AOC: US must mass produce COVID-19 vaccine for world, or pandemic could drag on for generations

She calls on the United States to use tools like the Defense Production Act to mobilize mass production of vaccines to export for free around the world.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, less than 0.1% of vaccine doses have been administered in low-income countries, according to data available at the end of March, with more than 86% of shots being administered in high- and upper-middle-income countries. “We are not protecting ourselves from the virus, and we frankly are setting up the virus and COVID for being around for generations,” says New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She calls on the United States to use tools like the Defense Production Act to mobilize mass production of vaccines to export for free around the world.

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