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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Call For Vaccine Equity In New York Speech

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Prince Harry has called on pharmaceutical companies to waive their intellectual property rights on Covid vaccines as he said the pandemic was becoming a “human rights crisis”.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to the stage in New York on Saturday as part of Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour event calling on leaders to to adopt a vaccine equity policy.

Performers including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Lizzo were also part of the occasion which included events in Lagos, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Sydney.

Harry said during his speech: “We’re battling more than the virus alone, this is a battle of misinformation, bureaucracy, lack of transparency and lack of access and, above all, this is a human rights crisis.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they had spoken to experts about the pandemic and the issues in worldwide vaccine equity.


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