The administration of President Joe Biden is shopping for 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to distribute amongst different international locations, US media reported Wednesday citing folks accustomed to the matter.
Biden will make the formal announcement on the G-7 assembly in Britain this week, the Washington Post and New York Times stated.
The transfer comes because the United States faces strain to do extra concerning the world vaccine scarcity, with wealthy international locations having purchased up the lion’s share of early provides.
The United States itself has totally vaccinated greater than half its complete inhabitants, and the an infection fee has plummeted.
Biden hinted on the announcement earlier than boarding Air Force One certain for Britain to satisfy with leaders with the Group of seven nations.
Asked if he had a vaccine technique for the world, he stated: “I have one and I’ll be announcing it.”
The Times stated Biden would seem with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla to make the announcement.
The deal would see the US paying the “not for profit” value for the doses, with the primary 200 million to ship this yr and the remaining 300 million the following yr.
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