2021 Global Poverty Laser Talks


September 21, 2021

Global Vaccine Access

Engage: Access to COVID-19 vaccines has allowed our community to reopen and is reducing the severity of COVID-19. But this reality is not universal.

Problem: Vaccination is our pathway out of this pandemic, but there are not enough vaccines being produced quickly enough so that everyone has access. The unchecked spread of COVID-19 is devastating low-income countries and will generate additional dangerous variants, which is bad for all of us.

Inform: According to a recent poll of likely voters, most Americans want the U.S. to step up. When asked if the U.S. should help other countries struggling with COVID-19, if we should distribute vaccines globally, and if the U.S. lead, most Americans, across parties, support all these measures.

Call to Action: Senator, will you speak to Senate Majority Leader Schumer and leadership of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee and urge them to include at least $2 billion specifically to expand vaccine production capacity in the recovery package?

 

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