Lockdown for Britain, no relief in sight
Britain’s Friday revelations said a new version of the virus could be deadlier than the original, silencing those who were once again calling for a return to life.
The British Government is expected to announce in the coming days This will prolong and tighten the nationwide lockdown This month imposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Schools may remain closed until Easter, while travelers from abroad may require quarantine in hotels for 10 days.
For Mr Johnson, who has begun to face instinctive pressure to ease the pressures of members of his own Conservative party, the warning about variants was a powerful argument that Britain was in the midst of a serious new phase of the epidemic Maybe – and that restriction can now be catastrophic.
Results: Although scientists agree that the evidence for the variant’s greater lethality is preliminary, he said it nonetheless served the government’s objectives in the debate over lockdowns, with Mr. Johnson often drawn drastic steps between science and politics. Showed opposition
In other events:
Larry King, who interviewed the president, film stars and people from all walks of life, Died in los angeles on saturday At the age of 87. He was recently treated for Kovid-19.
Israel will stop Most air travel within and outside the country A week commencing Monday midnight, in an attempt to block the invasion of emerging variants.
Egypt started Vaccination of health care workers Sunday in the country’s first wave of vaccine rollout at isolation facilities, pulmonology hospitals and fever wards.
Protesters in the Netherlands clashed with police in two cities on Sunday, and a coronovirus testing facility was burned on Saturday, Angry over nationwide lockout Grew more violent.
The European Union stated that legal action would be taken if necessary to fulfill pharmaceutical companies’ contracts Blocks to supply vaccines, The makers announced a possible delay.
One “apocalyptic mind” globally
Jointly racist ideology worldwide is supercharged by social media, some are far-right extremists Galvanized by the events of 6 January In the US Capitol.
While many online saw the storming of the Capitol as an amateur surge, others saw it as a teaching moment – how to pursue its goal of overturning democratic governments in more concrete and concrete ways.
It is difficult to say how deep and durable the relationship between the American far right and its European counterparts is. But officials are worried about a web of international links spreading, and concerns that networks already developed in Trump’s era have become more determined in recent weeks.
Germany: Following the violence in the US, authorities in Germany tightened security around the Parliament House in Berlin, where far-right protesters – like rioters in Washington – waved several flags and symbols – On 29 August tried to force their way. Officials said that no concrete plans for the attacks have been revealed so far.
Pandemic is the biggest threat to progress
As more than 100 million coronovirus cases occur in the world – include 25 million in the US As of Saturday, and Around 30 million in Europe – questions are coming up About new variants of virus This could reverse the slow or even progress that has been made towards ending the epidemic, as well as the uneven rollout of vaccines worldwide.
One of those questions is how effective existing vaccines will be against these altered versions of the virus, which initially appeared in Britain, South Africa, Brazil and the US, some seem to be more contagious than the original version, and All are poorly understood.
At the same time, failing to distribute Kovid-19 vaccines to poor countries is likely to cause global economic catastrophe, Rich countries will be killed almost as much as in developing countriesAccording to a new study released today by the International Chamber of Commerce.
By numbers: In the most extreme scenario – rich countries have been fully vaccinated by the middle of this year, and poor countries have largely shut down – the study concludes that the global economy will suffer more than $ 9 trillion, which Japan and Germany exceed annual production. Is combined.
If you have 10 minutes, it’s worth it
Deadly art of diving for lobster
Along Nicaragua’s weakened northeast Caribbean coast, most indigenous populations depend on fishing – and the high-priced shiny lobster is among the most sought-after quarry.
But there is bound to be a foothold A surprisingly dangerous chase. Hundreds of fishermen have been paralyzed in the chase for shrimp and enjoy other dishes such as conch and sea cucumbers found deep in the sea.
What else is going on here
Trump impeachment trial: The House of Representatives will file impeachment charges against former President Donald Trump in the Senate today, but Trial will not start before 8 February.
“El Chapo” of Asia: Tse Chi Lope, was called the leader of a multibillion-dollar drug syndicate Arrested in amsterdam on friday And is facing extradition to Australia.
Chinese Miners: Two weeks after an explosion, a group of miners trapped below ground emerged in Shandong province, At least 11 were found alive and lifted to the surface on Sunday.
Snapshot: Above, supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny in Moscow wrote on the banner on Saturday, “Don’t be afraid. Don’t be silent, “and” one for all and one for all. “There were There were demonstrations in more than 100 cities on SaturdayThe biggest protests in Russia since at least 2017. Analysts say Deadlock between the Kremlin and its critics Seems ready to accelerate.
Cosmic Lost and Found: Missing: A very, very large black hole. Seems to be one of the largest galaxies in the universe It lacks a dark centerpiece – And despite the best efforts of astronomers, they are no closer to finding it.
“It was for Nepal”: Earlier this month, a group of Nepal climbers became the first person in the world Summit K2 in winterA mountaineering challenge that was considered by many to be impossible.
What we are reading: this Piece of GQ By Douglas Amhoff, regarding his role as the first “second gentleman”. This is an interesting read about re-organizing yourself.
Now, a break from news
Knit: Craftsman in search of Harry Styles’ colorful cardigans and Bernie Sanders inaugural Mittons Reverse-engineering their own patterns.
Watch: Revisit – or perhaps enjoy – for the first time Five movies that define romantic comedy In the 1980s.
You can be safe by making time for yourself. We have a full collection of ideas at home What to read, cook, watch and do while staying indoors.
And now back to the story…
With reporter-staff bureaus in some 30 countries, The Times can quickly report on breaking news occurring almost anywhere. Our three main centers of newsroom operations – New York, London and an Asia hub which has been in Hong Kong but moving to Seoul – are at the heart of that effort. Is here A glimpse of how it works.
At the end of the workday in New York, editors will assign coverage to editors in Hong Kong and Seoul, who are currently 13 and 14 hours ahead on the clock. As editors in Asia kick off their day, a newsroom in London will take over as the primary hub. Several hours later, that team would take the baton back to New York, and repeat it all again, a rotation that is crucial to 24-hour news operations.
Adrienne Carter, Asia editor of The Times, said “there’s a lot of overlap,” so it’s probably only a few hours where one group is on its own. “
When Asia gave coverage to London, a newspaper of about 70 staff members should monitor four continents. Journalists initiate newsroom coverage of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, while often coordinating morning news at international, national and science desks as well as at the Washington bureau.
Europe editor Jim Yardley said that the way international news is structured makes the joint effort effortless. “One thing about London and Hong Kong is that, primarily, they are off the international desk, but they are in many ways a part of every desk,” he said. “It’s really an effort to make the work more collaborative and less silent.”
It is for this briefing. Wish you a happy week.
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