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Two Ways to Take Action for India Now

As high-income countries, such as the U.S., have accelerated vaccination and have preemptively eased masking guidance, the pandemic rages around the world. Most notably, India is in the grips of a terrible and all-too-real nightmare with the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases and deaths of any country. Here are two ways to take action for India now.

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Pandemic Action Network Statement on the Report of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Make it the Last Pandemic

Pandemic Action Network welcomes the long-awaited final report from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, which provide a starting point both to accelerate the end of this crisis and build a better prepared world. The Network looks forward to ensuring this report doesn’t just sit on the shelf and working to engage and urge leaders to end this pandemic while pandemic-proofing our future.

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Call-to-action to African Leaders: Scale Up COVID-19 Testing Now

As the world looks back on one full year of living in the COVID-19 pandemic, the response is still far from over. With only 41 million tests conducted in Africa since the start of the pandemic, and 28,030 tests conducted per million people there is an urgent need for African Union (AU) member states to scale-up testing.

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Lessons Learned — One Year of Collective Action 

One year ago, we launched Pandemic Action Network knowing that no single stakeholder or sector can tackle pandemic preparedness or response alone. Together, over the past year, our innovative Network has learned lessons and earned progress while remaining agile to act amidst an ever-changing political landscape and compounding social crises.

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Take Action For World Mask Week 2021!

Pandemic Action Network is partnering up with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the African Union, the World Health Organization, 3M, 50+ other organizations, and countless community leaders around the world to launch World Mask Week 2021 (July 12-18). #WorldMaskWeek is a movement to encourage sustained mask-wearing to help bring us closer to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for our most vulnerable community members as countries race to vaccinate their populations.

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Statement on the Introduction of New U.S. Senate Legislation on International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response

Pandemic Action Network welcomes the bipartisan introduction of the International Pandemic Preparedness and COVID-19 Response Act of 2021 (S. 2297) in the U.S. Senate. This bill represents a critical coming together across party lines to step up U.S. global leadership both on the global COVID-19 response and on preparedness to create a world that is better equipped to detect, prevent, and respond to emerging pandemic threats.

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G7 Warm Words, Barely Any Action

Lots of Warm Words, Barely No Action — Is the G7 Still Relevant?

The G7 communiqué contains a lot of warm words and a commitment to both “strengthen global action now to fight COVID-19, and to take further tangible steps to improve our collective defenses against future threats and to bolster global health and health security”, but very little action to turn these statements into reality.

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