The United Nations has launched a new global campaign, Only Together, aiming to advance fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.
“The virus has killed more than 2.5 million people, and left millions more with debilitating long-term health effects”, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a video message to launch the campaign.
“Over the past year, we’ve all missed out on doing the things we love to do with others—eating, hugging, and going to school and work”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, adding that “millions of us have lost someone we love or had our livelihoods taken away.”
On Twitter, he wrote: “ Today I am launching a new campaign calling for #COVID19 vaccines to be available to everyone, everywhere. This year of crisis has caused a tidal wave of suffering.#OnlyTogether can we all end this pandemic & get back to the things we love”.