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As Moderna Refuses, Democrats Push Biden to Share Vaccine Recipe With the World

The Biden administration may have the "legal authority to access and share the ingredient list and manufacturing instructions for Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine," lawmakers write in a new letter.

Jake Johnson ·


Health Expert Urges Congress to 'Transform People's Lives' as Millions Face Persistent Financial Hardship

"Congress simply cannot let this opportunity pass," wrote Dr. Richard Besser of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation following the organization's survey showing that nearly 40% of households have struggled to afford basic needs in recent months.

Julia Conley ·


'Therapeutics Nationalism'? Poor at Risk of Being Left Behind as Rich Buy Up New Covid Drug

"The U.S. government should challenge Merck to license molnupiravir more broadly."

Jake Johnson ·


Protest at US Embassy in South Africa Demands Biden 'Walk the Talk' on Vaccine Patent Waiver

"The U.S. made a big, bold decision to support this groundbreaking TRIPS waiver, but is now largely absent from the global effort to make it a reality."

Jake Johnson ·


'Waive the Patents': Moderna Still Refuses to Share Covid-19 Vaccine Recipe

One expert says the company—which has gotten billions of dollars from the U.S. government—is "behaving as if they have absolutely no responsibility beyond maximizing the return on investment."

Jessica Corbett ·


Imagine a World With US-China Cooperation

Working together, they could exercise enormous influence in world affairs.

Lawrence Wittner ·


'Reckless': Doctors Without Borders Slams US for Hoarding 500 Million Vaccine Doses

"The U.S. must immediately make public and concrete commitments to redistribute excess Covid-19 vaccines globally if it truly wants to end this pandemic."

Jake Johnson ·


The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research

We should be looking to share technology as widely as possible, not locking it up behind patent monopolies and other protections.

Dean Baker ·


Jobs Report Confirms Ending Unemployment Aid for 8 Million People Was a 'Complete Disaster'

The latest federal data, said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, should put "an end to the false myth that unemployment insurance benefits keep people from working."

Kenny Stancil ·


As CBO Shows How to Cut $1 Trillion From Pentagon, Progressives Urge Spending on 'True Security'

"Saving a trillion dollars that could be devoted to preventing pandemics, addressing climate change, or reducing racial and economic injustice is no small matter."

Brett Wilkins ·

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