In the US the COVID pandemic results in extreme contrasts. The acute economic crisis entails 32 million unemployed and at least 27.5 million without health insurance. At the same time, it is precisely the corona...
spain wealth tax 2020
The progressive government in Spain is introducing wealth taxes. The Corona pandemic of 2020 hits Spain harder than almost any other country. In order to maintain the health care system and the welfare state, the...
Ugur Sahin and Özleme Türeci found a corona vaccine
The pharmaceutical company, BioNtech, together with its U.S. partner Pfizer, is on the verge of approving a Corona vaccine. This is a huge success for the German pharmaceutical company, which is led by a researcher...
Biontech/ Pfizer: pharma industry giants hold their patent for the corona vaccine
Since December, the EU has been waiting in vain for more than ten million doses of the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine, according to EU insider sources. In many countries of the global south, there is no vaccine...
covid vaccine companies profit patent
A lot of tax money goes into researching covid vaccines, but the profits are only cashed in by the pharma industry. For the sake of profit, pharmaceutical companies keep their patents under wraps, which prevents...
"Painful savings" is what Ryanair demands from its employees during the Covid crisis. Locations are closed, salaries are cut and employees are laid off. Experts speak of a "downward spiral of wage dumping” in the...
Italy urgently needs help: The country is currently the most affected by the coronavirus with over 6,000 deaths. Cuba has now sent 52 doctors, nurses and carers to Italy to support the local medical staff....
Vaccinations currently appear to be the only way to end the pandemic - to that extent, recognized experts agree. Still many people are skeptical about the vaccination. Debates are heated, and facts are often lost....
Globalised capitalist economies continue to rely on numbers and economic growth, although they reveal little about inequality and sustainable well-being. How people live is not only a question of chance, but strongly influenced by the...
In Denmark, homeless people are receiving covid 19 vaccinations
Homeless people are at particular risk for a Covid 19 infection. After all, staying home or washing your hands regularly isn't so easy when you don't have a roof over your head. That's why Denmark...