Emmanuel Macron has called on the EU to match the United States’ COVID vaccine donations.
At a news conference on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron called on the European Union to match the United States’ efforts in distributing COVID-19 vaccinations to underdeveloped countries, particularly African countries, according to the Associated Press.
By mid-2022, the United States has committed to give 500 million Pfizer vaccinations to 92 nations and the African Union.
Macron stated, “I believe the European Union needs to have at least the same level of ambition as the United States.”
In April, France delivered 100,000 vaccination doses to Mauritania. France will donate 500,000 euros by mid-June and 30 million euros by 2022, according to Macron.
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President Joe Biden says the US is buying and distributing hundreds of millions of doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to help save lives, not to curry favor with the almost 100 low-income nations that will receive the shots.
He’s also urging other countries to follow America’s lead, saying that “recovering the global economy is in all of our interests.”
Following a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in St. Ives, England, Biden is detailing US worldwide vaccine-sharing plans.
Biden, Johnson, and other leaders of the world’s largest economies are gathering in Cornwall, England, for a summit that begins on Friday.
According to Biden, the United States will purchase 500 million doses, with 200 million being delivered this year and the rest in the first half of 2022.
A COVID-19 outbreak has forced the temporary closure of a hotel that was hosting journalists and security personnel for the Group of Seven (G7) summit in England.
According to its proprietors, the St. Austell Brewery, the Pedn Olva in St. Ives was closed for a deep clean. After an undisclosed number of employees contracted COVID-19, the facility was shut down.
The owners said Thursday that the hotel will reopen after the deep clean and after they have enough staff to run it.
G7 leaders begin three days of meetings Friday in Carbis Bay, a small seaside village.
While locals in the community are accustomed to crowds and traffic in the summer, disruptions caused by the summit are rather more extreme.
Some 5,000 extra police officers have been deployed to the area, and authorities have even hired a cruise ship with a capacity of 3,000. This is a brief summary.