The campaign, which is endorsed by not only Iman, but also 70 other American stars, is being conducted by CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere), an international organization that helps people in the poorest regions of the world. The aim of the latest initiative of this organization is to persuade the leaders of world powers to implement measures that will allow 70 percent of people to be vaccinated by 2022. Earth’s population. This, as epidemiologists say, is a necessary condition to obtain the so-called herd immunity.
The creators of the campaign note, however, that efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible are very unevenly distributed. In European countries or in the United States, anyone can get vaccinated from the march, and there are no volunteers anyway. The effect is that governments of different countries are imposing restrictions to persuade people to vaccinate. However, there are places in the world where the situation is completely different – they would probably be eager to be there, but there are no vaccinations. The authors of the campaign, whose ambassador is Iman, are calling for a change in this state of affairs.
The goals of the initiative were outlined in an open letter published in the New York Times. 70 celebrities signed it, including: Connie Britton, Richard Gere, Tony Goldwyn, Anne Hathaway, Annie Lennox, Eva Longoria, Debra Messing, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Ciara and Russell Wilson. The signatories stressed that “in underdeveloped countries, only 2% of people received a single dose of the vaccine”, which clearly shows that the inhabitants of the poorest regions of the world were simply left without adequate protection. And they appealed for the next batches of vaccines to be sent to where they are most needed in the near future.
Iman got involved in this campaign and signed an open letter pleading for a fair distribution of vaccines because she knows very well what it is like to lose everything overnight. When she was 16, her well-to-do family had to flee their native Somalia and seek help in a refugee camp. Iman got a chance to get an education and a better life thanks to the support of charities that helped refugees from Somalia. That is why the former model has long been involved in the fight for the rights of the inhabitants of the poorest regions of the world. “These people have already experienced natural disasters and wars, they are now facing this devastating pandemic,” she told People.
Iman also made an appeal to the readers of this magazine – to get vaccinated. “It is a blessing and a privilege to be vaccinated. I urge those who hesitate to vaccinate to see it as an opportunity to change the world, starting it here with themselves. We took many things for granted before this devastating crisis, but I hope we all come out of it with a stronger sense of unity, gratitude and humanity, ”she said. (PAP Life)