The 18 year-old used the platform to call on the UK and US to reconsider mass vaccination programmes of all citizens, and distribute vaccines to the vulnerable in other less wealthy countries.
Ms Thunberg also said she believes Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has failed to safeguard humanity in his actions during the pandemic and the fight against climate change.
It comes as MsThunberg announced she will donate €100,000 to WHO to be invested into the COVAX programme, to purchase Covid-19 vaccines, as part of the global effort to ensure access of vaccines to the most at-risk in all countries, including health workers, older people and those with underlying conditions.
The United States and other countries hiked their targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions at a summit on Thursday, as climate activists and Pope Francis urged political leaders to act with courage and justice. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
International climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged the US Congress to end fossil fuel subsidies during a hearing on the issue.The House Oversight Committee hearing took place on the same day the Biden administration convened a summit of world leaders to discuss taking action to curb greenhouse gas emissions.Ms Thunberg was one of several activists and policy experts who testified at the hearing, convened by Representative Ro Khanna, a California Democrat who chairs the environment subcommittee.
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Brazil's former health minister told a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing government knew full well that the treatment they were advocating for COVID-19 patients had no scientific basis. Bryan Wood reports.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, bowing to mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other countries, but angering pharmaceutical companies. Jonah Green has more.
President of the European Council, Charles Michel on May 08 said European Union (EU) played active role in COVAX, so vaccines could be available to whole world. "Since the first day of European mobilisation against COVID-19 we showed solidarity by contributing funds to research to make vaccines available for whole world. Since the first day of European mobilisation against COVID-19 we showed solidarity by contributing funds to research to make vaccines available for whole world," Michel said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today also virtually participated in the meeting of EU as a special invitee, on the invitation of Council's President.
Speaking on United States of America (USA) supporting intellectual property rights (IPR) waiver for COVID vaccines, Dr. Ralf Heckner, Ambassador of Switzerland to India on May 07 said Swiss authorities will look into it and then take a decision, but also underlined that the country is in favour of poorer countries getting vaccines. "When it comes to US position that changed, we have new situation when it comes to WTO in Geneva and I know that Swiss authorities will look into it this new situation and then take a decision. We've to wait for that but when it comes to Switzerland we've an objective to get vaccines out especially to countries that are financially in a less privileged position than Switzerland. We're part of COVAX alliance that is financing vaccines for poorer countries," Heckner said in an exclusive with ANI.
As the country is reeling under the horrific second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, locals in Shivamogga thronged the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market turning eyes from COVID-19 protocols. COVID protocols including social distancing norms were flouted at the market. Karnataka is observing Janta Curfew during the weekend to curb the spread of the virus. A two-week lockdown will remain in place across the state between May 10 andMay 24.
India reported 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With 37,36,648 total active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,22,96,414. 4,092 new deaths took the death toll to 2,42,362 . In last 24 hours, 3,86,444 people have won the battle against the diseases. Phase 3 vaccination drive is underway across country. So far 16,94,39,663 vaccine doses have been inoculated.