Vaccine apartheid
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WHO asks rich countries to stop booster dose program to enable greater vaccine supply to poorer countries

Some countries have already vaccinated more than half of their population, whereas vaccination has just begun in many countries. WHO argues that the gap in the level of immunization among the rich and poor countries could cause the emergence of newer mutant strains

Could Novavax’s COVID vaccine address some challenges in the current vaccination process?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss Covavax, the protein subunit-based vaccine manufactured by the US manufacturer Novavax

G-7 offers crumbs from its table to ‘developing’ countries

As of now, the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised by the G-7 countries can meet the needs of only 7.4% of this number

Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel

In violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities

Why do we need global vaccination?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the politics, economics and technical aspects of the global vaccine scenario in light of Bill Gates’ recent statement on technology transfer

Ibero-American Summit in Andorra concluded with call for equitable access to anti-COVID-19 vaccines and cooperation for sustainable development

The 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government was focused on formulating common responses to the economic, social and health issues generated by the pandemic as well as solutions to global problems such as climate change

Brazil may reach 1 million COVID-19 casualties by October 2021

According to an independent report conducted in Russia, the Latin American country is experiencing a third wave of infection

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

WHO warns rich nations against hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, calls for vaccine equity

“Vaccine nationalism” has made a handful of rich countries amass more doses than required while the majority of the poorer nations have not received a single dose of the different vaccines available

Antonio Guterres criticizes unequal global access to COVID-19 vaccines, calls it ‘wildly unfair’

The UN secretary general pointed out that 75% of all vaccinations so far have been administered in just 10 rich countries, whereas 130 mostly poor countries have not received a single dose of vaccine

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