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White House to send doses to COVAX global vaccine sharing program

By Straight Arrow News

WASHINGTON (AP) —  President Joe Biden plans to allocate 75% of unused COVID-19 vaccines through the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, the White House announced Thursday.

The White House unveiled the allocation for sharing the first 25 million doses with the world.

The U.S. has said it plans to share 80 million vaccine doses globally by the end of June. The administration says 25% will be kept in reserve for emergencies and for the U.S. to share directly with allies and partners.

Of the first tranche of 25 million doses, the White House says about 19 million will go to COVAX, with approximately 6 million for South and Central America, 7 million for Asia, and 5 million for Africa.

The doses mark a substantial – and immediate – boost to the lagging COVAX effort, which to date has shared just 76 million doses with needy countries.

The remaining 6 million will be directed by the White House to U.S. allies and partners, including Mexico, Canada, and the Republic of Korea, West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo, Haiti, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as for United Nations frontline workers.

The growing U.S. stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines is seen not only as a testament to American ingenuity, but also its global privilege.

The long-awaited vaccine sharing plan comes as demand for shots in the U.S. has dropped significantly as more than 63% of adults have received at least one dose, and as global inequities in supply have become more glaring.

Scores of countries have requested doses from the United States, but to date only Mexico and Canada have received a combined 4.5 million doses.

The U.S. also has announced plans to share enough shots with South Korea to vaccinate its 550,000 troops who serve alongside American service members on the peninsula.

Biden has committed to providing other nations with all 60 million domestically produced doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

That vaccine has yet to be authorized for use in the U.S. but is widely approved around the world. The U.S.-produced doses will be available to ship as soon as they clear a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration.

The president also has promised to share 20 million doses from existing production of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine stocks. Even more doses are expected to be made available to share in the months ahead.

To learn if we can eradicate COVID-19, check out Jimmie’s story here.

Shannon Longworth: NEW DETAILS ON A STORY WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING.
WE NOW KNOW HOW THE U-S IS PLANNING ON DIVVYING OUT SOME THE 80 MILLION VACCINE DOSES IT PROMISED TO THE REST OF THE WORLD BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
I’M SHANNON LONGWORTH WITH STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS.

OUT OF THE FIRST 25 MILLION DOSES — ABOUT 19 WILL GO TO THE U-N-BACKED GLOBAL VACCINE SHARING PROGRAM CALLED COVAX.
THE OTHER 6 WILL BE GIVEN OUT FROM THE U-S DIRECTLY TO ALLIES AND PARTNERS.

Jake Sullivan // National Security Adviser: “First, our goal in sharing our vaccines is in service of ending the pandemic globally. Our overarching aim is to get as many safe and effective vaccines to as many people as fast as possible. It’s as simple as that. We want to save lives and thwart variants that place all of us at risk.”
Shannon Longworth: THE PLAN COMES AS GLOBAL INEQUITIES IN VACCINE SUPPLY HAVE BECOME MORE GLARING.
DOZENS OF COUNTRIES HAVE REQUESTED DOSES FROM THE UNITED STATES.
BUT TO DATE — ONLY MEXICO AND CANADA HAVE RECEIVED A COMBINED 4-POINT-5 MILLION DOSES.

AS WE JUST HEARD — THE GOAL IS ERADICATION.
BUT CAN THAT HAPPEN?
JIMMIE JOHNSON ANSWERS THAT QUESTION IN HIS “LET ME EXPLAIN” STORY.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO CHECK THAT OUT.

FOR MORE NEWS AND CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE… CHECK BACK IN WITH US ON STRAIGHT ARROW NEWS DOT COM.

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WASHINGTON (AP) —  President Joe Biden plans to allocate 75% of unused COVID-19 vaccines through the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, the White House announced Thursday.

The White House unveiled the allocation for sharing the first 25 million doses with the world.

The U.S. has said it plans to share 80 million vaccine doses globally by the end of June. The administration says 25% will be kept in reserve for emergencies and for the U.S. to share directly with allies and partners.

Of the first tranche of 25 million doses, the White House says about 19 million will go to COVAX, with approximately 6 million for South and Central America, 7 million for Asia, and 5 million for Africa.

The doses mark a substantial – and immediate – boost to the lagging COVAX effort, which to date has shared just 76 million doses with needy countries.

The remaining 6 million will be directed by the White House to U.S. allies and partners, including Mexico, Canada, and the Republic of Korea, West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo, Haiti, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as for United Nations frontline workers.

The growing U.S. stockpile of COVID-19 vaccines is seen not only as a testament to American ingenuity, but also its global privilege.

The long-awaited vaccine sharing plan comes as demand for shots in the U.S. has dropped significantly as more than 63% of adults have received at least one dose, and as global inequities in supply have become more glaring.

Scores of countries have requested doses from the United States, but to date only Mexico and Canada have received a combined 4.5 million doses.

The U.S. also has announced plans to share enough shots with South Korea to vaccinate its 550,000 troops who serve alongside American service members on the peninsula.

Biden has committed to providing other nations with all 60 million domestically produced doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

That vaccine has yet to be authorized for use in the U.S. but is widely approved around the world. The U.S.-produced doses will be available to ship as soon as they clear a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration.

The president also has promised to share 20 million doses from existing production of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine stocks. Even more doses are expected to be made available to share in the months ahead.

To learn if we can eradicate COVID-19, check out Jimmie’s story here.