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World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics unless leaders tackle inequalities, UNAIDS warns (UN News)

Unless leaders tackle stark inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years, the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) warned on Monday in a new report. World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics unless leaders tackle inequalities, UNAIDS warns | | UN News

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The Tribalist Threat to Climate Action (Andrew Sheng, Xiao Geng, Project-Syndicate)

Two global struggles – Cold War II and the fight against climate change – are colliding. By agreeing to hold a virtual summit before the end of this year, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping have signaled that they want to prevent relations from deteriorating to the point that miscalculation could lead […]

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(Pandemic/Inequalities) Prioritizing Equity After COVID-19 (Chatham House)

Mishal Khan, Anna Durrance-Bagale, Hanna-Tina Fischer, Johanna Hanefeld https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/02/prioritizing-equity-after-covid-19

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(Pandemic/Inequalities) The Problem with the COVID Convergence (Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Project-Syndicate)

One of the most surprising global trends to appear during the COVID-19 pandemic is a reduction of inequality across countries, owing to the disproportionate effects of the virus on richer countries. Unfortunately, there is little to celebrate when convergence reflects losses at the top instead of gains at the bottom. https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/covid-convergence-rich-countries-getting-poorer-by-pinelopi-koujianou-goldberg-2021-01

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(India/Inequalities/Faith) Using Participatory Action Research Methodologies for Engaging and Researching with Religious Minorities in Contexts of Intersecting Inequalities (Sowmyaa Bharadwaj, Joanna Howard, Pradeep Narayanan, IDS)

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COVID19/INEQUALITIES – COVID-19 exposes need for radical policies to tackle inequality (Ben Phillips, Al Jazeera)

In the run-up to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris taking office on January 20, a key debate raging now is about what kind of change they will usher in. Some say it is clear from those two leaders’ biographies that they herald the bold transformations needed to tackle the inequalities that scar society. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/12/13/covid-19-has-exposed-the-need-for-radical-policies-to-tackle-ineq

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INEQUALITIES (VACCINE) – Poorer people left behind as rich nations hoard COVID-19 vaccine (Al Jazeera)

A new report has found that as many as 90 percent of the population in dozens of poorer countries will miss out on the coronavirus vaccine next year because most of the supply has already been taken by rich nations. The People’s Vaccine Alliance says that rich countries have hoarded enough doses to vaccinate their […]