To pay for vaccinations against him coronavirus to help stop the coronavirus from becoming paralyzed and returning as a global threat, they called on the G7 one hundred former presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers.
The leaders made the call ahead of the G7 summit, which begins in England on Friday, when the US president Joe Biden will meet the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.
In their letter to the G7, former world leaders reported that global cooperation failed in 2020, but 2021 could lead to a new era.
“The support from the G7 and the G20 that will do the vaccines “to be accessible to low- and middle-income countries is not an act of charity, but it serves the strategic interests of all countries”, the letter states, as broadcast by AMPE.
Among those who signed the letter were former British Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 15 former African leaders.
Coronavirus vaccine: “It is not a charity. It is self-protection “
They argued that G7 leaders and other leaders invited to the conference should guarantee about $ 30 billion a year for two years to fight the pandemic worldwide.
“The allocation of money from the G7 it is not charity. It is self-protection “to end the spread of the disease, its mutated strains, and its return as a threat to all of us,” Brown said.
“At just πέ 30 (€ 0.35) per person per week in the UK, it’s a small price to pay for the best insurance policy in the world,” he said in a statement.
The leaders’ call coincided with a poll by the Save the Children charity, which found strong public support in the US, Britain, France, Germany and Canada for the G7’s fundraising $ 66 billion needed to secure vaccines worldwide.
In Britain, 79% support such a policy, while 79% of Americans support the proposal, according to the poll. Support is lower in France, where 63% are in favor.