It’s mentioned in the screenshotted White House statement, but bears emphasizing: the U.S. is also sending vaccine ingredients to India for them to produce vaccines with, effective immediately. This is important because India apparently has good production capacity, but lacks raw materials. Depending on how much raw material we have and how long it takes to turn raw materials into shots in arms, this might be more impactful than the decision to share stockpiled doses over the coming months.
(I’d also like to complain that in the “India” section, all the object-level information about what the U.S. is actually doing is relegated to links. Without clicking through to them, we’re only treated to Zvi’s commentary on what’s being done. Zvi’s commentary is great, that’s a big part of why I’m here. But after reading that section, I felt like I had no idea what the U.S. was actually doing—only that whatever it was, Zvi thought it wasn’t enough.
In any case, keep up the good work, Zvi!)
Yeah, I could more clear that we’ve made good changes, probably should. The change on ingredients is highly welcome but mostly us no longer stopping this from happening—we’ve stopped interfering. Which, yay?