Coronavirus and global justice

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed our world in a matter of weeks. The UN has called it the biggest global challenge since World War Two, as every country attempts to deal with the twin shocks to public health and the economy.

At Global Justice Now we are campaigning for an internationalist response. From testing and treatment to bailouts and financial flows, the pandemic has held up a mirror to the inequalities in our world. We must do whatever we can to demand steps to save lives now, and lay the ground for a radically different future.

 

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Coronavirus is killing the poor far more than the rich. A vaccine must be free for everyone

Pneumonia is killing 2,000 people every day. But not because of coronavirus. For nearly twenty years, millions of children have not had access to the patented vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline due to its high cost, which has generated billions in profit for those corporations.

Coronavirus is killing the poor far more than the rich. A vaccine must be free for everyone

Pneumonia is killing 2,000 people every day. But not because of coronavirus. For nearly twenty years, millions of children have not had access to the patented vaccine manufactured by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline due to its high cost, which has generated billions in profit for those corporations.

Where the pandemic isn’t (yet) the virus: fearing illness and destitution in Lesotho

Every morning, Google Alerts connects me to news coverage of Lesotho, a small southern African country that I’ve visited regularly since the mid-1990s. Over the past couple of months, the new lexicon of social distancing, lock-down, PCR testing kits and PPE shortages has threaded through the nation’s press, a striking reminder that the coronavirus pandemic is truly global.