Tagged COVID-19

Last week, 24 world leaders published an open letter in leading publications around the world calling for a new global treaty.  This would “foster an all-of-government and all-of-society approach, strengthening national, regional and global capacities and resilience to future pandemics”, paving the way for a new approach to global health governance having learned the lessons…

This article by Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram was originally published on ksjomo.org. The original can be accessed here.   SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Vaccine developers’ refusal to share publicly funded vaccine research findings is stalling broader, affordable vaccinations which would more rapidly contain COVID-19 contagion. The pandemic had infected at least 109 million…

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues its stranglehold over societies and economies the world over, it is becoming increasingly clear that widespread vaccination of whole populations is one key to re-opening the door to some semblance of normality.  Part one, the rapid development of safe and effective vaccines, was a triumph for science, however it is…

COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns worldwide have exacerbated one major societal issue, a pandemic hidden in the intimate sphere: domestic violence. Incidents of psychological and physical abuse are more frequent, more severe and more dangerous when people are obliged to stay at home, as the NGO helplines dedicated to combating violence against women and other emergency…

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