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1.  The Spectacular Failure of the WTO To Fight Covid  

2022-06-23


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The global body has proven itself unwilling to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry. Here's what it means for the next crisis.

2.  After WTO Failure, Nations Urged to 'Outright Defy' Pharma Patent Rules to Fight Covid  

2022-06-17


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Governments must take immediate actions to bypass the WTO's prioritization of pharmaceutical monopolies over human lives,” says a global coalition of nearly 300 civil society groups.

3.  Activists Say WTO Deal on Vaccine Patents Is “Sham” Dictated by Rich Nations  

2022-06-17


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Campaigners say the deal will do virtually nothing to address vast global inequities in vaccine and treatment access.

4.  WTO Draft Text Has Abandoned COVID Patent Waiver, Critics Say  

2022-06-13


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A World Trade Organization conference kicked off in Geneva on Sunday amid demonstrations in support of the TRIPS waiver.

5.  Big Tobacco Is Funding Opposition to Global Covid Vaccine Access  

2022-06-10


In These Times
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Tobacco companies are bankrolling a group that is working to defeat an intellectual property waiver. And the companies have a direct interest in doing so.

6.  30,000 People Have Died Each Day WTO Dragged Its Feet on Vaccine Patents: Oxfam  

2022-06-09


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“If the world had acted immediately then many of these people could still be alive today.”

7.  Vaccine Patent Shock As Biden Demands China Exclusion  

2022-05-22


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The Biden Administration says it will veto a global plan to allow countries to ignore patents and make their own Covid-19 vaccines unless the Chinese are specifically excluded, Bloomberg reported. The sudden move has jolted top health workers who were hoping that the long-promised patent waiver woul...

8.  Big Pharma Is Still Making Absurd Profits Off of the Pandemic  

2022-05-09


Jacobin Magazine
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Last week, drug giant Pfizer told investors that it expects to make more than $50 billion off its COVID-19 medicines this year. Its vaccine is the most lucrative medicine in history, accruing $37 billion in 2021, and has sent its corporate revenues into the stratosphere. By the end of this year, th...

9.  Biden Broke His Promise to Support Generic Covid-19 Vaccines for the World  

2022-05-06


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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A conversation with South African public health advocate Tian Johnson about outrageous global inequalities in access to Covid vaccines, tests, and treatments.

10.  'Unprecedented': WHO Chief Urges Moderna Shareholders to Back Vaccine Tech Transfer  

2022-04-28


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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The WHO director-general will present a shareholder resolution calling on the pharmaceutical giant to make its coronavirus vaccine recipe available to the world.

11.  WHO Warns Poor Nations Could Be Pushed to 'End of the Queue' for Pfizer Covid Pill  

2022-04-22


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Do not let history repeat itself,” said the People's Vaccine Alliance, a leading critic of global inequities in access to lifesaving medical tools.

12.  Corruption in Drug Patents: Take Away the Money  

2022-04-20


Counter Punch
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The New York Times had an editorial about the corruption of the patent system in recent decades. It noted that the patent office is clearly not following the legal standards for issuing a patent, including that the item being patented is a genuine innovation and that it works. Among other things, i...

13.  The Leaked WTO Covid Patent Waiver Text Is Very Bad  

2022-04-11


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South Africa owes it to the nations that supported its initial waiver proposal to reject the text and continue negotiations.

14.  'Appalling': Deal on IP Waiver Reportedly Limited to Covid Vaccines  

2022-03-15


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Justice campaigners are urging World Trade Organization members to reach an agreement that also boosts access to tests and treatments.

16.  130+ World Leaders, Nobel Laureates, Scientists Call for End to Vaccine Patents  

2022-03-11


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Marking two years since the WHO's pandemic declaration, a letter urges rich countries to stop blocking a patent waiver.

17.  Nobel Laureates, World Leaders Mark Two Years of Covid With Simple Call: End the Patents  

2022-03-11


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Rich country leaders are protecting pharmaceutical monopolies on Covid-19 vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics over the health and lives of billions of people,” said the former U.N. chief.

