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Poorer nations still lack access to world’s key antibiotics

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The world’s biggest drugs makers have pressed on in the fight against superbugs despite the pandemic, but millions of people in poorer countries, where the risk of drug-resistant infections is highest, are still missi...

Social care cap could expose poorer homeowners to ‘catastrophic’ costs

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Tens of thousands of England’s poorest pensioners face paying the same for their old age care as wealthier people after the government published details of the new cap on home and care costs. The move will save the go...

Poorer countries spend five times more on debt than climate crisis – report

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Lower income countries spend five times more on debt than coping with the impact of climate change and reducing carbon emissions, according to a leading anti poverty charity. Figures from Jubilee Debt Campaign show th...

Readers reply: how much poorer would the rich need to be to provide a basic minimum income for everyone?

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How much poorer would the rich need to be to provide a basic minimum income for everyone? Robin Devany Send new questions to nq@theguardian.com. I doubt whether they have to be poorer at all. Putting more money into ...

China owed $385bn – including ‘hidden debt’ from poorer nations, says report

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Researchers have identified debts of at least $385bn (£286bn) owed by 165 countries to China for ”belt and road initiative” (BRI) projects, with loans systematically underreported to international bodies such as the W...

How much poorer would the rich need to be to provide a basic minimum income for everyone?

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How much poorer would the rich need to be to provide a basic minimum income for everyone? Robin Devany Post your answers (and new questions) below or send them to nq@theguardian.com. A selection will be published on S...

Refusing your booster vaccine won’t help poorer countries

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In response to Christopher Cheetham’s letter (21 September), I do not wish to disparage his sentiment of promoting the international availability of vaccines, but I must disagree with his proposed action. Refusing a C...

Biden under pressure to close the ‘vaccination gap’ with poorer nations

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Joe Biden convenes a virtual coronavirus summit of world leaders on Wednesday under pressure to close the vaccination gap with poorer nations. The meeting on the margins of the UN general assembly offers the US presid...

‘I’m lost’: poorer pupils lose university places after A-level grade surge

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Despite being a carer for his mother since he started senior school, 18-year-old Keir Adeleke, from Newham, east London, was predicted A*AA in his A-levels this summer, and had an offer to study law at the prestigious...

US disputes WHO call to delay Covid booster shots to help poorer nations

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The United States has disputed calls by the UN health agency to delay Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, as poorer countries battle with severe supply shortages and rising outbreaks of the virus. The World Health Organiz...

Poorer households in UK should get free heat pumps, say experts

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Households on low incomes should be supplied with free heat pumps in order to kickstart the market for low-carbon heating equipment and meet the UK’s climate targets, experts have told the government. Heat pumps can c...

Climate crisis: rich countries falling short on vow to help poorer ones

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Rich countries are falling behind on their pledges to help the poor world tackle the climate crisis, new research has shown, on the eve of a meeting of the finance ministers of the G7 industrialised economies. The UK ...

Canada: vaccine rollout raises questions on what it can do for poorer nations

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Canada is poised to overtake the US in the proportion of population with one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, following early delays in its rollout. But Canada’s success in quickly vaccinating residents has raised que...

The dog has a cough – and I’m £80 poorer

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The writing is on the wall for gas boilers, I understand. Not a moment too soon, in my view. I think it was Auberon Waugh who said that you don’t truly become an adult until both your parents have died. I think the mo...

Covid vaccines: India export delay deals blow to poorer countries

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Vaccine programmes across Africa and much of the developing world will suffer big delays after the world’s biggest producer said it would not be exporting the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine until the end of the year. The ...

Poorer countries face long delays in receiving Covid vaccines

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Vaccine programmes across Africa and much of the developing world will suffer big delays after the world’s biggest producer said it would not be exporting the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine until the end of the year. The ...

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