“Global vaccine inequality” protest at G7 Summit

“Global vaccine inequality” protest at G7 Summit



“Global vaccine inequality” protest at G7 Summit

As part of the largest vaccination campaign in history, 2.26 billion doses of vaccine were administered in 178 countries, including Turkey. However, vaccination efforts in much of the world are progressing very slowly, as wealthy countries overstock the world’s vaccines against Covid-19. Activists who wanted to react to the situation made an interesting protest before the G7 summit held in Cornwall, England. Activists wearing cartoon masks of US President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga drew attention to the global vaccine inequality.

The leaders of the seven most developed economies of the world came together in England today as the pandemic barrier was removed thanks to the high vaccination rates of rich countries.
The address of the G7 Summit, which was held for the 47th time this year, was determined as Carbis Bay in Cornwall, England. The G7 Summit, which was held with the participation of a small number of press members due to the epidemic, is held under high security measures.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted the summit, while US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga for the first time this year; German Chancellor Angela Merkel is attending the G7 Summit for the last time before leaving her post. The G7 countries consist of the UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and Germany. Also this year, the leaders of Australia, South Korea, Republic of South Africa and India were invited to the summit.
While the G7 summit is expected to address topics such as the ongoing epidemic, global geopolitical risks and climate change this year, the international non-profit organization Oxfam held a remarkable protest.
Activists wore caricatured masks of G7 leaders to draw attention to global vaccine inequality.
In a report published last year, Oxfam announced that more than half of potential coronavirus vaccine candidates are purchased by rich countries.
In the report, it was stated that 51 percent of the vaccine stock of AstraZeneca, Gamaleya/Sputnik, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNtech and Sinovac was purchased by rich countries, which have only 13 percent of the world’s population.


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