What do pandemics and white supremacy have in common?

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 140%; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 14px;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 19.6px; font-size: 14px;"><span style="line-height: 22.4px; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">Today is the one year anniversary of the 2021 insurrection at the Capitol and we are reflecting on the ways white supremacy intersects with our fight for health justice. </span></span></span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 140%; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 14px;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 19.6px; font-size: 14px;"><span style="line-height: 22.4px; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px;">The forces of oppression that emboldened rioters one year ago are the same ones that inhibit people from receiving quality and accessible healthcare. <strong>All too often, white supremacy and capitalism take priority over people&rsquo;s health. </strong></span></span></span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 140%; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 22.4px;">Our health systems are not immune to oppression, and global health is an institution rooted in white supremacy and colonialism. These systems of inequality mean that black and brown communities, low-income, disabled, and other marginalized populations bear the brunt of many injustices. <strong>The result is a lack of access to vaccines, quality healthcare, and more barriers to a healthy life.</strong></span></span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 140%; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 22.4px;">Right to Health Action is doing something different in our approach to pandemic prevention. If we merely respond to pandemics, we still risk the lives of millions of people who face oppression in the current system. <strong>Containment is simply not enough. </strong></span></span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 140%; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.4px; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;"><span style="color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 22.4px; font-size: 16px;">We are fighting for specific policies to combat the oppression and inequality ingrained in our system. Our current platform, the </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.r2haction.org/4p-plan-end-endorsers" target="_blank"><strong>People&rsquo;s Pandemic Prevention Plan</strong></a><span style="color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 22.4px; font-size: 16px;"> not only addresses the current disparities but also puts policies in place to prevent these tragedies from happening again. </span></span></p>
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<li dir="ltr" style="line-height: 19.6px; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 22.4px;"><strong>Increased vaccine manufacturing capacity</strong> via local hubs to share vaccine technology and know-how with low-income countries </span></li>
<li dir="ltr" style="line-height: 19.6px; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 22.4px;"><strong>Investing in the health and security of Indigenous communities</strong> who are most at risk of zoonotic disease spillover</span></li>
<li dir="ltr" style="line-height: 19.6px; font-size: 14px;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 19.6px; font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 22.4px;"><strong>Investing in the reversal of deforestation and climate change </strong>to prevent future viral outbreaks</span></span></span></li>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 140%; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 22.4px;">In order to achieve these bold goals, it will be essential to have activist power committed to our upcoming lobbying efforts. You can mark this anniversary by taking a direct action and signing up to meet with your elected officials to advocate for a pandemic-free future! <strong><a rel="noopener" href="https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/eoy-2021" target="_blank">You can also support our work with a donation. &gt;&gt;&gt;</a></strong></span></p>
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