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Joe Biden gets bipartisan support for Covid’s aid in India

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American lawmakers applauded US President Joe Biden for helping India fight Covid

Washington:

In an outburst of support during India’s time of crisis, US lawmakers applauded President Joe Biden for all the help he was offering to save the lives of people with COVID-19, and urged him to do more. .

“The United States maintains a moral obligation to assist our ally India as they face the serious challenges posed by COVID-19. We must take every necessary step to ensure that the Indian people receive the help and assistance they need to get out of this crisis, “Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Tuesday.

“My heart goes out to the Indian people and neighboring nations as they fight a tough battle with COVID. I am glad the White House is providing these life-saving vaccines, but we will need a strong and global response in the days ahead,” said the congresswoman. Carolyn Boudreaux.

Congressman Michael Waltz Press said India is an essential ally in America’s global competition with China. “Its strength is important for stability in Asia and the United States. We must do what we can to help them curb their new wave of COVID cases,” he added.

Congressman Bill Foster said that while America continues to make progress in fighting this pandemic, the plight in India cannot be ignored.

Many other American lawmakers have also spoken out in support of India as its people fight one of the greatest challenges to its public health system.

“I am delighted to see President Biden take action to help the Indian people as they experience a devastating wave of COVID19. This will save lives and bring relief to millions of Indian-Americans concerned about the health and safety of their loved ones. In India,” Congressman Steven Horsford said.

The United States and India have both suffered tremendously from COVID-19 and countries will crush this virus together, he added.

Congressman Joe Morell said the United States has a moral obligation to help its global partners fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I stand by President Biden, the Congressional India Caucus and our local American Indian community to support increased aid to India in times of need,” he said.

Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also spoke out in support of India.

“Pursuing fairness in vaccines not only improves our economic and health security, it is a moral imperative. As a bastion of innovation and advocate for marginalized people everywhere, the United States must lead efforts to ensure access to immunization to ALL at home and abroad, “said Mr. Menendez tweeted.

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said he was pleased that the United States will send its supply of AstraZeneca to India and other countries in need, as he previously urged.

“This is the compassionate and intelligent choice because one of the many Indian variants of COVID-19 is enough to derail the progress of the United States,” he said.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Chair of the House Allocation Subcommittee for State and Foreign Operations, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Chair of the House Allocation Committee, praised Biden’s plan to distribute 60 million doses of AstraZeneca to countries in need in the coming months.

The White House on Tuesday welcomed Gilead’s decision to expand the availability of remdesivir, a key therapeutic drug used in the treatment of patients with COVID-19, in India.

“We welcome the generosity of the private sector in support of the Indian people. Ending the pandemic will require partnerships with governments, industry, private citizens, non-governmental organizations and multilateral institutions,” tweeted the White House National Security Council. .

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