The U.S. has named a condition for vaccine assistance to other countries. Robert O’Brien, national security advisor to the president, made a statement to that effect.
According to him, Washington will help the international community – allies, partners and other countries – with access to the drug from COVID-19 after all Americans have the opportunity to get vaccinated.
Earlier, incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump signed a decree that prohibits Washington from providing coronavirus vaccine to other countries before all Americans have access to it. Americans will be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccines developed or purchased using taxpayer resources.
On December 6, the American leader announced the launch of COVID-19 vaccines. It was noted that the United States will begin providing international access to vaccines in late spring and early summer.
The United States remains the leader in the number of people infected with coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 15.1 million people have been identified in the country and 285,000 patients have died. In total, more than 68.1 million cases have been registered in the world, 1.55 million people died.