Biden: Our Vaccine Donations Don’t Include Pressure for Favors or Potential Concessions
BIDEN: “The largest single purchase and donation of COVID-19 vaccines by any single country ever. Importantly, this is the mRNA vaccine, which is proven to be extremely effective against COVID-19 and every known variant of that virus thus far. These half a billion vaccines will start to be shipped in August, as quickly as they roll off the manufacturing line. 200 million of these doses will be delivered this year, 2021; and 300 million more will be delivered in the first half of 2022. Let me be clear, just as with the 80 million doses we previously announced, the United States is providing these half million doses with no strings attached. Let me say it again. With no strings attached. Our vaccine donations don’t include pressure for favors or potential concessions. We’re doing this to save lives, to end this pandemic. That’s it. Period."