China says providing vaccines to almost 40 African states

Representative image BEIJING: China said Thursday it is providing Covid-19 vaccines to nearly 40 African countries, describing its actions as purely altruistic in an apparent intensification of what has been described as “vaccine diplomacy.” The vaccines were donated or sold at “favorable prices,” foreign ministry official Wu Peng told reporters. Wu compared China’s outreach to … Read more

Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80 million doses

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden said Monday that the US will share an additional 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks as domestic demand for shots drops and global disparities in distribution have grown more evident. The doses will come from existing production of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & … Read more