COVAX Initiative
The West is practicing vaccine apartheid on a global level

China and India are the only two major countries that have been willing to export vaccines while also vaccinating their own people. Meanwhile, to rich countries, the billions of dollars of vaccine market for Big Pharma far outweigh the benefits of saving millions of lives

On Global Health Day: From medical apartheid to free vaccines for all

On this April 7, Gobal Health Day, the International Week of Anti-Imperialist Struggle organizes an international campaign asking to stop the medical apartheid, abolish the patents on the Covid-19-vaccines and, in this way, guarantee free vaccines for all

Capitalism is the problem, social movements declare on World Health Day

Hundreds of organizations around the world publish a manifesto in defense of vaccination and universal basic income

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

Cuba working on a ‘People’s Vaccine’: the US and the world should get behind it

Amid growing accusations of vaccine hoarding by global north countries and patents blocking vaccine production, researcher and filmmaker Beth Geglia writes about the importance of supporting Cuba’s vaccines which will be available to all

Venezuela launches vaccination drive against COVID-19

Despite the harsh economic sanctions and commercial blockade against Venezuela imposed by the US and supported by the EU, the government of President Nicolás Maduro is making every possible effort to secure anti-COVID-19 vaccines

What is happening in Latin America with vaccine roll-out?

In Latin American and the Carribean region, so far, nine countries have begun inoculating their populations against COVID-19 and all of them are providing free vaccination to all citizens

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

COVID-19 vaccine may come, but what about equitable distribution?

With rich countries and big pharma companies getting proactive, there is widespread apprehension about access and price of the vaccine for countries that need it most.

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