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Trade

The links between trade and health extend back to the earliest human settlements, but globalization has brought these spheres together as never before. This section examines the issues that have led to an even closer intersection between trade and health, asks how they impact the poor, and explores the tensions that arise between the goals of protecting and promoting health and generating wealth through trade.

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We Have the Demand, Now We Need the Supply

South Sudan jumped the vaccine hesitancy hurdle, but people are queuing up for shots that aren't there

The Global COVID-19 Contract Conundrum

The critical role of contracts in determining access to COVID-19 vaccines

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How Russia's Invasion Shot Down Sputnik V

Russia's decision to invade Ukraine hinders the use and distribution of its vaccine worldwide

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Spotify's COVID-19 Controversy

How artists Neil Young and Joni Mitchell took a stand against COVID-19 disinformation

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mRNA Therapeutics: The Technology That Saved the World

COVID-19 vaccines catapulted mRNA technology into the spotlight, and now it's used to cure previously untreated diseases

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Why U.S. Vaccine Nationalism Hurts India

Stockpiling COVID-19 jabs cannot be more important than saving human lives

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To Decolonize Global Health, We Must Examine the Global Political Economy

We cannot talk about decolonizing without discussing colonialism's most fundamental legacy in global health

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Trade in the Time of Pandemics

With borders closed and global travel constrained, trade will help us find a way out of the pandemic

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Britain's Moral Bankruptcy Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Why a study set to deliberately infect people with coronavirus is unethical, unnecessary, and likely to be uninformative

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Back to Basics After COVID-19

Investing in Primary Care Now Will Prepare the U.S. for the Next Pandemic

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Vaccine Nationalism and Africa

African Union calls for a “People's Vaccine” as African Academy of Sciences begins mapping local clinical trials sites

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A New Way to Drive COVID-19 Vaccine Development

How a "benefit-based advance market commitment" could build on existing Gavi COVAX and EU Joint Procurement initiatives

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Patent Pools and the Pandemic—A Renewed Debate

In light of COVID-19 we need to revisit patent pools and their potential for pro-competitive and anticompetitive effects