Country, which has a population of 66 million people, has already purchased more than 400 million doses
THE G7, group of the most industrialized economies in the world, begins this Friday, 19, a virtual meeting that is led by UK. Even the top leaders on the planet have surrendered to electronic calls in these pandemic times. The expectation is that the G7 heads of government will be able to meet in person at the England next June. For this to be possible, vaccination campaigns need to move forward in the coming weeks. And the main theme of today’s meeting is precisely this: how to prevent the Covid-19 further deepen the chasm that separates rich countries from less privileged ones.
As the leader of the G7 this year, Boris Johnson will take the lead and announce a major donation of vaccines to poorer countries. It is not yet clear how many doses the British will provide – the idea is to pass on the surplus purchased by the country. Britain is one of the global leaders in the acquisition and application of vaccines against Covid-19. The country, which has a population of 66 million people, has already purchased more than 400 million doses. It is estimated that the British will end up using half of that, considering the booster doses and the updates of the new variants.
But it is difficult to know precisely why the virus’s mutations are still being studied. London promises to announce exact quantities and the calendar of donations throughout this year. More than 17 million Britons have already received at least the first dose of the vaccine. Projections made indicate that the entire population will have received two doses of the immunizer by August. Great Britain has also donated the equivalent of more than R $ 4 billion to the Covax, program HIM-HER-IT which is organizing the distribution of vaccines to the poorest countries.
Some 130 nations around the world have not yet started their vaccination campaigns against Covid-19, which gives the dimension of the problem on a global scale. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, argues that the richest send 4% to 5% of their vaccine stocks to these countries in difficulties. But the truth is that even Europeans are still in trouble and today few nations are immunizing at a rapid pace.