Basaki initially provided no information on potential recipient countries of the vaccine. It also remained unclear whether these were donations, sales or loans.
In March, the United States announced that it would loan a total of about four million Astrazeneca cans to Mexico and Canada. The manufacturer’s vaccine has not yet been approved in the United States. So far, only Moderna, Biontec / Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are being used. The United States government has secured enough vaccines to supply the entire population of about 330 million people without Astrazeneca.
Biden promised to get enough vaccine for nearly 260 million adults in the United States by the end of May. The Government of Moderna and Biontech / Pfizer have secured a total of 600 million doses of vaccine, each of which must be injected twice. Plus, there are 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and it’s completely effective after just one dose.
According to the CDC, about 140 million people in the United States have received at least one vaccine dose so far, and 95 million people have already been fully vaccinated. Nearly 37 percent of adults are already fully protected. In total, nearly 230 million cans have been vaccinated so far. (sda / dpa)