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The Arms Race | We need to get the world vaccinated as fast as possible. We’re in an arms race: vaccines vs variants.

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Sensemaker Live: How can we vaccinate the world?

Sensemaker Live: How can we vaccinate the world?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

Sensemaker live is in partnership with santander

Just when Johnson hoped it would be safe to go back to the pub, the Indian variant set off the same alarm bells as other variants did in January and September and last March. The cliché is surely true: no one’s safe till everyone is safe. So how do we overcome vaccine hesitancy, production bottlenecks and the massive structural obstacle of a rich world / poor world divide to get vaccines into enough arms quickly enough to prevent Covid mutating its way round every defence we have?

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editor and invited experts

Giles Whittell
Sensemaker Editor

David McNair
Executive Director for Global Policy, ONE Campaign

Professor Sophie Harman
Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London where she teaches and conducts research into global health politics, African agency, and visual politics

Yasmin Qureshi MP
Member of Parliament for Bolton South East, first elected in 2010 after a career spanning 15 years working as a barrister, prosecutor, and for the UN. She is currently Shadow International Development Minister

Sophy Roberts
British author and award-winning journalist. She focuses on travel stories in remote parts of the world, with a special interest in literature, history, culture and conservation.