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Covid-19 vaccines in a neoliberal world

The first major outbreak of coronavirus happened almost two decades ago in the shape of SARs (severe acute respiratory syndrome), after which the virus continue to appear from time to…

Infodemic’ risks jeopardising virus vaccines

As early as February, with the global pandemic spreading fast, the World Health Organization issued a warning about an “infodemic”, a wave of fake news and misinformation about the deadly…

Wasting vaccines

Since the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was detected, the stark global inequities that have characterised this pandemic have once again come to the forefront. From discriminatory travel bans to limited…

Mandatory vaccines

The emergence of the latest Covid-19 variant of concern, Omicron, further ramped up the pressures on governments to make decisive interventions before their health systems are overwhelmed. With its unusually…

Economics of vaccines

COVID-19 brought the world to its knees. The Covid vaccine has been the most sought-after product. However, as governments around the world rush to vaccinate their citizens, some aspects need…

Vaccines, people and profit

Humanitarian campaigners who say that Covid-19 vaccines are for the people and not for profit have strong logic behind it as the R&D for these vaccines has largely been funded…