UK chairs vaccine summit against backdrop of US-China battle

Virtual summit almost certain to reach global vaccine alliance target to combat disease over five years

Boris Johnson will urge world leaders at a virtual summit to raise $7.4bn (£5.9bn) to distribute vaccines to combat infectious diseases in some of the poorest countries of the world over the next five years.

Meeting the target, Johnson said ahead of Thursday’s summit, would show that humanity could finally come together on global health after months in which it has become contested diplomatic terrain, mainly between the US and China.

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Virtual summit almost certain to reach global vaccine alliance target to combat disease over five yearsBoris Johnson will urge world leaders at a virtual summit to raise $7.4bn (£5.9bn) to distribute vaccines to combat infectious diseases in some of the poorest countries of the world over the next five years.Meeting the target, Johnson said ahead of Thursday’s summit, would show that humanity could finally come together on global health after months in which it has become contested diplomatic terrain, mainly between the US and China. Continue reading…

Vaccines and immunisation, Boris Johnson, Bill Gates, Ebola, World news

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