Biden against Covid-19: ‘the US will be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world’

The presidente Joe Biden said on monday that The United States will send an additional 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines abroad in the next six weeks. He valued that in the country the internal demand for injections falls and the global disparities in the distribution have become more evident, reported the AP agency.

It’s about the Pfizer, Modern or Johnson & Johnson vaccines and it will be the first time that vaccines authorized and in use in the country will be shared with the rest of the world to complete 80 million doses.

“We know that the United States will never be completely safe until the pandemic that is ravaging the entire world is under control,” Biden said at the White House.

The ad joins the Prior commitment by the Biden Administration to share about 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, which is not yet licensed for use in the United States. The AstraZeneca dosage They will be available for shipment once they have passed a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration, probably at the end of June.

Biden also named the Covid-19 coordinator, Jeff Zients, to lead the Government’s efforts to share doses with the world.

“Our nation will be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world“said Biden. He added that, compared to other countries like Russia and China, who have sought to take advantage of their doses of national production, “we will not use our vaccines to secure favors from other countries.”

The Biden Administration has yet to say how the new commitment will go through or which countries will receive the vaccines.

Till the date, The United States has shared about 4.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with Canada and Mexico.. They have started to export additional doses of US-made Pfizer vaccine as the company fulfilled its initial contractual commitments to the federal government.

The United States has faced increasing pressure to share more of its vaccine arsenal with the world as interest in vaccines has waned nationally.

“While rich countries continue to increase vaccines, less than 1% of vaccines Covid-19 vaccine dose globally they have been given to people in low-income countries, “said Tom Hart, Acting Executive Director of ONE Campaign.

“The sooner the United States and other rich countries develop a coordinated strategy to share vaccine doses with the world’s most vulnerable, the faster we will end the global pandemic for all,” he added.

More of 157 million Americans have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine Y 123 million are fully vaccinated against the virus. Biden expects the United States to have 160 million people fully vaccinated by July 4.

Worldwide, more than 3.3 million people have died from the coronavirus, according to WHO data. The United States has experienced the largest loss of life confirmed by Covid-19, with more than 586,000 people.

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Turkey: Joe Biden has “bloody hands” for his support of Israel

The American President, Joe Biden, has “bloody hands” for his support of Israel in the conflict in the Strip Gaza, the Turkish head of state accused on Monday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“You are writing history with your bloody hands,” Erdogan said on television. “You have forced us to say this. We cannot take a step back,” he added.

The criticisms of Erdogan, who in recent months tried to rebuild his relationship with Washington, are the harshest against Biden since his arrival at the White House in January.

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The Turkish president has won support in the Middle East by defending the Palestinian cause during his 18 years in power. Last week, he accused Israel of “terrorism”.

“Today we have seen Biden’s signature on the arms sale to Israel,” Erdogan said Monday, referring to US media reports on a new arms shipment approved by Washington.

“The Palestinian territories are full of persecution, suffering and blood … And you are supporting that,” added the Turkish president.

(With information from AFP)

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Janosch Dahmen in the “early start”: “Indian variant endangers openings”

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“Indian variant endangers openings”

The Green health expert Dahmen warns of setbacks on the Corona home straight. He even thinks a fourth wave is possible in the next few weeks. The mask requirement could fall in autumn.

The health expert of the Greens parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Janosch Dahmen, warns of imminent setbacks in the fight against corona caused by the Indian virus variant. At the moment, the proportion of variant B.1.627.2 is still low at around two percent of cases in Germany. “If it should rise as much as it is in Great Britain and other countries, then we may not be able to afford certain opening steps that now seem likely,” said Dahmen in the “early start” at ntv. The degree of infection seems to be the same or even higher than with the British variant B.1.1.7. “That could well call into question previous successes in the pandemic.”

The Indian variant could become the predominant Corona variant in Germany, said Dahmen. In countries like Great Britain, their share is increasing very sharply despite protective measures. “There is good reason to believe that it could happen that they dominate B.1.1.7 as well.” The data situation is currently not certain, but in Great Britain the share of the Indian variant in infections doubles every week. For example, in the capital London, the proportion of B.1.627.2 increased from zero to 25 percent within one month.

The Green politician called for the UK to be reassessed whether it is classified as risk or virus variant areas. The Indian variant is no longer only found among travelers returning, but also among the general population. At the moment, there are no quarantine requirements for travelers from Great Britain. Due to the virus variants, Germany must generally be more cautious again with the quarantine rules for travelers.

“Fourth wave is absolutely possible”

Dahmen believes a fourth corona wave in Germany is possible before summer. “It is far too early to give guarantees that we are all safe and this pandemic is over.” 52 million citizens have not yet received any vaccinations, at the same time the incidences are still high. In addition, there would be the risk of mutations that could possibly partially or completely overcome vaccination protection. “If we are not careful and do not take orderly small steps, it is absolutely possible that we will suffer another setback that could even lead to a fourth wave.”

