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The World's Failed Response to Covid-19 in Africa Must End

Africans are paying the price of global abandonment with their lives.

Mosoka Fallah ·


Global Youth Demand EU, UK 'Unconditionally' Back Vaccine Patent Waiver

"Unelected, undemocratic pharmaceutical companies cannot continue to dictate the global distribution of vaccines," write dozens of youth and student groups in an open letter.

Jake Johnson ·


WHO Says Covid Still Killing 'Far, Far Too Many' as Pharma Hoards Vaccine Tech

"Increasing deaths for six weeks in a row is not the situation we should be in right now," said WHO epidemiologist Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove.

Jake Johnson ·


New Campaign Calls On Biden and Becerra to 'Make Meds Affordable'

"We cannot wait for Congress. Lives are at stake," said Be a Hero co-founder Ady Barkan. "President Biden and Secretary Becerra have the authority and must act now."

Jessica Corbett ·


African Civil Society Slams Moderna Attempt to 'Derail' Vaccine Project

"It's an outrageous act of gaslighting and we won't stand for it," said one public health campaigner.

Jake Johnson ·


Documents Expose Pharma Effort to Kill Africa's Covid Vaccine Project

"To push for the termination of this lifesaving project in order to protect the interests of pharmaceutical companies is shameful," said one advocate.

Jake Johnson ·


GOP Blocks Sanders Effort to Force Vote on Slashing Drug Prices

"How many people need to die, how many people need to get unnecessarily sicker, before Congress is prepared to take on the greed of the prescription drug industry?" asked Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Jake Johnson ·


'Enough Is Enough': Sanders, Klobuchar Unveil Bill to Slash Drug Prices in Half

"We can no longer tolerate policies that make prescription drugs unaffordable and out of reach—Congress must act."

Brett Wilkins ·


Pfizer Forecasts Record Vaccine Revenue for 2022 as Billions Remain Unprotected

"It's nothing short of pandemic profiteering for Pfizer to make a killing while its vaccines have been withheld from so many."

Jake Johnson ·


'Major Breakthrough': South African Scientists Replicate Moderna Vaccine

"We didn't have help from the major Covid vaccine producers, so we did it ourselves," said Gerhardt Boukes, chief scientist at the South African company Afrigen.

Jake Johnson ·

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