COVID-19 vaccines
Israel attacks Gaza again, South African Dairy farmers on strike and other stories

Today we look at renewed attacks by Israel on Gaza, the ongoing strike by workers at the Clover company in South Africa, and more

Africa’s vaccination rate lags at 8% as booster doses deepen inequity and other stories

Today’s episode looks at the slow vaccination rate in Africa, the postponement of elections in Libya, and an end to the Kellogg’s strike

China and African countries take steps to enhance ties

Mikaela Erskog, a researcher with Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and a member of the Pan Africanism Today Secretariat, talks about the recent Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Will Omicron trigger new COVID-19 wave?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the Omicron variant, its transmission rates, and if those who are vaccinated are safe

‘Omicron’ the new Covid-19 variant: What is it all about?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewClick’s Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha discuss the new variant, Omicron and the precautions necessary to stop its greater spread

“Climate change is a very different ball game in poor and rich countries”

A number of civil society mobilizations have been announced ahead of COP26, including protests by health workers and health activists. We spoke to D Raghunandan from the Delhi Science Forum about the agenda and expectations of the summit

In Europe, ‘Days of Shame’ highlights failure of leaders to back TRIPS waiver proposal for COVID vaccines

From October 9-13, activists organized actions to pressure the EU and various European countries to support the TRIPS waiver proposal, pointing out that people continue to die because governments do not want to stand up to Big Pharma

Molnupiravir: A welcome development but accessibility still a question

Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about key aspects of the new drug, Molnupiravir, and points out that a lot that needs attention to make sure the drug becomes accessible to the poorer nations

Humans without rights: Refugees and access to COVID-19 vaccines

Although the 1951 Refugee Convention grants refugees equal health rights as host populations, this has not translated into practice when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19-Vaccine How health activists got Australia to back patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines

Months-long campaigning and advocacy efforts have played a large part in mobilizing public opinion in favor of a TRIPS waiver for the vaccines. Australia was among the few member-nations in the WTO to oppose the waiver

Covid-19 is endemic, it is here to stay

Prof. Satyajit Rath talks about a randomized trial by researchers in Bangladesh on the effectiveness of masks and mask-usage disparity within the country

What does new research say about new Covid variant?

Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses the studies of Delta variant of COVID-19, protection by the vaccine, and the need for booster doses and probability of further mutation

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