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Progressive campaigners on Wednesday denounced G20 nations for offering lip service to the importance of treating coronavirus vaccines as a “global public good” while simultaneously blocking an effort to lift restrictive patent protections and share vaccine recipes with the developing world…. Continue reading »
“A high global minimum tax can change the face of globalization—by making its main winners (multinational companies) pay more in taxes, instead of them paying less and less.”… Continue reading »
Experts warn failure to rapidly ‘Vaccinate the World’ creates dangerous opening for Covid-19 mutations
Epidemiologists from dozens of countries around the world issued a loud warning Tuesday that failure to ensure global administration of Covid-19 vaccines within the next year—at the very latest—could allow vaccine-resistant variants to spread among unprotected populations to such an extent that current shots are rendered ineffective…. Continue reading »
As rich nations like the United States and pharmaceutical companies face sustained calls to share Covid-19 vaccine knowledge, the head of the World Health Organization on Monday decried the “grotesque” global inequality of vaccine distribution. “We have the means to avert this failure but it’s shocking how little has been done to avert it”, said… Continue reading »
‘We need a people’s vaccine, not a profit vaccine’: Sanders urges Biden to support push to suspend Pharma patents
“Ending this pandemic requires collaboration, solidarity, and empathy. It requires a very different mindset—a mindset that puts people over profits at every turn.”… Continue reading »