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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
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/politics/article-canada-the-only-g7-country-to-take-vaccines-from-fund-for-developing/?fbclid=IwAR2DID50U0ZV-Od_vxPi_z_Yb2WCfGv_3jL6cJA9djynyvFwDWrw-5A9bsQ

2 February 2021
The scarcity and expense of Covid-19 vaccines
New Frame – Tebadi Mmotla (Illustrator: Anastasya Eliseeva)
https://www.newframe.com/the-scarcity-and-expense-of-covid-19-vaccines/?fbclid=IwAR0IGmvHfZReDNCb4NP0AqZySB4FPkjuTdKHviMXn17YB0j

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
https://www.ft.com/…/331ca95c-63fa-40de-8866…

20 January 2021
A Pandemic Defined By Failures: Who Can Hold Nations Accountable?
Forbes – Dr Madhu Pai
https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhukarpai/2021/01/20/a-pandemic-defined-by-failures-who-can-hold-nations accountable/?sh=351766771842&fbclid=IwAR18PjD0kHuJf7yNGrIqbqm0oIkSkuoyaars1UYaJfqCOvJB-zPVJgKEhGU

19 January 2021
Judgment Date: Judge Dennis Davis and Fatima Hassan
Vaccine Nationalism and Access
Daily Maverick
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/…/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
https://www.power987.co.za/analysis/listen-power-perspective-covid-19-roundtable/

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
https://iono.fm/e/979862

11 January 2021
Concerns about communication on the acquisition and rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine in SA
NewzRoom Afrika – Stephen Grootes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRcPjN9yMEw&feature=youtu.be

10 January 2021
Ensuring Covid-19 Vaccine Reaches Everyone
eNCA – The Fix – hosted by Karima Brown (with MSF and PHF)
Part 1 https://youtu.be/gvID6ALJ2GU
Part 2 https://youtu.be/ZHqlxed3jgg

8 January 2021
The Pandemic of Global Inequality
Tribune Magazine – Laura Lopez Gonzalez
https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/01/global-inequality-is-a-public-health-threat

6 January 2021
Covid-19 vaccines must be without profit
Radio786
https://www.radio786.co.za/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
https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/investigations/a-cancelled-meeting-delays-and-secrecy-inside-sas-efforts-to-procure-covid-19-vaccine-doses-20210106

5 January 2021
How to battle vaccine misinformation in South Africa
Daily Maverick – Suné Payne
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-01-05-how-to-battle-vaccine-misinformation-in-south-africa/

Can SA ‘ignore’ Covid-19 vaccine patents to save lives?
Cape Talk – Refilwe Moloto
https://www.702.co.za/podcasts/294/breakfast-with-refilwe-moloto/400085/can-sa-ignore-covid-19-vaccine-patents-to-save-lives

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7bJGTWhfus&feature=youtu.be

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
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/world/africa/covid-19-vaccines-south-africa.html?s=09#click=https://t.co/nPox6b70wZ

21 December 2020
Conversation with SalaaMedia on Vaccine Nationalism in a pandemic
https://www.facebook.com/HealthJusticeInitiative/videos/396593455096532

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

17 December 2020
Health Justice Initiative threatens legal action over government silence on Covid-19 vaccine plans
Daily Maverick – Estelle Ellis
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-12-17-health-justice-initiative-threatens-legal-action-over-government-silence-on-covid-19-vaccine-plans/

11 December 2020
Poorer countries disadvantaged in procuring a Covid-19 vaccine
Radio 786
https://www.radio786.co.za/poorer-countries-disadvantaged-in-procuring-a-covid-19-vaccine/

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
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-12-06-the-great-covid-19-vaccine-heist/

6 December 2020
The Great Covid-19 Vaccine Heist
Part 1: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-12-06-the-great-covid-19-vaccine-heist/
Part 2: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2021-01-24-the-great-covid-19-vaccine-heist-part-two-moderna-when-solidarity-is-only-a-word/

3 December 2020
Health Justice Initiative wants details of state’s plan to get Covid-19 vaccine to SA
Cape Talk with Kieno Kammies
https://omny.fm/shows/the-kieno-kammies-show/health-justice-initiative-wants-details-of-state-s?fbclid=IwAR2t_NbLnJ-kliyBBM7_YMFpf1sGS5f96ENWbChIt5M_IipiYX-JxRxl3uo

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ-evGxhpA0

1 December 2020
Health Justice Initiative wants details of state’s plan to get Covid-19 vaccine to SA
Daily Maverick – Zukiswa Pikoli
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-12-01-health-justice-initiative-wants-details-of-states-plan-to-get-covid-19-vaccine-to-sa/amp/?fbclid=IwAR0gcDOk1Kv2Wf189qEEnUht47WcVhYRm1Y9VgAPzWSiloUmqQYuS0z4iuU

20 August 2020
Health-e News https://health-e.org.za/
A soldier in the war on HIV/Aids now battles Covid-19
By Nelisiwe Msomi
https://health-e.org.za/2020/08/20/a-soldier-in-the-war-on-hiv-aids-now-battled-covid-19/

15 August 2020
News 24https://www.news24.com/news24
SATURDAY PROFILE | Fatima Hassan: SA going same route with Covid-19 as with AIDS if we’re not careful
By James de Villiers
https://www.news24.com/news24/analysis/saturday-profile-fatima-hassan-sa-is-going-down-the-same-route-with-covid-19-as-with-aids-if-were-not-careful-20200814

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
https://mg.co.za/news/2020-08-15-pandemic-profiteering-activists-sound-the-alarm-over-big-pharma/?amp&__twitter_impression=true

31 July 2020
Mail and Guardianhttps://mg.co.za/
Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19
By Pontsho Pilane
https://mg.co.za/special-reports/2020-07-31-accessing-health-and-justice-in-a-time-of-covid-19/