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India and US Did More Than Any Other Country in Fight Against Covid-19: White House

India and US Did More Than Any Other Country in Fight Against Covid-19: White House

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New Delhi: The White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator and the White House’s top health official Dr. Ashish Jha said that he had a lot of time in the last two and a half years thinking about and working on the pandemic and India and the US have done more than any other nation in the fight global against COVID-19, he highlighted the massive efforts by the two countries to vaccinate their people along with supporting and donating to other nations to tackle the pandemic.

Jha in his remarks at a reception hosted by India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, at the India House to celebrate the 75th anniversary of independence said, “I can’t think of two nations that have done more to vaccinate and protect their own populations, and to donate and support and vaccinate and protect the world than India and the United States,”

“So it is in that light that I think we look at an evening like tonight, where Indians and Indian Americans and Americans come together to celebrate what I think is a monumental occasion,” Jha said.

It was “an incredible honor and pleasure” to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, democracy, and the Indian-American friendship, he added.

As a proud Indian-American, I am grateful for the words that our President Joe Biden used, who reminded us that the three or three and a half million of us who are Indian Americans, the vibrant Indian American community has made America more innovative, more inclusive, and a stronger nation, he said. Jha said India and the US are the world’s two most consequential democracies.

(Vinayak)

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