1. Various of actors representing pharmaceutical companies executive directors counting money and throwing it away
2. Man in black suit representing a leader from the G20, medical staff holding placards
3. Actors dress like doctor and nurse in front of coffin with reading (English): 5 million COVID-19 deaths
4. Actor dressed like nurse holding placard, reading (English) "I want people's vaccine, not a profit vaccine"
5. Wide of flash mob
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Francesca Loffari, Amnesty International international affairs senior officer:
"Today we are here together with Oxfam and Emergency, all members of the People's Vaccine Alliance, to ask the G20 leaders to choose to save lives before flying home. To date, only 2.8% of the population belonging to low income countries had access to vaccine. So today it is important to ask the G20 leaders to distribute the surplus vaccines, to share technology and know-how in order to give global access to vaccine."
7. Various of actors dressed like big pharma CEOs throwing money at man depicting a G20 leader
8. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Francesca Loffari, Amnesty International international affairs senior officer:
"Today the biggest part of the world population is cut out from access to vaccines. This is a problem for high income countries too. Because it generates variants. Because nobody is safe, until everybody is safe."
9. Various of actors dressed like big pharma CEOs throwing money at man depicting a G20 leader, medical staff holding placards, reading (English): "I want people's vaccine, not a profit vaccine" and (Italian): "For people, not for profit" and (English): "The people's vaccine"
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Sara Albiani, Oxfam policy advisor on global health:
"The argument that the pharma companies have invested a lot of money is not true, because this argument does not consider the huge public investment that governments and public authorities and international organizations have made for RND (research and development)of this kind of new vaccines."
Activists from non-government organizations staged a flash mob in the Italian capital of Rome on Friday, demanding G20 leaders to take bold decisions and distribute vaccines to low-income countries.
According to Oxfam, Amnesty International and Emergency, members of the People's Vaccine Alliance, only 2.8% of populations living in low income countries, mainly in Africa, had access to vaccines.
The G-20, whose annual summit plays out in Rome this weekend, has morphed from its creation in the 1990s as an international group to grapple with financial crises into a forum facing such pressing problems as worldwide vaccine access and climate change.
Whether its structure is still suitable to helping to respond to the evolving needs of our times will be put to a test with its first in-presence summit since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grouping accounts for 60% of the planet's population. But only one nation from Africa, a continent critically affected by health crises and climate change, is part of the G-20 fold.
According to Amnesty international affairs senior officer Francesca Loffari "the biggest part of the world population is cut out from access to vaccines. "
"This is a problem for high income countries too. Because it generates variants. Because nobody is safe, until everybody is safe," she said.
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