Vaccine nationalism
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

On Global Health Day: From medical apartheid to free vaccines for all

On this April 7, Gobal Health Day, the International Week of Anti-Imperialist Struggle organizes an international campaign asking to stop the medical apartheid, abolish the patents on the Covid-19-vaccines and, in this way, guarantee free vaccines for all

Capitalism is the problem, social movements declare on World Health Day

Hundreds of organizations around the world publish a manifesto in defense of vaccination and universal basic income

World Health Day: Building a world where life is put before profit

The significance of this day is being felt now more than ever as we stand in the midst of a pandemic

Explained: How Intellectual Property Rights are blocking vaccine production

What is standing in the way of expanding production and carrying out mass vaccination campaigns across the world?

Lack of political will and IPR rules stand in the way of mass vaccination for COVID-19

A proposal made by India and South Africa in October last year to waive certain Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of COVID vaccines has gained massive support across the world. Despite its potential to prevent millions of avoidable deaths, the US and its allies continue to block the proposal at the WTO.

The US Indo-Pacific strategy and its delusions

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the Anchorage meeting between the US and China, the recent Quad summit, and how geo-political considerations are playing a role in the distribution of vaccines

Demand for waving patent rights to produce COVID-19 vaccines gains momentum

WTO’s TRIPS agreements have limited the production of COVID-19 vaccines leading to unequal access globally where some rich countries have amassed more than required doses and majority of poor countries have received none or inadequate number of doses

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

COVID-19 vaccines: How soon will life become normal?

Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the progress of different vaccination campaigns and how the vaccines are faring against the different COVID variants.

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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