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Having a jab at inequity


to suPPort its team and the wider community in the fight against COVID-19 infection, Intrepid is offering all of its global office team members paid vaccinatio­n leave.

A snapshot of the operator’s recently jabbed employees have jumped on social media to proudly display their new vaccinatio­n status (pictured).

“We know that higher global vaccinatio­n rates will save lives, restart economies and reopen travel,” Intrepid declared.

However, with vaccine supply either limited or nonexisten­t in poorer nations, Intrepid is also mobilising its resources through The Intrepid Foundation to contribute $100,000 to UNICEF’s Give the World a Shot fundraiser.

“I’m privileged to have received both of my doses - that is sadly not the case for most of the world,” the company’s CEO James Thornton said in an open letter.

“In fact, less than 1% of vaccines have been delivered to lowincome countries, but vaccines for the privileged simply won’t cut it - billions of lives are still at risk,” he added.

UNICEF is the world’s largest distributo­r of vaccines and has vaccinated one in every two children on the planet.

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