Trump is trying to improve his waning electoral chances by reserving all of Gilead’s stock of Remdesivir to cover up his disastrous handling of the Covid-19 epidemic so far
In a trial, Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used corticosteroid, reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients and by one-fifth in patients receiving oxygen support
The US walking out of the Open Skies Agreement is a clear signal that it seeks global dominance. As other countries are unlikely to surrender, we are back to hair-trigger nuclear alerts and the Doomsday Clock inching towards midnight
What prevents any country from making drugs and vaccines, once developed? Is it the threat of the US, or the belief that in the US-China vaccine war, they need to be on the US side?
For capital, profits come from disease, not peoples’ health. COVID-19 shows the consequence of disease capitalism in a globalized world, the rich—countries or individuals—will not be spared either
The pandemic might be devastating countries, the people and their livelihoods, but is good for some companies and their stockholders, like the ones that hold patents for N95 masks, lifesaving medicines or vaccines.
A large-scale migration of people during the lockdown will only spread infections rapidly across the country. Meanwhile, food and other supplies are drying up as supply chains are slowly coming apart under pressure.
A successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic needs to be fought by understanding the disease and uniting the people. This is the lesson that the divisive Modi government in India refuses to learn
Quick and widespread testing and quarantine will help tackle the spread of Covid-19, not ultra-nationalism or hyper-capitalism.
Every country needs to prepare and prepare now, with testing capacities, infrastructure to quarantine suspected cases, and hospital infrastructure to isolate patients in special negative pressure rooms
Recent media reports revealed the extent of US and German intelligence control of the Swiss company, Crypto AG. Through this company, they hacked into encrypted communications of a huge number of countries
Some of the brickbats that western media and the governments are hurling at the Chinese is racist. Most of it is a continuation of the new cold war that Trump and co. have unleashed on China