The United States is “Very worried” about the Delta variant of Covid-19 and other variants that could “Threaten” global economic recovery, said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday, July 11.
“We are very concerned about the Delta variant and other variants that could emerge and threaten the recovery. We are in a connected global economy, what happens in any part of the world affects all other countries ”, she said during a press conference on the sidelines of the G20 in Venice.
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“Variants represent a threat to the whole world”, she insisted, calling for “Working together to speed up the vaccination process and aim for the goal of vaccinating 70% of the world’s population next year”.
In terms of vaccines, “We must do more and be more efficient”, she estimated.
The page of the crisis is not turned
On Saturday, G20 finance ministers meeting in Venice warned against “Downside risks” weighing on the recovery of the global economy due to “The spread of new variants of Covid-19 and the different vaccination rates”.
If in recent months the global economic situation “Has improved, mainly thanks to the rise of vaccination”, the G20 recalled in its final communiqué that the page of the crisis has not yet turned.
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The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to thwart the resumption of activities around the world. It is causing epidemic outbreaks in Asia and Africa and is pushing up the number of cases in Europe and the United States.