Mathematical Writing, June 8 (EFE). UNICEF Ambassadors to Spain Fernando Alonso, Jose Manuel Calderon, Pau Gasol, Juan Manuel López Ituriaga, Sergio Ramos and Teresa Vigo have joined a group of 35 Goodwill Ambassadors and UNICEF personalities in the world to demand that G7 countries commit to donate COVID-19 vaccines to least developed countries. .
The open letter issued today on the eve of the G7 Leaders Summit to be held from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 June in Cornwall, UK, demands that these countries commit to urgent participation with a minimum of 20% of doses of these vaccines. To reduce the risk of further spread and risk of mutant strains, as reported by UNICEF.
It is indicated in the letter that the virus is still spreading in many countries and that the new variables have the potential to lead the world to the beginning of this epidemic. “This means more school closures, more interruptions in medical care, and greater economic consequences, threatening the futures of families and children everywhere,” the post adds.
UNICEF, part of the COVAX International Vaccine Equity Initiative, warns it has 190 million fewer doses than it might need and notes that through an analysis by the Center for Life Research Airfinity, members of the Group of Seven will soon have enough doses. To donate 20% of their vaccines between June and August without delaying local vaccination plans.
“The pandemic will not end until it is over everywhere, so it is imperative that all communities around the world urgently have fair access to COVID-19 vaccines,” said former English footballer David Beckham, who is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Among the list of personalities representing the organization who joined this initiative, in addition to the athletes previously mentioned, are the Somali boxer Ramla Ali and the British tennis player Andy Murray.