Secretary of State Blinken: Administration Stretching COVID Fight Worldwide

The Biden administration, while “pursuing every effort to get every Amerian vaccinated,” against COVID-19 is also expanding its efforts to curtail the pandemic worldwide as the highly contagious Delta variant is driving illness numbers higher among people who have not gotten their shots, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday. 

“As long as this virus is out there anywhere replicating, we will see variants and they will come back and bite us, as we are experiencing with Delta,” Blinken said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We had vaccines in our stockpile, 80 million, that we’re making available to countries around the world. We started doing that about a month ago (and) 60 million have been distributed.”

President Joe Biden also announced at the G-7 summits that the United States will provide a half-million doses of the vaccines around the world, “no strings attached, to make sure tha we can win this race,” said Blinken.

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