Dahmen rejected a short-term lifting of the mask requirement for fully vaccinated people, as in the USA. Wearing masks is very effective and still interferes less strongly in the lives of citizens compared, for example, with curfews. Dahmen expects an end to the mask requirement after the summer. “When we have achieved a vaccination quota of 60 to 80 percent in the population, then we will continue to reduce the protective measures – including the AHA rules – bit by bit and eventually lift them.” This is only certain, however, if there are no new virus mutations with so-called “immune escape”, the vaccination progress remains high and the incidences continue to decrease significantly.

US President Joe Biden has lifted the mask requirement for vaccinated people because his country has a big problem with vaccination acceptance, said Dahmen. It’s about new incentives. “The mask requirement in the USA is even less popular than it is in our country. And with this in mind, people are trying to get people to get vaccinated.” He thinks that is very dangerous, said Dahmen. With many contacts of vaccinated people without masks with unvaccinated people, the risk of virus mutations increases.

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Admin. Biden overturns Trump policy and grants aid to illegal immigrants and international students | Joe Biden | Immigrants | Students

Following a reversal of a policy by former President Donald Trump on the distribution of federal scholarships to support college students during the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that illegal immigrants and international students will also receive aid checks. .

Those students, along with refugees and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, can now take advantage of the $ 36 billion Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which was allocated by Congress last year as part of the CARES Act.

“With this action, thousands of institutions will be able to provide direct relief to the students who need it most, so that we can ensure that we not only recover from the pandemic, but that we are again stronger than before,” said the Secretary of Education. , Miguel Cardona, in a release press.

Those students were locked out of CARES Act aid money in April 2020, when then-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued guidelines on which students can receive the aid. Although Congress did not explicitly state the legislation, prohibiting certain students from obtaining those scholarships, the guidelines said that the scholarships were only available to students who are also eligible for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) under Title IV of the Act. Higher Education.

The FAFSA is only available to US citizens and permanent residents, with very few exceptions, which means that under DeVos guidelines, CARES Act scholarships could not be awarded to illegal immigrants or international students.

“It is clear that the CARES Act was written to help Americans recover from the coronavirus pandemic,” DeVos said in June 2020. “American taxpayers have long supported American college students, and this rule simply ensures the continuity of that well-established policy.”

The new Cardona Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) guidelines, however, remove the Title IV requirement. The rule says that students are eligible for HEERF scholarships regardless of whether they have applied for the FAFSA or their Title IV status, as long as they are or have been enrolled in college during the COVID-19 national emergency.

Virginia Foxx (RN.C.), the highest ranking Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, spoke out against the change, saying it is wrong to give students who are ineligible for Title IV access to taxpayers’ money.

“Secretary Cardona’s decision to give free money to illegal immigrants and foreign students is an insult to all Americans,” Foxx said in a statement. “The law is clear; federal funds are for working citizens ”.

“President Biden is fueling an immigration crisis, and this final rule exacerbates the emergency at the southern border. I call on Democrats-elect to stop scamming law-abiding citizens, put Americans first, and respect the sacrifice of hard-working taxpayers, ”he added.


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Trump fans want their wax figure from a Paris museum | Europe up to date | DW

Supporters of former US President Donald Trump are hounding the director of the Grévin Museum in Paris to get the wax statue of his idol, which is to be removed. After more than six months closed due to the pandemic, the Grévin will reopen its doors on May 19, like the other French museums.

But this museum will have a new tenant: the new president Joe Biden, which has meant the shipment of the Trump figure to the warehouse. And that has triggered the interest among fans of the latter to get the figure.

“I have received emails and phone calls from nostalgic people. They wanted to buy the statue. Some have even got the phone number of my personal address,” says the museum’s director, Yves Delhommeau, in a statement published this Saturday (08.05.2021 ) the newspaper The Parisian.

Among them, he explains, there was “a very determined Englishman,” but he insists: “I didn’t want to give in. The museum doesn’t sell statues. We don’t do politics.” The statue of Trump was dismantled and sent to a warehouse on the outskirts of Paris, the location of which is kept secret, where the wax figures that are removed to make room for new additions are kept.

The Grévin adds new international figures every year, for which it is based on world news. For national figures, it annually brings together a group of academics who make the decision.

