The ONE Campaign, the global health and anti-poverty organization co-founded by Bono, launched “Pandemica,” an animated series created to raise awareness of the critical importance of global vaccine access in ending the pandemic. The series features characters voiced by Bono, Penélope Cruz, Danai Gurira, David Oyelowo, and Calum Worthy. Pandemica is like a pandemic purgatory – no one is sure how long they will be stuck there or if they can ever leave.
The fastest way to end the COVID-19 pandemic is to ensure vaccines are available to everyone, everywhere. But, people living in the world’s poorest countries are being left behind. Less than 1% of doses administered globally have gone to people in low-income countries while a handful of wealthy countries have enough vaccines to inoculate their entire populations and still have more than 1 billion doses left over. That includes 550 million excess doses secured by the US alone. And, without every country able to roll-out vaccinations, we could see twice as many deaths.
ONE is a bipartisan, global organization campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity. We urge governments to do more to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, and empower citizens to hold their governments to account. Read more at www.one.org