STATESIDE STORIES: BIDEN PROPOSES COVID AID

STATESIDE STORIES: BIDEN PROPOSES COVID AID »

19 Jan, 2021
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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.

THE LATEST FROM CDC: Key Information for Tavelers to Spain

THE LATEST FROM CDC: Key Information for Tavelers to Spain »

29 Dec, 2020
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Travelers should avoid all travel to Spain. However, if you must travel, talk to your doctor ahead of travel, especially if you are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Get tested with a viral test 1–3 days before your trip, keep a copy of your results with you during travel. . .

COVID-19 VACCINES:  THE WORLD IS EXCITED!

COVID-19 VACCINES:  THE WORLD IS EXCITED! »

4 Dec, 2020
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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 WORLD IS EXCITED ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINES. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MASKS? 

THE WORLD IS EXCITED ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINES. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MASKS?  »

4 Dec, 2020
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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?"

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.