Pacific Rim leaders agree to step up COVID vaccine sharing


              In this image from video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, APEC 2021 chair, speaks during a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday, July 17, 2021, about the Informal Leaders' Retreat virtual conference.  (APEC2021 via AP)
            
              In this image from video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, APEC 2021 chair, speaks during a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday, July 17, 2021, about the Informal Leaders' Retreat virtual conference.  (APEC2021 via AP)
            President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) 
              FILE - In this June 17, 2021, file photo, people walk past a big screen as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga holds a news conference in a live broadcasting on the current state of Japan's response to the coronavirus, in Tokyo. U.S. President Joe Biden, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among Pacific Rim leaders gathering for a virtual meeting on Friday, July 16, 2021, to discuss strategies to help economies rebound from a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
            
              FILE - In this June 28, 2021, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as performers dance at a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. U.S. President Joe Biden, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among Pacific Rim leaders gathering for a virtual meeting on Friday, July 16, 2021, to discuss strategies to help economies rebound from a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
            
              FILE - In this June 28, 2021, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping via video conference in Moscow, Russia. U.S. President Joe Biden, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among Pacific Rim leaders gathering for a virtual meeting on Friday, July 16, 2021, to discuss strategies to help economies rebound from a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this May 15, 2021, file photo, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a press conference in Wellington. U.S. President Joe Biden, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among Pacific Rim leaders gathering for a virtual meeting on Friday, July 16, 2021, to discuss strategies to help economies rebound from a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
            President Joe Biden listens during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)