Nearly 70 religious organizations representing all the major faith traditions will hold a prayer vigil on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on July 20th. They will call on President Biden to show leadership and convince German Chancellor Merkel to support the TRIPS waiver for vaccine access. Faith leaders will urge the president to share the knowledge countries need to make their own safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments. Finally, they will use their unified voice to call on President Biden to launch and invest in a global vaccine manufacturing program of scale and urgency to end the pandemic.
Religious leaders will mourn the 4 million people worldwide who have died from COVID-19. All people of conscience know that much more must be done to ensure equitable and expedient access to vaccines.