18.  Advocates Say Biden's New Vaccine Production Project Must Be Publicly Owned  

2022-03-08


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“The alternative,” warned one expert, “is to repeat early pandemic mistakes and allow pharmaceutical corporations to make these life-and-death decisions, controlling in secrecy the publicly-funded medical tools needed to end pandemics.“

19.  'Appalling': Moderna Rebuked Over Latest Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Strategy  

2022-03-08


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'Billionaire CEO shouldn't get to choose who lives and who dies,' said one advocacy group after Moderna's patent announcement.

20.  In Closed-Door Talks, the U.S. and E.U. Are Excluding Covid-19 Tests, Antivirals From Patent Waiver Negotiations  

2022-02-23


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The exclusion bucks the demands of global activists, who say diagnostics and therapeutics must be included in any final deal.

21.  'A Game-Changer': Defying Big Pharma, WHO Expands Vaccine Tech Sharing  

2022-02-23


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“The pharmaceutical system is being remade from the ground up by lower- and middle-income countries,” said one public health campaigner.

22.  EU Chief Calls Patents “Precious” as Hundreds of Millions Lack Vaccine Access  

2022-02-18


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South Africa's president says people's lives should be prioritized over “the profitability of the few companies.”

23.  Global Youth Demand EU, UK 'Unconditionally' Back Vaccine Patent Waiver  

2022-02-17


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“Unelected, undemocratic pharmaceutical companies cannot continue to dictate the global distribution of vaccines,” write dozens of youth and student groups in an open letter.

24.  South African Scientists Spent 8 Months Reinventing the Wheel While Moderna Withheld Patent Info  

2022-02-09


In These Times
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During the time scientists were reverse-engineering Moderna's mRNA vaccine, 100,000 people in Africa died of Covid.

25.  A Potential COVID Game-Changer  

2022-02-01


The Daily Poster
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Progressives demand the U.S. share the Army’s promising new COVID vaccine with the world.

26.  320+ Scientists: Suspend Vaccine Patents to Prevent Future Variants  

2022-01-28


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“Allowing huge numbers of people in low- and middle-income countries to remain unvaccinated is a reckless approach to public health,” experts warn in a new letter.

27.  Progressives to Biden: Force Pharma to Share Vaccine Recipes Globally  

2022-01-27


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“The longer the global pandemic is allowed to run rampant, new, more virulent variants will continue to threaten health and economic wellbeing across the planet.”

28.  Africa CDC Director: Vaccine Inequity Prolongs the Pandemic. Global Cooperation Can Stop New Variants.  

2022-01-26


Democracy Now!
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As new cases of the highly infectious Omicron variant continue to climb in undervaccinated parts of the world, we speak to the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about how vaccine inequity could lead to even more variants of the coronavirus. Dr. John Nkengasong says only 10...

29.  Vaccine Profits Minted 9 New Billionaires While Vaccine Apartheid Drove Omicron  

2022-01-21


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The super-rich have prolonged the pandemic as 99 percent of the world's people have seen their incomes drop.

30.  Vaccine Apartheid Means Pandemic 'Nowhere Near Over': WHO Chief  

2022-01-19


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“With the incredible growth of Omicron globally, new variants are likely to emerge,” warned WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

31.  The Truth About Big Pharma’s Patent Abuse - CSRxP  

2022-01-19


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Big Pharma is able to price gouge patients and avoid accountability. For decades, drug makers have gamed the patent system to block out competition and protect their profits – maintaining monopolies and driving up prices without making improvements to the medications patients need most. Take a look: Of the 100 best selling drugs, nearly 80 …

32.  Texas scientists’ new Covid-19 vaccine is cheaper, easier to make and patent-free  

2022-01-15


The Guardian
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Dr Maria Bottazzi says their vaccine, called Corbevax, is unique because they do not intend to patent itA new Covid-19 vaccine is being developed by Texas scientists using a decades-old conventional method that will make the production and distribution cheaper and more accessible for countries most affecte...

