Erdogan calls on the G20 to make efforts to make the covid vaccine accessible to all

Riyadh, Nov 21 (EFE) .- The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, asked this Saturday in his speech at the G20 virtual summit an international effort to make future covid-19 vaccines accessible to the whole world.

“We should offer the vaccines that are being developed as common heritage of humanity, instead of deepening the existing injustices,” said the president in his videoconference speech at the virtual summit, reproduced on the website of the Turkish Presidency.

“In this framework, we should prepare and implement in the G20 platform mechanisms to guarantee access for all in fairness and at appropriate prices,” Erdogan proposed.

“We maintain this position also in the 16 vaccines in which we work and of which one has already reached the stage of being tested in humans; a vaccine that is produced in Turkey will be offered to all of humanity,” promised the Turkish president.

In his speech, Erdogan also called for a greater opening of national markets and called for reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO).

“We see that the tendency to isolate itself is reinforced, to raise customs walls again and to increase protections. But we know that two mistakes do not result in a success. Turkey is in favor of a trade that makes the world economy grow and the distribution of welfare on the basic principles of the WTO, and for that, progress must be made in the WTO reform process, “said the Turkish president.

Erdogan took advantage of the summit, which was to be held in Riyadh but moved to a purely virtual format due to the risks of the covid pandemic, to seek to improve relations with Saudi Arabia and the host of the meeting, King Salman bin Abdelaziz.

Relations between Ankara and Riyadh have been tense for months, partly because the two governments support opposing sides in Libya and the Persian Gulf and, last October, Turkish businessmen denounced an “unofficial embargo” by the Saudi authorities against Turkish imported goods. .

In the brief message of greeting that the G20 leaders sent today before the opening of the summit, Erdogan extended his thanks to his “dear brother, King Salman bin Abdulaziz” for the “successful” management of the rotating presidency of the G20 during this year “despite the difficult conditions of the pandemic.”

Hours earlier, in a phone call, Erdogan spoke with Salman about bilateral relations and both leaders agreed “to keep open channels of dialogue to overcome problems,” according to a note released by the Turkish Presidency. EFE

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Illa opens the door to test for Covid in pharmacies | Economy

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has confirmed, after the meeting of the Interterritorial Council held in Extremadura this afternoon, his predisposition that pharmacies can begin to do antigen tests. To this end, Health has asked the autonomous communities that those who want to test for Covid-19 in pharmacies, as requested by the Community of Madrid, present a detailed plan.

This plan must include aspects related to personnel, means, personal protective equipment, records and facilities in the pharmacy offices so that they can adequately carry out the coronavirus detection tests.

Therefore, the minister has not refused that these tests can be carried out in pharmacies, although he has warned that it is a technical debate in which there are reservations of a legal nature and professional groups. “The more diagnostic tests the better, as long as they are well done,” Illa added.

The performance of antigen tests in pharmacies has been demanded by both the Government of the Community of Madrid and the Catalan Government, which have defended the professionalism of the pharmaceutical staff to carry it out despite the reluctance on the part of groups such as the Nursing or Public Health experts.

The regional government of Isabel Díaz Ayuso has insisted on many occasions on the request that antigen tests can be done in the pharmacies of the Madid Community, which has a network of more than 2,800 stores of this type, and has defended that its “professionals are trained, guarantee safety and hygiene and the results can be communicated to the Madrid Health System”.

The regional government, in addition, has pointed to massive tests and rapid diagnosis as key factors in managing this second wave regarding the incidence of Covid-19 in the Community of Madrid, where more than 3 million have been carried out of tests since this pandemic began, with an average of 190,000 weekly.

Today, the European Commission has endorsed the training of “additional test operators other than health personnel” to carry out antigen tests, including pharmacists, in order to “guarantee sufficient capacities and resources for sampling, the tests and the presentation of reports “, as expressed by the community organism through a document published this Wednesday.

For its part, Illa has announced that the Government and regional executives have agreed to create a working group so that the next Interterritorial Health Council present a package of recommendations in relation to the December long weekend and Christmas.

