Biden administration working to deploy additional supplies and support to India
April 25, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - 2021/04/23: Family members of Covid-19 infected patients stand in a queue with empty oxygen cylinders outside the oxygen filling center in New Delhi. India is running out of oxygen during the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. India has recorded 332,730 new Covid-19 cases in a single day and 2,263 deaths in the last one day. (Photo by Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The Biden administration is working to deploy additional supplies and support to India as the country faces a worsening Covid-19 outbreak, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan tweeted on Sunday.
(CNN)The Biden administration is working to deploy additional supplies and support to India as the country faces a worsening Covid-19 outbreak, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan tweeted on Sunday.
We are working around the clock to deploy more supplies and support to our friends and partners in India as they bravely battle this pandemic.
We are working closely with our partners in the Indian government, and we will rapidly deploy additional support to the people of India and India's health care heroes. "
Discussions center on what to send including whether to provide more vaccine components and materials for administering vaccines, in addition to oxygen and personal protective equipment.
Dr. Anthony Fauci described those discussions in an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," saying, "Right now, even as we speak, George, there's discussions about really ramping up what we can do on the ground -- oxygen supplies, drugs, tests, PPE, as well as taking a look in the intermediate and long run about how can get vaccines to these individuals. "
The administration is currently under pressure to release AstraZeneca vaccines to India.
Fauci said in his interview that sending vaccines is a possibility.