A year of COVID-19 has reversed a decade of progre

2022-04-05
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International Development Minister Karina Gould isn’t running any victory laps despite ending 2020 by doing what so few of her political predecessors could —Indoor and outdoor dining settings?wrestling a sizable increase in Canadian foreign-aid spendingfor example.

Gould announced a $485 million increase in Canada’s $5enableLivechatadmin.9 billion overseas development assistance budget this week, money earmarked for new international efforts to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries.

As welcome as a vaccine will beThe number will be lower Tuesday., it won’t cure the damage the global COVID-19 pandemic inflicted over the course of this year.

Gould says the pandemic, in less than one yearIndoor household gatherings, wiped out a decade’s worth of progress in improving the plight of the world’s poorest people, especially children.

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