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Making a point: Bill Gates addresses the media after his address to the World Health Assembly at the UN in Geneva. Reuters/Alamy

Nick Dowson investigates the oversized influence of Bill Gates on the global response to the pandemic 

: Government officials pray over a storage box containing Covid-19 vaccines before they leave for various vaccination centres in Mumbai, India, in January this year. India is one of the countries that is calling for patents on Covid-19 vaccines to be waived during the pandemic. DHIRAJ SINGH/BLOOMBERG/GETTY

Heidi Chow on how to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for all, equitably and at scale.

Having blocked proposals from Global South countries to suspend intellectual property on Covid-19 vaccines, the UK is now on...

In the absence of enough trained doctors, reliance on other, less-qualified health workers is growing in the Global South....


Let down at every turn, Ally Bruener struggles to balance her own vital needs with her eco-warrior...

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A global pandemic demands we think in terms of global health, not vaccine nationalism, argues Dinyar Godrej...

In Kibera, Nairobi, Martha Apisa and Stacy Ayuma use their braids to raise awareness of the virus by imitating its shape. Community health efforts are intense as social distancing is impossible and sanitation is poor in Kenya’s largest slum.  Donwilson Odhiambo/Sopa/Zuma/Alamy 

How can we transform the calamity that has befallen us and create healing? Vanessa Baird on the change we...

Pennsylvania Public Health Laboratory in Exton tests for Covid-19 Tom Wolf/Flickr

Amelia Schofield of We Own It draws on lessons from contact tracing success stories around...

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Richard Swift on the ambiguous figure managing the WHO’s pandemic response. 

What’s in store for the future when it comes to stopping air pollution? Watch experts and campaigners discuss the fight for...

Husna Rizvi makes a vital suggestion.

High school students wearing masks protest against high levels of air pollution outside the government building in Skopje, North Macedonia December 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

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Air pollution kills millions of people each year. In the post-virus rush to return to ‘business as usual’, we could end up...


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Coronavirus is showing that precarity and dangerous working conditions are a choice companies have been making for workers,...

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Vanessa Baird makes the case for being true to our brains.

Healthcare workers in Kerala are pictured wearing personal protective equipment. Credit: Javed Anees/Wikicommons

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Healthworker Coronavirus Activist Group issue an urgent call for personal protective equipment – and for...

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The UK’s coronavirus healthcare policy exposes the farce at the core of the privatization project, writes Ellen Lees...


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