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Lack of Patent Waiver Would Add Over $70 Billion to Cost of Vaccinating World: Oxfam
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Oxfam calculates that if patent protections were waived by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and vaccine production ramped up worldwide people in low- and middle-income nations could be adequately vaccinated for an estimated cost of $6.5 billion, but tha ...[Read more]
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They stormed the ICU and beat the doctor: health workers under attack
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Since the pandemic began, healthcare workers have been venerated for treating patients with Covid-19, but they have also been attacked for doing their job. Five doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients, some of whom asked to be kept anonymous, rec ...[Read more]
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Lisa Shaw death: BBC presenter had blood clots after AstraZeneca jab, family says
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The award-winning BBC radio presenter Lisa Shaw died in hospital after suffering blood clots following her AstraZeneca vaccination, her family has said. The 44-year-old, who was a well-known broadcaster in the north-east of England and had worked for BBC ...[Read more]
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Trader Joe’s Put Workers Like Me at Serious Risk During the Pandemic
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Central to Trader Joe’s corporate image is the idea that it is a vaguely progressive alternative to corporate grocery chains. But my time working at Trader Joe’s during the COVID-19 pandemic exposed how little the chain cared about the safety of worke ...[Read more]
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COVID Vaccine Billionaires Strike It Rich as Poor Nations Struggle for Access
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At least nine people involved with companies that develop and manufacture COVID vaccines have become billionaires since the beginning of the pandemic, thanks to the monopoly power of pharmaceutical firms, according to new analysis by global health groups ...[Read more]
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How Bill Gates set the stage for Modi’s COVID-19 disaster in India
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While the incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, its performance has been far worse on the vaccine front. The BJP-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which seems to b ...[Read more]
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Further evidence supports controversial claim that SARS-CoV-2 genes can integrate with human DNA
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A team of prominent scientists has doubled down on its controversial hypothesis that genetic bits of the pandemic coronavirus can integrate into our chromosomes and stick around long after the infection is over. If they are right—skeptics have argued th ...[Read more]
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Vaccine Waiver Pledge Tests Biden-World’s Pharma Ties
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Biden and many of his appointees have links to drug companies trying to delay and weaken the COVID vaccine waiver he’s now promising to negotiate. ...[Read more]
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EU ready to discuss waiver on Covid vaccine patents
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The head of the European commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has said the bloc is “ready to discuss” a US-backed proposal for a waiver on the patents for Covid-19 vaccines and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said he was “absolutely in favour” ...[Read more]
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‘Cry No Tears for These Death Profiteers’: Pharma Stocks Plunge as Biden Backs Vaccine Patent Waiver
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Stocks of major pharmaceutical corporations plummeted Wednesday after the Biden administration announced its support for a coronavirus vaccine patent waiver, a measure that would free vaccine recipes from Big Pharma's stranglehold and help enable generic ...[Read more]
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‘A Transformative, Hopeful Event’: Under Pressure, Biden Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver
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In the face of mounting international pressure, the Biden administration on Wednesday announced support for waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines—which campaigners welcomed as "a transformative, hopeful event" that has the pote ...[Read more]
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