Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
Compromised TRIPS Waiver will prolong pandemic inequalities

As the COVID-19 pandemic turns two, access to medicines movements warn that a recent compromise deal on the TRIPS waiver allegedly outlined by the US, the EU, India and South Africa will not be enough to address existing inequities

Global nurses coalition demands investigation against COVID-19 criminals

Nurses from 28 countries have filed a complaint in the UN alleging human rights violations by EU, UK, Norway, Switzerland, and Singapore for ‘the loss of countless lives’ in the pandemic.

Xiomara Castro set for historic win in Honduras presidential election and other stories

Today we look at the results of a major presidential election in Honduras, an appeal by nurses asking the UN to investigate countries blocking the TRIPS waiver, and more

Mass famine looms in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war spreads and other stories

Today we look at the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as the civil war re-escalates, protests for vaccine equity during Angela Merkel’s visit to the US, and more

The callous position of the EU in the access to vaccines negotiations

Despite attempts by the European Commission to stall discussion on the TRIPS waiver proposal for COVID-19 vaccines, the proposal has inched forward with support from the European Parliament and some parliaments of EU members states

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

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.

Investigation confirms Ugandan forces shot unarmed people in November and other stories

Today we look at an investigation into police killings during the November protests in Uganda, the lockout of ExxonMobil workers in the US, and more

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.

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

Palestinian boy killed during Israeli raids in the Occupied Territories and other stories

Today we look at the killing of a Palestinian boy in a raid by Israeli forces, protests against femicides in Puerto Rico, and more

Under mounting pressure, US agrees to support limited IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccine; others follow

Shortly after the US announced that it will support a limited TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, the European Union announced that it was open to discussions. However, the approval of the proposal at the World Trade Organization might take longer

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