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Campaigners condemn decision to make South Africa pay more than double European price for Astra Zeneca vaccine

Campaigners have said it is “deeply alarming” that South Africa is reportedly being charged nearly 2.5 times the price paid by most European countries for Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, claiming such inequality is now a core obstacle to controlling coronavirus.[1] South Africa’s government is struggling to buy vaccines as cases soar in the country. Most vaccines […]

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U.S. and UK Unions and Public Interest Groups Demand a Trade Deal that Puts People and the Planet First

May 4, 2020 – With most of the world focused on stopping the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump and Johnson administrations are moving forward this week with US-UK trade negotiations that civil society groups in both countries worry could privilege corporate profits at the expense of the environment, consumer safety, public health and worker rights.   Today […]