A year ago, our lives fundamentally changed when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Since then, we have lost 2.6 million lives. We have also seen the pandemic take a disproportionate toll on women, Black, Latinx, and indigenous communities worldwide.
Vaccines have shown us a light at the end of the tunnel. Yet implementation speed, access and understanding varies in communities around the world, while equality gaps have widened and environments for many communities challenge their prospects for recovery.
We must act now to address disparities and enable an equitable recovery – and in so doing, create a new, better normal.