Europe and U.S. should donate up to 5 percent of vaccine doses to developing nations, Macron says
In an interview with the Financial Times, Macron said that global vaccine inequality is “politically unsustainable” and “paving the way for a war of influence over vaccines.” He referred to a situation in which Western nations have secured hundreds of millions of doses, while some countries have yet to administer a single shot.
“We are allowing the idea to take hold that hundreds of millions of vaccines are being given in rich countries and that we are not starting in poor countries,” he told the newspaper ahead of a virtual Group of Seven meeting Friday of leaders of the world’s largest economies.
“It’s an unprecedented acceleration of global inequality, and it’s politically unsustainable, too, because it’s paving the way for a war of influence over vaccines,” Macron said in the interview. He added that “you can see the Chinese strategy and the Russian strategy, too.”
Macron suggested allocating between 4 and 5 percent of current vaccine supplies in Europe and the United States and transferring them quickly to …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]