A new generation of vaccines and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 may take a page from the anti-influenza playbook, with shots periodically tailored to target the most commonly circulating virus strains.
Source: Future COVID-19 booster shots will likely need fresh formulations as new coronavirus variants of concern continue to emerge
Decrying the “brutally unequal global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines,” Yunus wrote that “there is still time for world leaders to say never again.”
Source: World Leaders Must Commit to End Covid-19 Patents: Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus
Unions appear to be making a comeback as the Covid-19 economic crisis has emboldened workers and stirred up longstanding outrage over inequality and inadequate wages and benefits. Since Starbucks workers at stores in the Buffalo, N.Y., area petitioned to be represented by a union in August 2021, employees at about 250 Starbucks stores in 30 states have launched organizing drives. Workers at a store in Mesa, Arizona, voted in to unionize in mid-March.
Source: A Labor Rebirth? | Portside
By MARC ROME In a world in which the true global Covid-19 death toll is 18.2 million, capitalism today bears a striking resemblance to how it appeared upon its arrival over 300 years ago: “Dripping…
Source: The Next Wave: Capitalism’s Covid Crisis – Socialist Action
Research suggests that too-frequent immunizations may lead to a phenomenon called “immune exhaustion.”
Source: Why we can’t ‘boost’ our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic for the long term