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The Arms Race: how many more people will die from Covid-19?


This is a digital only ThinkIn. 

The consequences of vaccine inequality are unequivocally terrible. The Delta variant has been catastrophic for the unvaccinated populations of poorer countries – tens of thousands of people are dying needlessly everyday. Vaccinating the world against a highly-infectious (and evolving) virus was never going to be easy, but the moral case for doing so far outweighs the undoubtedly complex logistical and economic challenges it would entail. Mobilising world and business leaders, not to mention the general public, relies on communicating the urgency in the clearest possible terms. Join us for a ThinkIn with a very practical aim: to come up with the total number of preventable deaths that will happen if we don’t close the global Covid vaccine divide now.

editor and invited experts

Matthew d’Ancona
Editor and Partner

Agnes Binagwaho
Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity

Anthony Costello
Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development at University College London and formerly a director at the World Health Organisation

Gary Edson
President, COVID Collaborative and former US Deputy National Security Advisor

Monica Gandhi
Professor of Medicine and a specialist in HIV and infectious diseases based at UCSF/ San Francisco General Hospital

Prashant Yadav
Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD, and lecturer at Harvard Medical School