Biden plans to order 100mn more Johnson & Johnson vaccines

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

He noted his administration would spend $4 billion for COVAX - the global vaccine program helping countries get access to the vaccine.

Biden said it was important to participate in the global effort to ultimately win the fight against the virus. That being said, the USA must continue to improve the manufacturing and distribution of vaccines as the only way to guide this great nation to total recovery is to first, whether we like it or not, achieve herd immunity.

Biden spoke at an event at the White House with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck, announcing his plans to purchase an additional 100 million vaccine doses to help vaccinate the country. "And to hear about the work they're doing together to produce a vaccine, substitute and accelerate what they call to take it to full finish", he said.

"The result is that we're now on track to have enough vaccine supply for every American adult by the end of May". Months earlier than anyone expected. The vaccination rates of Israel, Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates now exceed all other countries with doses administered per 100 people of 98.51, 87.99 and 56.01, respectively.

Biden said that on Thursday he would deliver a primetime address to the American people and talk about what the country has been through as a nation this past year.

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Biden said last week the USA would have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every adult American by the end of May, which would dramatically accelerate his timeline previously set for the end of July.

"There is light at the end of this dark tunnel of the past year". We can not let our guard down now or assume the victory is inevitable.

Our industry realized in the early days of the pandemic that vaccine development wasn't a race against each other as competitors-it was a race against time to defeat a common enemy.

As Gorsky has said, 'Johnson & Johnson was built for times like these'.

In January 2020, as soon as the novel coronavirus began to spread, Johnson & Johnson collaborated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, to design a large number of potential candidates for an investigational COVID-19 vaccine.

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