G7 works on vaccine plan after pleas to help poor

US will divert 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca jab and provide US$100 million in immediate supplies to India. – EPA pic, May 5, 2021.

THE G7 wealthy democracies today worked on plans to scale up global Covid-19 vaccinations, as calls mounted for a drastic increase in funding to help developing nations virtually shut out of early efforts.

Underscoring the challenges faced, the foreign minister of India – where Covid cases have soared in recent weeks – said he decided to participate in the London meeting virtually after potential exposure to the virus.

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