Washington plans to actively assist other countries in obtaining drugs, the US Secretary of State added.
The United States intends to step up efforts to promote vaccines against coronavirus in the world and expects to become leaders in this work. This was announced on Monday by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during a video briefing hosted by the Press Center for Foreign Journalists in New York. I foresee that as we continue to vaccinate the entire US population, we can do more for the rest of the world. – he said. “In the months ahead and beyond, I am convinced the United States will lead the way in advancing vaccine access worldwide.”
Blinken noted that the United States is making efforts to vaccinate globally through the COVAX mechanism, which has already allocated about $ 2 billion to operate and intends to provide the same amount this and next year. In addition, he believes that efforts to combat the pandemic should be facilitated by the return of the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO). “This is extremely important both for the fight against the coronavirus and for building a stronger global health system that will help prevent or mitigate the next pandemic,” Blinken said.