Biden announces US will donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccines 1

Biden announces US will donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccines

 

President Joe Biden's announced Thursday evening that the United States plans to donate 500 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses globally as part of his efforts to reassert US leadership on the world stage.
"America knows first-hand the tragedy of this pandemic. We've had more people die in the United States than anywhere in the world, nearly 600,000 of our fellow Americans," Biden said in remarks after meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
He added, "We know the tragedy. We also know the path to recovery."
The move will also serve to counter efforts by Russia and China to use their own state-funded vaccines to expand their global influence.
"American workers will now produce vaccines that save lives of people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean — people they will never meet and have never met. Places they've never visited and probably won't have an opportunity to. But lives saved all the same, thanks to American leadership, American workers, hard work and values," Biden said on Thursday.
Hundreds of millions of doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, along with China's Sinovac and Sinopharm shots, have been making their way around the world. Only the Sinopharm vaccine has been accepted into the World Health Organization's COVAX initiative.
Many countries — including in Latin America, which has traditionally been an area of US influence — have been buying up large numbers of Russian and Chinese vaccines to fill the gaps in their own vaccine rollouts.
The White House has said it has been monitoring and is concerned by efforts by Russia and China to use vaccines to make geopolitical gains.
During remarks announcing the vaccine purchase, Biden underscored that there were no strings attached with accepting the US-bought vaccines.
'Let me be clear: Just as with the 80 million doses we previously announced, the United States is providing these half-(billion) doses with no strings attached," Biden said. "Our vaccine donations don't include pressure for favors or potential concessions. We're doing this to save lives, to end this pandemic. That's it. Period."
Administration officials suggested the move is part of a broader effort for the world's democracies to lead the way in pandemic recovery.
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43 comments

  1. So we can’t get free healthcare but we can donate 500 million vaccines to other countries… ok

    1. We can’t even get reasonably priced health care so we can pay out of pocket for basic care.

    2. Health care has no definite expiration date, but the meds do. Should we just throw them away, or give away all those doses. It was intended that Americans take them, but so many spineless “Americans” are afraid to do the right thing. So why not give them away. Besides, they are needed. And we can help others, since our own people don’t want them.

    3. @TooShyToTellYA Its not free for the government and tax payers. Again. There is no such thing as free. Everything comes at a cost.

    4. @TooShyToTellYA Their taxes go towards health-care. That is why they pay over 40% (or more in some places) in taxes. Health-care is NOT free in Europe (HINT: I’ve lived there and have been to many, many places all over the EU).

    5. @horseygurl143 any proof our gov is giving away almost expired jabs? My guess is they will order half a billion jabs right from the corporation and have us taxpayers fund it. Expired jabs go to landfill likely

    1. Very generous with the lies as well. Remember when he said 1/3 of ALL Americans have died of Covid ?

  2. “US will donate 500 million Covid vaccines” translation- we’re running out of people in America willing to take the vaccine, and we don’t want to them to go to waste.

    1. @Gail Sorrels Im fully vaccinated and took the Pfizer vaccine. The only thing I felt was a sore arm the two times I took it. That’s all. Otherwise, I’m healthy.

    1. Probably how to scare us with aliens Who after thousands of years in every religion and hundreds of years described by people – suddenly they “are a threat to national security“ lol.

  3. Gave no recognition for the creation of Operation Warp Speed which gave incentives to companies to quickly get vaccine prototypes going through test trials. We would be far behind if it weren’t for that initiative.

  4. Usually CNN holds the sheep strong but nah look at that like ratio maybe now they’ll realize what people have been saying about this administration this whole time.

    1. @R&RDream
      Lol you fail to realize this ‘donation’ is a brand new order Biden himself made with Pfizer, not surplus vaccine.
      Stay dumb and ignorant.

    2. @Matthew Gillespie
      No, you pay for it all you prick, leave me out of it! If other countries want that poison, then THEY CAN PAY FOR IT ALL!!

    1. They are trying their best. They’ve already Destroyed cities like Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Seattle, Portland, etc. etc etc … Might as well shoot for the whole world.

  5. It would be nice if Pfizer would donate those doses to the countries that can’t afford the vaccine.

  6. Let’s Donate Biden to the rest of the world ! He’s done such a great job here. Put him on a plane and ship him to Iraq !

  7. Wow, how altruistic to do that with taxpayer money, meanwhile he revoked the affordable EpiPen and insulin deal Trump made for Americans.

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