COVID-19 news update


This 3 May 2021 Voice of America video says about itself:

US Noncommittal on Vaccine Patents Waiver

Biden torn between progressives and Big Pharma on whether to support proposal at WTO to allow generic vaccine production.

USA: PHARMA-BACKED DEMS DON’T SUPPORT VACCINE PATENT WAIVER A new letter to Biden calling for a temporary patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines lacks the signatures of Congress’s biggest recipients of pharmaceutical industry money, HuffPost’s Daniel Marans writes. Experts say the waiver is needed to speed up production of vaccines. [HuffPost]

NYPD ASKS HELP FINDING ASIAN WOMAN’S HAMMER ATTACKER The Hate Crimes Task Force of the New York Police Department is looking for the person who viciously struck an Asian woman in the head with a hammer after the attacker demanded that she and her friend remove their face masks. The victim said she plans on moving back to Taiwan and coming back when New York City is safer. [HuffPost]

India’s Black Market for Oxygen Is Booming. Only the Ultra-Rich Can Afford It: here.