- 26 Mar 21
"This virus has waged war on the world and we need to fight back with all we've got. Vaccine access isn't just about what's fair, it's also about what's smart - we can't end a global pandemic until we stop the virus from spreading and mutating everywhere."
Bono is launching a new animation series called Pandemica , to help stress the importance of making the Covid-19 vaccine available globally.
Tapping global talent including Penelope Cruz, David Oyelowo, Kumail Nanjiani and Wanda Sykes, among others, Pandemica shows various animated characters stuck in situations where they cannot get the vaccine. The seven episode series highlights that the vaccine is not widely available in some of the world's poorest countries.
"Pandemica's animated world animates a simple truth - that where you live shouldn't determine whether you get these life-saving shots," said Bono, after the series launched on the ONE campaign website.
"Even while many of us still wait our turn, we need to commit to making sure that billions of people around the world aren't left at the back of the line," he continued. "It's the right thing to do, obviously, but it's also the only way out of this pandemic for all of us."
Watch the trailer below, and go to the One campaign website to view all 7 episodes.