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G7 – Economic Powers decide to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to developing countries

The G7 agree to donate one billion vaccines for the ongoing covid pandemic and hope to inoculate the world by the end of the 2021 calendar year 

The G7 leaders met for the first time during the Covid Pandemic and pledged to donate one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to developing countries and help to inoculate the world by the end of the year 2021 during its three-day summit in the English seaside resort of Carbis Bay.

The leaders of the G7 countries ie Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States said that a joint approach is necessary for recovering from the pandemic and surging climate change.

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The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the pandemic was a lesson from which we can all learn and do not repeat any mistakes.He said “We need to make sure that we now allow our economies to recover,” and added that a better future for the world was essential and possible if learnt and worked on our mistakes from the pandemic. He also added that “We need to make sure that when we recover, we level up and we build back better. We have a huge opportunity to do that as G7.” But the UK does not support the 1 billion vaccine plan at length as it will only be providing 100 million vaccines out of which 80 million will go according to the COVAX program by WHO and the rest shall be shared bilaterally.

USA President Joe Biden has decided to donate 500 million vaccines for fight against Covid pandemic whereas UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson decided to donate 100 million vaccines for inoculation. 

The death rate of COVID-19 has crossed 3.9 million people and brought the global economy on its feet, while the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Britain has vaccinated 77 percent of its adult population and the USA has vaccinated  64 percent of their population, till now.

Ann Marriott, the Oxfam’s health policy manager said “If the best G7 leaders can manage is to donate one billion vaccine doses than this summit will have been a failure,”and insisted that the world needs 11 billion doses. She also added saying “Charity is not going to fix the colossal vaccine supply crisis.”

The president of USA Joe Biden and president of France Emannuel Macron supported the idea of a waiver of the Intellectual property rights.  

Various charity organisation said that logistical support will also be needed to administer vaccines to poor nations.