33.  Confessions of a “Human Guinea Pig”: Professor Quits Vaccine Trial over Moderna's Corporate Greed  

2022-01-13


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Jeremy Menchik, a self-described “human guinea pig” who volunteered for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine trials, dropped out to protest the company's greed in reaping profits from the ongoing pandemic while doing little to resolve global vaccine inequity. Menchik is launching a new website — mrna4all.org ...

34.  John Nichols on How “Coronavirus Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers” Hurt World's Response to COVID-19  

2022-01-13


Democracy Now!
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We speak with The Nation's national affairs correspondent John Nichols on the occasion of his new book, “Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused the Crisis,” which takes aim at the CEOs and political figures who put profits over people during the coronaviru...

35.  “Doomed To Fail” - Top Immunologist Blasts Global COVID Response Driven By “False Propaganda“  

2022-01-12


ZeroHedge News
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“Doomed To Fail” - Top Immunologist Blasts Global COVID Response Driven By “False Propaganda“ Via Swiss Policy Research, Professor Ehud Qimron, head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tel Aviv University and one of the leading Israeli immunologists, has written an open letter sharpl...

36.  To End 'Variant Whack-a-Mole,' Study Says World Needs 22 Billion More mRNA Vaccine Doses  

2022-01-06


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“It's crucial that we scale up global access to the most effective vaccines we have access to.”

37.  New Covid Variant in France the Predictable 'Outcome of Vaccine Apartheid': Experts  

2022-01-05


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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By letting vaccine apartheid persist, said one expert, “we are playing whack-a-mole with variants—and the virus is winning.”

38.  Why the US has failed in fight the against the global pandemic  

2022-01-04


Alternet.org
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Covid infections are ballooning. Cases were up to 405,000 a day last week— 60 percent higher than January 2020, the previous high. Deaths and hospitalizations have not yet kept pace, but there are worrying signs. Hospitalizations in Illinois hit their highest levels yet; covid patients occupy a quarte...

39.  Unpatented Shot Dubbed 'The World's Covid-19 Vaccine' Wins Emergency Approval in India  

2021-12-28


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“This announcement is an important first step in vaccinating the world and halting the pandemic,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a U.S.-based vaccine scientist.

40.  Infection Experts: We Will “Never” See The End Of Coronavirus  

2022-01-03


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Infection Experts: We Will “Never” See The End Of Coronavirus Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Danish infection experts countered the WHO’s prediction that the COVID-19 pandemic could end in 2022 by asserting “we will never be able to wave goodbye to the coronavirus.” During a statemen...

41.  We can vaccinate 70% of the world against Covid by mid-2022. Here’s how  

2021-12-31


The Guardian
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The WHO’s vaccination goal is achievable – but it will take proper funding, better vaccine distribution and jabs with longer shelf lives While western countries scramble with their booster rollout to deal with the Omicron wave, only 8.4% of people in low-income countries have had at least one Covid vaccinatio...

43.  Vaccine Apartheid Shows Global Injustice Is Very Bad for Public Health  

2021-12-30


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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While people in many parts of the world have begun receiving booster shots against COVID-19, millions of residents in low-income countries are still waiting for their first dose. Unless the protectionist policies that promote this vaccine inequity change, the virus will continue to mutate and spread...

44.  Why We Must Vaccinate the World  

2021-12-29


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If we believe in democracy, economic success or basic survival, the world's media must send the message loud and clear.

45.  WHO Chief Decries 'Moral Shame' of Vaccine Apartheid Amid Omicron 'Tsunami'  

2021-12-29


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“This is the time to rise above short-term nationalism and protect populations and economies against future variants by ending global vaccine inequity,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

46.  The Vaccine Monopolies Must Be Broken  

2021-12-28


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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During the HIV/AIDS epidemic a generation ago, African countries were priced out of lifesaving drugs by pharmaceutical firms that prioritized profits over lives. If rich countries had learned the lessons of that historic injustice, the world might be celebrating the end of Covid-19, rather than bracin...

