"We need to help the Afghans, it is our moral responsibility. And Spain, for taking the initiative of welcoming Afghan refugees to the European Union, is an example of the European soul at its best."
Spain is staying on the fast track toward fully inoculating 70% of its population. In the "old" days of the pre-Delta variant, this meant herd immunity. But now experts think herd immunity will be raised to over 80% and doom-mongers are saying herd immunity is a pipe dream. Spain is wary of setting a date for achieving the new herd immunity. But there's no stopping the country from making that "pipe dream" come true And not in the distant future!
At the height of the pandemic, on 2 March 2020, the Tokyo Organizing Committee had confirmed that preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics were "continuing as planned". The IOC did the same. But the widespread sentiment was that Tokyo 2020 should be postponed if not entirely canceled. Today, not even a no-spectator restriction would appease those who don't want the Olympics this summer. COVID-19 has made Tokyo 2020 historic even before it could begin.
There might have been some misgivings when the Spaniards ventured out into a world without the protective constraints of the Estado de Alarma for the first time in what feels like eons. But there was also some euphoria.
On Monday, 17 May 2021, Morocco opened the floodgates to a massive illegal migration into Ceuta, the Spanish exclave on the northern shores of Morocco’s Mediterranean coast, stunning the Spanish people. Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali is hospitalized for Covid-19 in Spain and triggers the Spanish-Moroccan migration crisis.
In his first formal news conference in 65 days of his new Administration, President Joe Biden tackled immigration, Covid-19, the Congressional filibuster, the China threat, and the war in Afghanistan. . .He said he expects to run for re-election with Kamala Harris as his running mate in 2024.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden proposed last week a $1.9 trillion rescue package to combat the economic downturn in the US and the Covid-19 crisis. “During this pandemic, millions of Americans, through no fault of their own, have lost the dignity and respect that comes with a job and a paycheck,” said Biden. The Biden rescue proposal would be financed entirely through increased federal borrowing and comes from the idea that the virus and the recovery are intertwined.
Suddenly there is a light at the end of the long, dark, scary tunnel – and it isn’t a flickering light either. It is bright and will probably get brighter in the days to come. You could almost hear the world breathe a sigh of relief. But at the same time, there’s some understandable reticence to embrace it with no questions asked. It is the fear of the still-unkown that’s making people hold back, though the scientific community is quite upbeat about them, about the coronavirus vaccines. The CDC answers the questions that plague you so you could have the right idea and make the right decisions about the vaccines.
The role of the mask in the advent of the COVID-19 vaccine: Get your answer to questions like "When can I stop wearing a mask and avoiding close contact with others after I have been vaccinated?"