Before departing for England, Biden told reporters he has a COVID vaccine plan for the world. The White House declined to provide details publicly. The bioreports and AP first reported the plan.
“I have one and I’ll be announcing it,” he told reporters.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said more details would be provided after the president’s announcement Thursday.
The decision to buy 500 million doses for global supply comes as the Biden administration scrambles to figure out what to do with a glut of vaccine doses sitting on shelves across the US before they expire later this month. Industry and federal officials are weighing whether they can extend the expiration dates or ship them overseas.