Updated 1:00 3/10 with recordings and more links.
March 11, 2021 marks one year since the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccine access has been concentrated in just a few countries, with more than 100 nations so far receiving none while access within more fortunate countries has left many behind. This week on “Community thru Covid,” Leigh Kamore Haynes of Free the Vaccine discusses new actions to put people over profit.
Around the world People’s Vaccine Global Day of Action is mobilizing in person and across social media to raise public outcry. In the U.S., one demand is for President Biden to support a waiver on World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property rules that are blocking global production of desperately needed Covid vaccines and treatment. Check here for actions near you and online.
DC rally for Global Day of Action at 950 F Street, NW, 11 a.m. on March 11. (More event details.)
Previous announcement included Merith Basey of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines as a guest; Ms. Basey did not joint the program.