Speaking at a joint press conference with the President of South Korea, President Biden said “we believe that between the second half of 2021 and going in through 2022, we could produce as many as another billion doses of vaccine…and this is what I like about this president. He’s not just talking about it, anymore than I’m just talking about the United States, or just Korea. He’s talking about the Indo-Pacific. He’s talking about the world.”
“We, with advanced capabilities, have an obligation to do everything we can to provide for the protection of the entire world,” Biden said.
“I know that is an awfully, awfully, awfully ambitious proposal, but I think the nations that have that capacity are going to be continuing to work toward getting that done. And so thank you,” he added.