World tops 200 million Covid vaccine doses

21/02/2021

World tops 200M vaccine doses as G7 boosts funding

The number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered worldwide has passed 200 million, an AFP count showed, as wealthy G7 countries pledged to more than double aid to support access for the less well-off. 

With 45 percent of injections so far among the rich club – which accounts for just 10 percent of the global population – the G7 on Friday said its aid to projects like the World Health Organization's Covax now amount to $7.5 billion. 

The increased pledges from the US, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Japan and Canada came as permanent UN Security Council member Britai n showed a draft resolution to other countries on the global body, calling for wealthy nations to share doses with poor and war-torn states.

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