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Vaccine hopes and fears

Iris Gonzales delves into some of the reasons why the vaccine rollout in her country is encountering drag.

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NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021
View from India

View from India

Nilanjana Bhowmick on oxygen inequity and the price paid by her country’s citizens.

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NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021
Protesters against the US trade embargo on Cuba drive past the US Embassy in Havana in a motorcade, 28 March 2021. Photo: ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

Cuba’s crossroads

Will Miguel Díaz-Canel, the Castros’ hand-picked successor, wield a new broom of change? Wayne Ellwood weighs up the island’s options.

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NI 533 - Food justice: who gets to eat? - September, 2021
Inequality Watch

Inequality Watch

Vaccine profits vs wealth inequality.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
View from India

View from India

Nilanjana Bhowmick on the colossal failure of governance that has led to needless deaths on a massive scale.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Queue-jumpers

Queue-jumpers

From private vaccination schemes to public office misuse of power.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
Italy is under pressure to stop using offshore quarantine ferries like the Allegra.Photo: Karlos Zurutuza

Deadly quarantine

Italy is under pressure to stop using offshore quarantine ferries, reports Karlos Zurutuza.

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A local art group, art360, painted this mural dedicated to the fight against the virus in the settlement of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya.Photo: Gordwin Odhiambo/AFP/Getty

A silver lining

Despite the challenges of ensuring equal access, health expert Christopher Morgan is hopeful that the Covid-19 vaccine push is helping to shape a better future for global immunology. He speaks to Amy Hall.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
Yewande Oyetade, a medical laboratory technician in Lagos, Nigeria, collects samples for Covid-19 testing at the Agege Primary Health Centre.Photo: Andrew Esiebo/Panos

Scientific internationalism

It is thanks to scientists collaborating across borders that vaccines against Covid-19 have been developed so fast, argues Rajni George.

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Making a point: Bill Gates addresses the media after his address to the World Health Assembly at the UN in Geneva.Photo: Reuters/Alamy

The Gates factor

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has a key role in shaping the global response to the pandemic. And it’s not good news for health equality. Nick Dowson investigates why.

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French biochemist Louise Pasteur in his laboratory, where he developed pioneering vaccines against chicken cholera and rabies using ‘attenuated’ or weakened bacteria.Photo: GL Archive/Alamy

A history of vaccines

Swagata Yadavar traces the ups and downs in the history of vaccination.

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Dreams of magic bullets

Richard Swift warns against vaccine fantasy and kneejerk technophilia.

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The nuts and bolts

Covid-19 vaccines explained by Thomas Abraham.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
Covid-19 vaccine drugs purchased by country-income level, as of mid-March1 *UN-backed global purchasing scheme

Vaccine equality - The facts

Who gets it? What's needed? What's on order? Who profits? Who lives?

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
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Join the New Internationalist co-owner community

Husna Ara probes co-editor Amy Hall on why now, and what next…

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
Government officials pray over a storage box containing Covid-19 vaccines before they leave for various vaccination centres in Mumbai, India, in January this year. India is one of the countries that is calling for patents on Covid-19 vaccines to be waived during the pandemic.Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg/Getty

Who gets it?

Access to life-saving Covid-19 vaccines should not be reserved for the rich. But that is what’s happening on a global scale today. Heidi Chow calls for technology to be shared and patents to be suspended in order to unlock vaccine production for all.

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Inequality Watch

Inequality Watch

Covid-19 vaccinations - UK vs Ecuador.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021

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Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Food justice: who gets to eat? September, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
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