Biden regulators are facing more and more challenges to help low-income countries access the essential jabs of coronavirus.
Representatives in the United States have begun discussions with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on how to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the country more and more faces helping other countries find the jabs that are most needed.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said on Sunday that US Secretary of Commerce Katherine Tai Tai would discuss with the WTO “how to get the vaccine to be more widely distributed, have more permits, share more”.
“We have a lot to talk about in the coming days,” Klain told CBS News Face the Nation program.
The leadership of US President Joe Biden has met with calls for human rights abuses over the coronavirus vaccine, which is essential for international development.
The US, which has the highest number of coronaviruses and deaths worldwide, has supported the vaccine of its people this year, with about 56 percent of adults receiving one jab so far, according to to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
But many other countries have not been able to speed up vaccination in the midst of global vaccines and other problems – and health experts say the US needs to do more to promoting global vaccination rates.
Last month, the international medical organizations Doctors Without Border (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) urged rich countries to stop banning legitimate contributions of the COVID-19 vaccine to help low-income countries to protect the dose.
The US said last week that it was considering his choices expanding global vaccination work at a lower cost, including supporting private removal, but that no idea was made.
Biden’s defense adviser, Jake Sullivan, said Sunday that regulators believe the pharmaceutical companies “should pay more and spend more on the rest of the world so that there is no obstacle to anyone getting the vaccine”.
Tai’s office did not respond to an email request for more information from the Associated Press.
Also on Sunday, U.S. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders said while the U.S. needs to ensure that all citizens receive the vaccine as soon as possible, it also has a “reasonable obligation” to ensure that other countries have access to jabs.
“I think what we have to say right now is for the pharmaceutical industry, where millions of lives are at stake around the world, yes – let other countries have more freedom to develop the much-needed vaccine for poor countries,” Sanders said. interview and NBC News’ Meet the Press program.
“There is one objection to getting rich countries to get the vaccine but still millions, and billions, of people in poor countries cannot.”