Coronavirus has upended life for millions on a global scale. From India to Singapore to the USA, people have lost relatives and livelihoods. COVID-19 has also unequally affected the most vulnerable amongst us — we can’t let our response be driven by inequality too.
There isn’t a country that coronavirus has not impacted — and it’s urgent that the world responds with the rapid development of tests, treatments and vaccines to end the crisis. And when it’s ready, this must be available to everyone, everywhere. In today’s interconnected world no one is safe until everyone is safe and we need to work together to make sure the most vulnerable are not left behind.
Right now critical work is being done by scientists working at record-breaking speed to allow people to return to normal safely. But this research needs urgent funding to continue, and key organisations like Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, CEPI, the Global Fund, UNITAID, Therapeutics Accelerator, the World Health Organization and others need support to deliver medicines, tests and protection to every corner of the earth, not just to the world’s wealthiest people.
That’s why Global Citizen is calling on all world leaders, including the governments of India and Singapore to unite in an international effort to end the COVID-19 crisis. We need leaders to commit funding to find COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines fast, and to ensure these vital discoveries reach everyone in need.
We are stronger together. Send a message now asking India, South Korea and Singapore to take action to protect everyone in need.