Biden crafting message of a united west to challenge Russia and China

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President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's global Covid-19 vaccination efforts ahead of the G-7 summit on Thursday in St. Ives, England. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: President Joe Biden is carefully crafting his message during his first international trip to show a united west, to challenge an “aggressive Russia and a competitive China.” Mr Biden is in England to attend the G7 summit.

Important part of Mr Biden’s foreign policy is to set a united west to confront Russia and China.

The US president also said about his views moment that the world is in right now, kind of an existential battle between autocracies and democracies.

In what Joe Biden called a “major step that will supercharge the global fight” against the pandemic, he announced that the US will purchase 500 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to donate to nearly 100 nations that are “in dire need” across the world.

The Covid-19 vaccines will start to be shipped in August, with 200 million doses to be delivered this year, Biden said while speaking in St. Ives, England. 300 million will be delivered in the first half of 2022, the US president said.

He said: “We’re doing this to save lives, to end this pandemic, that’s it. Period.”

Biden highlighted the US’ vaccination progress, saying the program has “saved tens of thousands of lives.”

He said the vaccination program allowed millions, millions of Americans to get back to living their lives.

”And from the beginning of my presidency, we’ve been clear-eyed that we need to attack this virus globally as well. This is about our responsibility,” Biden said.

President Biden said the G7 countries would be announcing “the full scope” of their commitment tomorrow and he noted that the US vaccine donation is not “the end of our efforts to fight Covid-19 or vaccinate the world.”

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