USA announces destinations for 55 million more COVID vaccine doses

USA announces destinations for 55 million more COVID vaccine doses

The US Government said 41 million vaccines would be shared through COVAX, as Africa is set to receive 10 million, Asia - 16 million vaccines and 14 million towards Latin America.

Ramaphosa said that across Africa, only 40 million doses had been administered so far - less than 2% of the continent's population.

Of the 80 low-income countries involved in Covax, "at least half of them do not have sufficient vaccines to be able to sustain their programmes right now", Dr Aylward said.

The administration of US President Joe Biden on Monday announced its plan for the next tranche of 55 million Covid vaccine doses it plans to send to countries in need.

The 80 million doses are the first major United States donation internationally, and build on 4.2 million doses "loaned" to Mexico and Canada earlier this year. "This is a Herculean logistical challenge".

The delay has been due in part to a stockpile of 60 million AstraZeneca doses that he'd planned to donate, and that were meant to make up the bulk of the 80 million and begin shipping in May. With more and more Americans getting the shots, the White House increasingly has turned its attention to getting vaccine out internationally. The doses will consist of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines.

Biden aims to rally allies' support in first foreign trip
On Tuesday, Biden meets with Belgian King Philippe and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, as well as attending a U.S. We don't want it to be adversarial and always heightened, she said.

The Covax programme has delivered 90 million doses to 131 countries. Production problems at an Emergent BioSolutions factory in Baltimore have forced the administration to revise its initial plan to rely heavily on AstraZeneca's vaccine for that donation.

14 million doses, or 25% of the next batch, will be shared directly with "regional priorities" in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe, such as Afghanistan, the West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Georgia and more.

In addition, the White House on Monday announced approximately 16 million doses of the vaccines to the following Asian countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the Maldives, Bhutan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Cambodia, and the Pacific Islands.

The announcement, however, dials back the initial United States commitment. Global partners are eager to get even more.

The doses, the White House said, should be prioritized for "those most at risk, such as health care workers, should be prioritized, based on national vaccine plans".

Related Articles

  • Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing injuries and damage

    Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago, causing injuries and damage

    A CBS Chicago reporter tweeted that six people were injured in total and some residents were evacuated to nearby shelters. She said several gas leaks were reported in Naperville and the crew made a door-to-door canvassing to shut down the line.
    Leader of Northern Ireland's DUP Poots to step down

    Leader of Northern Ireland's DUP Poots to step down

    Mr Poots, who took over as leader from Arlene Foster in May, had narrowly defeated Sir Jeffrey Donaldson in a leadership vote . For there will be a seven-day period for both the DUP and Sinn Fein to put forward their First and Deputy First Ministers.
    England invites all adults to get their Covid-19 vaccines

    England invites all adults to get their Covid-19 vaccines

    However, deaths tend to happen some weeks after infections and the majority of cases were confirmed less than 28 days ago. Public Health England's latest figures show that 928 cases were confirmed county-wide as of Wednesday (June 16th).
  • Senate passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

    Senate passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

    It is on the verge of becoming a federal holiday after the Senate and House both voted in June of 2021 to establish the day off. The resolution designates June 19 as " Juneteenth independence day", in recognition of the same date in 1865.
    Austin mass shooting: 14 hurt, 2 suspects at large

    Austin mass shooting: 14 hurt, 2 suspects at large

    The street was barricaded to keep out vehicle traffic at the time of the shooting, Chacon said. The interim chief said "almost all" of the shooting victims appear to be innocent bystanders.
    Top Democrats Demand Ex-Attorneys General Barr, Sessions Testify Over Apple Subpoenas

    Top Democrats Demand Ex-Attorneys General Barr, Sessions Testify Over Apple Subpoenas

    The records of at least 12 people connected to the intelligence panel were eventually seized, including Chairman Adam B. Eric Swalwell of California was one of at least two Democrats on the Intelligence Committee whose records were seized.
  • One killed as truck hits crowd at Florida Pride parade

    One killed as truck hits crowd at Florida Pride parade

    Chris Caputo , a city commissioner in Wilton Manors, tweeted late Saturday that it was 'increasingly probable it was an accident'. June is Pride Month, which commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots sparked by repeated police raids on a popular gay bar in NY .
    US Catholic bishops approve steps toward possible rebuke of Biden

    US Catholic bishops approve steps toward possible rebuke of Biden

    The debate this week laid bare some of the cultural and political rifts that have rocked the church in the last several years. He supports the legality of abortion, while Catholic bishops have long made its abolition a foremost policy goal.
    US, Canada set to discuss lifting of border restrictions

    US, Canada set to discuss lifting of border restrictions

    The government also confirmed Thursday that additional shipments of the Moderna vaccine will arrive in the province this week. It is the only province not yet above 70 per cent with first doses, but is nearly there.
  • Ebrahim Raisi, ultra-conservative judiciary chief, set to win Iran's presidential election

    Ebrahim Raisi, ultra-conservative judiciary chief, set to win Iran's presidential election

    Former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , also blocked from running, said on social media he'd boycott the vote. Iranian state TV showed close-ups of voting lines at some sites as leading political figures implored people to vote.
    Queen meets Joe Biden at Windsor Castle

    Queen meets Joe Biden at Windsor Castle

    She has since met almost every American president (Lyndon Johnson was the exception) who served during her 69 years on the throne. Mr Trump and the Queen had afternoon tea together in the castle's Oak Room, with the meeting lasting longer than expected.
    Biden welcomes new Israeli government, reaffirms security support

    Biden welcomes new Israeli government, reaffirms security support

    Netanyahu before walking to the rostrum at the front of the parliamentary chamber and taking the oath of office as prime minister. After his supporters cheered the announcement of his election, Naftali Bennett then exchanged a brief handshake with Mr.