Tuesday’s papers: Niinistö-Biden talks, third priority of the jab, pay gap between men and women | News

Most morning papers report a telephone conversation between the Finnish and US presidents, and a planned call between Sauli Niinistö and Vladimir Putin.

Less than half of the gender pay gap in Finland can be explained by factors such as education, specialization, title and hours worked. Image: Henrietta Hassinen / Yle

The Helsinki tabloid Ilta-Sanomat (siirryt toiseen palveluun)is one of the newspapers reporting that the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and american president Joe biden had a phone conversation on Monday.

The White House website said the two leaders shared their concerns about the situation in Ukraine. Biden also praised Finland’s decision to choose American-made F-35 fighters to replace its aging fleet of F-18 Hornets. Biden reportedly said the purchase provides a solid basis for closer bilateral defense cooperation in the years to come.

According to the office of the President of Finland, the main topic of discussion was the situation at the borders of Ukraine. The two presidents said it was important to work together to find a diplomatic solution to the tense situation.

President Niinistö also expressed his condolences for the deaths caused by the tornadoes that have struck the United States in recent days.

Regarding bilateral relations, Ilta-Sanomat writes that Niinistö spoke to Biden about the main pillars of Finland’s security policy and said he appreciated NATO’s open door policy.

Later, via Twitter, Niinistö thanked Biden for “an excellent and in-depth conversation.”

Earlier Monday, Niinistö had a telephone conversation with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Mitsotakis’ meeting with the Russian president Vladimir Poutine last week in Sochi.

President Niinistö is due to have a telephone conversation with President Putin on Tuesday.

Which is more important: the first or the third jab?

Interviewed by the newspaper, City Peltola, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Turku and chairman of the National Expert Group on Immunization Issues (Krar), told the newspaper he saw no need for an emergency national campaign for a third dose of coronavirus vaccine.

“We have to try to reach everyone over 60 as quickly as possible, because they are at risk of serious illness. But for those under 60, it’s not in such a hurry. It is important that they don’t take not appointment times that should be used by older people, ”Peltola said.

According to him, the focus should be on giving everyone a first dose.

“Plus, it’s not five or six months after the second dose for most young people, so they shouldn’t even take the [booster] vaccine again. However, it is very important that those who have not had their first or second corona injection do so, “he added.

Pay gap control

She notes that according to one argument, the pay gap between men and women persists because we do not talk about it and we do not really know enough.

Youssef Zad, an economist at JHL conducted an in-depth statistical analysis of the gender pay gap based on international research data. In his study, Zad examines both the causes of the pay gap and the means by which the gap has been reduced.

“If women knew their male colleagues were paid more, they might be more willing to demand pay increases,” Zad said.

Helsingin Sanomat notes that some people still argue that allegations of a gender pay gap are nonsense. Others see inequality in every workplace. According to Zad, a woman’s euro can be 84 cents or 100 cents, depending on how you look.

“In the economy as a whole, a woman’s euro is 84 cents, but a woman working in the same job, with the same title, with the same level of education, is more likely to ‘to have the same salary as a man, ”says Zad.

There are pay gaps that can be explained by factors such as education, specialization, title, hours worked, family situation, etc. In Finland, however, these explain less than half of the pay gap. The remaining unexplained pay gaps may represent discrimination on the basis of sex.

The Helsingin Sanomat article also includes a calculator, in Finnish, where one can see the average income in Finland for a wide range of different jobs.

Scam warning

Many users of these social networks have received messages that appear to be from a friend, but in reality their account has been hacked and exploited. Messages can also come from a fake profile designed to look like a friend’s real profile.

The scam message attempts to trick the victim into sending their phone number and verification code in a text message in order to hijack the account using Facebook’s recovery feature.

Additionally, the message may claim that the person has won a lottery that requires the use of credit card information.

Finland’s National Cyber ​​Security Center said the scam campaign was still active. Messages can now also request Google Account verification codes.

Cyber ​​Security Center reminds social media users to never give verification codes to anyone via text message.

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