A Temporary TRIPS Waiver Is Not Enough

By Progressive International. -

A new poll finds that 59% percent of US voters support waiving all patent protections to produce generic versions of life-saving medicines for critical diseases, from Covid-19 and HIV/AIDS, to [...]

Biden Chooses Monopoly Profits Over Lives In India

By Sam Carliner, Left Voice. -

India is prominent in the news right now, as it has become the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. Rhetoric from the Biden administration might lead people to believe that resolving the [...]

Majority Of US Population Supports Patent Waiver For COVID-19 Vaccine

By People's Dispatch. -

According to a new survey, more than 60% of US voters across party lines would support president Joe Biden endorsing the demand of a patent rights waiver for COVID-19 vaccines raised by over 100 [...]

End Vaccine Apartheid

By the Boycott Times Editorial Board. -

The latest in a series of proposals brought by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization (WTO), backed by over 100 countries, to temporarily suspend COVID-19 vaccine patents [...]

Progressives Pressure Biden Over COVID19 Vaccine Patent Waiver

By Peter Sullivan, The Hill. -

Progressives are increasing pressure on President Biden to support a waiver for COVID-19 vaccine patent protections at the World Trade Organization (WTO), arguing the move is crucial for helping [...]

Vaccine Diplomacy Is Paying Off For China

By Yanzhong Huang, Foreign Affairs. -

Vaccines have had a place in diplomacy since the Cold War era. The country that can manufacture and distribute lifesaving injections to others less fortunate sees a return on its investment in [...]

US Department Of Health Pressured Brazil Into Rejecting Sputnik V

By Tim Korso, Sputnik News. -

The developers of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus have condemned the actions of the American authorities and stressed that nations should be fighting as a united front against the [...]

US Chamber Of Commerce Presses WTO Not To Grant Vaccine Waivers

By Andrew Karpan, Law 360. -

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday warned the World Trade Organization's new director-general not to "distract" herself with proposals to suspend global intellectual property rules in order [...]

Progressives Push Biden To End ‘Vaccine Apartheid’

By Celia Wexler, Blue Tent. -

Last Friday, three days before a crucial meeting of the World Trade Organization, progressives in the trade, faith, labor, consumer, and human rights communities sent an urgent request to the [...]

Dr. Osterholm’s Warning: COVID Hurricane On The Horizon

By Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch. -

Twelve months ago, Dr. Michael Osterholm was interviewed on the Joe Rogan Program. At the time, he warned that anywhere from 400,000 to 1.5 million Americans would die of COVID and that the [...]

Vaccine Imperialism: China vs. The Western World

By Lee Siu Hin, Action LA. -

China and Russia are among the first countries in the world to vaccinate people, according to the website Our World in Data. By December 15, 2020, at least 1.5 million Chinese had taken a jab, [...]

What The Vaccine Debacle Tells Us About Predatory Capitalism

By Ognian Kassabov, Al Jazeera. -

Vaccines have been a beacon of hope amid a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 2.4 million people and brought world economies to a halt. They have been presented as a remedy [...]

Global Solidarity Is Needed During The Pandemic To End Medical Apartheid

By Margaret Flowers, PopularResistance.org. -

Some of the truths the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing about the United States are its racial disparities in health and access to health care. Black and Indigenous people are more likely to be [...]

The Global South Faces A ‘Vaccine Apartheid’

By Hadas Thier, In These Times. -

The coronavirus crisis in South Africa is far from over despite falling case numbers in recent weeks. The virus has claimed more than of 50,000 lives, and many health experts predict [...]

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