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United States Steps Up COVID Vaccine Donations to Emerging Countries | Coronavirus


Washington has delivered more than 335 million doses of COVID vaccines to 110 countries to date, as many as there are people in the United States, a senior White House official said on Friday. to AFP.

Responding to a request from Joe Biden to speed up donations, the US executive has distributed no less than 50 million doses in the past two weeks, he also argued, on condition of anonymity.

The US president promised in September, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, that his country would donate a total of more than a billion doses to poor countries, promising to be the Arsenal of the world in the fight against the pandemic.

And Washington repeats at the slightest opportunity that its vaccines are distributed without waiting for counterpart, implying that this would not be the case for the doses distributed in particular by its great rival, China.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is defending himself from leading a vaccine diplomacy, recently pledged one billion doses of COVID vaccines to Africa, in the form of donations or support for local production.

A few days ago, Nicaragua received 200,000 doses of the anti-COVID vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm, shortly after severing its relations with Taiwan.

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