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COVID vaccines

Biden to share 80m vaccine shots with world to match China

Nearly 30% of first 25m doses are earmarked for Asian recipients, including India

Joe Biden receives his second COVID shot in his home state of Delaware in January, days before his inauguration as president.

NEW YORK -- The U.S. on Thursday detailed plans to donate at least 80 million coronavirus vaccine doses globally by the end of June, including 7 million for India and other parts of Asia, as Washington aims to close the gap with Beijing in vaccine diplomacy.

"The sharing of millions of U.S. vaccines with other countries signals a major commitment by the U.S. government," the White House said in a fact sheet that called the plans "a vital component of our overall global strategy to lead the world in the fight to defeat COVID-19."

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