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US should provide ample supply of vaccines to India to fight COVID-19: Congressman

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Coronavirus, corona vaccine, covid vaccine, WTO, EU, US, India, European Union, Intellectual Property Rights, vaccine patentsCongressman Steve Chabot in a press release welcomed the information that the US will donate 500 million COVID vaccines to nations across the globe. (Representational picture: Reuters)

A US lawmaker has urged the Biden administration to supply an ample provide of COVID-19 vaccines and medical help to India which is crucial within the battle in opposition to the worldwide unfold of the lethal virus.

”Given the devastation, the virus continues to trigger all through India, and the variants rising from the area and spreading to different components of the world, it’s important for the US to supply an ample provide of vaccines to India,” Congressman Lee Zeldin stated.

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”To finish the COVID-19 pandemic as soon as and for all, we should assist the nations most in want vaccinate their residents, and shortly and effectively offering vaccines and medical provides to India is crucial to combating the worldwide unfold of the virus,” the Republican lawmaker stated. Congressman Brad Sherman stated that he welcomed Biden’s announcement in Could concerning the sharing of unused COVID vaccines.

”The present surplus stockpile of J&J vaccines ought to be shared instantly with nations combating #COVID19 surges, resembling India,” he tweeted.

”We should always likewise ship our stockpile of AstraZeneca vaccines to India and different nations going through a surge so long as US FDA, or the well being officers within the recipient nations, decide it’s protected and efficient,” Sherman stated in one other tweet.

Congressman Steve Chabot in a press release welcomed the information that the US will donate 500 million COVID vaccines to nations across the globe.

”As India Caucus Co-Chair, I urge the admin to make sure that, along with these already promised final week, India will get any extra doses it wants,” he stated.

Congresswoman Susan Wild applauded the administration for sending vaccines to nations like India to help within the international battle in opposition to the pandemic. ”American management has the capability to make an enormous distinction and I’m glad we’re stepping as much as the plate,” she stated.

The Biden administration will purchase 500 million extra doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share by means of the worldwide COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower-income nations and the African Union over the subsequent yr, in response to US media stories.

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