Biden, in a statement from the White House in Washington, DC said 500 million vaccines from the one billion doses would come from the United States.
“Providing emergency supplies, bolstering world-wide economic recovery, and positioning the international community to prepare for, prevent, detect, and respond to future biological catastrophes.
“The United States will lead the G7+ in a global COVID-19 vaccination campaign, providing 500 million safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for the world through COVAX, with delivery starting in August 2021,’’ he said.
It comprises half of the G7+ commitment to provide an additional one billion safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next 12 months, especially to the world’s most vulnerable.
In addition, Biden said that the U.S. was taking concrete and tangible steps to meet the ambition of the G7+ and drive action to end this pandemic and prevent the next.
“We call on other countries and private sector partners to join us,’’ he said.
“We look forward to the adoption of the G7+ action plan this weekend; we call on other countries and private sector partners to support this ambition.’’
The G7 summit which started on Friday at Cornwall, UK is expected to end on Sunday.
On the first day, leaders discussed recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, focusing on questions such as COVID-19 vaccine donations and financial aid to build vaccine production sites around the world. (NAN)