US to share up to 60m vaccine doses amid pressure to lead global virus fight

US to share up to 60m vaccine doses amid pressure to lead global virus fight

The Guardian

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  • White House to distribute AstraZeneca vaccine overseas
  • Biden calls Modi to offer assistance as Indian surge continues

The US will share up to 60m doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine with other countries, the White House has announced, amid intensifying pressure for it to lead the global fight against the pandemic.

The pledge came as Joe Biden spoke with Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, which is reportedly running out of Covid-19 vaccines just as a virulent second wave continues to devastate the country.

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