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US News Angela Merkel worried about the distribution of vaccines against Covid-19

01:10  23 november  2020
01:10  23 november  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in power for exactly 15 years on Sunday, said she was "worried that nothing has yet been done" in concrete terms to ensure vaccination in poor countries.

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The leaders of the G20 promised on Sunday to "stop at any effort" to guarantee equitable access to vaccines against the Covid-19, a voluntarism however tempered by declarations of Angela Merkel in particular , "worried" about the slow progress in this area.

"We will not back down from any effort to ensure affordable and equitable access (to vaccines, tests and treatments, editor's note) for all", they write in their final declaration.

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While the pandemic has killed nearly 1.4 million people around the world, presidents or heads of government promise to "meet the financing needs that still exist" to ensure that vaccines do not benefit only the richest countries, when they themselves are already setting up large-scale vaccination campaigns.

The United States announced on Sunday that it hopes to start theirs before mid-December.

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The United Nations, fearing the emergence of "vaccine nationalism", calls for urgently finding $ 4.2 billion to guarantee, under the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO), equitable access to vaccine. An amount to which the G20 has not expressly committed.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in power for exactly 15 years on Sunday, said she was "worried that nothing has yet been done" in concrete terms to ensure vaccination in poor countries.

"We need more funding", underlined after the summit the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

French President Emmanuel Macron called on his counterparts to "go further faster", according to the Elysee, by donating doses, forging industrial partnerships or even by sharing intellectual property.

The NGO Oxfam has criticized AFP for a "total gap between the calls (from Europeans in particular) to make the vaccine a" global public good "and the race for the vaccine that they maintain. Another subject on which the G20 was expected: the debt of poor countries, which is soaring due to the economic cataclysm caused by the pandemic.

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G20 leaders "promise to implement" an already adopted debt service suspension initiative, which allows poor countries to defer interest payments until June 2021.

But while the United Nations hoped that this period would be extended until the end of 2021, the G20 is relying on its finance ministers to "examine" this question next spring.

Beyond the pandemic, "we agreed on a common language on climate, trade and investments. This is very important because, during the last summits, we were unable to produce a final press release which is supported by everyone, "said OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria to AFP.

Donald Trump lambasted the Paris Agreement

On the environment, exit in particular the separate paragraph that the United States had inserted in the text concluding the G20 summit in Osaka last year, to clearly mark their difference in the matter.

In the one which concludes the G20 under the Saudi presidency, the great powers promise to "face the most pressing environmental challenges".

But the rest of the declaration carefully differentiates between the signatories of the Paris Agreement and the others, the United States therefore - even if President-elect Joe Biden has promised to bring his country back into the system.

And tensions have nevertheless appeared. Donald Trump once again blasted the Paris Agreement on Sunday which, according to him, "was designed to kill the American economy".

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a notorious climate skeptic, swept aside criticism of the increase in deforestation in Brazil, "demagogic attacks" according to him, which emanate from "less competitive" countries.

Containment in Germany: Merkel maintains the pressure until the beginning of January .
© Odd ANDERSEN / POOL / AFP Angela Merkel refuses to lighten the containment system for the moment Caution in Germany. Angela Merkel spoke on Wednesday evening on the fight against Covid-19. The restrictive measures have been extended, and even tightened on certain points. The country is not yet experiencing any signs of decline, as in France, even though its various indicators are generally lower than those observed in France. "We still have to make efforts (...) the number of daily infections

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