Can China stay ahead in the global vaccine diplomacy race as the US offers 80 million doses to the world? – Therapy Box

Can China stay ahead in the global vaccine diplomacy race as the US offers 80 million doses to the world?

When Gayle Smith, the US State Department’s global coordinator for Covid-19, spoke to reporters on Wednesday about Washington’s vaccine distribution plans, one question kept coming up: would any of the 80 million doses US President Joe Biden pledged to share with the world go to Asian economies in need of them – such as India, Taiwan and Vietnam – or would supplies be fully distributed by the Covax vaccine-sharing programme?

Smith said she could not confirm the process at this point, but…