Anne Hathaway and more stars’ open letter to end the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging on, nearly two years after the disease was first identified. But have no fear — Hollywood is here to help.

Seventy entertainers signed an open letter to world leaders in a plea to help stymie the spread of the coronavirus.

The letter was constructed by the global nonprofit CARE. Model Iman is the organization’s global advocate and helped urge leaders to increase their vaccination efforts.

The letter was published Tuesday and coincides with the United Nations General Assembly and the Global COVID-19 Summit hosted by President Biden.

The memo asks leaders to provide vaccines for 70% of the world’s population by 2022. It also requests resources for countries with lower capital, more support for health care workers as well as a vested interest in public education.

The letter states, “None of us are safe until all of us are safe. We call on leaders gathering at the United Nations General Assembly Session to boldly act together to end COVID-19 everywhere. ”

“We are joining with CARE to call on global leaders to make 7 billion vaccine doses available before the end of 2021, and an additional 7 billion doses by mid-2022 to fully vaccinate 70% of the world by next summer,” the statement reads.
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“COVID-19 is now a man-made pandemic of apathy. Only 2% of people in low-income countries have received a single dose, leaving the world’s most vulnerable to face COVID with no protection. This situation also lets new variants, like delta, emerge and ravage the lives of millions.”

The letter calls “on global leaders to make 7 billion vaccine doses available before the end of 2021, and an additional 7 billion doses by mid-2022 to fully vaccinate 70% of the world by next summer.”

“To get this done, the world community must also invest in last-mile delivery systems, public education and frontline health care workers to get vaccines from tarmacs into arms. Millions of doses could go to waste because low-income countries don’t have the support they need to get vaccines to vulnerable people,” the letter reads.

“We can save millions of lives — and trillions in further economic damage — by meeting this moment with the resources and political will needed to end COVID-19 for everyone, everywhere. Because none of us are safe until all of us are safe. ”

These are the celebrities who signed the statement:

  • Malin Ackerman
  • Debbie Allen
  • Dorothy Amuah
  • Morena Baccarin
  • Adriana Barraza
  • Troian Bellisario
  • Bobby Berk
  • Jordana Brewster
  • Connie Britton
  • Karamo Brown
  • Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Gloria Calderón Kellett
  • Ciara
  • Tena Clark
  • Kim Coates
  • Madison Cowan
  • Alexandra Daddario
  • Peter Dinklage
  • Melinda Doolittle
  • Tan France
  • Richard Gere
  • Duff Goldman
  • Tony Goldwyn
  • Fiona Gubelmann
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Ingrid Hoffmann
  • Anders Holm
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Osas Ighodaro
  • Iman
  • Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
  • Ellie Krieger
  • Iskra Lawrence
  • Annie Lennox
  • Lola Lennox
  • Esther Lewis
  • Laura Linney
  • Kimberly Locke
  • Eva Longoria
  • Anja Manuel
  • Julianna Margulies
  • Catherine McCord
  • Joel McHale
  • Spike Mendelsohn
  • Idina Menzel
  • Debra Messing
  • Alyssa Milano
  • Sepideh Moafi
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley
  • Christina Ochoa
  • Edward James Olmos
  • Ana Ortiz
  • Helen Pankhurst
  • Jessica Pimentel
  • Julie Plec
  • Adina Porter
  • Zac Posen
  • Leven Rambin
  • April Reign
  • Holland Roden
  • Sheila Shah
  • Adam Shankman
  • Omar Sharif Jr.
  • Michael Sheen
  • Adam Shulman
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Hannah Skvarla
  • Todd Snyder
  • Kimberly Steward
  • Curtis Stone
  • Christy Turlington Burns
  • Laura Vandervoort
  • Gabby Williams
  • Michelle Williams
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley
  • Russell Wilson
  • Scott Wolf
  • Kelley Wolf
  • Bellamy Young
  • Rachel Zoe


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