WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today in response to the White House announcement that the US has shared more than 100 million vaccine doses globally and reportedly plans to hold a global COVID-19 summit this fall.
Tom Hart, acting CEO, The ONE Campaign:
“President Biden’s efforts to increase global collaboration to end COVID-19 will help save lives, reduce the emergence of variants, and limit the spread of this deadly virus.
“The US is leading the global COVID-19 fight, but the rest of the world must step up to the plate and match the Biden administration’s ambition and action. With COVID-19 raging globally and new variants emerging constantly, wealthy countries face a clear choice: share more doses and shorten the pandemic or continue to hoard doses and prolong COVID-19 indefinitely.
“President Biden’s September Summit must be a turning point, with new, additional commitments to get vaccines to everyone and address the devastating economic impact of COVID-19. Everyone is on the hook to deliver.”