The US refuses global cooperation in the vaccine project
By Ishika Sahni
The US won’t be a part of global ways with the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve, manufacture and fairly distribute Covid-19 vaccines, said by President Donald Trump's administration.
More than 170 countries are in discussion to join in Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility, a global initiative engaging with vaccine producers to supply countries with an approach to effective and safe vaccines, reported by Xinhua news agency on Thursday.
Nevertheless, spokesman of White House Judd Deere mentioned that the US will not join because of the connection with WHO, and "will not be constrained by multilateral organizations".
"A shortsighted decision by the Admin that will further hamper our ability to end this pandemic," Ami Bera, an Indian-American doctor and member of Congress, tweeted on Wednesday, accumulating that this go-it-alone contact leaves the country at risk of receiving no vaccine.
The US will develop the vaccine and distribute it to their residents only and not to other countries. The US decided in April to stop funding the WHO. They are damaging the world’s capacity and breaking the international cooperation in this difficult time of the pandemic.