G7 leaders to unveil global anti-pandemic action plan

G7 Leaders to unveil global anti-pandemic action plan
The action plan will aim to slash the time needed to develop vaccines to under 100 days. Source: EPA
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Daily US Times: Leaders of G7 nations are to commit to using all their resources and power in an effort to ensure the devastation caused by a pandemic like Covid-19 is never repeated. The leaders are to unveil global anti-pandemic action plan.

On the second day of their summit in Cornwall, England, the leaders will issue a declaration that sets out a series of concrete measures intended to achieve the anti-pandemic goal.

The goal is to slash the time needed to develop vaccines to under 100 days.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened the summit in Friday with a plea to tackle global inequality.

Mr Johnson said it was vital to learn from the “mistakes” of the 2008 financial crisis and tackle the “scar” of inequality. Britain is hosting the three-day gathering at the Cornish seaside resort of Carbis Bay.

After Friday’s talks, the G7 leaders were joined the Queen for a dinner at the nearby Eden Project.

As the leaders posed for a group photo, the Queen was heard to joke: “Are you supposed to be looking as if you’re enjoying yourself?”

The leaders around the monarch laughed, and Mr Johnson replied emphatically: “Yes.” adding that: “We have been enjoying ourselves – in spite of appearances.”

The G7 is an organisation made up of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies: Germany, Japan, Canada, France, Italy, the UK and the US.

Two top European Union politicians are also attending the summit.

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