A campaign for rich countries to do their part, spearheaded by former prime minister Gordon Brown, must be heeded
“Don’t treat this as our problem alone … Sooner or later, if it doesn’t touch the world’s conscience, it will touch the world’s security,” warned the formidable Indian reporter Barkha Dutt last week, speaking hours after losing her father to Covid. Though Narendra Modi’s government must bear responsibility for the tragedy we are witnessing, other leaders cannot look away.
While many in the west are celebrating the rapid rollout of vaccines, the pandemic is gathering pace elsewhere. South and central America are experiencing another surge. Recent days have set new, grim records, with almost a million new cases reported globally on a single day.
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