COVID vaccination

China Strengthening its Diplomacy in Africa’s Health Sector

China and Africa will always be a community of a shared future. At least, its policy is strategically focused at addressing sustainable development, and China has in deed proved, over the years, in many aspect of dealing with Africa. Results…

Preparing for the next pandemic requires public health focused industrial policy

Every time that the world faces a major epidemic outbreak, we are reminded of how ill-prepared we are to effectively deal with the emergence of new infectious diseases. This is despite the fact that we know that another epidemic is…

The moral dilemma, if left unaddressed, drowns us

The COVID-19 phenomenon, at a global level, has not only left in its wake deaths, family breakdown, deepening of social inequalities and transformations in the education system. COVID-19 has also allowed us to see and touch that which has always…

Dimitris Papadimoulis: World’s Poorest Unvaccinated Can Pose Global Reinfection Threat

In the context of a series of interviews for Pressenza agency with MEPs from the European parties who vote in the European Parliament for the abolition of patents for vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics related to the pandemic, we discuss with…

Chile becomes one of the top COVID-19 vaccination leaders

After being one of the world’s most hard-hit nations with COVID-19, Chile has now managed to become one of the top countries in the vaccination of its population. According to government officials and health experts, the government’s early negotiations with…

An (almost) Lost Opportunity

By Víctor Piccininni We are about a year into a tragic global event: the Covid-19 pandemic. The world went “silent”, desolate streets, disoriented governments, men and women sheltered in their homes, powerful people in terror, empty schools, faces covered, hospitals…

Why Big Pharma Shouldn’t Have Any Control Over COVID-19 Vaccines

While a public desperate for protection against COVID-19 is quick to shame “vaccine hunters,” the real culprits are the companies refusing to share their publicly funded intellectual property and the governments allowing them to get away with it. By Sonali…

Europe kicks off COVID vaccination drive to end pandemic

European Union nations have begun mass vaccinations in an effort to put an end to the global pandemic. Outside the EU, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Serbia have already started inoculations. Vaccinations in the bloc began on Sunday following approval of…