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’
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So, no one will own the intellectual property rights to it. But not every drug company has agreed to that. It's a problem for them and it's a problem also in the EU where I know the desire is to have the information shared. But, you know, it's hard to convince. For instance, can the French government really convince Sanofi to do that or, in the case of Bayer, could Germany be able to get them to share all their breakthrough work? I'm just not sure that's possible. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus help ‘greedy’ pharma reset reputation?
There is another reason to keep everything carefully preserved for the future. "It is the scene of the crime where their loved ones, their families and many people were killed. This is their cemetery," stressed Heubner, who has worked closely with former Auschwitz prisoners for decades. "For Holocaust survivors worldwide, it is a place that must not disappear from the face of the earth so that humankind can remember what happened there." … [Read more...] about After a coronavirus pause, Auschwitz reopens to visitors