US unveils plan to donate millions of doses as G7 pledges help

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The United States has unveiled a plan to donate 25 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, with most of them going to South America, Africa and Asia via the global vaccine-sharing initiative COVAX. After coming under pressure to do more to distribute vaccines abroad, the Biden administration had promised last month it would share 80 million of its doses by the end of June. On Thursday it outlined how the first 25 million would be allocated, an announcement that was made as G7 health ministers met in Britain to discuss the ongoing threat posed by the pandemic. US President Joe Biden said in statement t…

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