India to produce at least a billion vaccine doses by 2022, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.
US with their foreign partners are working quickly to increase manufacturing of Covid vaccine, said Joe Biden while addressing in the Global Summit to End COVID-19.
Quad Partnership On Track To Produce 1 Billion Covid Jabs In India, Says Joe Biden .
“We’re working with partner nations, pharmaceutical companies, and other manufacturers to increase their own capacity and capability to produce and manufacture safe and highly effective vaccines in their own countries,” Mr Biden said.
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“For example, our Quad partnership with India, Japan, and Australia is on track to help produce at least 1 billion vaccine doses in India to boost the global supply by the end of 2022. And we’re providing financing and helping strengthen manufacturing in South Africa, and produce more than 500 million doses of J&J in Africa for Africa next year,” he said.
The Quad grouping comprises countries like – Australia, India, Japan and the United States .
Biden said currently nothing is more important than to fight against COVID-19 together. The world need to be more prepared for future epidemics.
Notably United States have shipped around 160 million doses has 100 countries.
According to media reports, “America’s donations of a half a billion Pfizer vaccines through COVAX, that he announced before the G-7 summit in June, have already begun to ship, Mr Biden told the virtual summit from the White House.”
“Today, I’m announcing another historic commitment. The United States is buying another half billion doses of Pfizer to donate to low and middle-income countries around the world. This is another half billion doses that will all be shipped by this time next year, and it brings our total commitment to a donation, of donated vaccines, to over 1.1 billion vaccines to be donated,” Mr Biden said.
“Put another way, for every one shot we’ve administered to date in America, we have now committed to do three shots to the rest of the world,” he added. Biden also thanked Pfizer and its CEO.
“They’ve been and continue to be partners and the leader of this fight. The United States is leading the world on vaccination donations. As we are doing that, we need other high-income countries to deliver on their own ambitious vaccine donations and pledges. That’s why today, we’re launching the EU-US vaccine partnership to work more closely together and with our partners and expanding global vaccinations,” Mr Biden said.