The incompetence of the Trump administration—mirroring the dangerous incompetence of Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Narendra Modi of India—coming on top of a destroyed public health system and a failed private sector testing establishment has condemned millions of people in the U.S. to catch the disease and pass it on. There is—thus far—no prospect of breaking the chain of infection in the United States.
Taiwan’s claim that it provided early warning to the WHO about Covid and “human-to human-transmission” has been exploited by the Trump administration to attack the multi-lateral body and turn up the heat on China. There’s just one problem: it’s totally false.
Vijay Prashad explores the differences between the pandemic responses of a few countries with socialist governments and others in the capitalist order.
The EU and WHO are planning a global vaccination program under the motto “Vaccines are safe and effective”. But a little-known landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court suggests otherwise.