47.  RELEASE: Green Party Activists: End Covid Vaccine Patents to End “Vaccine Apartheid”  

2021-12-28


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With the new omicron covid variant burning its way through the US and global populations, Green Party activists demanded that the Biden administration follow through on its stated policy of having covid vaccine patents waived in order to make covid vaccines affordable and available throughout the world. “Global vaccine apartheid, where covid vaccines are too...

48.  Making a killing: Pfizer’s domination of the market for COVID jabs  

2021-12-28


World Socialist Web Site
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Blocking the transfer of vaccine technology, together with the practice of selling to the highest bidder, creating grotesque levels of vaccine inequality, have been critical factors in enabling the conditions for the Omicron variant to emerge.

49.  “We Could Vaccinate The World In Six Months”: End Medical Imperialism Now!  

2021-12-26


Left Voice
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A recently released report identifies more than 100 companies worldwide that could begin manufacturing vaccines immediately. Vaccine imperialism needs to end, and the profit-driven medical system should die with it. The post “We Could Vaccinate The World In Six Months”: End Medical Imperialism Now...

50.  In Christmas Address, Pope Francis Calls for Covid-19 Vaccines to Reach World's Poorest  

2021-12-25


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“Open hearts to ensure that necessary medical care—and vaccines in particular—are provided to those peoples who need them most,” the pope prayed.

51.  Senators Against Generic COVID Vaccines Have Received Twice as Much Pharma Cash  

2021-12-24


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18 GOP senators are seeking to block U.S. support for an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 vaccines.

52.  Where Is Biden In The Global War On Omicron?  

2021-12-07


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The administration has ways it could share vaccine information with the world — but it refuses to do so.

53.  In Six Weeks Ahead of Christmas, Rich Nations Snagged More Vaccines Than Africa Got All Year  

2021-12-24


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Make no mistake: rich country governments are to blame for the uncertainty and fear that is once again clouding Christmas.”

54.  No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe: Oxfam on Vaccine Equity & Taking On Moderna  

2021-12-23


Democracy Now!
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Oxfam America has accused Moderna of misleading its investors about an ongoing dispute over whether it needs to share vaccine patent rights with the U.S. government. Oxfam filed a shareholders complaint against Moderna with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the company's resistance to recognizin...

55.  WHO Chief Says Vaccine Inequity Is 'Giving the Virus More Opportunity to Spread and Mutate'  

2021-12-23


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“It's frankly difficult to understand how a year since the first vaccines were administered, three in four health workers in Africa remain unvaccinated.”

56.  As Omicron Spreads, 100+ Firms in Africa, Asia & Latin America Can Make mRNA Vaccine If Tech Shared  

2021-12-16


Democracy Now!
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As the coronavirus variant Omicron spreads across the world at an unprecedented rate, a group of vaccine experts has just released a list of over 100 companies in Africa, Asia and Latin America with the potential to produce mRNA vaccine. They say it is the one of the most viable solutions to fight vaccin...

57.  Emerging Omicron Variant Has Health Officials Urging World Vaccination  

2021-12-20


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Health officials warn the U.S. could see a million new cases a day by February.

58.  120 Manufacturers in the Global South Could Be Producing mRNA Vaccines If Big Pharma Would Only Show Them How  

2021-12-15


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A new report finds that pharmaceutical monopolies are preventing the production of significant quantities of vaccines in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

59.  The richest countries are vaccine hoarders. Try them in international court | Anthony Costello  

2021-12-14


The Guardian
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Millions have died unnecessarily of Covid and millions more will in 2022 unless something changes. Justice must be doneMillions more people will die from Covid-19 in the coming year, and most will be unvaccinated. The vaccines that could save millions of lives are not reaching the poor majority of th...

60.  Former WHO Director: Those Upholding Vaccine Apartheid Should Be Tried for 'Crimes Against Humanity'  

2021-12-14


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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“Anyone standing in the way of saving lives in the name of private profits should be held responsible.”

