- Harris will address the UN Monday, and broadly outline how President Biden’s administration thinks nations should consider focusing their attention
- She will say that the horrors of COVID-19 should encourage the world to start urgently preparing for the next big pandemic
- Harris will say that investments in areas such as vaccine development, PPE availability and women’s health could give countries a head start
- It comes as the United States makes progress on vaccinating the public and much of the world struggles to acquire vaccines
- Harris, the first-ever person of Indian descent to serve as vice president, also weighed in on the massive coronavirus crisis in India on Sunday
- ‘The U.S. is working closely with the Indian government to rapidly deploy additional support and supplies during an alarming COVID-19 outbreak,’ she said
Vice President Kamala Harris will tell the United Nations that the world needs to start preparing for the next global pandemic even as COVID-19 rages on.
Harris’ virtual appearance at the UN on Monday – her second since becoming vice president – will offer ideas on how nations can better prepare themselves for the next global health crisis.
Harris, according to the excerpts, will broadly outline how the administration thinks nations should consider focusing their attention including women’s health and investing in vaccines, personal protective equipment and test manufacturing.
Testing has been vital to identify COVID suffers, and try to isolate them to stop the disease spreading further. #
PPE and vaccines are both seen as vital with helping prevent transmission, with vaccines also helping people suffer far less serious symptoms if they do still catch the virus.
Harris, whose mom was an Indian-born scientists, also weighed in on the massive coronavirus crisis in India on Sunday – where a second surge has killed nearly 3,000 people in 24 hours.
‘The U.S. is working closely with the Indian government to rapidly deploy additional support and supplies during an alarming COVID-19 outbreak,’ Harris tweeted on Sunday.
‘As we provide assistance, we pray for the people of India—including its courageous healthcare workers.’
h/t Coastie Patriot