Chinanews.com, October 23. According to a report from the US Chinese website on the 22nd, U.S. media broke the news that a civil society in Southern California planned to donate thousands of doses of the new crown vaccine to Mexico, but the White House Vaccine Working Group banned this and destroyed it. These vaccine injections.
The report quoted the US "Washington Post" as saying that this is not the first time that the Biden administration has prevented the donation of excess vaccines to countries in need.
White House officials have stated that these vaccine injections are federal property, which means that states, local governments or other organizations cannot donate them.
Data map: On May 12, local time, at the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Citi Field, home of the New York Mets baseball team, people lined up for vaccination.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
According to reports, the White House has a plan to donate vaccines through the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). According to White House data, the United States has so far donated 200 million doses of new crown vaccine to more than 100 different countries and regions.
US President Biden has promised that the United States will become "the world's vaccine library."
However, the "Washington Post" pointed out that the federal government has repeatedly rejected requests to donate vaccines that are about to expire to countries in need.
This policy frustrated medical staff, especially those working on the southern border. They saw that people in Mexico were eager to get vaccinated, while excess injections were piled up on the California border.
Eric MacDonald, the chief medical officer of San Diego County, said: "I contacted the White House Vaccine Working Group and was told that this is impossible."
An anonymous official said: "Considering the chain of custody issue, shipping injections from more than 80,000 suppliers will involve major legal and logistical challenges."
According to the Washington Post, the gap in vaccine supply between the United States and Mexico has narrowed since the summer, but Mexico still does not have enough injections to vaccinate minors.
The report also cited federal data that as of October 11, local time, about 4.6% of the new crown vaccine injections in the United States were wasted.Keywords: vaccines, white house, mexico, crown vaccine, doses, media, thousands, website, white house vaccine working group, countries, organizations, u.s., chinanews.com, report, news