The United States will donate three million doses of Johnson vaccine against Kovix-19, which will be donated directly to Brazil, outside the Kovax mechanism, which is scheduled to arrive in the country on Friday, the health ministry said. This information was presented by Globo News by a reporter in Washington, Raguel Groenball.
The donation was announced a day later Johnson’s first volume, With 1.5 million volumes purchased by the Brazilian government, arrives in the country. This vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Group, is used in a single dose.
Juan Gonzalez, an adviser to Latin American President Joe Biden, said the donation reflected the US government’s commitment to fighting Govt-19 in the region.
“It simply came to our notice then. This donation reflects the government’s attention in the Western Hemisphere as one of the most affected areas. We are proud to offer these safe and effective vaccines to the people of Brazil, ”Gonzalez told Globo News.
In one statement, the Ministry of Health was the result of bilateral efforts involving the Foreign Ministry in Brazil and the US Embassy in the country.
Another U.S. official, who did not want to be identified, told Globo News that he was concerned about the P1 variant, which was first identified in Brazil and that there were a large number of infections in the country.
The White House on Monday released a list of countries under consideration for the distribution of 55 million doses of vaccine against Covit-19 worldwide. Promising 80 million dose.
Like most countries in South America, Brazil is eligible to receive the amount prescribed by the Kovacs Federation. However, the country does not have the right to the amounts set aside for “regional priorities” – in this context, only Argentina and Colombia will benefit on the continent.
Of the 55 million amounts, about 75% will be charged to Kovacs. Of these, 14 million will be imposed on Latin America and the Caribbean, including “Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Republic of Caribbean, CARICOMA, And Costa Rica, ”the statement said.
In addition to about $ 14 million from Kovacs to Latin America and the Caribbean, about $ 16 million has been earmarked for Asia and another $ 10 million for Africa. The other 25%, or about 14 million, will be shared with “Regional Priorities and Other Beneficiaries”.