Personalities including actors Liam Neeson, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and singer Katy Perry signed an open letter ahead of the G7 summit to ask member countries to donate 20% of their vaccines to the poorest countries.
Donate 20% of vaccine doses to the poorest countries
In an open letter, some thirty celebrities urge the member countries of the G7 to give the poorest countries in the world 20% of their vaccine doses. A request that comes a few days before next world summit, which will take place from June 11 to 13 in Cournouailles, England.
Among the signatories are the actors Liam Neeson, Orlando Bloom, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Whoopi Goldberg or footballers David Beckham and Sergio Ramos and singer Katy Perry. These celebrities, who are also very involved at Unicef in the field of children, ask the leaders of the France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Japan, Germany and the United States to share these doses of vaccine with the rest of the world.
Reduce the risk of the virus spreading
More than a purely humanist ambition, it is also about prevent the spread of the virus or even the development of possible variants. “The world has spent a year and a half fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, but the virus is still spreading in many countries and producing new variants that may send us all back to where we started”, warn celebrities in their message.
It’s here first time G7 leaders meet since the start of the pandemic. The summit will also be an opportunity to cover a panel of questions and in particular how countries will cooperate to get out of this global crisis.