Listen: Exploring Controversial Efforts to Waive Drugmakers’ Vaccine Patent Rights

President Joe Biden has thrown his support to an international effort to waive drugmakers’ patent rights on the covid vaccines, but the pharmaceutical industry vows to fight back. Julie Rovner, KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, joins The Atlantic’s “Social Distance” podcast, hosted by Dr. James Hamblin and Maeve Higgins, to talk about the current patent controversy… Read More »

Woman who puts millions of us to sleep

You might not recognise her face or name, but chances are you’ve heard Tamara Levitt’s voice before. The 49-year-old Canadian is a superstar of the meditation world and head of mindfulness for Calm, a meditation and sleep app that boasts more than four million paying subscribers internationally and 100,000 new downloads a day. In her… Read More »

Los latinos son los que más quieren vacunarse, y los que más obstáculos enfrentan

Una nueva encuesta revela que los hispanos tienen el doble de interés en vacunarse “lo antes posible” que los blancos no hispanos o personas de raza negra no hispanas. Los datos muestran que los problemas de acceso siguen siendo difíciles para la población. Un tercio de los hispanos no vacunados dicen que quieren las dosis,… Read More »

Political ideology is real reason people remain unvaccinated, says Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez argued that the real reason a number of Americans are not getting vaccinated is their political ideology. “They’re tying their political allegiance to the political right, unfortunately. And we’re seeing this play out in the bottom ten states in terms of vaccination coverage,” which is half of the coverage seen in the… Read More »