G7 leaders are expected to sign a new declaration to combat future pandemics.
Within the first 100 days, G7 leaders will agree to a new plan to prevent future pandemics.
On Saturday, the world’s leading democracies will sign the “Carbis Bay Declaration” in Cornwall, committing a set of actions to avoid a repeat of the Covid-19 problem.
The UK will also establish a new animal vaccine center to prevent diseases from spreading from animals to humans in the future.
On Saturday, Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK government’s senior scientific adviser, and Melinda French Gates, a philanthropist, will present findings from their work on the pandemic preparedness collaboration to G7 leaders and visitors.
The Carbis Bay Declaration will include their findings’ recommendations, which emphasize the importance of the first 100 days after an epidemic threat is identified in modifying its trajectory and preventing it from becoming a pandemic.
To fully fight coronavirus and recover, we must first prevent another pandemic from occurring. That means applying what we’ve learned over the last 18 months and doing things differently the next time.
The G7 leaders — the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy – will pledge to take steps to reduce the time it takes to develop and license vaccinations, treatments, and diagnostics for future diseases to under 100 days.
They will also pledge to expand global surveillance networks and genome sequencing capabilities, as well as assist the World Health Organization’s reform and strengthening.
“In the last year, the world has discovered many effective coronavirus vaccines, licensed and manufactured them at a rapid speed, and is now getting them into the hands of those who need them,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated.
“However, in order to genuinely eradicate coronavirus and recuperate, we must prevent another pandemic from occurring. That means applying what we’ve learned over the last 18 months and doing things differently the next time.
“I am proud that the world’s major democracies have come together for the first time today to ensure that we are never caught off guard again.”
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