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No, U.S. Taxpayers Will Not Be Funding China’s “Vaccine Profiteering,” Says COVAX Boss

The head of the COVAX, Seth Berkley, sought to reassure Americans that their $4 billion donation to the global vaccine alliance will not be used to subsidize the purchase of Chinese-made COVID vaccines, according to a letter to the editor he sent to the Washington Post.

No U.S. funds will be used to pay for these doses, and no branding from China will accompany their arrival,” said Berkley. “Doses will be distributed according to where they are most needed, based on Covax’s equity-based algorithm rather than diplomatic priorities.”

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