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Covid-19



Fear of Surprise Bills Contributing to Vaccine Hesitancy in US

"Let's build a healthcare system that people aren't terrified to use," said one Medicare for All advocate.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


England's Covid Evictions Ban Is Ending—And Renters Face an Uncertain Future

Two years after the government first promised to abolish Section 21 "no-fault" evictions, tenants must wait some more.

Chaminda Jayanetti ·


Watch: Anand Giridharadas Shares What 'We Learned' From the Covid-19 Pandemic

"The question before us now is: What will do with these lessons?"

Common Dreams staff ·


As Pandemic Wiped Out Workers, Covid Crisis Proved No Obstacle to Soaring CEO Pay

"This should have been a year for shared sacrifice," said one economist. "Instead it became a year of shielding CEOs from risk while it was the frontline employees who paid the price."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Rich Nations Could 'Make Enough Vaccine for the World' With Just $25 Billion: Analysis

"The global vaccine apartheid is a policy choice," said the People's Vaccine Alliance. "We have the means to end it."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


'Let Us Globalize Compassion': Nobel Laureate Urges World Leaders to Waive Vaccine Patents

"While the world has suffered as one, we have not suffered equally."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Warren Shames Chase's Dimon, Other Big Bank CEOs for Charging Overdraft Fees During Pandemic

"This past year has shown that corporate profits are more important to your bank than offering just a little help to struggling families—even when we are in the middle of a worldwide crisis."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Health Systems of Dozens of Countries Near 'Total Collapse' Due to Oxygen Shortages

"If oxygen capacity is there for mining companies to extract, the capacity must be there for the health system to save lives."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


WHO Chief Decries 'Scandalous' Vaccine Inequality Where Rich Nations Control 'Fate of the World'

"The pandemic is not over, and it will not be over until and unless transmission is controlled in every last country."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


WHO Says Covid Has Killed 6 to 8 Million People—Two to Three Times More Than Officially Reported

"Achieving equal global vaccination is imperative, or the risk of a more virulent or transmissible variant remains high," the agency said. "No one is safe until everyone is safe."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·