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G-7 nations will pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

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ST. IVES, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Group of Seven nations will commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world.

He says half of those doses will come from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K.

President Joe Biden has been urging allies to join in speeding the pandemic’s end and bolstering the strategic position of the world’s wealthiest democracies.

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Johnson's announcement on Thursday came a day before the G-7 leaders’ summit opens in England. Earlier Thursday, Biden committed to donating 500 million vaccine doses.

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