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Under pressure to widen global access to Covid-19 vaccines, the Biden administration plans to invest billions of dollars to expand U.S. manufacturing capacity with an eye toward producing at least 1 billion doses annually no later than the second half of 2022.

But the effort was greeted with mixed reactions. Patient advocates lauded the move, but at the same time, they lamented such a step was not taken months ago and questioned some of the details.

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