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
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the controversy over the US restrictions on sending raw materials for vaccines to India. He also analyzes what went wrong with India’s vaccine strategy
The rich countries have opposed the proposal of a patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines put forth by over 100 poorer countries, calling it harmful for the interests of drug companies
Citing the interests of “innovators”, the US has led other rich countries in opposing the proposal for a patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines raised by over 100 poor and developing countries in the WTO
Today we look at Iraq’s demands for the withdrawal of US troops, protests following the police shooting of Adam Toledo, US public support for vaccine waivers, and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
Most refugees living in poor countries in West and South Asia are being left behind in the vaccination programmes being undertaken by the respective governments for several reasons, including a shortage of adequate number of vaccine doses
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 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
Hundreds of organizations around the world publish a manifesto in defense of vaccination and universal basic income
The significance of this day is being felt now more than ever as we stand in the midst of a pandemic
What is standing in the way of expanding production and carrying out mass vaccination campaigns across the world?
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.