G20 Leaders Pledge to Ensure Global Access to Covid Vaccines



Chris Giles | FT

G20 leaders pledged to “spare no effort” to ensure cheap, global access to Covid-19 vaccines, even as they failed to make specific commitments on the distribution of early doses.

After a virtual G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia, leaders said they fully supported collaborative efforts to purchase and distribute coronavirus vaccines even though the US has so far declined to join the World Health Organisation’s flagship vaccine distribution scheme, Covax.

“We recognise the role of extensive immunisation as a global public good,” the G20 communique said following the weekend-long meeting. 

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