UK & FRENCH LEADERS PLEDGE TO SHARE VAX WITH THE DEVELOPING WORLD


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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron are both pledging that their Euro nations will send a portion of their vaccine supplies to developing nations. Mr. Macron, along with Johnson, announced similar plans ahead of a G7 virtual World Summit and explained that dispensing vaccines needed to be distributed “fairly” to combat global inequality.
“We’re not talking about billions of doses immediately, or billions and billions of euros,” said Mr. Macron. “It’s about much more rapidly allocating 4-5% of the doses we have.”
As some have blanched at the Euro leaders’ timing their announcements for the maximum press, others, including Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, the new head of the World Trade Organization, suggested the help was inadequate and urged more.
“I don’t think we should wait to get surplus when other people have been served,” Ms. Okonjo-Iweala said. “I think that any donations that are coming must come now. The reason is very simple. It’s in the interest of rich countries as well as poor countries to have equitable access.”
The WTO leader’s comments came after Boris Johnson said the U.K. would donate most of its surplus supply to poorer nations.
It has become fashionable in critical race theory to deconstruct and discourage cultural “narratives” of whites acting as saviors, but the Caucasian leaders of at least two European nations apparently haven’t gotten the memo. Perhaps the casting of the help as rich nation/poor nation is enough of an escape clause to excuse Macron and Johnson’s channeling of Atticus Finch.

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