G7 leaders want to turn the page on the pandemic

A billion doses will be given to the countries that need them: very insufficient for NGOs. The “reconstruction” of the economy must go through more solidarity.

Special Envoy to Cornwall

The Covid had led to the cancellation of the G7 summit scheduled for Washington in 2020. A year later, the leaders of the seven largest world powers (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Japan) want to end it. Boris Johnson said to himself «ravi» to see everyone “in person” after this “Damn pandemic”.

The “after” revolves around three main axes. One, vaccine solidarity. Two, anticipate any return of the virus or a new pandemic. Three, a fairer economic reconstruction. Donald Trump gone, Joe Biden entered the international scene: this G7 is a “Moment of truth”, for Emmanuel Macron. As Pfizer President Albert Bourla says, “The eyes of the world are on the leaders of the G7”.

To the 100 million already promised by the European Union, were added 100 million (of AstraZeneca) by the United Kingdom, 100 million by Canada, and 500 million (of Pfizer) by the United States

Meeting until Sunday at the seaside in Carbis Bay, Cornwall (south-west of England), they must announce the donation of 1 billion doses of vaccines to countries in need. To the 100 million

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