Asia Welcomes U.S. Vaccine Donations Amid Cold Storage Concerns
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Health officials and experts in Asia have hailed US plans to share an additional 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine with the developing world, but some say it would take more than donations to fill the huge immunization gaps that threaten to prolong the pandemic.
President Joe Biden was due to make the announcement Thursday in a speech ahead of the start of the Group of Seven summit in Britain. Two hundred million doses – enough to fully protect 100 million people – would be shared this year, the balance to be returned in the first half of 2022, according to a source familiar with the matter who confirmed the news of the Pfizer sharing plan.