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美国将为92个低收入国购买5亿只疫苗

美国将为92个低收入国购买5亿只疫苗

Zeke Miller、美联社 2021年06月10日
有关官员表示,美国将保留四分之一的剩余疫苗,以备不时之需。

周三,据一位知情人士透露,美国将在明年额外购买5亿剂辉瑞疫苗,通过全球新冠肺炎疫苗实施计划(COVAX)捐赠给92个低收入国家和非洲联盟国家。

美国总统拜登定于周四在七国集团峰会开幕前发表讲话时宣布这一决定。这名知情人士表示,2亿剂疫苗将在今年共享,这足以保护1亿人,剩余疫苗将在2022年上半年捐出。

美国国家安全顾问杰克•沙利文(Jake Sullivan)周三接受记者采访时表示, 拜登致力于分享疫苗,因为这涉及到美国的公共卫生和战略利益。在开始首次外访之际, 拜登不断对外表明“民主是世界各地的政府提供人们最好的解决方案”。

“正如他在联席会议上所说,我们在二战中是‘民主的军火库’,”沙利文继续补充道,“在接下来的一段时间里,我们将成为‘疫苗武器库’,帮助结束这场疫情。”

该知情人士向美联社证实了辉瑞分享计划的消息,并要求在总统正式宣布之前匿名。该消息最先由《华盛顿邮报》报道。

美国在制定全球疫苗共享计划时面临着越来越大的压力。全球范围内疫苗供应不平等问题愈发明显,由于有近64%的美国成年人注射过至少一剂疫苗,美国国内对疫苗的需求已急剧下降。

在正式宣布前一周,白宫政府提出了新冠肺炎疫苗实施计划,将捐赠盈余的2500万剂疫苗给其他国家。该计划主要由美国支持, 用以资助拉丁美洲、亚洲、非洲以及其他疫苗极度短缺的国家。

总体而言,白宫已经宣布,到6月底将通过新冠肺炎疫苗实施计划在全球范围内分享8000万剂疫苗。有关官员表示,美国将保留四分之一的剩余疫苗,以备不时之需,并直接与盟国和伙伴分享。

白宫政府也将会供应疫苗给盟国,比如韩国和乌克兰。

全球公共卫生组织一直希望利用即将在英国康沃尔举行的七国集团峰会,敦促最富有的民主国家积极与世界各国分享疫苗。因而,拜登的计划立即得到了相关人士的赞许。

致力于消除贫困的非营利组织The ONE Campaign的代理首席执行官汤姆•哈特(Tom Hart)表示:“拜登政府决定购买并捐赠更多的新冠疫苗,体现了终结全球疫情所需的超凡决策力。”“这一举措发出了一个强有力的信号,表明美国帮助世界抗击新冠疫情的决心以及其在世界舞台发挥巨大的领导作用。”

目前来看,全球已有超过370万患者死于新冠肺炎,新冠确诊病例也超过了1.74亿例。(财富中文网)

编译:於欣

周三,据一位知情人士透露,美国将在明年额外购买5亿剂辉瑞疫苗,通过全球新冠肺炎疫苗实施计划(COVAX)捐赠给92个低收入国家和非洲联盟国家。

美国总统拜登定于周四在七国集团峰会开幕前发表讲话时宣布这一决定。这名知情人士表示,2亿剂疫苗将在今年共享,这足以保护1亿人,剩余疫苗将在2022年上半年捐出。

美国国家安全顾问杰克•沙利文(Jake Sullivan)周三接受记者采访时表示, 拜登致力于分享疫苗,因为这涉及到美国的公共卫生和战略利益。在开始首次外访之际, 拜登不断对外表明“民主是世界各地的政府提供人们最好的解决方案”。

“正如他在联席会议上所说,我们在二战中是‘民主的军火库’,”沙利文继续补充道,“在接下来的一段时间里,我们将成为‘疫苗武器库’,帮助结束这场疫情。”

