Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on the Updated COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework – The White House

by | Sep 15, 2022 | COVID-19

Today, the Administration is releasing an updated COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework. The world is in a very different place than when the first U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework was released in July 2021. At that time, tens of thousands of people were dying from COVID-19 globally every week.  Vaccine doses were in short supply globally, especially in low and lower-middle income countries, and oral antiviral treatments had not yet been approved.Thanks to the leadership of the Biden Administration, the United States is leading the global fight against COVID-19, donating over 620 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 116 countries for free, more than any other country, and supporting global efforts to get shots into arms. The United States is proud to be an arsenal of vaccines for the world.  Estimates indicate that global vaccinations averted nearly 20 million deaths in 2021 alone, and almost 70% of the world’s population is now vaccinated.While this is real progress, inequities persist, and our work is not finished. Too many countries lack equitable access to vaccines, tests, treatments and oxygen, and the capabilities needed to effectively deliver them. COVID-19 has also disrupted other essential health services and has placed an extraordinary burden on frontli …

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