Global faith leaders call for drug firms to vaccinate world against Covid

Posted by on April 27, 2021 7:00 am
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Exclusive: almost 150 religious heads say ‘every person is precious’ as they demand end to vaccine nationalism

Faith leaders are calling on states and pharmaceutical companies to produce and distribute enough vaccines to immunise the entire global population against Covid-19, saying there is a “moral obligation” to reach everyone.

Almost 150 religious leaders from around the world – including Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, Thabo Makgoba, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, and Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Roman Catholic church – are urging an end to vaccine nationalism. The Dalai Lama is also supporting the campaign.

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