U.S. and Pacific Allies Announce Vaccine Plans

Production plant to be located in India.

On Friday, leaders of the Indo-Pacific group known as the Quad announced their new plan to open a new COVID-19 vaccine production plant in India. President Biden described the plans as “an ambitious new joint partnership that is going to boost vaccine manufacturing… to benefit the entire Indo-Pacific.” The Quad is expected to allow India to increase its manufacturing abilities by 1 billion doses of the vaccine. 

A joint statement from the Quad nations said, “We will combine our nations’ medical, scientific, financing, manufacturing and delivery, and development capabilities and establish a vaccine expert working group to implement our path-breaking commitment to safe and effective vaccine distribution.” The president’s administration is expected to have an increased focus on the Indo-Pacific region in order to prevent China from gaining too much influence. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would guide the president’s administration as they conduct diplomacy in the region.
  • That the production plant in India would benefit the countries that will receive the vaccines. 
  • For the Lord to give President Biden and his Cabinet wisdom as they work with allies in the Quad. 

Sources: AP, Reuters, NY Times


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