CGTN: Behind the numbers discussed at the Global Covid-19 Summit

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I remind readers to look beyond the numbers promised by President Biden.

U.S. President Joe Biden announced at a global gathering on coronavirus that the United States will purchase 1 billion doses of the Pfizer vaccine with the guarantee that every dose will be used to vaccinate people in many of the world’s poorest countries. 

This is the kind of leadership America should be providing, and Biden’s promise is another reminder of the shameful way in which his predecessor either blamed a certain country for causing the coronavirus pandemic or simply ignored the crisis as it worsened. Nevertheless, we need to be cautious before we stand too quickly and applaud too loudly in recognizing what has been pledged by the United States.

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