India has third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world and is recording close to or over 50,000 cases a day. What explains this relentless surge in cases in the country?
With rich countries and big pharma companies getting proactive, there is widespread apprehension about access and price of the vaccine for countries that need it most.
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the US decision to leave the World Health Organization. He points out that this is yet another instance of US exceptionalism and describes how the country iis one of the largest beneficiaries of WHO’s vaccine program.
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discusses the US buying out supplies of the COVID-19 drug, Remdesivir.
In a trial, Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely used corticosteroid, reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients and by one-fifth in patients receiving oxygen support
Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about how vaccines are essential to turn the tide against the COVID-19 pandemic
What prevents any country from making drugs and vaccines, once developed? Is it the threat of the US, or the belief that in the US-China vaccine war, they need to be on the US side?