US to Donate 500 Million Pfizer Doses to Developing Countries

Headline Roundup June 10th, 2021

On Thursday, the White House announced plans for the U.S. to donate 500 million vaccine doses around the world over the next year. The U.S. will reportedly spend $3.5 billion to buy and donate the vaccines.

As demand for vaccines falls in the U.S. and other parts of the world experience shortages, some have called on the U.S. to step in.

US to Donate 500 Million Pfizer Doses to Developing Countries

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The White House on Thursday formally announced its plan to purchase and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to 92 poorer countries and the African Union, dubbing it the “largest-ever purchase and donation of vaccines by a single country and a commitment by the American people to help protect people around the world from COVID-19.”

President Biden will outline the plan in remarks from Cornwall, England, on the eve of the Group of Seven nations summit.

Mr. Biden will call on the other leaders “to do their parts in contributing to the global supply of...

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The Biden administration is purchasing 500 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to donate to the global supply, the White House said Thursday. That will provide enough shots to fully vaccinate 250 million people.

The U.S. is donating 200 million doses this year and 300 million doses in the first half of 2022, the White House said. All of the doses will be distributed through COVAX — the global entity that is working to ensure equitable access to COVID testing and vaccines — and will be given to 92 low- and middle-income countries and...

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The United States will spend $3.5 billion to buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer (PFE.N) coronavirus vaccine to some of the world’s poorest countries, it said on Thursday, urging other G7 nations to follow suit.

The vaccine donation - the largest ever by a single country - was announced before U.S. President Joe Biden meets leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies in western England.

The 500 million doses are destined for the world's 100 poorest countries. A senior Biden administration official described the gesture as a "major...

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