Additional Countries Join COVAX Facility, Including Brazil, Chile, Israel, UAE

Reuters: Brazil to join COVAX vaccine facility, as Chile, Israel, UAE also sign up
“Brazil, which has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global COVID-19 vaccine partnership known as COVAX and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for securing vaccines through it, President Jair Bolsonaro’s office said. … A total of 156 countries had joined the COVAX facility, which aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of vaccines by the end of 2021, the WHO and [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] said on Monday. They expected a further 38 rich countries to join in coming days and said discussions continued with China. The United States has not signed up, having secured future supplies through bilateral deals…” (Paraguassu et al., 9/25).

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