VNA correspondent in Washington reported, on February 11, the US President Joe Biden announced that the country has purchased an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, fulfilling the commitment he had promised last month. President Biden also confirmed that the US will have enough vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech to vaccinate the entire population of the country by the end of July.
Speaking at the National Institutes of Health, President Biden said buying more vaccines would increase supplies by 50 percent with about 600 million doses and companies are now speeding up delivery times. As a result, about 100 million doses of the vaccine will be delivered by the end of May a month earlier than expected. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the US has purchased additional quantities Vaccine is worth about $ 2 billion from Pfizer and $ 1.65 billion from Moderna.
In addition, President Biden also assessed that the US did not do well in preparing to vaccinate hundreds of millions of people. Previously, many US states reported a lack of COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate people, making the vaccination rate much slower than expected.
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However, since Mr. Biden took power, speed vaccinations It is accelerated with an average of about 900,000 people / day and currently the rate is 1.5 million people / day.
Up to this point, the US has recorded 27,897,214 cases of COVID-19, of which 483,200 died. The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has gradually decreased since the epidemic peak on January 8, but the variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in the UK is spreading rapidly, potentially leading to the epidemic. new disease.
Previously, on February 10, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that those who had received the full dose of the vaccine COVID-19, conforming to the criteria that there will be no need for quarantine after contact with an infected person. Criteria include those exposed to COVID-19 who were fully vaccinated, exposed within 3 months of receiving the last dose, and who have remained asymptomatic since the current exposure./.