Johnson & Johnson submits COVID-19 vaccine to World Health Organization for emergency use listing

Johnson & Johnson submits COVID-19 vaccine to World Health Organization for emergency use listing

Trudeau has defended the decision on the grounds that countries that contribute to COVAX are allowed to receive vaccines of their own and he has noted that Canada is one of the leading contributors to the global @program.

USA officials, speaking to journalists on condition of anonymity ahead of the call, said that President Joe Biden would announce a total of $4 billion in funding for COVAX but that the country did not plan to share any of its doses with other nations until its domestic vaccination needs were met.

The regular 2020 annual leaders' summit, which was to have been hosted by former USA president Donald Trump, was ultimately scrapped as America battled with a surging death count due to COVID-19.

It has secured deals with vaccine makers to purchase more than 2 billion doses using money donated by wealthier countries, though not all of those vaccines have been authorized for use yet. "We also call on our G7 and other partners to work alongside Gavi, to bring in billions more in resources to support global Covid-19 vaccination, and to target urgent vaccine manufacturing, supply, and delivery needs".

The Liberals have been under fire from worldwide organizations and some opposition parties for the decision to accept 1.9 million doses of vaccine from COVAX for domestic use in Canada by the end of June. Doses remain scarce for now, but supply will eventually far outstrip demand.

The French president has called on the US and Europe to back his proposal to share 4% to 5% of their coronavirus vaccine supplies, and in an interview with the Financial Times, said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel supports the idea.

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"When we have a sufficient supply it is our intention to consider donating surplus vaccines, absolutely", said one official.

On Friday, Covax also announced that it had signed an agreement for 1 billion doses of another vaccine in development, the Novavax jab.

French President Emmanuel Macron, in an interview Thursday with the Financial Times, called on the USA and European nations to allocate up to 5% of current vaccine supplies to developing countries - the kind of vaccine diplomacy that China and Russian Federation have begun deploying. As leaders of the G7 we must say today: "never again", he said.

In addition to discussing vaccine distribution, Biden also plans to use the meeting to discuss G-7 countries' collective competitiveness and economic challenges posed by China, according to the White House.

Outside of Covax, China, Russia and India have already begun donating or selling vaccines to their neighbours or allies, in what has been dubbed "vaccine diplomacy". "But we are - we watch those actions with concern".

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