The United States will donate 500 million new Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and middle-income countries, President Joe Biden said Thursday. “These Pfizer vaccines will save millions of lives around the world and will be produced thanks to the power of American manufacturing.” has added the North American president.
Biden has also urged other countries to follow suit, since “it is in the interests of all of us that the world economy recovers.” “In times of trouble, Americans reach out to offer help,” the president said in St. Ives (England), where he arrived before the start of the G7 summit.
The US president assured that the donated doses would be shared “without ties” or “pressure for favors” and said that Washington’s contribution would “enhance” the global vaccination campaign.
“We are doing this to save lives, to end this pandemic, and that’s it,” he added.
- Currently 11 billion doses are needed to vaccinate 70% of the world’s population, while only a small part of that amount has been manufactured.