United States’ President Joe Biden on the eve of the G7 summit in Cornwall, southwest England called the US donation of 500 million covid vaccine doses to the poorer nations a “historic step”. Biden further stated that the donation made also serve interests of the US because of risk of new variants.
“This is about our responsibility, our humanitarian obligation to save as many lives as we can”, emphasized the President. Furthermore, Biden announced that G7 nations will follow the footsteps of US and announce global vaccine donations on June 11 to help in the fight against the pandemic. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson later confirmed that the G7 will provide at least 1 billion coronavirus shots to the rest of the world.
However, Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi speculates that donating the anti-coronavirus vaccine is not enough but US should rather engaged itself more, in this global fight.
“This must be only the first step in a larger effort to expand and accelerate production and delivery of the billions of doses we need to end the pandemic,” Krishnamoorthi stated.