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Biden says practically half of world leaders asking for US vaccine assist

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WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden stated Tuesday that nearly half the world´s leaders have contacted him, asking for US assist in acquiring Covid-19 vaccines.

“Every country in the world is now looking at us to provide for their lack of capacity to produce and/or have vaccines,” Biden stated in a digital assembly with US state governors.

“I literally have, virtually 40 percent of the world leaders calling and asking, can we help them,” Biden stated. “We´re going to try.”

The US chief didn’t say which international locations he was referring to. Nevertheless, there’s a rising worldwide clamour for sharing the large US surplus in vaccines, together with in hard-hit India.

Biden pledged final month to distribute 60 million AstraZeneca doses, with India anticipated to be a recipient. Earlier, the White Home stated it was loaning 4 million AstraZeneca doses to neighbouring Mexico and Canada.

Nevertheless, Washington has come underneath rising stress to launch extra vaccines, given a surplus anticipated to quantity to a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of doses.

Biden repeated his place that he’s prioritizing getting People inoculated however stated “we are going to be working with other countries, because there are going to be a lot of variants.”

“I think we can produce a whole hell of a lot more vaccines that we can make available,” he stated.

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