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COVID-19 Vaccines: Stories of monopoly, blackmail and inequality

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The apprehensions raised in some countries by the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, the US dirty campaign against the Russian Sputnik V and the confirmed refusal of the most powerful nations to let their pharmaceutical companies temporarily release the patents of their antidotes against COVID-19, have further strained the availability of vaccines and deepened the profound differences in the right to life between the powerful and the poor in this world.
Never before has a health emergency struck so many in so many places and in such a short space of time. COVID-19 has already affected more than 120 million people in the world and has caused the death of more than 2.6 million human beings.

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China: Scientists Create World’s Fastest Machine for PCR Testing

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The world’s fastest machine for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests stands out this Thursday among the technological avenues in the service of health. It is the Flash 20, a high-precision device created in China with the ability to perform virological PCR tests that medical personnel worldwide have had to resort to due to the pandemic to confirm positive cases of coronavirus.