61.  As World Confronts Omicron Variant, Top 8 Pfizer & Moderna Investors Make $10 Billion in a Week  

2021-12-07


Democracy Now!
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The eight top Pfizer and Moderna shareholders made over $10 billion last week when their stock holdings skyrocketed after the discovery of the new Omicron variant. This comes as global public health advocates warn the world will keep seeing more coronavirus variants unless wealthy nations and vaccin...

62.  Top Shareholders of Pfizer and Moderna Made Over $10 Billion After Omicron Arose  

2021-12-05


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Moderna's CEO added over $800 million to his personal fortune after stock prices soared in response to the variant.

63.  Omicron proves we’re not in control of Covid – only global action can stop this pandemic  

2021-12-04


The Guardian
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If we keep allowing this virus to spread through unvaccinated populations, the next variant could be even more deadlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s almost two years since we first heard of Covid-19, and a year since the first Covid vaccines were rolled out. Yet thi...

64.  Documents Reveal Biden Not Fighting For A Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver  

2021-12-03


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On November 26, as news of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 stoked alarm around the world, the White House released a statement calling on countries to support an intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 vaccines. “I call on the nations gathering next week for the World Trade Organization ministeria...

65.  Big Pharma’s Profiteering Led to the Omicron Variant  

2021-12-03


Jacobin Magazine
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A dangerous new COVID-19 variant has been predicted for many months. Experts told us repeatedly that leaving large areas of the world unvaccinated and unprotected makes new variants almost inevitable. But Big Business was put in charge of who got vaccines and who didn’t, so the rich got more than the...

66.  Nearly 300 Artists, Celebrities Demand Hollywood End 'Disturbing' Support for Big Pharma's Vaccine Monopolies  

2021-12-02


Common Dreams
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“It is absurd that some of the associations that claim to represent creators' interests are instead fighting for Big Pharma.”

67.  Global Pandemic Will Rage Until WTO Approves Vaccine Patent Waiver  

2021-12-01


Common Dreams
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The WTO must not postpone this decision. It needs to call an online meeting of its General Council and adopt the waiver this week.

68.  Big Pharma Is Making a Killing from Vaccine Apartheid  

2021-11-30


Jacobin Magazine
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With the emergence of yet another COVID-19 variant, there’s no end to the global pandemic in sight. It’s bad news for everyone who hoped that 2022 might bring about a return to some kind of normalcy, or see the end of the kinds of restrictions and punitive travel bans now being reintroduced. It’s decidedl...

69.  Carers Of The World Vs. Covid-19 Criminals  

2021-11-29


Popular Resistance
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As we enter the third year of the Covid-19 crisis, two battles are underway. One is led by the carers of the world in overcrowded hospitals, fighting to end the pandemic. Another is by corporate executives in closed boardrooms, fighting to prolong it. The question at the very center of both is this ...

70.  Documents Reveal Biden Admin Not Fighting for a Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver, Despite Public Statements  

2021-11-29


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Amid mounting concern about the Omicron variant, Biden declared U.S. support for a Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver. But new documents from Geneva tell a different story.

71.  Nurses call for COVID vaccine patents to be lifted as Omicron spreads  

2021-11-29


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Nursing unions representing 2.5 million healthcare workers called on the UN to back a move that supporters say will make vaccines cheaper and easier to produce.

72.  Carers of the World vs COVID-19 Criminals  

2021-11-29


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We are nurses from around the world standing up to Big Pharma and the governments they have captured.

73.  COVID-19 must be eradicated to stop dangerous new variants  

2021-11-27


World Socialist Web Site
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The emergence of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 is a devastating exposure of the herd immunity policy implemented by capitalist governments, which oppose lockdowns and other critical public health measures necessary to stop the spread of the disease.

74.  'It Was Entirely Avoidable': Rich Countries Blamed as New Covid Variant Sparks Global Alarm  

2021-11-26


Common Dreams
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“Allowing new variants to emerge and spread, 13 months into the vaccine era, is a policy choice by the rich world.”

