British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects that the G7 will donate 1 billion doses of the covid-19 vaccine to poorer countries during the summit that begins on Friday.
Just a few hours after US President Joe Biden promised that the United States would donate 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, Johnson said that the United Kingdom will provide at least 100 million doses of remaining vaccine to the poorest countries.
The British Prime Minister has called on the G7 leaders to commit to vaccinating the world by the end of 2022. He expects to discuss the issue of donating 1 billion doses of vaccine during the group’s three-day summit in the British seaside resort. Cabis Bay.
“Because of the success of the British vaccination program, we can now distribute excess vaccines to those in need. We are also taking a big step towards defeating this epidemic forever,” Johnson said in his office.
Although the covid-19 vaccine has been put on the market at an “astounding” rate, so far, 77% of the adult population in the UK has received the first dose, compared to 64% in the US, but the pandemic is expected to wait until all countries are vaccinated.
With the global population approaching 8 billion, most people need two doses of vaccines (if not adjuvant injections) to deal with strain mutations. Some people believe that world leaders should go further and faster in vaccination.
“G7’s goal is to provide 1 billion doses, which should be the minimum, and the time frame needs to be accelerated,” said Lis Wallace of ONE Anti-Poverty Organization.