scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 05:00 am

UN Launches New Campaign, Only Together, To Support Global Vaccine Equity Call

UN Launches New Campaign, Only Together, To Support Global Vaccine Equity Call
The United Nations today launched a new global campaign, Only Together , to support its call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The campaign stresses the need for coordinated global action to ensure vaccines are accessible ...

The United Nations today launched a new global campaign, Only Together, to support its call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world.An unprecedented global scientific effort for vaccines has given us hope to defeat the virus — but only if we work together to ensure everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 vaccines.The COVID-19 vaccines will stop people from dying, prevent new variants from emerging, reignite economies and offer the best hope to end the pandemic.But that progress pales compared to ten rich countries who possess nearly 80 per cent of all COVID-19 vaccines, with some planning to vaccinate their entire population within the next few months.

By the end of 2021, COVAX aims to offer vaccines to nearly 30 per cent of each participating country’s population.Only together can we end the pandemic and transform a new era of hope.

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