KEY POINTS

  • The open letter was penned by international humanitarian organization Care
  • It urged world leaders to provide vaccination to 70% of the world's population
  • Celebs agreed none of us are safe until all of us are safe

Many celebrities, including Anne Hathaway, Sarah Silverman and Malin Ackerman, have signed an open letter to world leaders, requesting them to work toward stopping the further spread of COVID-19.

International humanitarian organization Care wrote the letter Tuesday that urged world leaders to provide vaccination to 70% of the people across the globe by 2022.

The letter also noted "COVID-19 is now a manmade pandemic of apathy" and only 2% of the population in the "low-income countries have received a single dose," and added fewer vaccinations encourage new variants like Delta.

The organization took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the names of all the people who signed the open letter.

They wrote in the caption that during the United Nations General Assembly and the Global COVID-19 Summit "70+ high-profile influencers have signed our letter Writing hand asking world leaders to deliver 14 billion vaccine doses by mid-2022 to vaccinate 70% of the world."

The celebrities who signed the statement include Debbie Allen, Dorothy Amuah, Morena Baccarin, Adriana Barraza, Troian Bellisario, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alexandra Daddario, Melinda Doolittle and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.

In the letter, the celebrities agreed "none of us are safe until all of us are safe. We call on leaders gathering at the United Nations General Assembly Session to boldly act together to end COVID-19 everywhere."

The open letter further asked the global leaders to ensure seven billion vaccines are available by this year's end, and, additionally, they should keep another seven billion doses ready by mid-2022 to ensure 70% of the world's population is fully vaccinated. 

"To get this done, the world community must also invest in last-mile delivery systems, public education and frontline health care workers to get vaccines from tarmacs into arms," the letter mentioned. "Millions of doses could go to waste because low-income countries don’t have the support, they need to get vaccines to vulnerable people."

It also added this vaccination drive can "save millions of lives — and trillions in further economic damage — by meeting this moment with the resources and political will needed to end COVID-19 for everyone, everywhere."

Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway arrives to attend the premiere of "The Intern" in New York on Sept. 21, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson