COVID-19: Celebrities call on G7 to share vaccines with poor nations

UNITED NATIONS: Nearly 30 celebrities, from singer Katy Perry to footballer David Beckham, called on the G7 on Tuesday to share Covid-19 vaccines with poorer countries ahead of a summit in Britain this weekend.

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The entertainment and sports figures urged the seven countries — France, Italy, the UK, Canada, Japan, Germany and the United States — to pledge at least 20 per cent of their supply between June and August, amounting to 150 million doses.

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“The world has spent a year and a half battling the Covid-19 pandemic, but the virus is still spreading in many countries and producing new variants with the potential to put us all back where we started,” the missive warned.

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“This means more school closures, more healthcare disruptions, and greater economic fallout — threating the futures of families and children everywhere,” it said.

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Among the other signatories on the letter, which included a number of Unicef goodwill ambassadors, were actors Liam Neeson, Orlando Bloom, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Singers Billie Eilish and Angelique Kidjo plus football star Sergio Ramos, Formula One driver Fernando Alonso and tennis star Andy Murray also signed the letter.

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Britain is hosting the G7 summit in Cornwall in southwestern England starting on Friday.

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