Patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccine
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

China’s vaccine project offers new prospects of global collaboration

Vaccines by the Chinese firms Sinopharm and Sinovac are being administered across the world on terms far more favorable than those of US and UK-based pharma giants

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.

What’s new in COVID TRIPS waiver negotiations?

Sangeeta Shashikant from the Third World Network looks at the position of different countries, how pharmaceuticals are profiting from the crisis, and the urgent need for the negotiations to be fast tracked and concluded.

Dispatches from India : Rocky road ahead for the Indian economy

In this episode, we take a look at the controversial Central Vista project that seeks to change the very face of Delhi, the bumpy road ahead for the Indian economy and the vexing question of patents for vaccines

Africa with over 4.6 million cases has world’s lowest vaccination rate 

Despite being the second-most populous continent on the globe – accounting for 17.21% of the world population – the vaccination rate in Africa is the lowest in the world, currently adding up to only 1% of the vaccines administered worldwide

Dispatches from India: The impact of State elections

We take a look at the results of the recent round of elections in India, a report on the impact of successive lockdowns on the LGBTQ and trans communities in Jammu and Kashmir, and look at the implications of Bill Gates’ recent statement on intellectual property rights and vaccines

Belgian Workers’ Party condemns government’s apathy over waiving vaccine patents

The various members of Belgium’s coalition government have refused to back a proposal for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines. Belgium and other European governments are under increasing pressure to accept the demand

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