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Heads of IMF, World Bank, WHO and WTO Promote $50 Billion Plan to End the Pandemic

HeadlineJun 03, 2021

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization and World Health Organization are promoting a $50 billion plan to increase vaccine access and end the pandemic faster. The agencies’ leaders note that low-income nations have received less than 1% of vaccines administered so far, writing, “Some affluent countries are already discussing the rollout of booster shots to their populations, but the vast majority of people in developing countries — even front-line health workers — have still not received their first shot.”

Meanwhile, a new report by the International Labour Organization finds the coronavirus pandemic has pushed over 100 million workers into poverty, wiping out 144 million jobs in 2020.

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