Saturday, July 24, 2021

Tag: Covid vaccine

Why we need a movement to abolish COVID vaccine patents now

While the call by activists to waive TRIPS is an important first step to scale up COVID vaccines, it actually needs to be abolished.

The twisted, tragic reality of vaccine apartheid

True to form, the Western pharmaceutical companies responsible for producing vaccines are already telling shareholders that they will raise prices on them in the near future.

As rich countries shield pharma monopolies, just 0.2% of COVID vaccine...

"The problem is not getting vaccines out of COVAX; the problem is getting them in."

‘We need a people’s vaccine, not a profit vaccine’: Sanders urges...

“Ending this pandemic requires collaboration, solidarity, and empathy. It requires a very different mindset—a mindset that puts people over profits at every turn.”

Pandemic lessons for the rest of us

Or vaccine thinking applied to all of American life...

CDC tells state governors to prepare for Covid vaccine before November...

“Public health officials worry that the Trump administration is looking to roll out a vaccine prematurely, or at least to hype one, before the election as a way to score political points.“

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Federal judges blocks Arkansas abortion ban

This law “is categorically unconstitutional, and plaintiffs have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits.”

Undercover investigations expose brutal wildlife killing contests

Welcome to the cruel world of wildlife killing contests, family events where children play amidst piles of slaughtered animals—and legal in 42 states.

Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A unifying Peoples Project

Ethiopians are faced with a choice: unite and prosper or withdraw into ethnic rivalries and fall into further conflict and discord.

Player or pawn? Luke Harding’s Russiagate ‘scoop’

The reporter’s involvement in the persecution of Assange alone would be enough to make people question his honesty.

How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action

“I think it’s fair to say that API and its prominent member companies have a broadly shared goal, which is to keep the social license of the oil and gas industry operating, and therefore enabling them to continue to extract oil and gas for as long as possible, as profitably as possible.”