Democratic COVID-19 Response: A Roadmap to Getting a Safe and Effective Vaccine to All   [open pdf - 456KB]

From the Document: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] poses an unprecedented threat to public health--in the mere months since SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease 2], the virus that causes COVID-19, was detected in the U.S., more than 3.2 million individuals have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and over 135,000 people have died in the United States. According to CDC [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] Director Dr. Robert Redfield, the actual case count is likely 10 times the confirmed case count. The disease has pushed public health departments, health care facilities, communities, and families to their limits. And this public health crisis has brought with it educational, social, and economic challenges the nation must respond to as well. Ultimately, vaccines that are safe and effective, produced at scale, equitably distributed, free and accessible to everyone, and widely taken up by the population are our best hope for ending this pandemic. Furthermore, neither U.S. health security nor economic security can be achieved unless markets around the world also recover, requiring vaccines be available and administered globally. We are not safe until all countries are safe. Achieving this goal is not just about doing things fast, it is about doing them right."

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