Public health
Eradicating the inequality virus calls for more than just slogans

The Oxfam inequality report highlights that the impact of COVID-19 has been different across different sections of society. Government policies across the world have enabled the rich and powerful to increase their wealth during the pandemic

Health workers Protest-Greece Health workers mobilize in Greece demanding more resources 

The protesting workers have demanded massive refinancing of the health sector, more recruitments, and a substantial increase in their salaries and pensions by reversing the cuts introduced in 2012 due to the economic crisis

Turkey COVID update As COVID-19 cases soar in Turkey, demands for fresh lockdown gain momentum

Turkey has been hit by a second wave of COVID-19 and recorded more new cases on Sunday than Brazil and Russia, standing just behind the US and India

European govts. used the pandemic to expand the private sector

Alexis Benos of the People’s Health Movement talks about the failures of the governments in Europe in preparing for the second wave of the pandemic. He also explains the demands of people’s movements

How Venezuela has held back COVID-19 in spite of the US sanctions stranglehold on its economy

María Lourdes Urbaneja Durant tells Vijay Prashad that despite sabotage by the US, Venezuela has been able to curb the spread of COVID-19 through “participation of the people”

Brazil’s national government has undermined COVID-19 containment measures

Matheus Falcão of Brazilian Center for Health Studies and the Peoples Health Movement Brazil talks the COVID-19 situation in Brazil and how the government’s decisions got the country to where it is today.

What explains the COVID-19 surge in Mexico?

Mexico has quickly become one of the hot-spots of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexican activist Magdiel Sánchez Quiroz discusses the different factors behind the increase

Corporate interests are determining US response to COVID-19

Dr. Hani Serag of the People’s Health Movement talks about the huge number of COVID-19 cases that are being reported across the US.

Chileans carry out a two-day national protest against Piñera’s government

The national strike has been called in rejection of the national government, its mishandling of the health and economic emergencies and the lack of food and aid for vulnerable population

Health workers across Belgium demand structural refinancing of healthcare

Health workers organized mobilizations in major cities across the country on June 16, demanding structural refinancing of healthcare, increased staff, employment guarantees and better wages

The human toll of COVID-19 in Brazil

The corona crisis has also brought to the forefront the crisis in Brazil’s healthcare system. The Sistema Único de Saúde – SUS -, Brazil’s publicly funded health system has been facing dire budget cuts over the past several years while the private system has been steadily growing.

World Health Assembly 2020 Mixed outcomes at the ‘COVID-19 World Health Assembly’

The 73rd World Health Assembly saw the US continue its attack on China and the World Health Organization. The WHA recognized immunization as a global public health good but failed to do the same for vaccines

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