Britain has announced that the Group of Seven (G7) will provide 100 million doses of the corona vaccine to the world by the end of 2022. The UK is hosting the summit in South-West England. The country said it would donate at least 10 crore surplus doses of the vaccine within the next year. Out of this, he will donate 50 lakh doses of the vaccine in the coming weeks. The G-7 is an organization of the seven richest countries in the world, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Let us tell you that this announcement has come at a time when rich countries are being asked to help less developed countries with corona vaccination. Earlier, US President Joe Biden had announced to give 500 million doses of Pfizer Corona Vaccine to 100 poor countries free of cost. It was also said that other prosperous countries should follow this announcement. Earlier on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the US commitment and said Europe should do the same. He said France would share at least 30 million doses globally by the end of the year.
Increasing pressure on the leaders of G-7 countries
The leaders of the G-7 countries have faced increasing pressure to outline their global vaccine sharing plans. Clearly, there has been a great disparity in the supply of vaccines around the world. The US has a huge stockpile of the vaccine and its demand there has fallen drastically in recent weeks. US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Wednesday that G-7 leaders are considering that the supply of the vaccine could be increased in several ways. This includes sharing your own supplements.