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Biden Calls on Rich Countries to Escalate Vaccine Donations

Sept. 23, 2021, 3:28 AM

President Joe Biden called on other countries to help vastly expand production and availability of coronavirus vaccines and treatments in order to end the Covid-19 pandemic.

Biden hosted a virtual vaccine summit on Wednesday, coinciding with the United Nations leaders’ meetings in a bid to marshal more aid to developing nations where inoculations, treatments and supplies remain scarce. It also is a bid to counter criticism directed at the U.S. and other wealthy countries that are planning booster shots that would reduce doses available to be shipped elsewhere.

The summit highlighted how difficult it will be to attain Biden’s goals ...