Singer Katy Perry, actress Whoopi Goldberg and former soccer player David Beckham are among the celebrities who have asked the G7 to share coronavirus vaccines with the poorest countries.
Open letter to the leaders of the Group of Seven (UK, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, the United States and Japan) Calls on countries to allocate at least 20% of their vaccine stocks to poor countries between June and Augustor equivalent 150 million doses.
The G7 summit will be held in the United Kingdom on Friday (11).
The celebrity message reads: “The world has spent a year and a half fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virus continues to spread in many countries and produce new variants, with the risk of sending us back to where we started.”
“This means more school closures, more interruptions in medical care, and more economic consequences that threaten the future of families and children everywhere,” the text adds.
The signatories, who include several UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, are Liam Neeson, Orlando Bloom, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Whoopi Goldberg.
Singers Katy Perry and Angelique Kidjo and sports stars such as Sergio Ramos, pilot Fernando Alonso and tennis player Andy Murray also signed the letter.
World leaders start arriving in the UK for the G7 summit