Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, entreated his fellow leaders to inoculate the whole world against coronavirus disease by the end of next year. The Group of Seven vowed almost one billion coronavirus vaccine doses to impoverished nations. Joe Biden, the President of the US, who backed lifting patents on coronavirus jabs, promised to buy around 500M shots alone.
The United Kingdom, moreover, offered about 0.1 billion doses. But nearly 11 Bn doses are needed to immunize the entire world. So it isn’t surprising that global leaders took care of their own countries first. In democracies, politicians preoccupy with keeping power. But the wealthy nations failed to use their unique assets to build the infrastructure that might speed up global immunizations and end the epidemic.
On Wednesday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, cautioned that the COVID vaccine deficit drove a death wave in parts of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. He said that from an epidemiological, moral, and economic point of view, now is the time for the whole world to come together to handle this epidemic collectively and efficiently.
What If G-7 Cannot Produce a Plan to Inoculate the World?
Failing to do so is becoming evident as countries like the UK and America benefit from their high inoculation rates and reopen. Moreover, their progress is being threatened by the more contagious Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, first identified in India.
The current vaccines are effective against the Delta Variant.
That is from Dr. Fauci.
Do not let fear run your life.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) July 9, 2021
John Felton, Yellowstone County Health Officer, said COVID variants are getting stronger and would continue to transform as people hesitate and refuse to immunize. Of the thirty-three mutant cases detected in Montana, fourteen are in Yellowstone. It is much more contagious. It does appear that for all the Coronavirus variants, the present vaccines perform well in protecting against coronavirus disease hospitalization and death.
Furthermore, experts fear that the next mutant that evolves in vast pools of unimmunized people might evade the COVID-19 doses that are resuming the developed nations. So, in June 2021, when asked if the G-7 cannot develop a plan to immunize the world population, what is it for? It is still a good question. But there is an additional chance. Another Summit, this time also involving the developing countries, is set for Rome in October 2021.