Germany is to pay compensation payments in the amount of 4.35 billion euros for the decommissioning of lignite power plants. The European Commission is now examining whether this is not illegal state aid. The amount of the compensation payments is under scrutiny because it concerns profits that are far in the future and because the coal and CO2 prices are unlikely to stay that way in the future. However, the Commission does not seem to recognize that a change in the framework conditions constitutes a business risk. Meanwhile, the compensation payments for Germany's nuclear phase-out have been reduced to 2.4 billion euros.
Currently it is not possible to obtain a patent for conventionally bred plants and animals. However there is a loophole in this legislation called genome editing which blurs the borders between conventional breeding and engineering. Patents create monopolies: fruits, vegetables and seeds claimed in patents cannot be used by other farmers for further breeding without the permission of the patent holder. This means that a handful of large corporations get far-reaching control over our daily food production - they can decide what we eat, what farmers produce, what retailers sell and how much we all have to pay for it.
It is irresponsible that Germany, France, Spain and Italy suspend vaccination with Astrazeneca. In the UK, there have been fewer cases of thrombosis following vaccinations with this active ingredient than with the Biontech-Pfizer vaccine. However, thrombosis can be a side effect of a corona infection. Still, the cases are said not to be apparently higher than the population average. Politicians must not be scourged by corona deniers and an excessive legal system. In view of the situation, it is incomprehensible why the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) in Germany recommends a suspension of vaccinations. Everyone who wants to be vaccinated should also get the right to do so, if necessary by signing a disclaimer.
The original story about the corona virus was that it broke out at a seafood market in Wuhan. However the SARS-CoV-2 virus is most closely related to bats which are not sold at this market at all. Prof. Dr. Roland Wiesendanger a German nano-scientist and professor at the university of Hamburg came to the conclusion that a labaratory accident in the province of Wuhan would be rather possible.
Prof. Winfried Stöcker made a very simple vaccination against Covid-19. One simply injects the antigen protein itself instead of injecting RNA, which the body then uses to produce the antigen. That is exactly the way the hepatitis vaccinations work. The effectiveness of this antigen has been scientifically broadly confirmed. Such a vaccination is much easier to produce and should also have fewer side effects. Unfortunately, he has already sold his company Euroimmun and no longer has the necessary infrastructure to bring such a vaccination onto the market. In a self-experiment and with his employees and family members, however, the vaccination showed a high level of immunization and was free of side effects. According to Winfried Stöcker, current companies that produce RNA vaccinations care too much about expensive patents and profiteering. The Paul Ehrlich Institute responded to his request with a complaint instead of supporting the professor. According to him, he would otherwise have been able to produce enough vaccine in a single production facility to supply the whole of Germany with vaccine within a few month. The vaccine can be stored in a fridge. Now he just wants to sell the antigen so that doctors or potential vaccine manufacturers can then mix a vaccine themselves, which, according to Prof. Winfried Stöcker, is legally possible. He doesn't ask for money for his invention. Here is an article of the newspaper ‘der Spiegel’ about the invention.