Virtual High Level Side Event on Covid-19 Response and Vaccine Nationalism

Virtual High Level Side Event on Covid-19 Response and Vaccine Nationalism at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council , co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic to International Organizations in Geneva. Almost two years after the first cases of Covid-19 were identified , the experience of people around the world reflects pre-existing inequalities that have been magnified by the pandemic. As of early August 2021 , the world is in the grip of a devastating third or even fourth wave of infection , driven by the more contagious Delta variant that is driving severe disease and death particularly in countries where vaccination rates are low. In some cases , human rights obligations have been abandoned in short-sighted scrambles for vaccine contracts that pit the haves