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Ontario government official announce partnership with the federal government, city of Toronto and Sanofi to expand domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | The pandemic has only increased the clout of the powerful drug industry, which largely controls access to COVID vaccines desperately needed by Canadians and others.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Instead of selling weapons of war, the United States should make global public health the number 1 priority. It is by far the most effective way to enhance the country's national security.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | A people's vaccine would prioritize global public health over the profits of pharmaceutical corporations, serving as a model for combating pandemics we face now and in the future.
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Adam R. Houston, Srinivas Murthy | Justin Trudeau's assertion that "to eliminate the virus anywhere, we need to eliminate it everywhere" somehow doesn’t feel like the inspirational commitment to equitable access it once did.
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President Trump during a press conference on September 7, 2020. Image: The White House/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Trump is intent on releasing a vaccine before the November election, placing his lust for power above the urgent demands of public health.
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Ed Finn | With schools reopening and the flu season approaching, the COVID-19 pandemic could be more challenging than ever to contain.
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Linda McQuaig | Connaught's indispensable role in developing the first polio vaccine reminds us of Canada's ability to perform brilliantly in a public health crisis.
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Allison Garber | Being autistic brings forth a number of challenges to day-to-day life, but many of those challenges exist because of our society's inability to take the time to understand autism.
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Anne Theriault | Even though it's factually true, saying 'vaccines don't cause autism' falls into the same ableist narrative as 'vaccines cause autism.'
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Jim Stanford | Canada's outstanding work to invent the world's most promising vaccine against Ebola perfectly epitomizes both the promise of public research, and the perverse incentives of the for-profit industry.