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13.10.2020

MSF supports India and South Africa ask to waive COVID-19 patent rights

MSF supports India and South Africa ask to waive COVID-19 patent rights

In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents and other intellectual property (IP) related to COVID-19 drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for the duration of the pandemic, until global herd immunity is… »

10.10.2020

Coronavirus in Africa, Less Deadly than Elsewhere in the World

Coronavirus in Africa, Less Deadly than Elsewhere in the World

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Politicians and medical experts, at first, feared that Africa would be deadly hit by the coronavirus pandemic during the first half of 2020. With its large population and fragile health systems, Africa has recorded the lowest cases compared to other regions. Many African countries have been… »

09.10.2020

What activists who fought the AIDS crisis can teach us about organizing during a pandemic

What activists who fought the AIDS crisis can teach us about organizing during a pandemic

More than 30 years after ACT UP was founded, their bold activism in response to the AIDS crisis offers critical lessons for those mobilizing around COVID-19. Loretta Graceffo During the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in New York, Avram Finklestein was inundated by the… »

05.10.2020

No One Was Warned

No One Was Warned

By R.W. Anton We had more catastrophic news today – October 2, 2020 (this has not been the best news year). I awoke to a frosty, damp, and muggy day right after the sun peeked over the horizon to be obscured by dark pillows in the sky. I usually… »

05.10.2020

Why We’re on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccine

Why We’re on a Long Road to COVID-19 Immunity Even With Vaccine

By Prabir Purkayastha As the pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, many countries seem to have given up the fight against COVID-19 and are now waiting for a vaccine to protect against the virus. With cases exceeding 32 million, and more than a million dead, the world economy has… »

02.10.2020

Coronavirus: divide-and-rule tactics are clearly not working for the UK’s exhausted, fractured population

Coronavirus: divide-and-rule tactics are clearly not working for the UK’s exhausted, fractured population

The UK government has introduced hefty fines for those not following the latest rules brought in to manage the COVID-19 crisis. It has also told bars and pubs to close at 10pm and reduced the number of people that can congregate together to six. The devolved governments have introduced different… »

28.09.2020

World Peace Council Endorses the Nomination of the Henry Reeve Contingent for the Nobel Peace Prize

World Peace Council Endorses the Nomination of the Henry Reeve Contingent for the Nobel Peace Prize

Dear members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Dear Mrs. Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair We address you in a time of great challenges for humanity and also a time of the greatest need for solidarity. The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another instance of how essential international solidarity is in the promotion of a… »

25.09.2020

Medical Workers of Conviction: Speaking to Cuban Doctors Who Heal the World

Medical Workers of Conviction: Speaking to Cuban Doctors Who Heal the World

By Vijay Prashad In 2004, Dr. José Armando Arronte Villamarín was posted to head a Cuban medical brigade in Namibia. Cuban medical personnel first came to southwest Africa in 1975 alongside Cuban soldiers; the soldiers had arrived there to assist the South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO) in the… »

25.09.2020

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

By William Petri – The Conversation With COVID-19 vaccines currently in the final phase of study, you’ve probably been wondering how the FDA will decide if a vaccine is safe and effective. Based on the status of the Phase 3 trials currently underway, it is unlikely that the results of these… »

15.09.2020

“Campus Humanista »(« Humanist Campus ») is born – Research and Teaching for the Humanization of Personal and Collective Health

“Campus Humanista »(« Humanist Campus ») is born – Research and Teaching for the Humanization of Personal and Collective Health

 “Campus Humanista” (« Humanist Campus ) is formed by a group of professionals from different areas. It was born with the aim of providing tools for training, teaching and research that collaborate in the processes of humanization of healthcare at both individual and collective level. The training of professionals tends… »

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