The G7 countries are not doing enough to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, although they have announced their intention to provide the world with 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines. This opinion was expressed on Friday at a press briefing by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who arrived as a guest at the G7 summit in the English county of Cornwall, Trend reports with reference to TASS.
“Given the situation, a few weeks ago, it was impossible to imagine that this would become a reality. Therefore, we fully welcome this step, – said Guterres in response to a request for comment on the British government’s statement that the G7 will provide other countries with at least 1 billion doses of vaccines. “At the same time, as I said at the beginning of my speech, it is clear that we need more than that. There are not enough bilateral forms of support and initiatives of individual countries. We need a concerted effort, and therefore we need a global vaccination plan.”
Guterres explained that all countries involved in the development and production of effective vaccines should create a special working group that will develop and guarantee the implementation of such a plan. He also called on vaccine companies to share the knowledge and technology needed to do this. According to the Secretary General, in the absence of a global program of action in the poorest countries of the world, “the virus will spread like a forest fire.”