Sumary of U.K.’s Johnson calls on G7 to donate 1B COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries:
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven to agree to donate one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on Friday, and help innoculate the world by the end of next year..
- 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..
- 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..
- World Health Organization renews plea for 10M vaccine doses for COVAX program – Apr 1, 2021 “The G7 aim to provide 1 billion doses should be seen as an absolute minimum, and the timeframe needs to speed up,”.
- “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…