Biden announces US will donate another 500m vaccine doses at Covid summit – as it happened

US to donate 500m Pfizer doses to low- and lower-middle-income countriesDoses are in addition to the over 600m the US has committed to sendingHouse Democrats pass spending bill in party-line vote of 220 to 211McConnell pledges to oppose any effort to raise the debt ceilingSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.00am BST 12.37am BST Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) met to discuss who should get booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. After the Food and Drug Administration last week concluded that those over 65 and those with severe risk should get boosters, the CDC will make further recommendations as to which specific groups shuold qualify for a third shot. Continue reading…
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