June 15

Analysis: Coronavirus G7: Could One Billion More Vaccines for Poorer Countries Make a Difference?

The G7 group of leading industrial nations have pledged to donate one billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries.

President Joe Biden, in the UK for a G7 summit, said the US contribution of 500 million doses would be “the largest single…donation of Covid-19 vaccines by any single country ever”.

What’s been the response to the pledges?

Over 870 million additional doses were pledged at the G7 summit, bringing total commitments made since February 2021, to one billion.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Schludi.

Source: BBC News (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Health Care
governance, vaccines