UPDATED 3:57 PM PT – Thursday, June 10, 2021
Communist China is praising Joe Biden for his decision to use U.S. taxpayer money to buy COVID-19 vaccines for foreign countries. Additionally, the Chinese Foreign Ministry appeared to take a jab at the Trump administration for putting vaccinations of Americans first before helping other countries.
However, Biden plans to buy 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccines for the COVAX initiative, which is partially financed by Bill Gates and China.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, “the U.S. has said before that it would give priority to the use of U.S. vaccines at home. Now the U.S. offered to donate vaccines to COVAX, we hope it will deliver its promise as soon as possible.”
China has so far committed to donating just 10 million doses of its vaccines to COVAX, which is almost 50 times less than what is being promised by Biden. U.S. officials also said Biden plans to include a direct request to his fellow G7 leaders to adopt the same mentality.
“It’s in all of our interests to have the global economy begin to recover as well, and that won’t happen unless we can get this pandemic under control worldwide,” stated Biden.