We have enough vaccines for Americans, now we’ll share doses globally: US State Dept Spokesperson

Several countries have reached out to World Trade Organization (WTO) for TRIPS waiver of certain COVID19 vaccine.

Several countries have reached out to World Trade Organization (WTO) for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver of certain COVID19 vaccine. TRIPS is an international legal agreement between all the member nations of the WTO.

The United States State Department spokesperson has reacted on after various countries reached out to WTO, “As we increase confidence that we’ve enough vaccine for Americans, that we’ve accounted for various scenarios, we’ll look at options for sharing doses globally,” as quoted by ANI.


The US State Department spokesperson further said, “But we already have taken important steps to demonstrate the sort of international leadership that Secretary Blinken referred to. His point is a profoundly important one,& that is principally that in order for us to be able to fully protect the American people.”

The spokesperson also said that the Coronavirus has potential to come back to US. He said, “We must address COVID not only here in United States, but also around the world. Because as long as the virus is circulating in the wild, as long as the virus is not controlled anywhere, it has potential to mutate. It has potential to come back to this country,” as quoted by ANI.

Meanwhile, the Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar said, “The US could have enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by March 2021.” Azar made the remarks while addressing a keynote speech at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare virtual event, reports CNBC News.

Azar’s remarks follows a sweeping plan unveiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last month to make Covid-19 vaccines available to all Americans for free. Under the plan, the CDC anticipates a coronavirus vaccine will initially be granted an emergency use authorization before a full formal approval.

The US continues to lead the world with the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths. As of Friday, the overall number of cases in the country reached 7,603,746, while the death toll stood at 212,716, according to the Johns Hopkins University.