September 14, 2021 by archyde
US President Joe Biden speaks about wildfires in the western United States during a visit to Boise, Idaho on the 13th. Boise = AFP Yonhap News
US President Joe Biden is expected to present a roadmap for ending the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The goal is to achieve 70% of the global COVID-19 vaccination rate by September 2022. To that end, President Biden is said to have offered countries around the world to hold a “World Corona 19 Summit” next week.
The Washington Post (WP), a US daily, reported on the 13th (local time) based on the documents obtained by President Biden on the 22nd, a video conference titled ‘World Corona 19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic (Pandemic) and Better Reconstruction’. reported to open At this conference, which will be held during the 76th UN General Assembly to be held in New York from the 20th to the 27th, the United States will ensure that at least 70% of the world’s population is vaccinated and that the vaccine is long-term until the next UN General Assembly (September 2022). According to the WP, it will be presented as a target for manufacturing, etc. The participants of the summit will also produce a short video containing measures to achieve the goal.
The United States also expressed a commitment to ensure that the summit will not be a one-time event. The document also states that “in late 2021 and early 2022, there will be a series of meetings that will hold leaders accountable for our goals of ending the epidemic and building better health security.” contained President Biden will seek specific solutions from the private sector and non-governmental organizations, particularly with regard to issues such as the oxygen crisis. The document also stated that it would ask for cooperation not only from the state, but also from the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Meanwhile, U.S. charities have also voiced sympathy for President Biden’s call for a vaccine summit. The Associated Press reported on the same day that the Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, founded by former Microsoft founder Bill Gates, argued that “the world will go backwards if we don’t supply the poor countries with a COVID-19 vaccine.”
Jinwook Kim reporter [email protected]