COVID-19 pandemic
The Pandemic Treaty Proposal expands global health inequities

The World Health Assembly Special Session in November will be considering the benefits of developing a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response. Rich countries are using the opportunity to sideline discussions on equity in public health

Housing Rights-Europe 1 ‘Landlord, Landlord, My roof has sprung a leak’

A brief account of recent actions by housing rights groups and grassroot community organizations across Europe in pursuit of dignified and affordable living

Our future vs. neoliberalism

In country after country around the world, people are rising up to challenge entrenched, failing neoliberal political and economic systems, with mixed but sometimes promising results.

Global, moral, strategic leadership is urgent says PM of Barbados

During the final days of the UN General Assembly last weekend, Mia Amor Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, made an impassioned appeal to the world’s leaders to take the multiple global crises seriously and work together for the well being of the people of the world

Amid growing healthcare crisis Sri Lanka declares food emergency

The food emergency decree gives the Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led government sweeping powers to seize stocks of essential items such as rice, paddy, and sugar. The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till September 13

Will we need new vaccines against new COVID-19 variants?

Are vaccines less effective against the Delta variant? Does it spread faster and cause more severe illness? Will we need new vaccines soon?

Less than 2% people are fully vaccinated in Africa while US calls for a third dose

The total COVID-19 cases in Africa has now crossed 7.5 million, yet less than 2% of the continent’s population has been vaccinated

COVID-19-related deaths surge in Iran amid lack of vaccines 

Iran is currently facing the fifth wave of COVID-19 pandemic, with many cases of the highly contagious Delta variant being reported. The country is facing problems importing the vaccines due to sanctions imposed by the US

Inequity in COVID-19 testing has far reaching consequences for poor countries

Testing is crucial to combat the pandemic. But with all the funds and attention going towards vaccines, diagnostics is suffering, impeding key steps to curb the spread of the virus

“China’s successful battle against poverty is a part of its process of socialist construction”

A recent study published by the Tricontinental: Institute of Social Research provides a detailed understanding of methods and motivations behind the Chinese initiative, which has lifted more than 850 million people out of absolute poverty since 1949

In Tokyo, the Olympic ethos is missing

Many have argued that holding the olympics while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on is a mistake that could have catastrophic implications

Thailand protest Thai protesters call for better COVID relief, met with repression

Movements and groups pushing for democracy in Thailand have recently been calling for better COVID-19 relief measures and more vaccines

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