Canada is anticipated to announce a donation of as much as 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is its share of the one billion anticipated dose pledge from all international locations attending the G7 summit this weekend.
In line with a Canadian authorities supply, the 100 million doses would come with earlier contributions, such because the $440M given to COVAX.
It’s not but clear how a lot of the 100 million doses can be a brand new contribution, however the official talking on background stated that a few of Canada’s surplus doses can be a part of the quantity.
The supply additionally confused this donation wouldn’t influence the Canadian vaccine rollout, however wouldn’t point out whether or not surplus doses can be donated to different international locations earlier than each Canadian is obtainable two pictures.
Extra particulars are promised in an announcement coming by the top of the weekend.
Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden, talking from the summit with the Pfizer CEO by his aspect, pledged to purchase and donate 500 million new doses – half of that one billion whole contribution.
G7 leaders have their first working session Friday afternoon.
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