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Reimagining Pandemic Preparedness: Making Equity a Strategic Priority
April 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Disjointed, nationalist treatment and prevention efforts have largely characterized the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The failure by governments to establish an equitable, coordinated pandemic response has perpetuated oppressive global inequities. Nowhere is this more apparent than with vaccine distribution efforts. Despite the rapid development of life-saving vaccines, nationalist distribution approaches and weak global solidarity have left the most vulnerable populations with inadequate support. Given that global infectious disease outbreaks will only become more common in the future, identifying ways to center equity in pandemic preparedness remains more relevant and critical than ever. Join us on Thursday, April 29th from 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST for a forward-looking discussion with global experts on how we can learn from the failures of the COVID-19 pandemic response to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.