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Biden to donate 500 million Pfizer doses U.S. President Joe Biden plans to buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to more than 90 countries, while calling on the world’s democracies to do their part to help end the pandemic, the White House said. The announcement of the vaccine donation – the largest ever by a single country – comes ahead of Biden’s meeting with leaders of the other G7 members – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – in England.

“The goal of today’s donation is to save lives and end the pandemic and will provide the foundation for additional actions to be announced in the coming days,” the White House said. Indian state sharply raises death toll An Indian state has raised its COVID-19 death toll sharply after the discovery of thousands of unreported cases, lending weight to suspicion that India’s overall death tally is significantly more than the official figure. Indian hospitals ran...read more...