Biden Will Pledge Initial $2B To COVAX, Urge Other G7 Countries To Join

By Beth Wang / February 18, 2021 at 5:30 PM
Using funds appropriated by Congress, the Biden administration will pledge $2 billion to the World Health Organization’s COVAX coronavirus vaccine initiative, to be delivered by the end of the month at the latest, and will use another $2 billion to spur other countries to pledge to COVAX and to scale up COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and delivery, the administration announced Thursday (Feb. 18) ahead of President Joe Biden’s Friday (Feb. 19) meeting with leaders of the G7. The $4 billion in...

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