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Sarah Lazare: Big Tobacco Is Funding Opposition to Global Covid Vaccine Access

Tobacco companies are bankrolling a group that is working to defeat an intellectual property waiver. And the companies have a direct interest in doing so

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Sarah Lazare: The Pentagon Is Funding the Same Gun Makers Democrats Want to Regulate

Daniel Defense, the company that made the gun used by the Robb Elementary shooter, has been handed over 100 federal contracts

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Sarah Lazare: Biden’s Silence on an Intellectual Property Waiver Speaks Volumes

The White House appears to have no plans to break Big Pharma’s stranglehold on global Covid-19 vaccines

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Sarah Lazare: The U.S. Spent 7.5 Times More on Nuclear Weapons Than Global Vaccine Donations

Since the pandemic started, the United States has prioritized funding for nuclear arms and the military over global vaccines

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Sarah Lazare: The LGBTQ Rights Group That Helped Launder Amazon’s Image

Human Rights Campaign gave Amazon a perfect score on workplace equality—while Amazon was donating to the organization

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Sarah Lazare: “Compromise” on IP Waiver for Covid Vaccines Is Worse Than No Deal

A tentative agreement between India, South Africa, the United States and the European Union only waives intellectual property for Covid vaccines (not tests or treatments)

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Sarah Lazare: The Danger of Using Ukraine Invasion to Ramp Up Fossil Fuel Production

Just as scientists warn we must drastically shift away from fossil fuel extraction, the Biden administration is pressing for more oil production

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Sarah Lazare: Broad Economic Sanctions on Russia Could Follow Playbook of Punishing the Poor

The impulse to punish Putin for his unconscionable invasion of Ukraine is understandable, but wrecking entire economies comes at a high human cost

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Sarah Lazare: U.S. and E.U. Are Excluding Covid-19 Tests, Antivirals From Intellectual Property Waiver Negotiations

The exclusion bucks the demands of global activists, who say diagnostics and therapeutics must be included in any final deal

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Sarah Lazare: South African Scientists Spent 8 Months Reinventing the Wheel

During the time scientists were reverse-engineering Moderna’s mRNA vaccine, 100,000 people in Africa died of Covid

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