WASHINGTON (AP) – President Biden on Wednesday instructed his administration to order 100 100 million doses of the onson ons և ohn onson coronavirus vaccine this year, increasing US surplus doses this year as the rest of the world struggles with deep scarcity.
Even from Wednesday to the end of July, the United States had to have a sufficient number of approved vaccines that would include և 400 million for every adult. Sufficient doses are needed to cover more than 200 million people if AstraZeneca և Novavax vaccines are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The new J&J dosages, which will include 100 million people, are expected to be delivered by the end of the year.
White House aides said Biden’s first priority was to get Americans vaccinated before dosing.
“We want to supply ourselves a lot and be ready,” White House spokesman En Psaki said Wednesday, adding that Biden wanted an emergency in case of unforeseen problems with the existing production schedule.
“We do not yet know which vaccine will be most effective for children,” he added. “We do not yet know the impact of the options or the need for reinforcements. And these doses can be used as an amplifier as well as needed. “Obviously it is still being investigated by the FDA, but we want to be extremely prepared, as I said earlier.”
Biden’s statement came as the White House rejected claims by US allies, including Mexico, Canada and the European Union, about doses of vaccines produced in the United States, where vaccines have been produced for months for use exclusively in the country.
Russia and China, whose leaders do not face free and fair elections, have used their domestic-made strikes for strategic leverage. Israel, which has vaccinated more than half of its population with European-made Pfizer vaccines, has also tried to use vaccine diplomacy to reward its allies.
Biden moved to allow the United States to make a financial contribution to the UN աջակց World Health Organization-sponsored COVAX alliance to help share the vaccine with more than 90 low- and middle-income countries, but he has yet to share the dose. ,
Biden’s acquisition strategy has been criticized by non-governmental organizations, which have encouraged the White House to develop clear orders and thresholds for the distribution of vaccines around the world.
“The only way to finally defeat this virus is to win it everywhere. It requires an immediate program to share overdoses of vaccines,” said Sarah Swinehart, Senior Communications ONE at ONE ONE.
Asked about the surplus on Wednesday, Biden told reporters that “if we have a surplus, we will share it with the rest of the world.”
“This is not something that can stop a fence, no matter how high a fence or wall you build. “So we will not be safe until the world is safe,” Biden said. “So we’re going to make sure Americans care first, but then try to help the rest of the world.”