该知情人士向美联社证实了辉瑞分享计划的消息,并要求在总统正式宣布之前匿名。该消息最先由《华盛顿邮报》报道。

美国在制定全球疫苗共享计划时面临着越来越大的压力。全球范围内疫苗供应不平等问题愈发明显,由于有近64%的美国成年人注射过至少一剂疫苗,美国国内对疫苗的需求已急剧下降。

在正式宣布前一周,白宫政府提出了新冠肺炎疫苗实施计划,将捐赠盈余的2500万剂疫苗给其他国家。该计划主要由美国支持, 用以资助拉丁美洲、亚洲、非洲以及其他疫苗极度短缺的国家。

总体而言,白宫已经宣布,到6月底将通过新冠肺炎疫苗实施计划在全球范围内分享8000万剂疫苗。有关官员表示,美国将保留四分之一的剩余疫苗,以备不时之需,并直接与盟国和伙伴分享。

白宫政府也将会供应疫苗给盟国,比如韩国和乌克兰。

全球公共卫生组织一直希望利用即将在英国康沃尔举行的七国集团峰会,敦促最富有的民主国家积极与世界各国分享疫苗。因而,拜登的计划立即得到了相关人士的赞许。

致力于消除贫困的非营利组织The ONE Campaign的代理首席执行官汤姆•哈特(Tom Hart)表示:“拜登政府决定购买并捐赠更多的新冠疫苗,体现了终结全球疫情所需的超凡决策力。”“这一举措发出了一个强有力的信号,表明美国帮助世界抗击新冠疫情的决心以及其在世界舞台发挥巨大的领导作用。”

目前来看,全球已有超过370万患者死于新冠肺炎,新冠确诊病例也超过了1.74亿例。(财富中文网)

编译:於欣

The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the global COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of the Group of Seven summit. Two hundred million doses—enough to fully protect 100 million people—would be shared this year, with the balance to be donated in the first half of 2022, the person said.

National security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters Wednesday that Biden was committed to sharing vaccines because it was in the public health and strategic interests of the U.S. As Biden embarks on his first foreign trip, he is aiming to show “that democracies are the countries that can best deliver solutions for people everywhere.”

“As he said in his joint session (address), we were the ‘arsenal of democracy’ in World War II," Sullivan said. "We're going to be the ‘arsenal of vaccines’ over this next period to help end the pandemic.”

The news of the Pfizer sharing plan was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the president's formal announcement. The news was first reported by the Washington Post.

The U.S. has faced mounting pressure to outline its global vaccine sharing plan. Inequities in supply around the world have become more pronounced, and the demand for shots in the U.S.—where nearly 64% of adults have received at least one dose—has dropped precipitously.

The announcement comes a week after the White House unveiled its plans to donate an initial allotment of 25 million doses of surplus vaccine overseas, mostly through the United Nations-backed COVAX program, promising infusions for South and Central America, Asia, Africa and others at a time of glaring shortages abroad.

Overall, the White House has announced plans to share 80 million doses globally by the end of June, most through COVAX. Officials say a quarter of the nation’s excess will be kept in reserve for emergencies and for the U.S. to share directly with allies and partners.

The White House has also directed doses to allies including South Korea, Taiwan and Ukraine.

Global public health groups had been aiming to use the upcoming G-7 meetings in Cornwall, England, to press the nation’s wealthiest democracies to do more to share vaccines with the world, and Biden’s plans drew immediate praise toward that end.

“The Biden administration’s decision to purchase and donate additional COVID-19 vaccine doses is the kind of bold leadership that is needed to end this global pandemic," said Tom Hart, acting CEO at The ONE Campaign, a nonprofit that seeks to end poverty. “This action sends an incredibly powerful message about America’s commitment to helping the world fight this pandemic and the immense power of US global leadership.”

Globally, there have been more than 3.7 million confirmed deaths from COVID-19, and more than 174 million people have been confirmed infected.

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