The future of the pandemic is in the hands of privileged brains and great researchers who work in precariousness. The R&D laboratories, nerve centers in the fight against the coronavirus, stand out for their important advances and for the difficult working conditions that most of their professionals endure. This is the dark side of science in Spain: temporary contracts, low wages, young people abroad, retirees working for free and public investment well below the European average. The urgency of the health crisis, far from stabilizing their situation, has worsened it: they work longer hours and hire more people, but almost always in precarious conditions.
Search for the vaccine without charging for it: “The easy thing would be to leave everything, but I feel I have a moral obligation to continue”