US agrees to buy 500m Pfizer vaccine doses to distribute to 100 countries

Biden’s initiative aims to help vaccinate the world against Covid and to restore America’s global influence and soft power

The US has reached an agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech to buy 500m doses of their coronavirus vaccine to distribute to 100 countries around the world, as the centre-piece of Joe Biden initiative to help vaccinate the world against Covid-19, according to US reports.

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