on June 18, 2021
The week started with an underwhelming G7 summit last weekend – commentators used, among others, the terms ‘unforgivable moral failure’, ‘selfie summit’, a ‘historic missed opportunity’ , … and firebrand Jeff Sachs even wants to get rid of the G7 altogether. But hey, at least Boris, Joe, Emmanuel & other Ursula’s “saved Covax” and we all got to see Boris swimming in the sea 😊. If the Beatles still existed, they would probably dedicate an update of “I am the Walrus” to the leader of ‘Global Britain’. I was less impressed by his slow jogging though, even I run faster on a good day.
On a less cynical note, BMJ’s Kamran Abbasi put it like this, commenting on Kent Buse & Katri Bertram’s hard-hitting analysis: “They came. They saw. They said ‘not us’.” Good to keep in mind as more than 10000 people are still dying every day (cfr Tedros), with “a virus still outpacing the vaccine effort” ( among others due to new variants amounting to “Covid on steroids”)...