Coronavirus pandemic
World Health Day: Building a world where life is put before profit

The significance of this day is being felt now more than ever as we stand in the midst of a pandemic

Palestine receives critical batch of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

Besides China, the Palestinian Authority has also received vaccines from other sources, including doses from the United Nations COVAX initiative and Russian Sputnik V

What do Covid-19 studies tell us?

In this interview with Dr. Satyajit Rath, we talk about the recent studies done on COVID-19 across the globe. We also look at the state of the vaccines under trial and the delivery mechanisms

Are we close to herd immunity?

In this interview with scientist Satyajit Rath, we talk about whether the world is any closer to reaching herd immunity. He also talks about the situation in India

Pregnancy and labor during COVID-19

New Frame traces the coronavirus through the cycle of life in a series of intimate portraits from Gauteng. This is what new mothers are experiencing in the time of Covid-19.

What do we know about the Russian COVID-19 vaccine?

Dr. Satyajit Rath talks to Peoples Dispatch about the recent announcement made by Russian president Vladimir Putin declaring that the country has developed a vaccine for COVID-19.

How Vietnam’s socialist approach is winning the battle against COVID-19

Vietnam, with a population of 100 million people, has not recorded a single death from COVID-19. There has not been a single local case of the virus in the last three months.

COVID-19: 5 vaccine candidates offer sign of hope?

Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the possibilities and potential of the 5 candidates for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Laos has tackled COVID-19, but it is drowning in debt to international finance

Vijay Prashad tells the heroic and tragic story of how Laos has controlled the coronavirus pandemic but now faces an even more unforgiving adversary, foreign debt.

US quitting WHO will hit global responses to pandemics, vaccine development

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the US decision to leave the World Health Organization. He points out that this is yet another instance of US exceptionalism and describes how the country iis one of the largest beneficiaries of WHO’s vaccine program.

How can countries overcome US monopoly over Remdesivir?

After making America sick again, president Donald Trump is trying to compensate for his administration’s failure by buying up the entire stock of Remdesivir from Gilead for the next three months for the US, and leaving nothing for the rest of the world.

Brazil: App delivery workers ask general population for help in national strike

The protest is set to happen on Wednesday 1st, workers are asking users to boycott services on that day

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