Johnson seeks G7 world vaccination goal

币游国际官方入口

2021-06-09

FILEPHOTO:AwomanreceivesaCOVID-19vaccineataclinicinPhiladelphia,Pennsylvania,US,May18,2021.[Photo/Agencies]LeaderscallforincreasingjabsupplyandrevealingdatatomeetchallengeBritainsPrimeMinisterBorisJohnsonconfirmedhewillpushforaglobaltargettocommittovaccinatingtheworldagainstCOVID-19bytheendofnextyearwhenhemeetstheleadersofadvancedeconomicnationsattheG7summitthatstartsonFriday,,Johnsonsaidthathewouldaskhiscounterpartsto"risetothegreatestchallengeofthepost-warera"."Vaccinatingtheworldbytheendofnextyearwouldbethesinglegreatestfeatinmedicalhistory,"Johnsonsaid."ImcallingonmyfellowG7leaderstojoinustoendthisterriblepandemicandpledgewewillneverallowthedevastationwreakedbycoronavirustohappenagain."G7economies,includingtheUnitedStates,Italy,France,GermanyandJapan,havestatedhowmanydosestheywilldonatetotheglobalvaccine-sharingprogram,COVAX,KingdomwilldonatetoCOVAXatthesummit,,whichhasapopulationof67million,havenowhadtheirfirstdoseofavaccine,,nearly900millionpeoplegloballyhavereceivedatleastonedoseofaCOVID-19vaccine,andofthese,"steppingupthemanufactureofvaccines"and"loweringbarrierstotheinternationaldistributionofthosevaccines".SpeakingontheBBCsAndrewMarrShowonSunday,formerUKprimeministerTonyBlaircalledfordatatobepresentedtoencouragepeopletoreceivetheAstraZenecavaccine,svaccinerolloutwashinder:"Ifweweretopublishtheoverallfiguresshowingthenumbersvaccinatedwitheach,thenumbersofthosethatstillhaveCOVID,thenumbersofthosestillhospitalized,thenumbersofthosewhohavedied,Ithinktheimpactwillbedramatic,notjusthereinBritain,butroundtheworld."Oneofthebiggestproblemsingettingt,Ithinkyouwouldseeveryclea,thatAstraZenecaandPfizerareroughlysimilar."SkyNewsnotedanewreportbytheTonyBlairInstituteforGlobalChange,whichsaid"vaccinestatusmatters"andthathealthpassescan"allowcitizenstoprovetheirstatusinasecure,privacy-preservingway".FormerLabourPartyleaderBlair,whowasprimeministerfrom1997to2007,saidthosevaccinatedshouldgetmorefreedom,suchasfortravel,:"Otherthanformedicalreasons,peopleshouldbevaccinated."TheHealthSecretaryMattHancocksaidonSundaythatthespreadoftheDeltavariantintheUKmakestheJune21targetdateforeasingrestrictionsinthecountry"moredifficult".HetoldSkyNewsthattheDelta:"ariant,butcruciallywebelievethatwithtwodosesofthevaccineyougetthesameprotectionastheoldvariant."Headd"severedbutnotbroken".BritainsMedicinesandHealthcareproductsRegulatoryAgency,orMHRA,onFridayapprovedtheuseofthePfizer/BioNTechvaccinefor12to15-year-olds,butHancocksaidexpertswouldfirstbeconsulted"ontherightapproachtoputtingthisintopractice".。