Today brought the devastating news that 2 million people have now died from COVID-19. It is hard to imagine the scale of such loss. Across the world, people are grieving for those who will never come home, and can never be replaced.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres marked this tragic milestone by calling on us all to remember that behind this staggering number are names and faces. In their memory, he asks leaders around the world to do more to protect each of us – by ensuring that lifesaving vaccines are made available to all of us.
“Vaccines are reaching high income countries quickly, while the world’s poorest have none at all,” said Guterres. “Science is succeeding — but solidarity is failing.”
António Guterres reminds us that we “can only get ahead of this virus one way — together.”
Until vaccines reach all of us, we must each continue to do what we can to stop the spread of this deadly virus and help save lives. Wear a mask, physically distance from anyone we don’t live with, wash hands regularly and open doors and windows to help slow the spread. Together we can make a difference.
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