(Corbis Bay) G7 rich nations will gather in the UK from Friday to pledge to distribute one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine to poorer countries in the hope of eradicating the disease.
On Thursday evening, the World Health Organization (WHO) called on European countries not to reduce their defenses, stressing that vaccine levels were still too low to avoid new waves.
The British government, which holds the presidency of the G7, pointed out on Thursday evening that the meeting of the superpowers in the south-west of the UK should announce that it will “distribute and finance at least one billion doses of vaccine against the corona virus”.
They should “present a plan to expand vaccine production to achieve this goal,” he continued.
In this context, London noted that it is providing 100 million additional doses from various laboratories for the improvement of its vaccination program, making it possible to supply nearly 70 million injections in the UK.
The United States has pledged half of these vaccines, or 500 million doses of Pfizer / Bioendech.
“Our humanitarian duty is to save as many lives as possible,” stressed US President Joe Biden, who is on his first foreign tour. “It’s in the interests of Americans as well.”
“Again, the United States has responded to this call,” said Albert Burla, CEO of Piciffer, adding that all people on the planet have the right to be vaccinated, regardless of their financial status or origin.
He said the purchase of 500 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNtech to donate to other countries was “the largest vaccine order in the country and the commitment of the American people to donate and help protect people around the world against COVID-19.” U.S. Administrator.
These vaccines will be distributed to “92 countries” through the Kovacs system, which will ensure an equal distribution of the vaccines.
They will begin shipping in August, with a 200 million dose to be delivered by the end of the year. The other 300 million will be disbursed by June 2022.
With nearly 64% of American adults now receiving at least one dose, the White House seeks to show itself as a leader in the planetary fight against the epidemic, which has killed more than 3.76 million people, including nearly 600,000 in the United States.
However, if a portion of the population of rich countries returns to normal life thanks to the vaccine, this improvement will be even more fragile and should be extended to less privileged countries.
Kovacs failed to function at full capacity. As of June 4, the device has delivered more than 80 million volumes to 129 countries and regions, far less than expected.
The WHO warned on Thursday that nearly 90% of African countries would lose the global target of vaccinating one-tenth of their population by September if at least 225 million vaccines are not urgently received.
The organization calls on rich countries to share their vaccine shares with less privileged countries as soon as they are vaccinated, to save lives and to eradicate the disease worldwide.
Protecting drugs or lifting patents to protect vaccines will make it possible to make vaccines easier across the planet: The European Parliament, which disagrees with the European Commission, voted Thursday to temporarily raise patents to improve production.
According to WHO standards, in 53 regions of the European region, 30% of the region’s population is vaccinated with the first dose, and 17% are vaccinated.
Yet as European countries relax their controls, the WHO has called on them not to reduce their security. “Vaccine protection is not enough to protect the region from re-emergence,” WHO European Director Hans Glck warned Thursday.
“We still have a long way to go to get at least 80% of the adult population,” he said. “We are out of danger.”
End of mask wear
The devastating effects of the disease are added to the economies of poorer countries. Therefore, the UN report released on Thursday. According to the report, nine million children are forced to work due to the epidemic, and more than 160 million are already being forced to do so.
In rich countries, residents see the resemblance of ordinary life.
Mandatory wearing of masks has almost stopped since June 14, with bars and restaurants open until midnight on June 11, the most public for Euro football: Denmark on Thursday announced the final stages of a plan to deregulate.
But in other parts of the world, the epidemic continues to escalate, especially in Iran, where the number of cases exceeds 3 million.
In Chile, authorities in the capital, Santiago, have ordered a new isolation, where the number of cases is rising even though 57% of the population has already been vaccinated.