US Denies India's Request To Lift An Export Ban On Raw Materials Needed To Make COVID-19 Vaccines

US Denies India's Request To Lift An Export Ban On Raw Materials Needed To Make COVID-19 Vaccines

The US State Department said that the US is focusing on vaccinating the American people when asked about sending raw materials to India for vaccine production. The response comes after the Serum Institute of India asked the US to lift an export ban on these materials, a request that has yet to be met. India is currently facing a large surge in COVID-19 cases with over 300,000 new cases recorded in one day this week. Some estimates suggest that the US export ban could last another month.

US has denied India's request to lift an export ban on raw materials needed to make COVID-19 vaccines

The USA has invoked the Defense Production Act to preserve vaccine raw materials for its own companies, but the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's biggest vaccine maker, has said this went against the global goal of sharing vaccines equitably.

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"Amid ghastly scenes of India's health system collapsing, the country's biggest vaccine maker @SerumInstIndia asked President Bident to lift a ban on export materials, so that India can ramp up production," -- Lauren Frayer talked about in a tweet.

The United States first and foremost is engaged in an ambitious and effective and, so far, successful effort to vaccinate the American people", US State Dept when asked about COVID vaccine raw materials export to India.

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It may take over a month for India to be able to import certain raw materials from the US that are required for producing Covid-19 vaccines

, as per reports.

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