The global disparity in access to the COVID-19 vaccine is alarming. If production and distribution stay at current rates and high-income countries continue to hoard limited vaccine supply, people in middle- and lower-income nations may not receive the vaccine until 2023, if at all. This disparity allows virus variants to spread – prolonging the COVID-19 crisis for everyone.
Through the NOVID Act, the United States can combat the global spread of COVID-19 more effectively, reduce global vaccine inequity, and prepare effectively for future pandemics. This legislation is crucial and timely and is a human rights imperative – which is why we need Congress to pass it immediately. Please, join PHR today and tell Congress to pass the NOVID Act immediately.