tirsdag, maj 12, 2020

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The Commission is strongly committed to supporting the development of a vaccine. Let’s be clear: Without a coronavirus vaccine, we will never be able to live normally again. The only real exit strategy from this crisis is a vaccine that can be rolled out worldwide. That means producing billions of doses of it, which, in itself, is a huge challenge in terms of manufacturing logistics. And despite the efforts, it is still not even certain that developing a COVID-19 vaccine is possible.

Today there’s also the paradox that some people who owe their lives to vaccines no longer want their children to be vaccinated. That could become a problem if we want to roll out a vaccine against the coronavirus, because if too many people refuse to join, we will never get the pandemic under control. (...)
– Interview with Virologist Peter Piot here [fundet via Tania Ørum].
Jeg interesserer mig for litteratur, fordi den gør mig klogere på mennesker. Landskab og klima bidrager til at gøre os til de underlige væsener vi er, men det er alligevel ikke hele billedet. Noget af det der fascinerer mig mest ved klimakrisen, er at den er et symptom på menneskeligt begær. Trangen til at formere sig, ønsket om at blive rig, ambitionen om at udforske verdensrummet – al denne ekspansion slår tilbage på os nu.
 – Sissel Furuseth bliver interviewet om litteratur som doomsday-prepping ovre hos Vagant.

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