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3 February 2021
Canada the only G7 country to take vaccines from fund that helps developing countries
Globe and Mail – Marieke Walsh, Geoffrey York

2 February 2021
The scarcity and expense of Covid-19 vaccines
New Frame – Tebadi Mmotla (Illustrator: Anastasya Eliseeva)

20 January 2021
‘Lower-income countries fall behind in race for vaccines – Dose shortages risk prolonging pandemic for years, experts warn’
Financial Times – Jonathan Wheatley…/331ca95c-63fa-40de-8866…

20 January 2021
A Pandemic Defined By Failures: Who Can Hold Nations Accountable?
Forbes – Dr Madhu Pai accountable/?sh=351766771842&fbclid=IwAR18PjD0kHuJf7yNGrIqbqm0oIkSkuoyaars1UYaJfqCOvJB-zPVJgKEhGU

19 January 2021
Judgment Date: Judge Dennis Davis and Fatima Hassan
Vaccine Nationalism and Access
Daily Maverick…/2021-01-19-judgment…/

15 January 2021
Power Perspective Covid-19 Roundtable:
Power FM
Host: Lukhona Mnguni with guests: Dr Sithembile Mbete, Khaya Sithole, Fatima Hassan and Dr Sibongeni Dhlomo, Chairperson of the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Virologist Dr Ramokone Maphoto

12 January 2021
The Health Justice Initiative concerned about the communication on acquiring and rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine
SAFM Radio -(SABC)
Stephen Grootes

11 January 2021
Concerns about communication on the acquisition and rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine in SA
NewzRoom Afrika – Stephen Grootes

10 January 2021
Ensuring Covid-19 Vaccine Reaches Everyone
eNCA – The Fix – hosted by Karima Brown (with MSF and PHF)
Part 1
Part 2

8 January 2021
The Pandemic of Global Inequality
Tribune Magazine – Laura Lopez Gonzalez

6 January 2021
Covid-19 vaccines must be without profit

6 January 2021
A cancelled meeting, delays and secrecy: Inside SA’s efforts to procure Covid-19 vaccine doses
News24 – Kyle Cowan

5 January 2021
How to battle vaccine misinformation in South Africa
Daily Maverick – Suné Payne

Can SA ‘ignore’ Covid-19 vaccine patents to save lives?
Cape Talk – Refilwe Moloto

31 December 2020
The importance of equitable distribution of vaccines to poorer countries – this is as concerns grow that South Africa has fallen behind
Newzroom Afrika – Courtesy DSTV

30 December 2020
The Health Justice Initiative is calling for clarity on government’s plan for the Covid-19 vaccine. This includes its equitable allocation and policy approach.
eNCA – Courtesy #DStv403 – Morena Mothupi

28 December 2020
For covid-19 vaccines, some are too rich — and too poor
New York Times – Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan – Photographs by Joao Silva

21 December 2020
Conversation with SalaaMedia on Vaccine Nationalism in a pandemic

17 December 2020
Interview with Pierre Barbancey for L’HUMANITÉ (French)

17 December 2020
Health Justice Initiative threatens legal action over government silence on Covid-19 vaccine plans
Daily Maverick – Estelle Ellis

11 December 2020
Poorer countries disadvantaged in procuring a Covid-19 vaccine
Radio 786

7 December 2020
The great COVID-19 Vaccine Heist – Why COVAX is a part of a bigger global health injustice and patent monopoly problem (Fatima Hassan)
Daily Maverick

6 December 2020
The Great Covid-19 Vaccine Heist
Part 1:
Part 2:

3 December 2020
Health Justice Initiative wants details of state’s plan to get Covid-19 vaccine to SA
Cape Talk with Kieno Kammies

3 December 2020
The Health Justice Initiative wants to know how government will ensure the Covid-19 vaccine will be available to anyone who’ll need it
Tumelo Mothotoane (e-NCA) Courtesy #DStv403

1 December 2020
Health Justice Initiative wants details of state’s plan to get Covid-19 vaccine to SA
Daily Maverick – Zukiswa Pikoli

20 August 2020
Health-e News
A soldier in the war on HIV/Aids now battles Covid-19
By Nelisiwe Msomi

15 August 2020
News 24
SATURDAY PROFILE | Fatima Hassan: SA going same route with Covid-19 as with AIDS if we’re not careful
By James de Villiers

15 August 2020
Big Pharma is already showing signs of putting revenue ahead of saving lives in the race to find a Covid-19 vaccine, according to experts
Mail & Guardian – Pontsho Pilane

31 July 2020
Mail and Guardian
Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19
By Pontsho Pilane