Eric LeCompte was quoted in a West Orlando News Article covering the COVID-19 summit convened by the White House at the United Nations General Assembly. Read an excerpt below and find the full article here.
White House to Convene Global COVID-19 Summit at UN General Assembly
By Rebecca Martin
President Joe Biden will convene a COVID-19 Summit during the UN General Assembly on September 22nd. The White House is asking world leaders, civil society, industry and philanthropists to make commitments to vaccinate the world, save lives and establish a health security financing mechanism.
The Biden White House is focusing on four main themes:
- Vaccinate the World by enhancing equitable access to vaccines and getting shots in arms.
- Save Lives Now by solving the oxygen crisis, and making tests, therapeutics and PPE more available.
- Build Back Better by establishing a sustainable health security financing mechanism, and global leadership for emerging threats.
- Calling the World to Account by aligning around targets, tracking progress, and supporting one another in fulfilling our commitments.
“The summit shows how important it is for us to act quickly,” said Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the Jubilee USA Network. “Biden knows that if we don’t move global vaccine distribution forward this year, we’ll lose more lives and our economy will suffer across the US and around the world.”
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