Joe Biden’s Secretary of State celebrated the sending of 3.5 million vaccines from Moderna laboratory to Argentina, which were donated by the United States and arrived on two Aerolineas Argentinas flights from the city of Memphis.
“We are pleased to share 3.5 million doses of the Modern COVID-19 vaccine with Argentina!” Exclaimed the head of US diplomacy, Antony blinken, on his Twitter account.
“We continue to work to bring the largest number of safe and effective vaccines to the largest number of people around the world as quickly as possible,” he added about the US initiative to donate. 14 million vaccines against covid-19 to several countries in Latin America.
Along the same lines, the charge d’affaires of the US embassy in Buenos Aires, MaryKay Carlson, had stated that “it is essential work together to combat the coronavirus globally “, after participating on Friday night of the arrival of the vaccines to Ezeiza.
“We share these vaccines to help people in need and stimulate global economic recovery. The more people around the world can get vaccinated, the safer we all will be. We are together in this“Carlson said, according to a press release from the US embassy in Buenos Aires.
“The pandemic knows no borders, so it is essential that we work together to combat the virus globally. Our collaboration in vaccine distribution is essential to achieve recovery around the world“said the diplomat, who accompanied Chief of Staff Santiago Cafiero and other officials at the airport.
Meanwhile, the US Assistant Secretary of State, Wendy R. Sherman, stated that “as part of our close partnership, the United States is sending 3.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to our friends in Argentina. Together we will defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Sherman’s message on his Twitter account was also replicated by State Department spokesman Ned Price.
Price himself expressed in another tweet that “the United States donated 3.5 million vaccines against covid-19 to Argentina today as part of our ongoing commitment to helping the world to fight covid-19 “.
“These vaccines do not come with conditions; they are simply bringing safe and effective vaccines to the people of Argentina, “he added.
The US embassy also reported that that country “has donated 2,000 million dollars to the Gavi alliance for Covax, the multilateral mechanism for the distribution of vaccines of the United Nations, which makes the United States the country that contributes the most. to this important multilateral effort. “