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Israeli forces attack Palestinians during far-right Flag March and other stories

Today we look at the far-right Flag March held in Jerusalem, the release of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner from prison, and more

Yet another study shows how mass vaccinations win over COVID

In this show, immunologist Prof. Satyajit Rath sheds light on issues of vaccine equity, possibility of mass inoculation, the need for booster shots and more

COVID-19 in India: A tale of crumbling health systems and political one-upmanship

India’s government had a year to ramp up its health infrastructure. Instead, crucial time was lost in denial, underestimation, political one-upmanship and blame games

Stop blaming people for failure to vaccinate

Journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty busts the myths regarding vaccine hesitancy in India and talks about how it is in fact poor planning that has led to the crisis in this process

Indian govt. should properly explain vaccine doses gap: Satyajit Rath

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the Indian government’s decision to extend the interval between doses

COVID-19 vaccine: Who holds intellectual property rights?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent debates on the intellectual property rights on vaccines and the possibilities of mass immunization

Bill Gates, the white man’s burden and Modi government’s vaccine debacle

An incompetent, vainglorious leadership, combined with the right-wing belief in magical capitalism, has led to the disaster that India is now facing

Modi government vs COVID-19: A shambolic fight

In tackling the second wave, India’s Central government led by Narendra Modi has been bumbling and groping for solutions, mostly much delayed and inadequate

The West is practicing vaccine apartheid on a global level

China and India are the only two major countries that have been willing to export vaccines while also vaccinating their own people. Meanwhile, to rich countries, the billions of dollars of vaccine market for Big Pharma far outweigh the benefits of saving millions of lives

Vaccine wars, ASEAN and the Quad

The COVID-19 pandemic demands that all nations cooperate to vaccinate the entire global population. The usual rules of which countries win and which ones lose do not operate in this civilizational crisis

In India, pseudo-nationalism trumps science in vaccine clearance

The recent regulatory clearance given to an indigenous developed vaccine candidate in India is an example of vaccine nationalism at its worst and jettisoning of all the principles of an evidence-based, scientific approach

Vaccine rollout battle: First past the post may win major market share

India’s mass vaccination plans may fail if it does not hold open discussions on its plans with health professionals and the people

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