June 20, 2021

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says United States will soon send vaccines to Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that U.S. President Joe Biden will before long send dosages of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody toward the South American country, which has recorded the world’s second-deadliest Covid flare-up.

The White House didn’t promptly react to demand for input. Prior on Wednesday, a senior organization official revealed to Reuters that no choices had been made on which nations would get any additional antibody supplies from the U.S.

Brazil reported another 2,811 passings from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the authority loss of life to more than 414,000.

Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga had previously said the country is seeking vaccine supplies from the United States.

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is working to give Brazil $20 million in medication used to intubate COVID-19 patients.

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