Pandemic

Jon Queally, staff writer
Billionaire Bill Gates on Sunday argued against a temporary patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines at the World Trade Organization during an interview with Sky News. (Photo: Screenshot/Sky News)
"Who appointed this billionaire head of global health?" asked one critic. "Oh yeah, he did."
Jon Queally, staff writer
A nurse prepares an injection of a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine during the launch of the vaccination campaign for 5000 frontline workers in the tourism and hospitality sector in Nairobi county at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 21, 2021. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images)
"Millions continue to die because pharma monopolies have created vaccine...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
"Pfizer has spent the past year making billions of dollars in profits while people continue to die from Covid-19," tweeted Health GAP on April 22, 2021. "It's time to #FreeTheVaccine so the whole world has access to these life-saving vaccines!" (Photo: Twitter screengrab via Health GAP)
The absence of a WTO patent waiver, say public health advocates, "means we won'...

Further

Surreal: Tinhorn Mussolini is again holding pointless, spittle-flying, ego-boosting, racist-dog-whistling rallies - and, thanks to the drugs, jubilantly tossing masks and boasting “I feel so powerful!” - while ignoring the deadly reality he's spawned. A new model says COVID deaths may double by February to at least 396,000, even as harrowing stories emerge from the slaughter. But not to worry: Mitch is still cacklling about it "like a Confederate Voldemort." These people are fucking monsters.