The White House refuses to provide vaccines to American expatriates: either stay where you are or return to your country for vaccination

The White House has made it clear that it will not provide vaccines to American ex-pats.

Overseas Network, June 7th. US media reported that when the new crown vaccination was carried out in the United States. A group of Americans felt that they were left behind by the US government, that is, American expatriates.

According to the “Washington Post” on the 6th, according to data from the US State Department. An estimated 9 million Americans are living abroad. In recent weeks, more and more ex-pats believe that they should be entitled to the new coronavirus vaccine approved by the United States. However, the U.S. State Department said after completing the vaccination of the staff of the global embassy. So far, the U.S. government has provided those who have nothing to do with the U.S. embassy with two options: either go back to the country to get the vaccination. Or wait for the round in place. The White House press secretary made it clear last month that “we have never provided medical care for Americans living overseas, so this (refusing to provide vaccines to expatriates) is still our policy.”

But Americans living overseas say things are not that simple. Vaccines are scarce in many countries and regions, and these countries and regions will give priority to their citizens. Therefore, the overseas diaspora appealed to the White House, “Although some of us can obtain vaccines in the host country, we all agree that the US government should take appropriate measures to ensure that all American citizens around the world have access to vaccines. This is the political responsibility of the US government. “As to whether the White House can respond to the appeal, some experts and expatriates have expressed doubts. Former U.S. diplomat J. Stephen Morrison said that the U.S. Embassy is not capable of carrying out mass vaccination campaigns, and he even doubts whether “the (U.S.) government is willing to accept this call.” Some American expatriates said that they had chosen to live abroad, but the U.S. Embassy stated that they were “not responsible for the consequences.”

In addition, in the face of widespread criticism of the stockpiling of vaccines, the US government announced that it would provide tens of millions of doses of vaccine to the outside world, but this move also disappointed some American ex-pats. An American expatriate living in Thailand said, “I hope that when the U.S. government provides vaccines to a country, they will indeed make arrangements for American expatriates living in that country like a responsible government.”

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