The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 54.4 million Americans live in low-income areas with poor access to healthy food.
If pharmaceutical companies don’t voluntarily help people in poor countries, those governments can do what they’ve done in past health crises: let other companies produce generic versions of patented medicines, to protect the common good.
Thirty-two states have legalized medical marijuana in some form or another. With the help of some reform-minded activists and the general public, are our politicians starting to come to their senses on cannabis?
“The long-term effect of the flooding and repetitive exposure has an effect that can transcend generations.”
“In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic.”
The U.S. is not alone as the weather starts to change and restrictions ease up slightly.
A growing movement is calling for the development of a people’s vaccine and the suspension of intellectual property rights to expand access.
“Countries that continue to oppose the WTO waiver—such as European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Japan, and Brazil—must now take action, too.”
Covid-19 infections in most countries have been hugely underestimated — not least because rich countries bought almost all the tests.
For Indigenous peoples, actions must be collective, not only individual.