In a statement marking the end of the G7 summit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that leaders of the world’s richest countries have pledged one billion Covid-19 vaccine levels for the rest of the world – either directly or through COVAX funding.
“A week ago I asked my fellow leaders to help prepare and scale up the need for vaccinations around the world by the end of 2022. I am very pleased to announce that this weekend leaders pledged more than 1 billion either directly or through COVAX funding. 100 million from the United Kingdom, the world’s poorest country, which is another big step towards vaccination in the world, “Johnson said.
Speaking at the press conference about the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Johnson said, “Today more than half a billion people are safe because of the development and production of that vaccine.”
“What we need is the G7 to demonstrate the benefits of democracy and freedom and human rights to the rest of the world. We can achieve that through medical history. We can work together to stop the destruction of the coronavirus that has been produced ever since,” he says.
Earlier this week, Johnson announced the UK would donate at least 100 million surplus Covid-19 vaccine doses and countries to COVAX needed by next year.
Ahead of the G7 summit, US President Joe Biden announced the United States plans to donate 500 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses worldwide. As per the timeline, the official said the ship will be launched in August at the Pfizer level and 200 million levels will be delivered by the end of this year. The remaining 300 million doses will be distributed by the first half of 2022.
President of the European Council Charles Mitchell, left, glasses with leather at the service bay, summit in England, and June.