마클, 40, 그녀는 연설에서 전 세계 수십억 명의 사람들이 코로나바이러스 백신에 접근할 수 없다고 강조했습니다..
“이 지구상의 모든 사람은 이 백신을 맞을 기본적인 권리가 있습니다. That’s the point, but that’s not happening,” Markle said (via People magazine.)
“And while in this country and many others, you can go almost anywhere and get vaccinated, billions of people around the world cannot,” 그녀는 계속했다. “올해, the world’s expected to produce enough doses to meet the target of vaccinating 70% of people in every single country. But it is wrong that so much of the vaccine supply has only gone to just 10 wealthy nations so far, and not everyone else. It’s just not OK.”
그 동안에, Prince Harry called out “ultra-wealthy pharmaceutical companies” ...에 대한 “not sharing” the information needed for vaccine production.
“얘들 아, we have what we need to vaccinate the world, but the experts told us, here’s what’s getting in the way,” Harry said. “They said many countries are ready to produce vaccines at home, yet they aren’t allowed to, because ultra-wealthy pharmaceutical companies are not sharing the recipes to make them.”
“These countries have the means, the ability and the workers to start manufacturing. All they’re waiting for is the vaccine intellectual property to be waived and for the vaccine technology to be transferred over. 그런데, many of these vaccines were publicly funded. They are your vaccines, you paid for them.”
Prince Harry and Markle’s appearance was part of a 24-hour event to shed light on the lack of vaccine equity. The Global Citizen Live event called on G7 countries and the European Union to pledge access to at least one billion vaccines with countries most in need.
그만큼 royal couple also requested independent international organizations be allowed to determine which countries were most in need.
Markle and Prince Harry have made multiple appearances throughout their time spent in NYC. Markle appeared at a Harlem-area elementary school Friday where she read her children’s book, “벤치,” to schoolchildren.