Covid-19: When universal vaccination clashes with geopolitical interests

While the members of the G20 have agreed to allow access to the vaccine to the poorest countries, in action, several countries have already prioritized their nation.

A virtual summit for very real challenges. G20 leaders promised this Sunday to “stop at any effort” to guarantee equitable access to vaccines against Covid-19, according to a draft of the final declaration of the summit with a resolutely consensual tone but poor in concrete announcements.

“We will not back down from any effort to ensure affordable and equitable access (to vaccines, tests and treatments, Editor’s note) for all”, it is written in this text. The summit of the world’s 20 greatest economic powers is being held this year in a virtual format that takes away much of its luster, and under the presidency of Saudi Arabia, which has drawn strong criticism from human rights organizations.

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