The USA push world leaders to adopt what they call ambitious targets to end the new coronavirus pandemic, which includes securing 70% of the world’s population against COVID-19 by 2022, according to the US , a copy of which was obtained by Reuters yesterday, Tuesday.
The three-page document is addressed to countries, international organizations and the private sector invited to a virtual COVID-19 summit scheduled by the United States to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The document also calls on countries with “relevant capabilities” to donate one billion additional doses of vaccine and to speed up the delivery of the 2 billion doses for which they have already committed.
White House Deputy Spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre confirmed the target for the 70% vaccination, but did not elaborate further on the summit or the document. The New York Times, which first published the new goals, reported that summits to the summit were sent to world leaders last week.
The US document calls on richer countries to ensure that at least $ 3 billion is available in 2021 and $ 7 billion in 2022 to provide vaccination readiness and to combat vaccination caution.
Other important goals include ensuring that at least 1 in 1,000 people are examined weekly before the end of 2021 and developing rapid mobilization capacity to ensure that all health care workers have access to personal protective equipment, such as the masks, in 2021.
The text also calls on the richest countries to offer $ 2 billion to boost the supply of large amounts of liquid oxygen, to donate at least 1 billion diagnostic test kits by 2022 to low- and lower-middle-income countries, and to donate $ 3 billion. in therapeutic drugs for COVID-19 during 2022.
The private sector is also called upon to fund a $ 2 billion global strategy to boost oxygen supply by the end of next year and make diagnostic test kits available in poorer countries for no more than $ 1 each.
Last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and other international organizations called on world leaders to speed up vaccinations, warning that less than 2% of adults in most low-income countries have been vaccinated against CO compared to almost 50% in high-income countries. They also pointed out that less than 10% of the installments they have committed to have actually been shipped.