Hand sanitizer, that's better than fancy fragrances. And who's okay with that? Louis Vuitton, Hennesy, Moet - the company that produces those high end fragrances and cosmetics.
Answering the patriotic call, the company is going on a war footing. It is converting its plants to the production of hydroalcoholic gel, hand sanitizer, to meet French demand - for free.
In a less altruistic development, German authorities are meeting to discuss an approach by the American president to buy the exclusive rights to a Covid-19 vaccine under development by German researchers.
“Through this initiative, LVMH intends to help address the risk of a lack of product in France and enable a greater number of people to continue to take the right action to protect themselves from the spread of the virus,” the statement said.
On Sunday, France’s health minister reported 29 more coronavirus deaths, marking France’s biggest single-day jump in fatalities from covid-19. Over the weekend, the government joined other European countries, including Italy and Spain, in taking measures to stop the virus’s spread, closing its restaurants, cafes, entertainment venues and all nonessential businesses.
The governments of Germany and the United States are wrestling over the German-based company CureVac, which is working on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, reported German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
The prominent German media outlet reported, citing unnamed sources, that US President Donald Trump was offering large sums of money to German scientists working on a vaccine. He wanted to secure exclusive rights to their work, the newspaper reported.See, there's no ally like an American ally.