Canada is predicted to announce a donation of as much as 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is its share of the one-billion dose pledge that’s anticipated to emerge from all nations attending the G7 summit this weekend.
Based on a Canadian authorities supply, the 100 million doses would come with earlier contributions, such because the $440 million given to the COVAX program, which distributes COVID-19 pictures to low- and middle-income nations.
It’s not but clear how a lot of the 100 million doses could be a brand new contribution, however the official talking on background mentioned that a few of Canada’s surplus doses could be a part of the quantity.
The supply additionally careworn this donation wouldn’t influence the Canadian vaccine rollout, however wouldn’t point out whether or not surplus doses could be donated to different nations earlier than each Canadian is obtainable two pictures.
Extra particulars are promised in an announcement coming by the tip of the weekend.
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Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden, talking from the summit with the chief govt of Pfizer by his aspect, pledged to purchase and donate 500 million new doses — half of that complete contribution of 1 billion.
G7 leaders have their first working session Friday afternoon.
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