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15 Who gets it?
Heidi Chow on how to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for all, equitably and at scale. 20 Vaccine equality – THE FACTS 21 The nuts and bolts
Pay attention. Thomas Abraham gives a quick lesson on how the Covid-19 vaccines work. 23 Dreams of magic bullets
The current pandemic has rebooted belief in technological fixes for all our ills. It’s a bit more complicated than that, suggests Richard Swift. 26 A history of vaccines
It’s been a long – and, at times, disgusting – story. Swagata Yadavar begins in 1000 CE. 30 The Gates factor
Nick Dowson investigates the oversized influence of Bill Gates on the global response to the pandemic. 32 Scientific internationalism
In the race for a vaccine, members of the scientific community put sharing and humanity first, finds Rajni George. 34 A silver lining
Immunization expert Christopher Morgan is optimistic that the great push for Covid-19 vaccines will produce other global health benefits. He talks to Amy Hall.
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Stories making the news 8 Deadly quarantine off Italy’s shores Zambia’s hungry hangers-on 9 Big coal sues the Netherlands Introducing: Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai Plus: Seriously? 10 Indian tea stall serves rights info with its chai Plus: Open Window Plus: Reasons to be cheerful
REGULARS 6 Letters
Plus: Why I… 7 Letter from Manila
Criticizing the state can come at a huge, inhuman cost, observes Iris Gonzales. 38 Country Profile: Kyrgyzstan 51 Temperature Check
Want to restore and protect the world’s forests? Then uphold the rights of the people who live in them, says Danny Chivers. 52 The Interview
Indefatigable Iranian gender activist Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini on why she will not give up on her life-long mission to get women peace-makers included at the negotiating table.
55 Southern Exposure
Naima Perveen clicks a man whose job involves carrying a tower of candy around Chattogram, Bangladesh.
72 Hall of Infamy
Ugandan autocrat Yoweri Museveni digs his heels in yet again.
80 The Puzzler