Senior officials of Biden administration have hinted that the President of United States, Joe Biden would soon announce that the United States will make first donation of $2 billion to a United Nations-backed program that seeks to share COVID-19 vaccine doses among people in the poorest countries of the world.
According to ABC News’ report, the money was allocated in December for the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide to Gavi, a global vaccine distribution alliance. The congress arranged a total of $4 billion and the officials disclosed that the U.S. would avail the rest to Gavi between this year and 2022.
Biden plans to announce the development during a virtual meeting of the Group of Seven leaders.
Recently, United Nations said 10 countries so far have administered 75% of all COVID-19 vaccines and over 130 countries have not gotten a single dose.
So far, United States has procured 600 million vaccine doses, but it does not plan to share any of the vaccines with other countries until “there is sufficient supply in the United States.”