The bridge of the Constitution and the Immaculate Conception next to Christmas are looming on the horizon as the next great health challenge facing the ministry led by Salvador Illa. His department, together with the autonomous communities, is already working to agree on guidelines that allow safe mobility and celebrations that do not fertilize a hypothetical third wave of the pandemic.

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Ecuador News – Ecuador Live – Coronavirus in the US: 5 figures that show how the pandemic is out of control | BBC World from London

BBC World London

Political uncertainty and the health emergency intersect in the US: while the Donald Trump government focuses on asking for recount and contesting the result of the elections, the coronavirus pandemic is experiencing its worst moment in the country.

With winter approaching and with the lack of a national plan to deal with new outbreaks, new cases, hospitalizations and deaths multiply.

For days, US media critical of Trump’s management had pointed out that the president, who spent more than a week without speaking to the press, did not seem to show interest in his obligations and in the course of the pandemic, while tries to reverse the results of the elections from Twitter and the courts.

On the afternoon of this Friday, however, Trump appeared again in front of the cameras to promise that a potential vaccine will be ready before the end of the year and ruled out the possibility that his government will impose a new quarantine to face the pandemic.

“This government will not be closed. Hopefully the … whatever happens in the future, who knows what government it will be? I guess time will tell. But I can tell you that this government will not go to a shutdown,” he said.

A day earlier, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading authority on infectious diseases, had called for redoubled efforts in the face of the increase in cases because an effective vaccine, he said, would not be immediately available.

“Help is on the way. But it is not here yet,” he said.

Fauci has not been the only one to draw attention to the growing number of infections in the United States.

Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said the nation is going through a “dangerous season,” while CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta called the situation a “humanitarian disaster.”

Meanwhile, epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, who was recently appointed as a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force, described the current outlook as “covid hell.”

According to Osterholm, although the United States is not the only place in the world where cases are rebounding again, the situation becomes more critical for two reasons: first, because it is the country with the most infections and deaths in the world and, second, because the outgoing government does not seem interested in taking mitigation measures in his remaining in office.

We can get an idea of ​​how bleak the situation is by reviewing some of the figures that have sounded the alarms of the medical and scientific community.

1. A historical record of cases
For months now, the US has held the sad position of being the country with the most cases and deaths from coronavirus in the world.

Of the more than 53 million infections reported globally, more than 10.3 million are from the United States, almost 20% of the global total in a nation whose population represents 4% of the planet.

But if the overall numbers are alarming, what has happened in recent days has been a major concern.

On Thursday alone, the US surpassed 160,000 new cases in one day, almost a week after crossing the record of 100,000 daily infections.

Two states, Texas and California, were the first this week to report more than a million people infected, while others, like Florida, are following suit.

The increase has been a trend in recent weeks in more than 40 states and, based on models from several universities, the figure could get worse in the days to come.

According to the CDC, it is expected that between 630,000 and 1,700,000 new cases will be reported in the country before December 5, although the agency points out that the estimate may fall below.

“Over the past few weeks, more cases have been reported than expected in the prediction. This suggests that the current forecast may not reflect the full range of cases that will be reported in the future. Projections for new cases should be interpreted accordingly.” indicates on its website.

2. Increasing number of hospitalizations
The scene is familiar: as happened in the spring and summer, hospitals in many states are again beginning to run out of beds, now at a greater rate.

Currently, there are more Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 in the US than at any time before the pandemic.

As of November 12, more than 67,000 people were receiving hospital care after testing positive for coronavirus, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project, a monitoring system for the pandemic.

As of this Friday, 17 states reported a general increase in hospitalizations.

The previous record dates back to April 15, when New York was the epicenter of COVID-19 in the US, and 59,940 hospitalizations were reported nationwide.

“The new record for hospitalizations shows that we have entered the worst period of the pandemic since the original outbreak in the Northeast (in New York and nearby states),” wrote the creators of the Covid Tracking Project on Wednesday.

