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WHO records 100th attack on health care in Ukraine

A grim milestone has been crossed today in the war in Ukraine – more than 100 attacks on health care verified by WHO since the start of the war on 24 February. The attacks so far have claimed 73 lives and injured 51.Of the current total of 103 attacks, 89 have impacted health facilities and [...]

By |2022-04-10T03:56:42+00:00April 10th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on WHO records 100th attack on health care in Ukraine

UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday calling for Russia to be suspended from the Human Rights Council. Read more here

By |2022-04-09T04:46:04+00:00April 9th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council

Attacks on Health Care in the War in Ukraine: International Law and the Need for Accountability

As of March 31, 2022, the World Health Organization’s Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care (SSA) reported at least 82 attacks on health care in Ukraine, resulting in 72 deaths and 43 injuries. Most attacks involved the use of heavy weapons against health care facilities, personnel, patients, and medical supplies.1 In Mariupol, a direct Russian [...]

By |2022-04-03T18:59:59+00:00April 3rd, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on Attacks on Health Care in the War in Ukraine: International Law and the Need for Accountability

Johnson & Johnson Applies For Emergency Use Authorization For COVID-19 Vaccine

A third coronavirus vaccine candidate has requested emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Johnson & Johnson submitted its application Thursday for the company's single-dose inoculation. In a statement released Thursday, the company said if emergency use is granted, it aims to supply 100 million doses in the first half of 2021. Unlike Pfizer and [...]

By |2021-02-08T01:12:48+00:00February 8th, 2021|News-Letters|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Applies For Emergency Use Authorization For COVID-19 Vaccine

Love thy neighbour? Allocating vaccines in a world of competing obligations

Although a safe, effective, and licensed coronavirus vaccine does not yet exist, there is already controversy over how it ought to be allocated. Justice is clearly at stake, but it is unclear what justice requires in the international distribution of a scarce vaccine during a pandemic. Many are condemning ‘vaccine nationalism’ as an obstacle to [...]

By |2020-12-17T12:17:19+00:00December 17th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Love thy neighbour? Allocating vaccines in a world of competing obligations

Unsafe resistance against vaccines

The United States is awash in COVID-19: Nearly 15 million people are infected and more than 281,000 are dead. COVID-19 has now become America's leading cause of death. So the arrival of effective vaccines ought to be greeted with the kind of celebration associated with ticker tape parades. Nope. Click here to read more.

By |2020-12-12T15:20:11+00:00December 12th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Unsafe resistance against vaccines

Emergency Approval Of First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Complicate Search For The Best One

It takes a lot of paperwork to be a human test subject. COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteer Christian Ramers filled out multiple forms before his pen ran dry. He agreed to allowing his blood to be used for further COVID-19 study, authorized sharing of his health information and answered confidential questions from a clinician that also [...]

By |2020-12-03T16:11:30+00:00December 3rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Emergency Approval Of First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Complicate Search For The Best One

This Is Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Is Going to Take Longer Than You Think

If you believe the hype, a COVID-19 vaccine is just weeks away. Experts say widespread vaccination could help bring the deadly pandemic to its knees, so let's hope a safe, effective vaccine emerges from clinical trials. But don't count on getting your shots just yet. Click here to know more.

By |2020-11-19T02:25:17+00:00November 19th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on This Is Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Is Going to Take Longer Than You Think