COVID-19: EU countries have gone too far with pandemic measures, new report claims
A new report by Civil Liberties Union for Europe says some EU countries have gone too far with the measures they have taken to fight COVID-19, eroding basic rights and civil liberties.
Despite the negativity by the mainstream media, more Americans are finding reasons to be proud of their country. One America's Pearson Sharp spoke with recording artist and activist Ricky Rebel, who says what America needs right now is a message of hope. Hospitals in Italy are overwhelmed as new lockdowns are put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivers a video message at the high-level side event "Accelerating the end of the COVID-19 pandemic".
This event hosted by The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the UN Secretary-General aims to build stronger political consensus for a coordinated global response to COVID-19 and champion the importance and urgency of equitable access to new tools, especially effective vaccines. It also seeks to catalyze a step-change in support for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), the most promising solution for global equitable access to the tools needed to accelerate the end of the pandemic.
The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, is a groundbreaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
There is no time to waste in the fight against COVID-19.
No-one is safe until everyone is safe.
Launched at the end of April 2020, at an event co-hosted by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the President of France, the President of the European Commission, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator brings together governments, scientists, businesses, civil society, and philanthropists and global health organizations (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEPI, FIND, Gavi, The Global Fund, Unitaid, Wellcome, the WHO, and the World Bank). Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris were asked about their support of coronavirus regulations, such as mask wearing. Vice President Pence defended the lack of masks at a White House event and Sen. Harris said "the American people have had to sacrifice far too much."