COVID-19 vaccination
Vaccine rollout in North Africa and West Asia: inequities rampant as conflict-hit regions suffer

Vaccination rates remain low in West Asia and North Africa even as these regions see an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. As the health emergency deepens, sluggish vaccination campaigns and extreme disparities within the region remain a challenge

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

Doctors strike Nigeria Resident doctors in Nigeria go on indefinite strike over salary delays and poor work conditions

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors also claimed that only one out of 19 families of doctors who died during COVID-19 work have been paid compensation, so far

Pedro Castillo takes office as Peru’s new president

In his first speech as president, peasant and public school teacher Pedro Castillo stressed that his government will prioritize the needs of the historically marginalized sectors and outlined a series of progressive reforms to transform the country

How protected are vaccinated persons from Delta Variant?

As the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc on country after country, immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses to what extent those who have been vaccinated are protected from infection

COVID-19 in Brazil: Over half a million deaths and a tale of political incompetence

The inadequate approach of Jair Bolsonaro’s administration has strongly contributed to the horrific death toll in Brazil due to COVID-19. Support for his policies has hit a record low, as he faces an inquiry for deliberately spreading the virus

“We are inviting vaccine-escape variants”

Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses the rates of COVID-19 immunization in India and how the iniquitous nature of this process can lead to the spread of vaccine-escaping variants

South-south solidarity to challenge vaccine inequity

The Summit for Vaccine Internationalism organized by Progressive International in June sought to address the pressing issue of global vaccine inequality and come up with concrete solutions

Vaccinations against COVID: How much progress have we made?

Almost 85% of all COVID vaccines administered till date have been in high income and upper-middle income countries. The poorest countries meanwhile have still only received 0.3% of all vaccine doses.

Nicaragua’s inspiring response to COVID-19

Little attention has been paid internationally to how the Central American country has managed to keep COVID-19 cases and fatalities low even under a devastating campaign of US sanctions

Why one State in India is showing promising signs of democracy as the world goes more authoritarian

In Kerala, the re-elected Left government has prioritized making life better for all, even during crises—contrasting sharply with Narendra Modi’s right-wing central government’s devastating mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic

France imposes sanctions on Lebanese politicians, blames them for obstructing reforms

French attempts to intervene in Lebanon have increased after the Beirut warehouse blasts last year. It has been in the forefront of alleging widespread corruption and supporting calls for a technocratic government

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