President Biden’s plan to purchase 500 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine and donate them to 92 international locations comes as well being specialists warn vaccination inequity may lengthen the pandemic for everybody if the coronavirus continues to mutate, probably making it extra infectious and proof against vaccines.
Africa’s CDC Director Dr. John Nkengasong has mentioned individuals on the continent are watching in “amazement” as Americans flip down vaccines, lots of which are actually expiring as an alternative of being despatched elsewhere.
“Right now the game plan should be providing the surplus vaccines to countries around the world, because the pandemic is happening right now,” says Dr. Syra Madad, infectious illness epidemiologist who leads the Special Pathogens Program for NYC Health and Hospitals, the biggest public healthcare system within the United States.
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