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Washington and the European Union pledge to vaccinate two-thirds of the world against Corona by 2022

The United States and the European Union announced in a joint statement, after the Brussels summit, plans to work together to end the Corona epidemic, promote green growth, enhance trade cooperation, and “build more security in the world.”

The statement added that Washington and Brussels aspire to vaccinate at least two-thirds of the world's population by the end of 2022, and that they pledged to strengthen cooperation to reform the World Health Organization.

It is noteworthy that the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) welcomed the decisions of the Group of Seven summit to accelerate the launch of safe and effective vaccines against the emerging corona virus at reasonable prices for the poorest countries, with the aim of ending the epidemic next year .. pointing out that the group's decisions in this regard are an important step.

The Executive Director of the organization, Henrietta Fore, referred to the steps of some countries in the group to donate quantities of vaccines on Alvor; To make up for the persistent shortage, she stressed that time is still the critical factor, and that while many citizens in high-income countries are beginning to think about life after vaccination, the situation in low-income countries is still very bleak.

The UNICEF official expressed particular concern about the sudden increases in Corona infections in Asia, South America and Africa, saying that “many expectations indicate that the G7 countries will have sufficient supplies of the vaccine to donate one billion doses by the end of this year.”

She pointed out that UNICEF and many organizations and countries participating in the distribution and preparation need clear timetables regarding when vaccines will be available; To successfully deliver vaccines in countries with poor health infrastructure.