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Congressman Krishnamoorthi Praises President Biden’s Announcement Of US Commitment To Share At Least 20 Million More Vaccine Doses With The World But Urges Additional Action

May 17, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to President Biden’s announcement that the United States would share at least 20 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses with other nations by the end of next month, Congressman Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement:

“While I’m glad to see the White House committing to sharing an additional 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with the world by the end of next month, this is only one step of the many more we need to take to reduce the threat of new mutant strains emerging from outbreaks abroad and causing another deadly surge here at home,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “The outbreaks we’re seeing in India and many other nations are a tragedy for all those facing them, and they’re a threat to those in other countries who’ve already been vaccinated because of the risk they pose of producing vaccine-resistant mutations. We need to further expand our support to the nations battling these outbreaks in order to save the millions of lives in danger today, and the millions more across the world, and in the United States, who could be endangered by new forms of the virus if these surges are allowed to fester.”