U.S. trade chief Tai says recovery depends on addressing global vaccine inequity

By Reuters10 days ago

Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies during a hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 for the Office of the U.S. Trade R

By David Lawder

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Tuesday that making vaccines more widely available throughout the world is needed to end the coronavirus pandemic and foster economic recovery.

In remarks to a Council of the Americas conference, Tai said the world had made real strides toward ending the pandemic but that a lot of work lies ahead.

That includes making the vaccine widely available and addressing the global inequity in vaccine access, she said. This is not just a public health requirement. Our economic recovery depends on it.

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