing WHO-approved vaccines; which we fight vaccine disinformation and exercise transparency to create vital charitable trust in these lifesaving tools,” Joe Biden said.