No Country Safe Unless All Are Protected From COVID-19 – PM Mottley


(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has again underscored the need for all countries to have access to COVID-19 vaccines to protect their citizens.

While addressing the virtual opening of the GCF (Green Climate Fund) Transformational Climate Financing for the Caribbean Region event on Monday, Ms. Mottley said no country is safe unless every country is protected.

The Prime Minister told her audience: “This pandemic…sees some of us less able to access the critical therapeutics and vaccines needed to protect our citizens, because of the size of our countries, and therefore the scope of our power. We confront the failure of the market daily with respect to this pandemic.

“Regrettably, we seem not to be able to acknowledge that until every country is safe, no country is safe. And that does not in any way diminish the efforts that each country must take to be safe, but it cannot replace the collective multilateral action to ensure that the global community is a beneficiary of vaccines across the world. COVID does not detect geography or nationality.”

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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