- The Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest drugmaker, had agreed to supply COVAX with one-quarter of the 2 billion vaccines it wanted to administer in 2021.
- The SII suspended exports in March to focus on the domestic market after a devastating second wave hit the country.
- Ms. Fore said that between the EU and the group of G7 nations, around 153 million vaccine doses could be found to replace the shortage if each country "gave 20% of their available supply over June, July, and August."
- Experts have called COVAX's plan to vaccinate 20% of the populations of 92 countries by the end of 2021 as "the bare minimum."
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