N95 masks
Public health and private profits under COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic might be devastating countries, the people and their livelihoods, but is good for some companies and their stockholders, like the ones that hold patents for N95 masks, lifesaving medicines or vaccines.

COVID-19 crisis brings to light the need for a much stronger public sector

The situation is such that the public sector, long maligned by neoliberal economists and weakened by governments beholden to neoliberalism, is playing a major role in the fight against coronavirus

US blocks export of crucial N95 masks to Canada and Latin America

At a time when countries like Cuba and China are offering assistance and providing doctors and medical supplies to others, the US move is being criticized as self-centered

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