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Covid-19: Using cash is not dangerous





Many people have stopped using cold, hard — and dirty — cash in favor of debit, credit or contactless forms of payment.

Transferred from one person to the next, money is susceptible to picking up a whole host of germs. And naturally, when COVID-19 hit, this left people questioning if cash was safe, while many businesses started encouraging cashless forms of payment.

But do we really need to be concerned about getting COVID-19 from cash?

Probably not. With months of research behind us, our knowledge of COVID-19 has changed, and so too has the way experts think about surfaces, like that of paper bills and copper coins.

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The cashless society from an ethical point of view

The debate about the move towards a cashless society has been at the center of the scene for several years, now. Various angles have been taken by economists, politicians, banking institutions and sociologists. Beyond the technicalities of the debate, lies the question of freedom, of inter-citizen solidarity and of governmental responsibility. The debate cannot remain in the hands of financial specialists, it is first and foremost an ethical, political and societal issue.










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