3. Deaths are on the rise again
The CDC registered as of this Friday more than 242,200 deaths, a mortality rate of 73 per 100,000 inhabitants in the United States.

And they reported 1,859 deaths from covid-19 on November 10, the highest figure since the more than 2,500 registered on June 25, an anomalous day because by then the weekly average had been falling to about 600.

In fact, on November 10, the average death toll of 1,000 was exceeded for the first time in the previous seven days, something that had not happened since August.

Trevor Bedford, an analyst at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Research Institute, recalled on Twitter that deaths during the pandemic generally begin to rise three weeks after cases skyrocket.

“I estimate that the United States will report more than 2,000 deaths per day in three weeks,” he wrote.

The mathematical model of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects some 399,162 deaths in the US by February 1 if current conditions are maintained, but if protection measures are further relaxed, it estimates that the figure would be around 513,657.

4. Critical situation in many states
If at the beginning of the pandemic the epicenter was more “concentrated” in some states (such as New York and later Florida), now epidemiologists warn that the situation is more complicated by the increasing number of cases reported throughout the world. country.

As Frieden tweeted, this is because the United States entered “the exponential phase” of spreading the virus, so it is foreseeable that the situation will significantly worsen in most states.

However, he clarified that not all places are currently experiencing the same rate of spread of covid-19.

“For example, South Dakota (the state with the highest rate) has 100 times the spread of Vermont,” he said.

5. The White House as the epicenter
For many US media outlets, a reflection of how the pandemic is out of control in the country is the situation in the White House itself, in which nearly 200 people, from the president to members of his personal and service team, safety, have tested positive or have had to isolate themselves due to being in contact with the virus.

More than 30 people, including Trump, his wife and their youngest son, on dates close to the event for the nomination of Amy Conney Barret for the Supreme Court.

The president himself had to be hospitalized and a few weeks later several aides to Vice President Mike Pence also fell ill.

In early November, after an election night event in which Trump was proclaimed the winner while the counts were still continuing, a new outbreak was reported: Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, one of his campaign bosses, and another dozen officials tested positive. (BBC WORLD)

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Covid can upset the traditional classification of stocks | Opinion

Pfizer’s vaccine announcement sent stocks higher overall, but hit some favored by lockdowns, such as Zoom, while others related to leisure, such as Delta Air Lines, have soared. Stocks that have been performing well lately are hit the hardest. And the US 10-year bond has jumped more than a sixth to 0.98%, indicating that investors have less appetite for the definitive safe asset and possibly expect more inflation.

Wall Street analysts suggest this could signal a revival in stocks. value, which have been underperforming for some time, as investors divest themselves of the fastest growing companies. Investors who previously sought safety from the pandemic in skyrocketing tech may now be willing to hold stocks more dependent on general economic activity, including those that include physical presence.

But looking at it as a value versus growth dichotomy could be a mistake. It is true that the S&P 500 Value Index has risen 5%. But one of its biggest assets, as of October 30, was Pfizer, and another was Berkshire Hathaway, which disclosed massive stock purchases two days earlier. Credentials value they were probably not the main driver in either case.

Investors have gotten rid of tech, but the shift to stocks that should benefit from a return to normalcy earlier than expected indicates a rational shift in expectations, not a shift in strategy, especially when the Fed is expected to keep underlying rates low for years.

The traditional concept of value is also being called into question. A paper Recent suggests that metrics such as the market value comparison with the accounting one do not capture the true value of intangible assets, such as brands, that proliferate in many of the companies growth. Some trends can be reversed, but the redefinition of investment categories is something that should continue.

The authors are columnists for Reuters Breakingviews. Opinions are yours. The translation, of Carlos Gómez Down, it is the responsibility of Five days

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What should be done with waste when it rains?

November 1, 2020 – 02:48
Agrotécnica Fueguina carries out more than 3,600 monthly cleanings in storm drains. They request the collaboration of citizens.

