White House recognises India’s role in Covid vaccine supply, here’s what it said
The White House highlighted the crucial role India played in the global supply of immunizations against Covid-19 and emphasised that the country is a prominent vaccine manufacturer, according to the news agency PTI.
In a news conference held here on Tuesday, Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, said: “(India) has been a key provider of vaccines because of its outstanding production capabilities.
He said that the QUAD collaboration on the coronavirus was valued by the Joe Biden administration. The QUAD group of countries—Australia, India, Japan, and the United States—regularly meets to discuss strategic security issues.
“In my view, India contributes significantly to the manufacture of vaccines worldwide. This is extremely important for the entire globe, not just India. According to PTI, he made this statement during the White House press conference.
Dr. Jha continued by arguing that the US government will continue to provide immunizations to all low-income and a number of low-and middle-income countries in the future.
Around 100 countries are qualified to get free vaccinations through COVAX, where we distribute the vaccines that are still available for donation, he added. According to Dr. Jha, every important variation that made it to the US came from outside.
Thus, the notion that we can somehow shield ourselves from the rest of the world and not be affected by what is happening there is simply foolish “According to PTI, he said.
Simply said, it is not how contagious illnesses work. Therefore, it’s imperative that we develop the kind of vaccination programme and vaccinate a significant section of the world, even if you simply take into account your own narrow self-interest.
But America is a country that has played a huge role in the world outside its own interests, “He added.
Biden has restored American leadership in the global health sector in a way that Dr. Jha calls “very different from the former President.”
“So, for a whole host of reasons, it’s very, very crucial that America continues to lead, €4.02 billion is a little investment to make to better defend Americans and better preserve the planet,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.