Covid-19 roundup: US to donate 20M more vaccines overseas; BerGenBio hopes for the best after repurposing flop, touting post hoc data
Around 20 million more doses of the US-authorized Covid-19 vaccines will be shipped overseas in June, President Joe Biden said Monday.
The donation comes as Biden promises a new effort to increase supply around the world. It’s the first time he’s pledged to give away doses that could be used in the US, The New York Times reports.
As the number of cases and Covid-19 related deaths has plummeted in the US, they have skyrocketed abroad, particularly in India. The 20 million doses are from Pfizer-BioNTech and J&J. In April, Biden pledged 60 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, though they are not approved for use in the US, and can’t be used until ruled safe by regulators.
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