Month: April 2021

As Coronavirus Ravages India, Senate Dems Urge US Pharma Firms to Share Vaccine Tech

As Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths continue to soar in India, a group of Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday sent letters to three Big Pharma CEOs urging them to expand global vaccine access by sharing technology and by lifting intellectual property barriers to allow countries to locally produce vaccines. “Increasing Covid-19 vaccinations in India is urgently…

By HearthstoneYarns April 30, 2021 0

200+ Groups From 67 Nations Demand 'Transformational Change' at Corporate-Friendly WTO

More than 200 environmental groups, labor unions, and civil society organizations from 67 nations sent a letter to global heads of state on Wednesday demanding “transformational change” at the World Trade Organization, a relatively new institution that critics say is structurally inadequate and much too corporate-friendly to confront the planet’s most pressing challenges. “The Covid-19…

By HearthstoneYarns April 29, 2021 0