The future development of a Covid-19 vaccine opens up divergent pathways for governments across Europe and the world. If a vaccine can be found, will competition or coordination prevail? Will the needs of the global population take precedence over the demands of the market? Or will vaccine nationalism displace fair distribution? Read more "Covid Vaccine: All in this Together?"
Unsubstantiated claims that connect the new mobile technology to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic have led people to destroy 5G masts in several countries. Such actions overshadow concerns about health effects of the technology that are real and legitimate. Read more "Real 5G issues overshadowed by Covid-19 conspiracy theories"
Fear of surveillance, overcrowding, home inspections. Investigate Europe goes inside Teleperformance customer care centres in Greece to uncover a trail of corporate mistreatment during the Covid-19 pandemic that leads to some of the most powerful companies in the world. In cooperation with Reporters United, the first Greek centre for investigative journalism. Read more "How a global call centre giant (mis)managed the pandemic"
The Corona crisis offers Europe an unprecedented opportunity - nestled within the spectre of global upheaval are new economic and political possibilities. Ones that can lift us out of crisis and prepare us to tackle an even bigger challenge: Climate change. Read more "Why the Corona crisis should boost the Green Deal"
Twenty-five European countries have come together in the Coronavirus pandemic to make a giant common order of protective equipment – masks, gloves, goggles, face protection and infection protection suits. But not every country has been quick to join. Read more "How Norway missed the boat on Europe’s joint medical purchases"
Adverts and sponsored posts for face masks and other medical supplies continue to circulate on Facebook and Instagram, despite efforts to crack down on profiteers and fraudsters who are exploiting the sky-rocketing demand created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more "Facebook and Instagram have a serious Coronavirus problem"