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Send AstraZeneca Doses To India, Other Nations: Indian-American Lawmaker

Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi stated US must get these vaccines out the door now. (File)

Washington:

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on Saturday referred to as on US President Joe Biden’s administration to launch doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to nations, together with India, at present experiencing large and lethal surges within the unfold of COVID-19.

“We’re at present sitting on near 40 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine within the US stockpile, a stockpile which we’re not utilizing and which we have already opened to fight COVID 19 in Mexico and Canada,” Mr Krishnamoorthi stated in an announcement.

“So as to curb the unfold of this virus internationally and to guard public well being and our worldwide financial system, we have to get these vaccines out the door now. I respectfully however strongly name on the Biden Administration to launch hundreds of thousands of AstraZeneca vaccine doses to nations hardest-hit by the unfold of COVID-19, together with India, Argentina, and doubtlessly others,” he added.

India on Saturday recorded 3,46,786 new COVID-19 circumstances, the very best single-day spike because the pandemic broke out final 12 months. In response to the official knowledge issued by the federal government, the nation recorded 2,624 new deaths as a consequence of COVID-19 within the final 24 hours.

Thus far, 1,66,10,481 COVID-19 circumstances have been reported in India whereas 1,89,544 individuals died as a result of viral an infection.

At present, there are 25,52,940 energetic circumstances of COVID-19 within the nation.

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