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The Eruption of the Refugee Crisis and the Global Push for Vaccine Passports
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The Eruption of the Refugee Crisis and the Global Push for Vaccine Passports
April 20, 2021

The eruption of St. Vincent’s La Soufrière (Sulphur) has provided a unique opportunity to push the envelope in matters of mandatory public health policy, notably mandatory vaccination, vaccine passports, and the mass gathering of biometric data.

COVID Runs the 9/11 Playbook (Against You) (Again)
April 11, 2021

After fanning COVID panic for a year, Democratic newsletter Salon admits it was all for partisan purposes: “Americans have been sucked into an all-or-nothing approach, with your choice of all or nothing depending largely on your partisan identity.”

COVID Runs the 9/11 Playbook (Against You) (Again)
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The Coming Antibiotic-Resistance Pandemic That Could Make COVID Look Like the Flu
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The Coming Antibiotic-Resistance Pandemic That Could Make COVID Look Like the Flu
April 7, 2021

While the Global South overprescribes antibiotics, in the West farm animals are pumped full of them, farmers even giving them to healthy animals so they can be packed tighter in ever-increasing herd sizes.

‘Held to Ransom’: Pfizer Plays Hardball in Covid-19 Vaccine Negotiations With Latin American Countries
April 2, 2021

One of the reasons the government wanted Pfizer’s vaccines was because the company said they could be delivered quickly. Yet in the contract, Pfizer wanted to reserve the right to modify the schedule. There was no room for negotiation. “It was take it or leave it,” said the official.

‘Held to Ransom’: Pfizer Plays Hardball in Covid-19 Vaccine Negotiations With Latin American Countries
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The Dawning of the Age of Nefarious
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The Dawning of the Age of Nefarious
March 31, 2021

If Friedrich Engels were alive today, he would likely define the criminal neglect of Covid-19 by the like of Trump and Bolsonaro as “social murder,” Wayne Madsen writes.

Nordic Countries Extend Astra Zeneca Vaccine Suspension, While Sputnik V Makes Inroads Elsewhere
March 29, 2021

A viral pandemic cannot succumb by practicing sinister nationalism, by making Russia or China the bogeymen that we all must fear.

Nordic Countries Extend Astra Zeneca Vaccine Suspension, While Sputnik V Makes Inroads Elsewhere
Society
The EU’s Vaccination Lag
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The EU’s Vaccination Lag
March 17, 2021

The vaccine manufacturers with production facilities in the EU argue that they were under contract to produce vaccines for countries outside the EU (e.g., AstraZeneca for the UK), and that any attempt by Brussels to curb such exports would place them in breach of contract.

Philosopher David Hume Comes to the Rescue of the Pharmacological Lobby
March 17, 2021

Western pharmaceutical conglomerates have resorted to a bold denialist narrative that should make most contemporary “genocide deniers” blushб Stephen Karganovic writes.

Philosopher David Hume Comes to the Rescue of the Pharmacological Lobby
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