Will the World Health Assembly result in a world-savior agreement?
19 MAY 2020
“Will America invoke legislation and prevent vaccines manufactured in the states leaving the US? Will European producers prioritize European countries?” asked Mr. Salisbury, former chair of the WHO committee on global immunization.
A coalition of health workers - who have been on the front line for the last months - and citizens around the world, has put together a campaign to demand that the Director-General of the WHO ensures that all health workers across the world get priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their nationality. “You have clapped and cheered for us. Today, you can do more,” said Cleavon Gilman, Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital when showing his support for the campaign. The World Health Assembly happens once a year and is the ideal place to strike such an agreement: the only question remaining is whether world leaders will hear people’s call for solidarity and cooperation. Join the call!