TWO PART SERIES: (2) SPAIN AND THE COVID-19 VACCINES!

TWO PART SERIES: (2) SPAIN AND THE COVID-19 VACCINES! »

28 Nov, 2020
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Residents and healthcare workers in nursing homes for the elderly, and people with disabilities will be the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is safe, effective and its administration will be voluntary and free of charge. All the COVID-19 vaccines will have the same levels of safety as any of the other vaccines habitually used to prevent other diseases. All in all, Spain will receive 140 million doses to immunize some 80 million people.

A STATESIDE STORY: Lockdowns Reinstated After Coronavirus Surge in the U.S.

A STATESIDE STORY: Lockdowns Reinstated After Coronavirus Surge in the U.S. »

18 Nov, 2020
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More than a million new cases of coronavirus were reported recently, giving rise to a spate of new lockdowns and restrictions across the USA. Thanksgiving may just be a flop this year!

JAZZ MADRID 2020: LEAVE YOUR FEARS BEHIND AND LET THE MUSIC FLOW

JAZZ MADRID 2020: LEAVE YOUR FEARS BEHIND AND LET THE MUSIC FLOW »

11 Nov, 2020
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Take a break. Come and join a jazz festival with flamenco flavor! Jazz Madrid 2020 has been conceived as an act of solidarity with a sector that is being pummeled by the virus with extraordinary force.

CORONA FAILS TO SPOOK THE ZOMBIES INTO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN!

CORONA FAILS TO SPOOK THE ZOMBIES INTO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN! »

8 Nov, 2020
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I'm a freelance journalist who took off to Madrid for a look-see and enjoy what was on offer while I was there. I was hoping to write a story about Halloween in this once-bustling capital. Considering how fiesta-loving the Spaniards are, All Saints Day cum Halloween should be quite festive. On the other hand, I had to get real. These are unusual times, the Era of the Covid. And I should be prepared to join a terribly watered-down holiday. . . Guess what I found out!

DAVID’S ONLINE RESCUE OF THE GOLIATH OF FASHION!

DAVID’S ONLINE RESCUE OF THE GOLIATH OF FASHION! »

4 Nov, 2020
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Inditex SA, the world’s largest clothing retailer, and Zara’s parent company, has been hit hard by the pandemic, with a sales decline of 44% to €3.3bn/$3.8bn during the first quarter of its financial year. Considering the sharp downturn in sales, one will understandably wonder about Inditex’s relatively small loss. Here is why: online sales rose significantly during the worst period of the pandemic. Today, the giant Spanish retailer looks forward to the challenges of the post-COVID19’s new reality with self-assurance and an unmatched in-store and online retailing savvy.

A SECOND OPINION:  Trump Better, Campaigning Hard

A SECOND OPINION: Trump Better, Campaigning Hard »

12 Oct, 2020
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Donald Trump says he feels better than ever and is ready to resume the campaign trail. If I were Trump, I would have crawled into bed until the election was over, but Trump’s a fighting man and doesn’t want to appear weak in front of his constituents. He took experimental drugs to get over the virus faster and fought his doctors tooth and nail every step of the way.

A SECOND OPINION: Trump and Melania Fight the Coronavirus

A SECOND OPINION: Trump and Melania Fight the Coronavirus »

6 Oct, 2020
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He wouldn’t wear a mask unless forced to; he was lax about “social distancing” at his meetings and rallies. He disputed with the experts about the pandemic. And now he’s been hospitalized at the Walter Reed Military Hospital for a “mild” case of the covid-19 virus. His wife Melania is also suffering from the virus and is in isolation at the White House.

MASKS OR VAX, WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE?

MASKS OR VAX, WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE? »

30 Sep, 2020
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The CDC Director says he'll go for masks!

JUST SO YOU KNOW: MADRID IS UNDER “RESTRICTIONS” (AGAIN)!

JUST SO YOU KNOW: MADRID IS UNDER “RESTRICTIONS” (AGAIN)! »

23 Sep, 2020
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“Restrictions”: it is the regional government of Madrid’s euphemism for partial lockdown, or “selective confinement” as the Deputy Counselor of Health and the COVID Plan had blurted out. Demonstrations in various parts of the region are being held, protesting against what they see as drawing a dividing line between the north and south -- rich and poor -- of Madrid. In truth, "selective confinement" is not exclusive to Madrid these days. Similar measures are being applied in some places in Spain.

SOLDIERS JOIN THE DESPERATE WAR AGAINST A  VIRUS

SOLDIERS JOIN THE DESPERATE WAR AGAINST A VIRUS »

7 Sep, 2020
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In view of very disturbing flare-ups, Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced recently that the army will be on hand to help regions track and trace COVID-19 positives. Sanchez admits that the situation is "worrying" but stresses that Spain is nowhere near the height of the pandemic in mid-March.