US President Joe Biden administration to allow export of key raw materials for the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccine to India which is witnessing a massive spike in coronavirus cases, the United States has finally agreed to supply materials for the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) to boost the production of Covishield vaccine.
Along with the raw materials to SII, the world’s biggest vaccine maker, the United States will deploy additional support to India and its health care heroes to combat the Covid-19 situation.
Biden administration’s top medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci had told ABC’s This Week that several measures are being considered, including sending over oxygen supplies, Covid-19 tests, drug treatments and personal protective equipment to India.
Fauci said on Sunday that the US would review how to help increase India’s vaccine supply, such as by sending them doses or helping them to essentially make vaccines themselves.
Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, we are determined to help India in its time of need: US President Joe Biden (File photo) pic.twitter.com/wdin7DaC3r— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2021