"The move of G7 countries to donate surplus vaccines is a welcome one but it doesn’t go far enough - it is imperative that G7 countries step up their human rights obligations and join the COVAX scheme if we are to defeat this global pandemic." Global health ethics expert Dr Sharifah Sekalala comments on the Prime Minister's plan.
“Today’s Okpabi judgment is an important confirmation that there is no general principle that parent companies should be able to escape liability for the acts of their subsidiaries. Moreover, it strikes a blow against attempts to use pre-trial procedures to stifle meritorious litigation." Dr Stephen Connelly, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School and Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Regulation & Governance of the Global Economy, comments on the Supreme Court's decision.
A group of Tesco investors will force a vote at this year's AGM calling on the supermarket to do more to tackle obesity by increasing the proportion of healthy foods it sells. Dr Thijs van Rens, expert in the economics of food and obesity, comments.
"We need to carefully monitor immune responses in individuals infected with these variants." Professor Lawrence S. Young, Virologist and Professor of Molecular Oncology, comments on new variants of the coronavirus and whether they will be less affected by the vaccines.