Reuters reveals U.S. plans to send 4 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico, Canada; market reacts

Reuters was first to report that the United States plans to send roughly 4 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine that it is not using to Mexico and Canada in loan deals with the two countries – news that sent shares of the drugmaker higher. The Biden administration has come under pressure from allies worldwide to share vaccines, particularly from AstraZeneca, which is authorized for use in other countries but not yet in the United States.

Market Impact

AstraZeneca shares rose on the news.

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: HealthPolitics
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Business & FinanceEquitiesPharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Regions: Americas
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Major Global Story
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