The rainy and stormy season that characterizes these months of the year began and Agrotécnica Fueguina and the Government of the City of Salta made recommendations to residents to take precautions when disposing of waste, avoid flooding of streets and minimize the risk of flooding due to obstructions in storm drains.

The storm drains or scuppers are the openings located in the streets, through which the rainwater runs. The poor disposal of waste promotes its obstruction, which causes serious flooding on public roads. The most important recommendations provided by the waste collection company put the neighbor in an important and responsible role when taking the garbage out to the street, mainly because they must dispose of it in a timely manner, according to the collection schedule they have. in your area.

The tips are:

* Respect the waste collection schedules of the different areas. The morning service begins at 6 am and the night service, from 9 pm. The collection truck removes the waste from the front of the homes.

* Deposit waste in high and appropriate places, such as garbage cans, and out of the reach of animals.

* Place them in sturdy containers to avoid breakage and trash from spreading on the floor.

* Place waste away from the light pillars, to avoid accidents due to possible electric shocks to the operators.

* Do not throw bags, containers, papers, wrappers and other items on public roads.

* Do not accumulate garbage in the street, corners and vacant lots, since when it rains, the garbage is dragged by the water and clogs the storm drains.

Cleaning and unclogging

Agrotechnics unclogs, cleans and maintains storm drains and sewers found in the city.

Performs 3,600 monthly cleanings of these drains, maintaining some of them more frequently in rainy seasons.

It works with a clearing team and operators and, when rains and storms occur, a contingency plan is executed.

Special operations

In cases of heavy rains, AF carries out a special cleaning operation throughout the city. On these occasions, with operators, unclogging equipment and clams, cleaning and waste collection are carried out that carries the water through the streets and canals of the city.

In addition, intensive work is being done on cleaning storm drains and sewers, which are distributed in various areas. In this task, the waste that was dragged by the water, the remains of fallen tree branches, posters and remains of waste that remain in public spaces and squares are also lifted.

Cleaner channels

AF is in charge of cleaning and maintaining almost 11 thousand linear meters of canals in the city, where work is carried out periodically and, in addition, two comprehensive cleanings are carried out per year. Neighbors are recommended to take care of the cleanliness of the channels, not to throw waste, pruning debris, or other elements, to avoid sources of environmental contamination.

Channels run by AF

Agrotécnica Fueguina carries out the cleaning and maintenance of 11 thousand meters of canals in the city of Salta, in which two comprehensive cleanings are carried out per year and they are maintained
periodically.
The channels where we work are
Coronel Vidt,
with 4,445 meters. Constitution:
2,196 meters.
Esteco: 2,193 meters.
Charts: 1,351 meters.
Saavedra: 600 meters.
Astigueta: 150 meters.
To ensure that they have a good operation during the rains, the neighbors are asked not to throw waste, pruning remains, or other elements.

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London and Brussels must find a way out that helps the recovery | Opinion

The EU heads of government yesterday supported the extension of the round of talks that Brussels has with London in order to regulate trade relations between both parties before the end of the year, the date on which Brexit enters fully into force. Despite the Council’s pleasure and the determined European will to do everything possible to close a friendly exit of the United Kingdom from the EU, it seems increasingly difficult to achieve that goal. The Council itself yesterday urged the Commission to design possible unilateral contingency measures of a limited duration if Brexit finally ends without an agreement, and there are already several voices that consider the negative outcome of the negotiations as probable. Both the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the Italian President, Giuseppe Conte, have warned that the pact with London cannot be reached at any price, while French President Emmanuel Macron openly acknowledged the possibility that the divorce could take place at the bravas.

The EU guidelines for the negotiation have correct and clearly marked red lines: those established in the withdrawal agreement and in the protocols signed by London and Brussels, which remain fully in force and must be respected. The unusual decision of the British Government to promote a law that breaks with some points of the agreement, mainly those related to commercial activity on the border with Northern Ireland, has become a bone of contention with enough potential to burst the long negotiating path traveled so far in London and Brussels.

