The administration of President Joe Biden is shopping for 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to distribute amongst different nations, US media reported Wednesday citing individuals conversant in the matter.
Biden will make the formal announcement on the G-7 assembly in Britain this week, the Washington Submit and New York Instances mentioned.
The transfer comes as the USA faces stress to do extra in regards to the world vaccine scarcity, with wealthy nations having purchased up the lion´s share of early provides.
The USA itself has absolutely vaccinated greater than half its total inhabitants, and the an infection price has plummeted.
Biden hinted on the announcement earlier than boarding Air Drive One sure for Britain to satisfy with leaders with the Group of seven nations.
Requested if he had a vaccine technique for the world, he mentioned: “I’ve one and I´ll be saying it.”
The Instances mentioned Biden would seem with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla to make the announcement.
The deal would see the US paying the “not for revenue” worth for the doses, with the primary 200 million to ship this 12 months and the remaining 300 million the subsequent 12 months.