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Activists sketch G7 leaders' faces on sand

How is this for a welcome?

Location: Newquay, England

Activist group Avaaz sketched G7 leaders into sand

calling on them to waive patents over vaccines

Date: June 10, 2021

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CAMPAIGNS LEAD FOR AVAAZ, SPYRO LIMNEOS, SAYING: "The inequalities in vaccine access are staggering. This English county of Cornwall, where we are today, has vaccinated more people than 22 African countries combined. At this rate, G7 countries will have vaccinated their populations within the next six or seven months, whereas in the developing world it would take 57 years to vaccinate their people, so that's why we are asking the G7 leaders to agree on waiving the patents."

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