British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has decided to urge the leaders of the G7 countries – Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France and Japan – to vaccinate the whole world against coronavirus by the end of 2022. It is reported by TASS citing Johnson’s statement.
“I call on my colleagues, the leaders of the G7, to join us to end this terrible pandemic and publicly pledge to prevent a repeat of the devastation that the coronavirus has inflicted,” the statement said. According to the politician, vaccination of the world population by the end of next year would be “the greatest achievement in the history of medicine.”
According to the office, the implementation of the global immunization plan should include increasing vaccine production and lowering barriers to international distribution of these vaccines by G7 countries. To this end, it is proposed to share “excess doses” with developing countries on a bilateral basis, as well as through the COVAX system.
On June 3, Johnson received a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca. The politician gave the second vaccination according to the rules – 11 weeks after the first. The British Prime Minister received the first component of the vaccine on March 19 at St Thomas Hospital:
On May 26, the International Committee of the Red Cross asked Moscow to provide the Sputnik V vaccine. In which countries the Red Cross intends to use the Russian coronavirus vaccine has not yet been specified.
About 60 countries have already registered Sputnik V. In addition to Russia, the production of this vaccine is underway or is being prepared in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Serbia, Argentina, India, South Korea, China, Germany, Italy and Egypt.