Ex-President Johnson Sirleaf On U.S. President Biden’s Promise for 500 million Covid Vaccines around the World

Ex-Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf responds to United States President Joe Biden’s promise to deliver 500 million Covid vaccine doses around the world

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks during a Reuters interview in Kigali. File picture: Jean Bizimana/Reuters

US President Joe Biden’s promise to distribute 500 million doses of Covid vaccine worldwide “is the right spirit”, but vaccine developers will nevertheless struggle to supply enough doses, former Liberia president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said.

Biden announced his plan on Thursday to provide half a billion Pfizer doses to about 100 countries over the next two years. About 200 million will be distributed this year and the goal is to vaccinate the whole world by the end of 2022.

The announcement came after Biden landed in the UK ahead of the G7 Summit in Cornwall.

Sirleaf, who was the president of Liberia between 2006 and 2018 and was the first elected female head of state in Africa, responded to Biden’s pledge: “We think that it’s a response that’s very timely, very significant.

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