During the White House virtual COVID-19 summit Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State, informed about the hardworking Jamaican based General Nurse Antonia Richards-Stewart. Stewart is one of the many other health care workers who have been performing as the frontline workers from time pandemic hit different countries globally.
On September 21st, during the summit, Blinken highlighted the assistance that has been given to many countries across the world to fight against the highly infectious Coronavirus. The assistance was in the form of vaccines shipment, oxygen supplies and other essentials that remain in need while curing the COVID-19 positive patient. Additionally, he said that in Jamaica, Nurse Richards-Stewart, who is currently serving at the Kingston Public Hospital, was one of the frontline workers who availed additional training and equipment provided by USAID.
Blinken said, “If – if we work together with the unity and urgency required at this moment, we can end the pandemic. I am convinced we can do this, in no small part because of the extraordinary people around the world who are working at this every single day, caring for the sick and their families, working to beat back this deadly virus.”
Blinken said that the United States is planning to continue their training and COVID-19 equipment to healthcare workers globally, which also include the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. He also declared that President Joe Biden projects to give additional vaccines to small countries.
Blinken concluded, “The new commitments that President Biden announced today, including purchasing an additional half a billion doses of Pfizer vaccine, which brings our total commitment to more than 1.1 billion doses, shows that the United States will continue to engage and continue to lead.”