The U.S. vaccine distribution plan is finally finalized, but there is another delay in delivery?
China News Service, June 22. According to a report from the US Chinese website, on the 21st local time, the White House announced that the United States had announced a global distribution plan for 55 million doses of the new crown vaccine. However, the White House also stated that due to logistical challenges, there is no guarantee that the vaccine will be delivered before the end of the month.
May 12, local time People lined up for vaccination at the COVID-19 vaccination site at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets baseball team, on Sunday. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
According to reports, the Biden administration had previously promised to provide 80 million doses of vaccine overseas by the end of June. The White House stated that the initial 25 million doses of vaccine announced earlier this month Has “started shipping”. On June 21st, U.S. officials provided where the remaining 55 million doses of vaccine will be shipped and a timetable for delivery.
However, the White House also stated that the delivery of vaccine doses “takes time”. There is no guarantee that the remaining 55 million doses of vaccine will be shipped before the end of the month. When asked why the delay was due, the White House spokesperson Saki said the problem is logistics, not dose supply.
“We found that the biggest challenge is actually not supply. We have a lot of doses to share with the world, but this is a huge logistical challenge. We have already discovered this problem when we started implementing it,” Pusa Ji said that she pointed out the issue of sharing “safety and regulatory information” and ensuring that storage and temperature requirements are met.
The White House stated that approximately 41 million doses of vaccine will be shared through the WHO’s “New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan.” Of these, about 14 million doses will be shipped to Latin America and the Caribbean; about 16 million doses will be shipped to Asia. Another approximately 10 million doses will be shipped to Africa. The remaining 14 million doses will be directly provided to countries and regions such as Afghanistan, Iraq, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Reported that U.S. President Biden has been under pressure to assist vaccines overseas. Earlier this month, he announced the donation of 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, which will be issued between August and the first half of 2022. goods.
The White House also stated on the 21st that through the cooperation between the United States and Japan, Australia and India, and through the United States International Development Finance Corporation, more than 1 billion doses of new crown vaccine will be produced in Africa and India this year and next.
The Wall Street Journal believes that when the epidemic is out of control in some developing countries, the call for the United States to increase its efforts to help contain the global epidemic is growing. In this context, the Biden administration began to substantially increase the export of new crown vaccines to other countries.