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‘Vaccines and therapies are a right’, defends Italian premier at the G20

Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, in Rome Image: Reproduction

The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, said today that access to “diagnoses, therapies and vaccines” against the new coronavirus is a right for the entire world community. “For Italy, they are global public goods, a right for all and not privilege of a few, “said the Italian Prime Minister during his speech at the G20 summit, a group that brings together the 20 largest economies in the world. because it is a “moral and social, but also political” decision.

“We will only emerge from the crisis by conceiving a new beginning, placing the person at the center of efforts in global challenges.”

According to the politician, Italy is working hard to develop tools and mechanisms capable of defeating the pandemic and improving global response readiness. And these efforts will be maintained by assuming the Italian presidency at the G20.

The prime minister also stressed that his government “will promote a coordinated effort to overcome the economic crisis, particularly with regard to the most vulnerable countries”.

In addition, he stressed that the G20 “has taken unprecedented steps in the fight against the pandemic.” “As we continue to fight the virus and welcome the recent news from vaccine research, we must also look to our future and the future of younger generations “, said Para Conte.

For him, it is necessary “to strengthen our collaboration with multilateral institutions and make them more effective, including a WHO [Organização Mundial da Saúde] strengthened. “” In the past few months, the international community has faced an unprecedented pandemic since the last century, with shocking socioeconomic and health impacts, “he added. Finally, Conte recalled that” the death toll has increased to more than one million and the IMF predicted that another 90 million people will fall into poverty by the end of 2020 “.

“The resurgence of the pandemic in many regions requires, once again, difficult decisions on the part of governments and important sacrifices on the part of their citizens,” he concluded.

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