The United States has sent 335 million doses of covid vaccine to 110 countries: White House.
Washington: So far, the United States has delivered more than 335 million doses of the Covid vaccine to 110 countries, a figure that matches the US population, a senior White House official told AFP.
That includes 50 million doses shipped in just the past two weeks, part of a push to send millions more doses around the world in the coming days, the official said, adding: “The pandemic has shown us that no one is up to it. save until all is safe. ”
The president of the United States had promised in September that his country would donate a total of more than a billion doses to the poorest countries.
At the time, Biden said that the United States, which has recorded more than 50 million cases of Covid-19, would act as the world’s “arsenal” against the virus.
Washington repeats at every opportunity that its vaccines are distributed “without conditions”, which implies that this would not be the case with the doses distributed in particular by its great rival, China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who denies conducting “vaccine diplomacy,” recently promised a billion doses of the Covid vaccine for Africa.
A few days ago Nicaragua received 200,000 doses of the anti-Covid vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm, shortly after breaking relations with Taiwan.