United Kingdom to ask G7 to accelerate vaccine development – Prensa Latina
Johnson was told by the rest of the Septet’s leaders – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States – at the first meeting that the United Kingdom would take the lead since assuming the organization’s rotating presidency earlier this year.
At the meeting, which would be virtual and without access to the press, the British ruler would advocate for 100 days to reduce the time to develop new vaccines, treatments and tests against common pathogens, and save countless lives in such a situation Will be able to do such a crisis due to Kovid-19.
Johnson’s address begins with unprecedented feats that receive vaccines against disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 coronaviruses 300 days after the appearance of the first cases.
According to his office, the British Prime Minister will also ask the leaders of the G7 to extend the contribution of their countries to Kovacs, a global initiative that seeks to guarantee equal access to vaccines against Kovid-19.
In addition to its contribution of 548 million pounds sterling (about $ 765 million) to that plan, the United Kingdom also committed to share with other developing nations most of the rest of the campaign.
This Friday’s virtual meeting will be held for the first time by G7 leaders since April 2020, and a face-to-face summit for next June in the English city of Cornwall.
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