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COVID vaccine weekly: support builds for patent waiver as shortages threaten to bite

by Sanjana_18

The waiver’s proponents argue, will increase the amount of vaccine doses produced globally.

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Health must be a priority: why the government should learn to value care

by An_Indian

The tragedy that is now unfolding in India is not because of the coronavirus; it is because our health system was not prepared.

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Oxford vaccine professor: rich countries have a moral duty to share their COVID-19 shots

by Sanjana_18

While we consider exiting lockdown, in many parts of the world the pandemic rages on. Case numbers have fallen to low levels in the UK, but cumulatively worldwide they are growing higher and higher each week. For much of humanity, this means time is running out.

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What India's second wave means for its vaccine coverage – and the rest of the world

by Sanjana_18

India’s devastating second wave has led it to redirect more of its vaccine production towards its domestic immunisation programme.

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Indians are forced to change rituals for their dead as COVID-19 rages through cities and villages

by Sanjana_18

People are paying bribes in order to get space or a furnace for cremation. There are also reports of physical fights and intimidation.

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COVID in India: how the Modi government prioritised politics over public health

by Sanjana_18

The Indian Medical Association’s vice-president Dr Navjot Dahiya called the prime minister, Narendra Modi, a “super spreader” for organising and promoting such large gatherings.

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'Each burning pyre is an unspeakable, screeching horror' – one researcher on the frontline of India's COVID crisis

by Sanjana_18

Global health researcher Vyoma Dhar Sharma had just embarked on a fieldwork trip to India as COVID-19 began sweeping through the population and overwhelming hospitals. It has taken a terrible toll on her country – and her family.

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India: election loss in West Bengal may be start of a backlash against Modi's handling of COVID crisis

by Sanjana_18

BJP chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, recently issued threats to seize property of those spreading “rumours” about oxygen shortage. “There is no shortage of beds, oxygen and life-saving drugs in the state,” he said.

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Medical oxygen should not be a luxury – we're trying to develop a cheaper way to produce it

by Sanjana_18

The pandemic has revealed that access to oxygen – in a pure form, for medical use – is a luxury in most low and middle-income countries.

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A spineless Governor in Andhra Pradesh

by An_Indian

Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh since 2019, will never be satisfied with the authority that comes with his office.