WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement following a phone call with Gayle Smith, State Department Coordinator for Global COVID-19 Response and Health Security, on the Biden Administration’s plan to distribute 500 million vaccine doses worldwide.
“I support the effort of the Biden Administration to donate vaccines to at-risk populations throughout the world and hope other countries will follow America’s lead. I believe this to be a good investment by the American taxpayer.
“The roughly $3.5 billion required to purchase and distribute 500 million doses of vaccine will help prevent a reemergence of the COVID-19 virus which makes America and the world safer.
“Again, I do hope other nations will contribute their fair share. The sooner we have vaccines available to the world, the better.”