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May 17, 2021
Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step
Now we need to make sure poorer countries have the resources and technical capacity to ramp up production.
May 7, 2021
Ro Khanna: It’s Vital That the US Drop Barriers to Vaccine Production and Aid Covid-Ravaged India
“We aren’t an island. I mean, the disease is going to continue to come back to us,” said the representative from California.
May 4, 2021
This Is Biden’s Chance to Vaccinate the World
Then-candidate Biden told me he wouldn’t let patents block vaccine access. Tomorrow, he must keep his promise.
March 22, 2021
Vaccine Nationalism Is Patently Unjust
Poor countries are paying more for the doses that remain after rich countries have had their fill.
February 8, 2021
Want to Reverse Inequality? Change Intellectual Property Rules.
Changes in IP have done far more than tax cuts to increase inequality—and US protection of IP could lead to a cold war with China.
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February 12, 2016
Corporations Killed Medicine. Here’s How to Take It Back.
For most of human history, life-saving drugs were a public good. Now they’re only good for shareholders.