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Strategic Ally India Needs US Help to Fight Covid, Lawmakers Say | India News

WASHINGTON: India is a strategic ally and needs the help of the United States in its ongoing fight against Covid-19, top lawmakers said, urging the Biden administration to share additional vaccines with the country.
They also said that at the same time, while helping friends and allies, America’s intellectual property and innovations must be protected.
“India, a strategic ally, needs our help in its ongoing fight against Covid-19. Our abundant supply of vaccines provides us opportunities to help our partners around the world, where help is needed most,” said Congressman Brad Wenstrup. .
Operation Warp Speed ​​delivered safe and effective vaccines in record time, he tweeted.
“We must always protect American innovation and intellectual property while helping our friends in need around the world,” Wenstrup said.
Congressman Jim Costa said that as India continues to fight its Covid-19 crisis, it is important to continue to share additional vaccines to help important friends and allies. He said that a return to normalcy and the eventual end of this brutal pandemic will require global cooperation.
Dozens of US congressmen and senators have come out in support of India and urged the Biden administration to support it.
The Indian Embassy here has been reaching out to legislators to assess them on the realities on the ground in India.

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