coronavirus vaccines

Russia, Africa and the Sputnik

Last December, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted to the official website for public reading its end-of-year report. The report offered the most significant activities and achievements, among them was the striking theme on Covid-19. By Kester Kenn Klomegah…

Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected

“I’ve personally received more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine than 130 countries,” Dr. Craig Spencer writes, about the two vaccine shots he recently got as an emergency room doctor. In 2014, he contracted ebola while combating that epidemic in Guinea,…

Papadimoulis’ commitment to create a wider political front for patents in the EU

20 January 2021. At the initiative of the office of the former Minister of Health, Andreas Xanthos, a very interesting discussion was organized on the subject of vaccines, of patents, the EU’s position and that of the member states, the…

South America begins the process of vaccination against Covid-19

Before the end of the year there will be 11,700 new doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTtech that are already being transported to Chile and will allow extending the vaccination process to various regions of the country, thus completing the…

Health Equity Should Drive Vaccine Distribution

The Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year, has passed, but the darkest days of the coronavirus pandemic are likely still to come. COVID-19 has killed more than 320,000 people in the U.S., with almost 18 million cases. Deaths…

Sinovac, Chinese vaccine for Covid-19, to be approved in Chile and Brazil

No later than January, Chilean health authorities are trying to approve the coronavirus vaccine produced by the Chinese company Sinovac, according to Heriberto Garcia, Director of the Institute of Public Health (ISP). This would be the second vaccine approved in…

The Case for a People’s Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic, like a scab torn off a wound, has exposed systemic inequality and racism throughout our healthcare system. Now, the distribution of desperately needed vaccines is revealing even further the depths of inequity and immorality at the core…

When will vaccines be available in China? At what price?

Today (november 20th), the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the Chinese State Council held a press conference. Relevant authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, National Health Commission, State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA),…

Videoadvocacy: vaccine for covid-19 must be a public good

CΟΝΤΕΝΤΑΤΙVA is new born non profit team that introduces itself through a video on access to vaccine in order to combat the pandemic. The team asks for access to production and distribution of the future vaccine in a large scale…

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,…

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