United States President Joe Biden is aware that efforts to help get the world back on its feet are a need. The most essential thing that countries need right now is a vaccine but not all regions have the financial resources to pull these in.

Aware of that, Biden announced on Thursday that the United States will be purchasing 500 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and donate them to around 100 countries in need. The revelation was made ahead of the Group of 7 world summit.

"The United States is providing these half billion doses with no strings attached. No strings attached," Biden said. "Our vaccine donations don't include pressure for favours, or potential concessions. We're doing this to save lives."

The bold move was seen to be part of Biden’s move to prove that America remains committed to its responsibility of doing its share of helping people in need. The initiative would be the single-largest vaccine donation by a country that would cost the US roughly $3.5 billion. However, the move could ignite similar moves from other G7 leaders such as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

"The United States is providing these half billion doses with no strings attached," Biden said. "We're doing this to save lives, to end this pandemic. That's it. Period."

This move comes not long after the White House announced that it would be donating about 25 million doses of surplus vaccine overseas. These are mostly United Nations-backed COVAX programs, promising infusions for South and Central America, Asia, Africa and others at a time of glaring shortages abroad, CNBC reported.

Biden’s move was hailed by acting CEO Tom Hart of The ONE Campaign, stressing that this is the kind of bold leadership that is needed to end the pandemic.

“This action sends an incredibly powerful message about America’s commitment to helping the world fight this pandemic and the immense power of US global leadership,” Hart stated.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks, before a signing ceremony for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in the East Room of the White House on May 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  The legislation, drafted in response to the increased violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during the Coronavirus pandemic, will create a new position in the Department of Justice to focus on the rise in hate crimes and provide resources to federal, state, and local jurisdictions to better report cases. Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

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