Boris Johnson today hailed a ‘big step to vaccinating the world’ as he confirmed the G7 has agreed to donate a billion Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries.
Wrapping up the summit in Cornwall, the PM said leaders at the summit in Cornwall have pledged a combination of jabs and money to pay for them by next year.
The commitment includes 100million doses from the UK and 500million from the US, with Mr Johnson insisting they are going ‘flat out’ to protect populations.
However, campaigners have warned that the numbers are far from enough to prevent the virus from running riot among some of the globe’s most vulnerable populations – and potentially sparking new problems in richer countries.
Meanwhile, Sir David Attenborough today pleaded with G7 leaders to show the ‘will’ to save humanity from climate change.
The celebrated television naturalist said the scientific response to the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated what was possible when there was a ‘clear and urgent’ goal.
But in a video speech to the summit in Cornwall he warned that the fight against climate change was now as much a ‘political and communications’ challenge as a scientific one.
Read more: Johnson hails ‘big step to vaccinating the world’ for the Cult as he confirms G7 will donate a billion jabs to poorer countries – while David Attenborough says fight against ‘Covid’ shows that leaders can tackle climate change if they have the ‘will’. Oh, two prats and two hoaxes for the price of one