United States President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson donated millions of vaccines against the coronavirus this Thursday during their meeting ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall.
Johnson has announced that within weeks, his country will begin donating at least 100 million doses of the COVID-19 drug to countries in need.
“With the success of the UK vaccine program, we are now able to share some of our overdoses with those who need them,” he said, according to the BBC.
He also mentioned that he expects the group of G7 members to collectively donate a billion doses of vaccine by 2022.
For his part, Biden has promised to donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to low-income countries around the world through the COVAX mechanism, an announcement that has already been promoted by the media.
“The United States knows firsthand the tragedy of this pandemic. We have had more deaths in the United States than in any part of the world, nearly 600,000 of our compatriots (…) we know the tragedy and we also know the way to get there” Recovery “” said the US President, according to a statement from the White House.
Biden is on his first visit abroad since arriving at the White House. The G7 summit is also the first time these world leaders have met in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The impulses of the vaccination program against COVID-19 and climate change are high on the agenda of the summit, which will run until Sunday.