Europe must stand firm in defending an agreement that has been widely discussed and negotiated with the United Kingdom and that contains the roadmap on which the commercial relationship between the EU and the British must be built. However, and without departing from that framework, which is fully legitimate, Brussels must also do everything possible to avoid a rupture that could seriously damage the European economy, mired in a crisis of historic dimensions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Both the EU and the United Kingdom are enduring the scourge of an unprecedented recession not only because of its intensity, but also because of the extraordinary uncertainty it has sown in all European economies. Faced with a scenario like this, it is necessary more never to call for responsibility and cooperation to design trade rules of the game that will help the recovery of the whole of Europe instead of hindering it.

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Luis Suárez latest news: the Uruguayan spoke of his departure from Barcelona | Spanish League

After defeating the Chilean National Team 2-1 in the first round of Qualifying, Luis Suárez, who scored the first goal for the celeste in the Centennial, in the middle of the concentration with Uruguay, held a dialogue with ESPN, in which he spoke about his departure from Barcelona and his subsequent arrival at Atlético de Madrid.

The gunman, who lasted six seasons dressed as a Barça player, threw a dart at the directives of the culé team, after ensuring that it was not the correct way to announce his departure, as he affirmed that he learned of the decision through the press and of the new coach:

The moment they told me, it confirmed what I saw in the press, what people told you … no one from the club had told me anything until the coach’s call. The remaining feeling is to change the chip, find the best solution for me, that the club reach an agreement with my lawyer. ”

“I was uncertain about whether to go to train because I am a professional, but I was aware of what happened, that I was going to go, they were going to try to harm and make me see things to make me angry. I already know what there is, that they would send me to train to another field … Then I would return home sad, head down and I don’t like being half apart, but I understand the situation. ”

“What bothers are the forms, that a coach comes saying that he does not count on me, when the board had already said that there would be changes, it generates doubts as to whether it is really the coach who does not love you. The coach called me, although I already knew what was going to happen. Then my lawyer spoke with the people of the club, I did my part, I did not want to be a hindrance and the people of the club know that I took the step to step aside, “he said.

Likewise, the Uruguayan forward referred to the moment of his arrival at Atlético de Madrid, highlighting the great work that Diego Simeone does with the mattress team:

“Atlético did not surprise me at all. I am a very strict player, I work a lot on tactical discipline, I only had one week and it is difficult to draw conclusions, but I have found a very good human group, with desire, ambition, young people who want to grow and win things. I come to contribute as one more partner and try to achieve important things “.

Finally, Suárez was asked if he would contemplate playing for Real Madrid and how he would celebrate if one day he scores against Barcelona, ​​to which the gunner replied: “No, no, I wouldn’t go crazy to Madrid. And if I scored Barcelona I wouldn’t shout it out or crazy, but surely it would point somewhere”, he concluded.

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‘Between two lands’: a documentary explores the migratory duel of the Spanish living in London

Adriana Páramo (34 years old) left her native Vigo a decade ago and moved to London “because of the need to improve”. In all this time, she has studied film, has worked in the audiovisual sector, has made friends, has fallen in love … But Adriana still doesn’t feel like she is there. Nor does she feel that Galicia is her place when she returns to visit. Her feeling is always that of being “between two emotions, between two cultures, between two languages”, and this is how she explains it in the documentary Between two lands. The emotional challenges of living abroad, which she produces herself.

Along with this Galician woman, a score of Spanish emigrants, mostly millennials (born from 1980), relate their experience of living in London in this film directed by Javier Moreno Caballero and that since October 1 can be viewed online on the Vimeo On Demand platform.

Released for the first time in 2019 in London, the documentary has the participation of psychologists specialized in what is known as “migratory grief”, feelings associated with the experience of living outside your country. One of these professionals is Celia Arroyo, who already explained in this article for Verne the emotional stages that Spanish emigrants normally go through, whom he has been attending by video call since 2015 with his private clinic Augest. According to the INE, 2.6 million Spaniards reside abroad, of which 150,000 are in the UK.

