COVID-19 vaccines
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

Progressive movements warn of right-wing coup against Pedro Castillo and other stories

Today we look at ALBA Movements’ statement on the coup attempts in Peru, fuel and medical shortages in Lebanon as the government cuts subsidies, and more

Vaccine access gap widens in Latin America and the Caribbean

After Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that has the lowest vaccination coverage. Amid global vaccine inequity, the region is facing additional disparity due to various others reasons such as the US sanctions, political instability, among others

Big pharma — Maximum earnings, minimum responsibilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has again exposed the true nature of capitalism with profit being the primary driver irrespective of the rising inequalities

Counting the uncounted COVID-19 deaths in India

In part two of this discussion between Professor Christophe Z Guilmoto and Indranil Mukhopadhyay, they discuss how India grossly underreported deaths from COVID-19

Indigenous communities occupy Bonafont bottling plant in Mexico and other stories

Today we look at the struggle against water extraction and pollution by Bonafont in Mexico, anti-government protests in Thailand, and more

Bolivia: Patients’ or patents’ rights in the times of the pandemic?

The Bolivian government reached an agreement with Biolyse, a Canadian drug manufacturer, to produce additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines if a compulsory license is issued. However, their efforts have been blocked by the interest of patent-holders profiteering on the pandemic.

400+ former heads of state, politicians, artists, and intellectuals call on US president Biden to “Let Cuba Live”

An open letter signed by over 400 personalities calls on US president Joe Biden to lift the 243 unilateral sanctions imposed on Cuba during the administration of Donald Trump which have greatly aggravated the economic situation on the island

Data leak shows activists, journalists targeted using Israeli spyware and other stories

Today we look at the initial findings of Project Pegasus and the targeting of journalists, the results of Chile’s presidential primary elections, and more

Conservative government in the UK set to remove all COVID-19 restrictions despite warnings 

The UK is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases with around 24,000 cases recorded on Sunday. However, the country proposes to end of all restrictions on July 19

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

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