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06.02.2021

Syrian refugees in Lebanon hugely impacted by ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises

Syrian refugees in Lebanon hugely impacted by ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises

The situation in Lebanon has been steadily deteriorating, and is projected to get much worse. Syrian refugees are among those worst off. The Refugee Protection Watch Coalition (RPW), of which PAX is part of, has interviewed hundreds of Syrian refugees and members of host communities in Lebanon. The resulting… »

30.01.2021

Germany may not give the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to over-65s, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work

Germany may not give the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to over-65s, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been receiving a lot of attention recently. The EU has been dissatisfied with production hold-ups, while the German health ministry has raised questions over its efficacy in older age groups. As a result, Stiko – the German Standing Committee on Vaccination – has suggested… »

22.01.2021

People’s Movement Launched in South Africa To Defeat Covid-19

People’s Movement Launched in South Africa To Defeat Covid-19

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network A call to action endorsed by over 500 organizations and individuals in South Africa is aiming to unite millions of the nation’s citizens in order to acquire 40 to 80 million doses of vaccine to defeat the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic is wreaking havoc,”… »

03.01.2021

World: Positive news in the difficult year of the pandemic

World: Positive news in the difficult year of the pandemic

Is there any positive news in this era that was accompanied by the outbreak of a pandemic? Here are some news and texts that, as human beings, fill us with pride. Because, they allow us to move forward, breaking down the walls… »

17.12.2020

Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access

Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Just before the World Health Assembly (WHA), an 18 May open letter by world leaders and experts urged governments to ensure that all COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and tests are patent-free, fairly distributed and available… »

24.11.2020

A People’s Vaccine? Drugmakers Set to Profit from COVID Vaccines Made with Publicly Funded Research

A People’s Vaccine? Drugmakers Set to Profit from COVID Vaccines Made with Publicly Funded Research

AMY GOODMAN: With the world pinning its hopes on a successful coronavirus vaccine to curb the pandemic, corporate watchdogs say much of the research and development of the medicines rely on publicly funded research. “The investment in these vaccines, as for most drugs, has really been underwritten by the… »

21.11.2020

What is the G20, and what is different at this year’s Riyadh summit?

What is the G20, and what is different at this year’s Riyadh summit?

Marco Ferrari, Al Arabiya English This year’s G20 summit will be an event quite unlike any in the organization’s history. Hosted by Saudi Arabia, the Leaders’ Summit will bring leaders from 19 of the most powerful countries and the… »

16.11.2020

COVID-19 vaccine update: Pfizer may be the frontrunner, but Canada has hedged its bets

COVID-19 vaccine update: Pfizer may be the frontrunner, but Canada has hedged its bets

Pfizer and BioNTech have surprised the world, and given it hope, with the preliminary results of the Phase 3 clinical trial of their coronavirus vaccine. They announced on Nov. 9 that the early analysis of the data from the Phase 3 clinical trial, which is still ongoing, showed the… »

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… »

09.09.2020

Trump’s Promise Fuels Anti-Vaxx Movement

Trump’s Promise Fuels Anti-Vaxx Movement

By Jhon Sánchez The anti-vaccine movement has undermined the efforts made in different parts of the world to eradicate polio, measles, and other viral diseases. In 2019, Pakistan reported a resurgence of almost eradicated polio after political leaders campaigned against the vaccine. Two million mothers refused to vaccinate her children, convinced… »

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