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Covid-19


'Little More Than a PR Gimmick': Critics Say G7 Vaccine Donation Pledges Won't Cut It

Public health campaigners estimate that promised donations from rich countries would be enough to cover just 11% of the world's unvaccinated population.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


On Eve of G7, Poll Finds US Voters Want Biden to Lead on Vaccinating World

The survey by Data for Progress found overwhelming support for the president to go "above and beyond" his plan to donate 500 million vaccine doses.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'Shameful Failure': Biden's OSHA Excludes Most Workers From Covid Protections

"We've learned over decades that employers, especially in low wage industries, rarely choose to prioritize their workers' safety; we need government to mandate actions that safeguard lives and well-being," said Oxfam America.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


As European Parliament Endorses Vaccine Patent Waiver, EU Urged to Stop Putting Pharma Profits Over Human Life

"The E.U. has helped the Big Pharma billionaires long enough, now we need to help the billions. It is time to break the vaccine monopolies and put people before profit."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Biden Plan to Donate 500 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Called 'Drop in the Bucket' in Face of Acute Global Need

"Billions of people awaiting a path out of the pandemic desperately need President Biden and other world leaders to find far greater ambition."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Shame It's Taken So Long': Health Advocates Welcome Formal WTO Talks to Suspend Covid Vaccine Patents

"Countless numbers of people have needlessly died while waiting for a breakthrough in these discussions," said one campaigner. "Governments must now clear away these artificial barriers to vaccine production and end this deadly pandemic."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Are We Ready to Emerge From Covid-19? Revisiting the Pandemic as a Portal

Instead of rushing to emerge, we would do well now to slow down, take stock of the luggage we are carrying and the carcasses we are still dragging.

Judy Rohrer ·


Health Campaigners Rage Against EU Effort to Undermine WTO Patent Waiver on Covid Vaccines

"The E.U. 'plan' is to urge current vaccine makers to produce more, an approach that already has failed spectacularly and now imperils the world."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Inequality Has Become the Main Barrier to Beating This Cruel Disease

Covid-19 infections in most countries have been hugely underestimated—not least because rich countries bought almost all the tests.

Max Lawson ·


A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule

Humanity's survival into the twenty-second century and all our hopes for a bright future depend on building new political and economic systems that will simply and genuinely "do what is best for all of us."

Nicolas J.S. Davies ·