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'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 ·


Ahead of Summit, 200+ Global Leaders Call on G7 Nations to Help Vaccinate the World's Poor

"No one anywhere is safe from Covid-19 until everyone is safe everywhere."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Patent Monopolies and Inequality: When We Give Rich People Money, Why Does Inequality Surprise Us?

Our decision to structure patent and copyright monopolies in a way that allows for a small number of people to get incredibly rich is because we have politicians who like very rich people.

Dean Baker ·


The Terrible Toll of India's Second Covid-19 Wave

After decades of refusing to invest in healthcare, the Indian government has left many rural communities with few options to control the virus's spread.

Sanket Jain ·


Your Friendly Banker

In the first quarter of 2021, all previous profit records for banks were shattered. They made $76.8 billion in that quarter.

Christopher Brauchli ·


Biden Faces Backlash Over 'Shameful' Capitulation to GOP Governors as They End Unemployment Lifelines

"You only take back the lifeline when people aren't drowning," said Claire Guzdar of the Groundwork Collaborative.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·