Sun | Sep 19, 2021

US ships 22M vaccine doses to other countries

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 4:34 PM
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaking at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the United States has shipped 22 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to other countries this week.

The total was a weekly record as vaccines went to 23 countries. Psaki says the recipients included Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Panama, Senegal, Cameroon and Morocco, among other nations.

By this weekend, roughly 80 million doses in total will have shipped from the United States to other countries.

Psaki stressed at Friday's White House news briefing that the United States is “donating more to the world than any other country.”

Still, there is a global vaccine gap between wealthier nations and poorer ones, a reflection of the economic might of American and European countries as well as the pressure to address the needs of domestic populations.

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