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'Vaccination Works': CDC Study Shows Unvaxxed 11 Times More Likely to Die of Covid

"The bottom line is this: We have the scientific tools we need to turn the corner on this pandemic."

Jake Johnson ·


Public Health Experts Praise Biden's New Vaccination Requirements

Addressing those who call such policies attacks on personal freedom, one doctor said that "people also have a right to be able to go to work and not get infected and not get sick and not die."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Time for Waiting Is Over': Biden's New Vaccine Requirements Target US Workforce

"My message to unvaccinated Americans is this," said the president: "What more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see?"

Kenny Stancil ·


Health Advocates Say Biden's Global Covid-19 Summit Must Be 'More Than Just PR'

"The president has said that the U.S. will serve as a vaccine arsenal for the world. Ten thousand people die each day waiting for ambitious action to match this vision."

Kenny Stancil ·


Vaccine Mandates and Patent Waivers for the Common Good

In a pandemic, one person's actions affect the well-being of others. And whenever there are such externalities, the well-being of society requires collective action: regulations to restrict socially harmful behavior and to promote socially beneficial behavior.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Biden to Issue Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers

The president's forthcoming executive order requiring the vast majority of federal workers to be vaccinated will not allow for opting out through regular testing.

Kenny Stancil ·


'Appalled' by Vaccine Booster Plans, WHO Chief Rebukes Big Pharma, Rich Nations

"I will not stay silent when the companies and countries that control the global supply of vaccines think the world's poor should be satisfied with leftovers," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Jake Johnson ·


With 38 Million Facing Food Insecurity, Hunger in US Soared by Nearly 9% in 2020

"The nation avoided mass starvation mostly because the federal government stepped in to dramatically increase food and cash aid."

Kenny Stancil ·


Applause as Australia Backs Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver

"Australia's support for a waiver puts the WTO in a strong position to make progress at next week's TRIPS council meeting," said Global Justice Now.

Julia Conley ·


Calls for Impeachment as Bolsonaro Incites Far-Right at Rallies in Brazil

Pro-democracy protesters marched in 200 cities and towns as Brazil's right-wing president threatened high court justices.

Brett Wilkins ·

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