Cuba Working on a ‘People’s Vaccine’: the US and the world should get behind it 

From my hospital bed, as the global emergency around me escalated, I witnessed  how the Cuban government swiftly mobilized resources to protect its citizens from Covid-19: at-home testing for anyone with symptoms, door to door preventative education in the most vulnerable neighborhoods, and coordinated isolation when necessary. While deaths soared toward 100,000 in the U.S., Cuba was able to get the average daily Covid-19 related deaths close to zero for most of May-August.  More

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‘We Need a People’s Vaccine, Not a Profit Vaccine’: Sanders Urges Biden to Support Push to Suspend Pharma Patents

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday urged President Joe Biden to support an India and South Africa-led effort at the World Trade Organization to temporarily suspend coronavirus vaccine-related intellectual property rights in order to facilitate speedy global production and distribution of the life-saving shots—a proposal backed by nearly 70% of U.S. adults and more than 100 nations worldwide.

Source: ‘We Need a People’s Vaccine, Not a Profit Vaccine’: Sanders Urges Biden to Support Push to Suspend Pharma Patents | Portside