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The Only Effective Pandemic Response Is a Global One

The world needs a global pandemic preparedness and response strategy that is built on equitable and representative decision-making. But developing one will require the G20 and the World Bank to abandon their current "health for some" approach.

Mariana Mazzucato ·


President Joe Biden Tests Positive for Covid-19

The White House said in a statement that the president is "experiencing very mild symptoms."

Common Dreams staff ·


In Earnings Call, Pfizer Celebrated Chance to Profit Off End of Public Health Measures

"Prevention is key and should be the humane top priority, not lining pockets," said one observer.

Julia Conley ·


'A Big Deal': US, African Scientists to Collaborate on mRNA Vaccine Development

"Scientists are leading the way," said one advocate. "Perhaps political leaders will follow."

Kenny Stancil ·


House Dems Call for Suspension of Aid if Brazilian Military Attempts Election Coup

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's far-right president, has said he may not accept the results of this October's presidential contest if he loses.

Brett Wilkins ·


Nearly Two Dozen GOP States Attempting to Use Covid Relief Funds for Tax Cuts

Numerous Republican states, having benefited from federal coronavirus aid funds, are "pushing for income tax cuts that would deliver outsized gains to wealthy residents and profitable corporations."

Jake Johnson ·


Paul and Blackburn Among GOP Senators Opposing Extension of School Meal Program

"We cannot allow 95 million meals to be missed by kids this summer," warned Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal in the face of the Republicans' obstruction.

Brett Wilkins ·


'It's a Public Health Issue!' MSNBC Host Makes Case for Medicare for All

"It's time to stop treating universal healthcare or single-payer or Medicare for All as some sort of fringe, left-wing issue," said Mehdi Hasan.

Jake Johnson ·


US For-Profit Health System Is a Mass Killer

We could stop murdering our own population en masse by adopting a single-payer healthcare.

Richard Eskow ·


After WTO Failure, Nations Urged to 'Outright Defy' Pharma Patent Rules to Fight Covid

"Governments must take immediate actions to bypass the WTO's prioritization of pharmaceutical monopolies over human lives," says a global coalition of nearly 300 civil society groups.

Jake Johnson ·

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