It was precisely this article by the psychologist that motivated Moreno to create Between two lands. “I read it and I felt so identified that I decided that we should tell it. There are not many publications that tell of the experience of living outside as it is,” he tells Verne by phone Moreno (Madrid, 38 years old) from London, where he lives since 2010. Already in 2014, the young man from Madrid, who works as an audiovisual producer, created the web series Spaniards in London, which recounted the adventures and misadventures of four Spanish emigrants in the English capital.

The experience of living abroad is summed up in “gains and losses” because, as Arroyo explains, “not everything is a fairy tale, but it is not full of miseries either.” “There are television programs that have portrayed this experience abroad with a merely triumphalist vision, generating a lot of frustration for those who left and thought that everything would be like this when they arrived in that new country. There have also been other publications that have only focused on the negative side, “he says. And he adds: “In any case, living in a country other than ours can be complicated, but it also involves great learning in many aspects.”

Between two lands tells of the emotional process that involves leaving family and friends behind, missing them, realizing that life in Spain goes on without them, adapting to a different language, climate and culture … But the ” gains “from that experience: becoming more independent and decisive, learning a new language, discovering new vocations, making new friends, or even creating your own family outside your country of origin.

All the protagonists of the documentary agree on one thing: the adventure abroad always seems to have an “expiration date”. “But it is not always easy to make the decision to return, especially if you have gotten a good job in that other country. Leaving that economic stability to return to Spain, where it will not be so easy to get a job with the same remuneration, is a dilemma that many of us experience, “says Moreno.

For some, that expiration date has already arrived and they tell in the documentary what it was like to return to Spain, “another migration in itself.” “In these cases, what is known as reverse culture shock may occur, in which the young returnee experiences a difficulty in adapting because they are no longer the same person as the one who left and their environment perhaps not either,” Arroyo explains.

Hurry to return to Spain after the pandemic

Arroyo also collaborates with We return, a platform that facilitates the return of Spanish emigrants with advice on labor and emotional matters. “We have noticed how the pandemic has accelerated the desire to return of many emigrants, the situation is being very hard”, says the psychologist. “Lack of information or not being able to catch a plane and go home at any time, as before, increases anxiety about feeling trapped. On the other hand, social life is very important when you live abroad, so isolation social, which is also occurring in other countries, is affecting them a lot; and above all, the feeling of guilt for being away from the family, which already occurred under normal conditions, but is now exacerbated by the current situation, “he adds .

Moreno had begun to rethink his return before the pandemic hit. “But now as the economic situation in Spain is, I don’t think this is the time,” he says. You have also noticed how the job opportunities offered by the UK have decreased. “Unlike 2008, which mainly affected some countries, this is a global crisis and that is why I do not think that we will see an emigration of young Spaniards to other countries like that one.”

The victory of Brexit (the decision of the United Kingdom to cease to be a member of the European Union) in 2016 made the Spaniards who reside there feel “betrayed” or disappointed “, as the protagonists of the documentary say. Not only the uncertainty about the agreed departure from the UK – which is still immersed in disputes with your former European partners-, but also racist behaviors towards citizens of other nationalities who began to climb after the referendum, have aroused the doubts of many Spaniards about their permanence in the country, as is also reflected in Between two lands.

Arroyo adds that the current health crisis and the international news about Spain are reinforcing the stigma of “being Spanish”, which psychologically affects Spanish emigrants who are abroad. “Comments of the type What happens, that in your country you don’t wash your hands? The Don’t you have a good health system?“, says the psychologist, they can create discomfort that also increases the desire to return

Director of Between two lands He confesses that the documentary has been a great therapy for him and for the Spanish emigrants who have participated. “You may think that this only happens to you, but as soon as you share it, you realize that those feelings are part of the migratory grief and are normal,” says Moreno, who hopes that this documentary can help those who live or end returning from abroad as Arroyo’s article helped him.

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