Territorial Commander joins Covid vaccine call for poor nations
published on 28 Apr 2021
The Salvation Army’s leader in the UK with the Republic of Ireland has joined global faith leaders calling for an end to vaccine hoarding by wealthy nations to ensure people in all corners of the world can be protected from Covid-19.
Territorial Commander, Commissioner Anthony Cotterill, signed a statement, along with 144 other religious leaders, calling for the fair distribution of vaccine doses to low and middle-income countries. It also called for the production and distribution of Covid vaccines to be ramped up to meet global demand.
The religious leaders’ statement gathered by Christian Aid said: “If one part of the world is left to suffer the pandemic, all parts of the world will be put at ever-increasing risk.
“The access of people to life-saving Covid-19 vaccines cannot be dependent on people’s wealth, status, or nationality.”