ING Group, the Dutch multinational banking institution, has bowed to pressure from the United States and is blocking donations to support Cuba's vaccine solidarity, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.
Cuba puts people before profits, showing the world an alternative to the monopolistic practices of Big Pharma, writes Richa Chintan.
As some of the world’s wealthiest countries move closer towards fully vaccinating their populations against COVID-19, there could not be a starker contrast when looking at countries in the Global South, writes Ben Radford.
In violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, reports Jyotsna Singh.
Meraj Khan and David Shoebridge discuss vaccine nationalism and the ban on travel from India into Australia.
Many countries are living the worst wave of the pandemic at the moment, even though effective vaccines already exist. Fatima Hassan and Vijay Prashad take a look at what is behind the vaccination apartheid.
Removed from the world’s prevailing vaccine distribution network, Cuba is the only nation in the Latin American and Caribbean region to develop its own vaccines against COVID-19, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.
John McEvoy and Nathalia Urban discuss vaccine imperialism in Latin America.
Rich nations, representing just 14% of the global population, have bought up 53% of the most promising COVID-19 vaccines so far, creating a global vaccine apartheid, writes Yanis Iqbal.
In Ireland and across much of the advanced capitalist countries the political class has decided to put all its eggs into the basket of a COVID-19 vaccine, rather than elimination, writes Dave Murphy, heralding mega profits for the major pharmaceutical companies.