With eyes on China, US and allies launch vaccine plan

Washington (AFP) – The United States, India, Japan and Australia have launched a joint drive to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccine supply in Asia, mounting a challenge to China in the first-ever summit of the four democracies on Friday. US President Joe Biden, who has vowed to reinvigorate alliances in the face of growing worries about China, was set Friday to speak virtually for around 90 minutes with the three nations’ prime ministers. Ahead of the talks, US officials said the so-called “Quad” nations have agreed to work together to produce up to one billion vaccine doses by 2022 as the world seek…

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