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Pandemic Action Network Applauds Bipartisan Support for Global Health Security Legislation in U.S. House of Representatives

Pandemic Action Network warmly welcomes the bipartisan advancement of the Global Health Security Act of 2021, an important step forward to accelerate and deepen U.S. global leadership in pandemic preparedness and response, and draws on lessons learned from COVID-19 to strengthen and invest in global efforts to detect, prevent, and respond to emerging pandemic threats that will keep America and the world healthier, safer, and more secure.

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Illustrated Earth

Our Pandemic Anniversary Wish: Let’s Pandemic-Proof the Planet

One year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization finally told the world what was already clear: that with 118,000 cases in over 110 countries and territories around the world, COVID-19 could be “characterized as a pandemic.” It’s been a year of both horrible and amazing developments. Yet crisis can be a great revealer, and this one has also exposed and preyed upon deep and longstanding global inequities, vulnerabilities, and broken systems.

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World Flags

Calling on Wealthy Countries to Reallocate Excess Vaccine Doses

As more and more people in high-income countries become vaccinated against COVID-19, the inequitable allocation of approved vaccines across the globe is coming into stark relief. Wealthy nations have secured multiple times the amount of vaccine needed to protect their population, while low- and middle-income countries still need to get to the 20% of the population coverage offered by the COVAX Facility.

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U.S. Global Health Experts Urge G7 Action to Vaccinate the World Quickly and Equitably

A coalition of global health experts today called on G7 leaders to share at least 1 billion, and aim for 2 billion, vaccine doses to low- and middle-income countries by the end of this year, and more urgently help countries distribute and deliver vaccines quickly and equitably across their populations, striving to achieve at least 60%, and ideally 70%, vaccination coverage in every country in 2022.

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June 7 - Blog Post G7 Finance Ministers

It’s G7 Week — Will It Deliver The Global Covid-19 Plan We Desperately Need?

At the G7 Leaders’ Summit, leaders face two choices: they can either decide to take the fight against COVID-19 to another level and agree on a comprehensive global plan to end the pandemic everywhere for everyone or choose to continue with the piecemeal approach that has characterized the global response until now, thus prolonging this crisis for those who are most vulnerable. 

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Call-to-action: Global Roadmap to Vaccinate the World

We are calling on leaders to agree to a Global Roadmap to Vaccinate the World to achieve global herd immunity as soon as possible. The Roadmap should set out a comprehensive, coordinated strategy; increase and improve the global supply of all COVID-19 tools, and full cost the response in a burden-sharing model.

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