U.S. Offers To Send 8.5 Million More Doses Of Vaccine; Hospital Occupancy Inches Up

U.S. Offers To Send 8.5 Million More Doses Of Vaccine; Hospital Occupancy Inches Up

Andrew H. Sweet

Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed the offer during a presidential press conference. It was made during a telephone conversation between President López Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

However, it remains unclear whether the vaccines — 3.5 million doses of Moderna and 5 million AstraZeneca — are a donation or if the U.S. expects payment.

The U.S. has already given just over 4 million doses to Mexico. Should the new shipment prove to be donated, Mexico will become the top recipient of U.S.-donated vaccines.

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