March 9, 2021

The People’s Vaccine With Gina Cummings and Dr. Vanessa Kerry

It’s been a year since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic. As bad as COVID is in the United States, we have the resources to confront it head on. But what about people in poorer countries around the world? Americans spent billions of dollars to develop the COVID vaccine, and now drug companies are selling it to the highest bidder. To examine the state of the global pandemic and what we can do to fight it equitably, we’ve invited Gina Cummings of Oxfam America and Dr. Vanessa Kerry of Seed Global Health to the podcast.


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Sources for audio clips

Is the U.S. government paying twice for coronavirus vaccine? - PBS News Hour
By the Numbers: Rich countries hoard COVID-19 vaccines; global poor to miss out - ABC News
Coronavirus outbreak: "This virus does not respect borders" - France 24 English
A 'people's vaccine': New report warns that poor countries will be left behind - Euronews (in English)
Vaccine Hoarding (10:34)
As Wealthy Countries Hoard Vaccine Supply, Pandemic Could Rage in Poor Countries Until 2024 - Democracy Now
Cold Storage Problem (15:35 after "places in india")
Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine: The refrigeration problem no one is talking about - Globa News
Global Mutations (23:58)
NEW COVID 19 Variants (How Concerned Should We BE?) || COVID Update Today - Dr. Mike Hansen
Impact on Global Economy (31:09)
Covid-19: what will happen to the global economy? | The Economist
Public spending, private profit (42:35)
Is the U.S. government paying twice for coronavirus vaccine?
People's Vaccine - Oxfam America

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle