By the end of June, US President Joe Biden plans to send at least 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to countries around the world.
Joe Biden made the announcement on Monday afternoon, marking the first time the US has shared vaccines that are approved for domestic use.
The shipments will include doses from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
Jeff Zients, the coronavirus coordinator, will lead the initiative to share vaccines around the world, according to Biden.
Zients will collaborate with the National Security Council and other government partners, including Gayle Smith, the State Department’s global diplomatic outreach coordinator.
Biden has been pressed in recent weeks to share more vaccines with the rest of the world and to devise a plan to efficiently distribute them, as supply in the United States easily outstrips demand.
Recall that the World Health Organization mentioned that
“Being vaccinated won’t give you the disease but it will trigger an immune response in your body and teach it to build the right type of antibody to protect you in the future against the pathogens. That way, if and when your body encounters the real pathogen, later on, it already knows how to spot and fight off the pathogen before it can cause disease,”
In the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation is going to be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world. pic.twitter.com/LwU7Olic2V
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 18, 2021