Final Word from Thursday, February 10, 2022

Owners of restaurants and hotels are cautiously optimistic that the lifting of the ban today on serving the unvaccinated will give them a boost. They have to make the best of the new situation, because Industry Min. Jozef Síkela has vowed not to give any more subsidies to those hurt by the pandemic. But what about all the businesses in the covid industry that will now be hurt by the absence of a pandemic? Has anyone thought about all the poor war profiteers who are selling tests and fear and who assumed that covid would go on forever? Take Prof. Jan Konvalinka, for example. He's a 1% owner in one of the largest PCR testing labs, Diana Biotechnologies, and is entitled to Kč 1.04m in profit for 2020. He's still using his regular slot on Czech Radio to promote testing, but his company will soon find out what it's like to have most or all of its business dry up overnight, like some sort of pub or something. Maybe Min. Síkela needs to help save the covid industry. It's done so much for the country. [ Czech Republic STAN bar covid-19 ]

Glossary of difficult words

relief - financial or practical assistance given to those in special need or difficulty;

boost - an increase or improvement;

war profiteer - a person or organization that derives profit from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war;

to be entitled to - to have a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something;

slot - an allotted place in an arrangement or scheme, such as a broadcasting schedule;

to dry up - (of something perceived as a continuous flow or source) to decrease and stop.

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