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"
Reinhilde Veugelers: Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Professor at Faculty of Economics and Business at the Catholic University of Leuven. Co-author of the April 2020 report Racing against Covid-19: A vaccine strategy for Europe. Why did you make this report? In discussions about Covid-19, it has … Read more "→ Reinhilde Veugelers, Belgian economist: “Governments must fully finance the development of the vaccine”"
The European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines sprang out of a price conflict between Germany, France and the US drug producer Gilead on price of Sovaldi, a treatment for hepatitis C, in 2014. Rich Western countries such as France and Italy couldn’t afford the drug for … Read more "→ European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines: “If the public is an investor, it should act like one and demand something in return”"
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"