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Covaxin trials: What 81% “interim efficacy” means

Bharat Biotech has claimed in a press release that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Covaxin, showed 81% efficacy in the “first interim analysis” of phase-3 trials.

Israeli Dan David prize Academics appeal to Australian historian Alison Bashford to reject Israeli award  

In an open letter, close to 250 academics from around the world have called on Bashford to refuse the Israeli Dan David prize in accordance with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement’s international campaign to pressure Israel to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories

WHO warns rich nations against hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, calls for vaccine equity

“Vaccine nationalism” has made a handful of rich countries amass more doses than required while the majority of the poorer nations have not received a single dose of the different vaccines available

Red Books Day celebrated internationally to mark 173 years since the publication of ‘The Communist Manifesto’

On February 21, 1948 the Manifesto of the Communist Party written by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels was first published in the UK. The book is recognized as one of the most influential in the history of humankind and it has been translated in almost all languages in the world.

COVID-19 vaccines: How soon will life become normal?

Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the progress of different vaccination campaigns and how the vaccines are faring against the different COVID variants.

Antonio Guterres criticizes unequal global access to COVID-19 vaccines, calls it ‘wildly unfair’

The UN secretary general pointed out that 75% of all vaccinations so far have been administered in just 10 rich countries, whereas 130 mostly poor countries have not received a single dose of vaccine

Stand with Newsclick: Journalism With a Spine.

Progressive media projects and journalists stand in solidarity with Newsclick whose office was raided today by authorities in India

Eradicating the inequality virus calls for more than just slogans

The Oxfam inequality report highlights that the impact of COVID-19 has been different across different sections of society. Government policies across the world have enabled the rich and powerful to increase their wealth during the pandemic

Research shows humans began consuming milk even before evolving to digest it

A study that appeared in the scientific journal Nature shows that people in today’s Kenya and Sudan were consuming milk products at least 6000 years ago

IMF and big business for universal vaccination: Better red than dead

The me-first policy on vaccine sharing will bring losses of $203 billion to $5 trillion to rich countries, while the returns are the highest if they support global universal vaccination

Roger Waters on Ecuador and Steven Donziger’s fight for justice

Musician Roger Waters talks about the struggle of the indigenous people of Ecuador against Chevron and the persecution suffered by their attorney Steven Donziger

World’s richest have recovered from COVID crisis, poorest will take a decade more

Oxfam’s latest report says it took just nine months for the top 1,000 billionaires’ fortunes to return to their prepandemic highs, but for the world’s poorest people recovery could take 14 times longer

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