The US and EU plan to donate enough vaccines to inoculate two-thirds of the world by late 2022, draft summit text says
- US and EU delegates are set to meet next week.
- They are expected to agree on a deal to boost vaccine production, and donate millions of doses.
- Biden has been under pressure to share vaccine doses with countries that need it more.
The US and European Union are planning to donate enough vaccine doses to inoculate two-thirds of the world population by the end of 2022, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing a draft document.Diplomats from the two powers are meeting in Brussels on June 15, where they are expected to finalize the text and set up a joint task force to boost the global production of vaccines, Reuters reported.
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The draft text also said that the US and EU would "encourage more donors to make 2 billion vaccine doses available worldwide by late 2021," per Reuters.Biden has been under pressure to share vaccine doses with countries that need them more. Many poorer nations are still struggling with
experts have warned that it too is no where near well-equipped enough to meaningfully confront the pandemic.
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