COVID Dominates G7 Meeting as World Leaders Look to End Pandemic in 2022, Prevent Next One

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As world leaders gather in Cornwall, England this week, one issue will be at the forefront of their plans: Defeat the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the world the past year and prevent it from happening again.

COVID-19 has dominated the G7 meeting that kicked off Friday. Normally cozy greetings have been substituted with awkward elbow bumps. Some leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have shown up wearing face masks.

After several socially distanced photos with individual attendees upon arrival, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called out, “Why don’t we just do a group photo?”

But even then, attendees were spaced several feet apart for their group picture and later at the round table where they are expected to spend the day trying to hash out plans to work together on pressing global issues.

“The people of our countries now want us to be sure we are beating the pandemic together and discussing how we’ll never have a repeat of what we’ more...