USA Donates ‘80 Vials’ Of Vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago
15 Jun 2021
The United States of America has donated 80 vials of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago “helping” to assist in the Caribbean nations vaccination effort.
In a ridiculed post by the The US Embassy of Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago on Twitter, the US stated:
“We believe that every vaccine counts”.
Earlier on June 13, the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago, put out a media release acknowledging the US’s donation without actually revealing the full donation amount.
The media release reads as follows:
“The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise that it has accepted a small donation of Pfizer vaccines from the Government of the United States of America for use by national security”.
The good will gesture was not been received well by the general public, with the inadequate and farcical nature of the donation pointed out repeatedly.
The United States said on June 10 that it will donate 500 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to the 100 lowest income countries in the world and will seek no favors in exchange for the doses.