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Vaccination news and analysis from The Nation
May 7, 2021
Is the Shine Starting to Come Off Bill Gates’s Halo?
The billionaire’s role in perpetuating vaccine apartheid in the name of protecting intellectual property rights has begun to draw criticism.
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.
April 27, 2021
The Fight Against Vaccine Apartheid Goes Global
Israel’s refusal to vaccinate Palestinians under occupation has stirred widespread outrage—and linked the struggle for justice in Palestine to struggles around the world.
Yara M. Asi
April 13, 2021
The FDA Did the Right Thing in Pausing the J&J Vaccine
The Twitter epidemiologists convinced that regulators bungled the decision make for entertaining reading—but they’re wrong.
April 8, 2021
We’re at the Beginning of the End of Covid-19. Now What?
There may be light at the end of the tunnel, but foot by foot we keep extending that tunnel in front of us, giving the virus new hosts and new territory to spread into.
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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.
March 18, 2021
Covid-19 Is Big Business. But Who’s Making a Killing?
You’d think that in a global pandemic, the fate of billions of people around the planet would be the first priority of our governments rather catering to the pharmaceutical industry. But you’d be wrong.
February 17, 2021
In Some States, Child Care Workers Won’t Get the Covid Vaccine for Months
Even though child care is vital to the economic recovery, several states aren’t granting child care workers priority access to the vaccine.
February 11, 2021
Evolution Doesn’t Give a Damn About Us, or the USA
Unless we stop Covid-19 everywhere, we won’t stop it anywhere.
February 3, 2021
What’s Keeping the Vaccine From Getting to Those Who Need it Most?
It’s not just a medical question; it’s a political issue.