White House COVID Response Team Press Briefing (LIVE) | USA TODAY 1

White House COVID Response Team Press Briefing (LIVE) | USA TODAY

 

The White House defended its America-first COVID-19 vaccination strategy this week, calling it justified because of the country's terrible outbreak and promising to share shots after Americans are protected.

Global leaders and residents of other countries voice increasing criticism of the United States and other wealthy nations for buying up most of the world's supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, has been particularly condemning, saying rich countries are directly responsible for the deaths of high-risk people in low- and middle-income countries.
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