"In the midst of our community, there were and obviously still are individuals who have been and still are part of the so-called right spectrum," said Kreitmayr, warning they would be removed, but should leave of their own accord. … [Read more...] about Germany swears in watchdog to root out extremism in forces
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Currently, professional soldiers, or Zeitsoldaten, with more than four years of service in Germany's Bundeswehr can only be removed via protracted disciplinary hearings, sometimes landing before civil courts that often result in them staying in uniform. … [Read more...] about Germany to sack extremist soldiers — and faster
Italy registered its first domestic case of COVID-19 on February 21 in the Lombardy province of Lodi. Ten towns there were immediately put under lockdown by the national government to curb the spread of the virus. Two days later, the towns of Alzano and Nembro in the Lombardy province of Bergamo reported their first cases. But it wasn't until two weeks later, on March 7, that the government ordered a lockdown there. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: WHO calls for vaccine to be shared ‘for public good’
Gerald Posner: There are two views on that. If you're looking at it just from the medicine point of view, meaning are they working hard and fast to get treatments and work towards a vaccine? The answer is yes. So, there is no delay. There are dozens of companies potentially chasing a vaccine and an equal or larger number looking at possible treatments. And they're dusting off their shelves for older drugs, antimalarials and other antiviral drugs that might be adapted, particularly for SARS-CoV-2. So, I think that they are good on that. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus help ‘greedy’ pharma reset reputation?
Protests also took place on Glasgow Green in Scotland, with estimates of about 40 to 50 people taking part. People at the event reportedly chanted “experts lie – people die”, “don’t listen to the media, listen to the people”, “Nicola Sturgeon is a traitor” and “we are not livestock”. … [Read more...] about Piers Corbyn among 19 held in coronavirus lockdown protests