Jun 6, 2021 - World

British PM calling on G7 to vaccinate world by end of 2022

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the U.K.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday that he would urge world leaders to commit to vaccinate the global population at the Group of Seven wealthy democracies' summit next week, AP reports.

Why it matters: Johnson said he expects the global population to be mostly vaccinated by the end of 2022, an act he says would be "the single greatest feat in medical history."

  • “The world is looking to us to rise to the greatest challenge of the postwar era: defeating COVID and leading a global recovery driven by our shared values,” Johnson said in a statement to AP.
  • The U.S. had previously stated its plan to share 80 million doses of its surplus vaccine by the end of June.
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