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Covid-19

 

House Dems Urge Biden to Work With Cuba to Vaccinate the World

"Cuba's goal of vaccinating people in low-income countries offers an important opportunity... for our nations to work together once again on urgent healthcare issues facing the world."

Brett Wilkins ·


The Cure for the Next Pandemic: Medicare for All

Universal healthcare would lead to a healthier population, more capable of withstanding the impacts of the next pandemic.

Amy Goodman ·


A Mask-Less World: How the Corporate-Capitalist War on Humanity Is Wreaking Havoc

Mask-lessness is becoming contagious and normalized in a world that is far from "normal."

Belén Fernández ·


In Last-Ditch Push, Campaigners Urge WTO to Reject 'Indefensible' Vaccine Patent Deal

A coalition of 150 public health groups called on World Trade Organization members to "demand a real and effective" patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.

Jake Johnson ·


Mexican Official Says Flawed WTO Proposal on Vaccine Patents 'Worse Than None at All'

The text proposed by rich nations, argues Hugo López-Gatell, "is nothing more than a PR stunt intended to kill off the possibility of a genuine intellectual property waiver."

Jessica Corbett ·


As WTO Ministerial Opens, Civil Society Slams Rich Nations for Acting as Big Pharma 'Henchmen'

"We are deeply concerned that rich nations are negotiating to protect the interests of pharmaceutical corporations... whatever the cost to public health," said one campaigner.

Jake Johnson ·


WTO Negotiations Prioritize Institution's Reputation Over COVID Medicines Access

It's embarrassing that the WTO as an institution is so broken that it cannot deliver an emergency waiver of its own rules in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic that shuttered the entire global economy.

Tian Johnson ·


30,000 People Have Died Each Day WTO Dragged Its Feet on Vaccine Patents: Oxfam

"If the world had acted immediately then many of these people could still be alive today."

Julia Conley ·


'We Are Choosing Death': Byanyima, Stiglitz Slam WTO Inaction on Vaccine Patents

Winnie Byanyima, the head of UNAIDS, said rich countries have chosen to "protect the monopolies and profits of pharma companies, and millions of people have died who shouldn't have died."

Jake Johnson ·


World Leaders Must Commit to End Covid-19 Patents: Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus

Decrying the "brutally unequal global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines," Yunus wrote that "there is still time for world leaders to say never again."

Andrea Germanos ·

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