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Biden urges nations to ‘go big’ to ensure 70pc of world is vaccinated within a year
September 22, 2021 – The Telegraph
And Dr Tom Kenyon, chief health officer at Project HOPE and former director of global programmes at the US Centers for Disease Control, also called for a faster vaccine roll out. “While the newly announced target of vaccinating 70 per cent of the world’s population by United Nations General Assembly 2022 is good, taking a whole year to achieve that goal while the virus and variants keep spreading is not aggressive enough. “Now is the time to address our shortfalls with urgency, not long-lead plans that will take many years to realise. Millions of lives remain at risk while new variants and new pandemics are just around the corner,” he said.
For countries with few vaccine doses, fighting COVID-19 is ‘a race from behind’
September 7, 2021 – PBS NewsHour
To get vaccines where they need to be, experts on the ground are working through Africa CDC to train local health care workers and ramp up supplies, said Chris Skopec, executive vice president for Project HOPE, a global health organization that collaborates with and assists health ministries in other countries. “It’s a race, and we’re racing from behind,” Skopec said.