UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for a global commitment at the G7 summit in Cornwall that the entire world will be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of 2022.
The Prime Minister will call on world leaders to agree on a plan to end the pandemic and ensure that all people have access to vaccinations within a maximum of 18 months, the Daily Mail reports.
This meeting, which will begin on Friday, has been classified as “historic” by Johnson and is also the first overseas visit by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, since taking office in January 2021.
“The world expects us to face the greatest challenge of the post-war era: defeating COVID-19 and advancing the global recovery that is fueled by our shared values. Vaccinating the world by the end of next year would be the greatest achievement in medical history, ”said the British Prime Minister.
Johnson has therefore appealed to his leading international G7 colleagues to join the UK initiative to end the “terrible pandemic”. “I promise we will never again allow the terrible devastation caused by the coronavirus to repeat itself,” he added.
The G7 leaders will meet in Cornwall on Friday for three days. You will be telematically assisted by experts from a variety of fields, including UK Government Chief Scientist Patrick Vallance; Environmentalist David Attenborouh or philanthropist Melinda Gates.
On Saturday, the G7 heads of state and government will meet in person or virtually with their counterparts from Australia, South Africa, South Korea and India to discuss health and climate change.
In this context, the UK Prime Minister is expected to call for an increase in vaccine production, the removal of barriers to the international distribution of injections and the exchange of overdoses with developing countries, both bilaterally and through Covax.
Johnson will also ask for your support for the Global Pandemic Radar, a new surveillance system that protects immunization programs from new forms of COVID-19 through early detection.