Sumary of G7 expected to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries:
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven to agree to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on Friday, and help inoculate the world by the end of next year..
- Just hours after US President Joe Biden vowed to supercharge the battle against the coronavirus with a donation of 500 million Pfizer shots, Johnson said Britain would give at least 100 million surplus vaccines to the poorest nations..
- Johnson has already called on G7 leaders to commit to vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022 and the group is expected to pledge 1 billion doses during its three-day summit in the English seaside resort of Carbis Bay..
- Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elbow bump prior to a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021..
- (Reuters) COVID-19 has killed around 3.9 million people and ripped through the global economy, with infections reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019..
- With a global population nearing 8 billion and most people needing two doses, if not booster shots to tackle variants as well, campaigners said the commitments marked a start but world leaders needed to go much further, and much faster..
- “We’re in a race with this virus and the longer it in the lead the greater the risk of new, more dangerous variants undermining global progress.”.
- Of the 100 million British shots, 80 million will go to the COVAX program led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the rest will be shared bilaterally with countries in need….