75.  Rich Countries Blamed as New COVID Variant Sparks Global Alarm  

2021-11-26


Truth Out
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The massive inoculation gap between rich and poor countries has kept the door open to COVID variants. 

76.  Cuba's Homegrown Covid-19 Vaccines Poised to Protect Millions in Poor Nations  

2021-11-24


Common Dreams
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As rich countries hoard doses and Big Pharma refuses to share the knowledge required to ramp up manufacturing, Cuba's public biotech sector could play a key role in defeating vaccine apartheid.

77.  WHO Covid-19 Test Deal With Spain Shows 'Path to a Better World' With Vaccine-Sharing  

2021-11-24


Common Dreams
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“Today's announcement shows what is possible when saving lives and solidarity are prioritized above making billions of dollars in profit.”

78.  You’re Being Gouged On Medicine You Already Paid For  

2021-10-12


The Daily Poster
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Corporate Dems are trying to prevent the government from securing lower prices for drugs that the government already funded.

79.  Why Joe Biden Punched Big Pharma in the Nose Over Covid Vaccines  

2021-05-09


Big by Matt Stoller
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Brilliant article by Matt Stoler tells the reasons why Joe Biden betrayed his big Pharma contributors. The first is because of the economic risk of Covid variants, the second is Russian and Chinese vaccine diplomacy. The third is progressive activism.

80.  Public Citizen Blasts Pfizer for Putting Corporate Profit Over Increasing Access to COVID Vaccines  

2021-10-22


Democracy Now!
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A damning new report shows that one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine makers appears to have played a role in restricting access to those very vaccines. The report, “Pfizer's Power,” published this week by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, examines Pfizer's contracts with the United States, Unite...

81.  Progressive International Convenes Global Summit to Achieve Vaccines for All  

2021-06-17


Common Dreams
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The virtual gathering aims to foster vaccine internationalism and cooperation to put human lives over corporate greed.

82.  NIH Praised for Standing Up to Moderna in Vaccine Patent Fight  

2021-11-11


Truth Out
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Recognition as the vaccine's joint inventor could help the U.S. government steward the vaccine's use and broaden access.

83.  “Millions of Lives Are at Stake”: Pressure Grows on Biden to Back WTO Waiver on Vaccine Technology  

2021-05-05


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As the WTO meets to discuss a waiver on Covid related intellectual property rights, Democracy now does a brilliant job reporting on the issues.

84.  G20 Nations Slammed for Calling Covid Vaccines a 'Public Good' While Denying Them to the World  

2021-04-07


Common Dreams
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It is so obvious that unless we open source the vaccine patents and innocculate everyone, the virus will evolve vaccine resistant strains. And big Pharma will make even more profits.

85.  Ex-Heads of State, Nobel Laureates Urge Merkel's Successor to Back Vaccine Patent Waiver  

2021-09-16


Common Dreams
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The new chancellor of Germany will hold extraordinary power to turn the tide on this horrific pandemic and can be the world leader remembered for helping save millions of lives.

86.  Canada’s Refusal to Waive Intellectual Property Rights on COVID-19 Vaccines Should Be a Crime Against Humanity  

2021-05-16


Common Dreams
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How many people have to be killed by patent rights before it becomes a crime against humanity? This article presents the background information.

88.  Biden Loses to Pfizer and Moderna in the Global Vaccine Monopoly Fight  

2021-08-01


Big by Matt Stoller
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Chinese strategists think the West is in permanent decline. Have Joe Biden and Angela Merkel proved them right?

89.  A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule  

2021-06-07


Common Dreams
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Vietnam is a canary in the pandemic coal-mine. The way this new variant has spread so quickly in a country that has defeated every previous form of the virus suggests that this one is much more infectious.

90.  A Growing International Movement Is Calling for a “People’s Vaccine”  

2021-05-24


Truth Out
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the only way to eliminate the virus is to vaccinate everyone, before it evolves and that becomes no longer possible.