Prabir Purkayastha
Break Gilead’s patent since US has bought all stock of Remdesivir

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

COVID-19: Dexamethasone provides some hope for severely ill

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

US abandons Open Skies for new age space weapons

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

US declares vaccine war on the world

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?

Disease capitalism and COVID-19: Hunger in the belly of the beast

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

Public health and private profits under COVID-19 pandemic

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.

India covid India’s failed lockdown: devastating the poor, weakening the fight against COVID-19

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.

COVID-19: know it so that we can fight it

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

Covid-19 Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to all Societies

Quick and widespread testing and quarantine will help tackle the spread of Covid-19, not ultra-nationalism or hyper-capitalism.

Novel coronavirus World at a tipping point as COVID-19 cases cross 100,000

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

US snooping Paying Uncle Sam for stealing our secrets

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

The novel coronavirus and the virus of new cold war

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

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