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US quitting WHO will hit global responses to pandemics, vaccine development

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.

Pakistan COVID 19 Pakistan struggles with rising number of COVID-19 cases

Pakistan has the second highest number of cases in south Asia after India. The World Health Organization had earlier recommended the re-imposition of restrictions that had been lifted by the government of Pakistan.

International Criminal Court vs US exceptionalism

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses the decision by the Donald Trump administration to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court. The ICC is conducting a probe into war crimes by the US in Afghanistan.

CoronaShock: Five key questions about China and COVID-19

Since the world first heard about COVID-19 in December 2019, nearly every corner of the planet has been affected by this pandemic. Based on what media around the world is saying, it’s hard to know what is true and what is not.

“Trump is making war on the American people”

Aijaz Ahmad talks to Vijay Prashad about the anti-people’s policies of the US government under Donald Trump

World Health Assembly 2020 Mixed outcomes at the ‘COVID-19 World Health Assembly’

The 73rd World Health Assembly saw the US continue its attack on China and the World Health Organization. The WHA recognized immunization as a global public health good but failed to do the same for vaccines

At World Health Assembly, US bid to scapegoat China fails

Former Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar talks about the two-day World Health Assembly where COVID-19 was a major focus area

COVID-19: US Blames China to Cover Up Its Own Failures

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the patterns in the spread of COVID-19 and the differences in the preparedness of various countries.

Are we ready to start lifting COVID-19 restrictions?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha takes stock of the current COVID-19 numbers. He discusses the global plans to lift lockdowns and restrictions and talks about how ready we are for such a step.

How can we confront patent regimes in the fight against COVID-19?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about issues around intellectual property rights in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump WHO Who’s now not funding WHO?

The US is currently in arrears with its assessed contributions to the World Health Organization. The Trump administration stopped paying its dues to the WHO long before this pandemic reared its ugly head

Blaming China for the COVID-19 crisis is deceitful

Vijay Prashad talks about China’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, especially in the light of the accusations that are being leveled against the country

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