The United States has been pushing India to restart vaccine exports as it looks to stem the global spread of the Covid pandemic. The US is communicating regularly with India in bilateral and multilateral channels to discuss the supply of Covid-19 vaccines and inquire about its timeline for restarting vaccine exports; a senior Biden administration official told Reuters. The collection of Covid vaccines will also be one of the critical topics of discussion during the first in-person Quad leadership meeting in the US on September 24.
However, the initiative stalled after India was struck by the deadly second wave of the virus. Since then, India’s vaccine exports took a significant hit as the country sought to prioritise the immunisation of its population. According to Axios, the Biden administration is now looking to push Modi to renew vaccine supply to the world. The global Covax initiative wants to mitigate the international spread of the virus.
The US is urging the developing world to restart the covid vaccine as quickly as possible.
Vaccinating as much of the developing world as quickly as possible is in America’s vital interest. Because the uncontrolled spread of the virus inevitably produces more dangerous variants,”. The Biden administration said the issue of vaccine exports was discussed. However, it did not confirm whether it tied to Modi’s upcoming participation in the Quad summit.
Washington was staying in close touch with India and other Quad partners about the vaccine partnership. Any factor that affects this projector, but those discussions not tied to a specific summit”. The official noted that the US had diverted its raw materials for vaccine production to India in April. The global vaccine supply remained a key bottleneck to ending the pandemic. Officials noted that Washington had diverted its collection of raw materials for vaccine production to India in April. Given its urgent needs, global vaccine supply remained a key bottleneck to ending the pandemic.