In the heart of Paris, the Grévin Museum received some 700,000 annual visitors before the pandemic. Created in 1882 when wax museums were the only way to see famous people up close, it has remained a tradition for many tourists visiting the capital of the Seine. (EFE)

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A Turkish expert: “The time has come to recover the bases ceded to NATO and the US”

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A Turkish expert: “The time has come to recover the bases ceded to NATO and the US”

A Turkish expert: “The time has come to recover the bases ceded to NATO and the US”

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The protesters are demanding that they be closed to the US military, especially the Incirlik Air Base, known to be the main center for directing and coordinating a number of US operations in the Middle East, and the Kurecik radar station.Political analyst Ceyhun Bozkurt considers that Turkey is facing a scenario that allows it to decide to redirect its foreign policy and show its political independence from the US and NATO because for years, these bases have been used not only during the Cold War, when Turkey became part of NATO, but also later. On the American presence in Incirlik, he explained that he knows that about 1,500 American soldiers from the 39th unit of the US Air Force are at the base. In addition, it houses A-10 aircraft used in close-to-ground air operations, the F-15 and F-16, and refueling aircraft. In this base there are also military personnel from various countries, especially from Germany, to use it during the coalition operations against ISIS, using from time to time the base located on Turkish territory. “The Incirlik base was used in a large number of operations both in the Cold War times and after. For example, in the early 1960s, US U-2 surveillance aircraft were stationed at the Incirlik base, this created tensions between Turkey and the Soviet Union In addition, it was used for various purposes during operations in the Middle East, including the withdrawal of US citizens during the Arab-Israeli war and the Islamic Revolution in Iran. During the first operation in the Persian Gulf, air support was provided from the base of Incirlik to the US military in northern Iraq. He is also known to play an active role in the NATO mission, “concluded Bozkurt. Bril, US President Joe Biden officially recognized as genocide the massacre of ethnic Armenians perpetrated at the beginning of the 20th century by the forces of the Ottoman Empire. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regretted his US counterpart’s decision. As a result, anti-US protests erupted in Turkey, including nationalists urging to activate the Russian S-400s and demand reimbursement for the F-35s.

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A political analyst has explained to Sputnik that the time has come for Turkey to recover the bases ceded to NATO and the US military. Several Turkish cities have reacted with anti-American protests demanding that their authorities close military bases to Americans in response to recognition of the Armenian genocide.

The protesters demand that it be shut down for the us military, especially Incirlik Air Base, known for being the main directing and coordinating center for a number of U.S. operations in the Middle East, and Kurecik radar station.

Political analyst Ceyhun Bozkurt believes that Turkey is facing a scenario that allows it to decide to redirect your foreign policy and show your independence US and NATO policy because for years, these bases have been used not only during the Cold War, when Turkey joined NATO, but also afterwards.

“It is Washington that has taken an anti-Turkish stance on a number of key issues, from the embargo imposed on Turkey to US support during the military coups. It is time to establish a more independent relationship with the US and NATO. I think it has come. the moment to recover the bases ceded to the NATO and US military, mainly Incirlik and Kurecik, and to nationalize them in the full sense of the word “, Bozkurt exhorted.

On the American presence in Incirlik, he explained that he knows that some 1,500 American soldiers from the 39th unit of the US Air Force are at the base. In addition, it houses A-10 aircraft used in close-to-ground air operations, the F-15 and F-16, and refueling aircraft. In this base there are also soldiers from various countries, especially from Germany, to use it during the coalition operations against ISIS, using from time to time the base located on Turkish territory.

“The Incirlik base was used in a large number of operations both during and after the Cold War. For example, in the early 1960s, US U-2 surveillance aircraft were stationed at the Incirlik base. , this created tensions between Turkey and the Soviet Union. In addition, it was used for various purposes during operations in the Middle East, including the withdrawal of American citizens during the Arab-Israeli war and the Islamic Revolution in Iran. During the first operation in the In the Persian Gulf, air support was provided from the Incirlik base to the US military in northern Iraq. It is also known to play an active role in the NATO mission, “concluded Bozkurt.

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On April 24, US President Joe Biden officially recognized as genocide the massacre of ethnic Armenians perpetrated at the beginning of the 20th century by the forces of the Ottoman Empire. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regretted the decision of his American counterpart.
Consequently, anti-American protests erupted in Turkey, including nationalists urging activate Russian S-400s and claim reimbursement for the F-35s.

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Tensions and threats | G7 Foreign Ministers Summit

The Secretary of State of the United States Antony Blinken, meets this Monday in London with the head of British diplomacy, Dominic Raab to address issues such as relations with China, Russia, Iran and Afghanistan. The meeting precedes the G7 foreign ministers’ summit that begins Tuesday. Issues such as vaccines, economic recovery and the fight against new threats stand out on the agenda.

Russia is the great concern

“We are concerned about the threat that Russia represents on the border with Ukraine. And also the extension of the use of Novichok in attacks such as that of Alexei Navalni. It is very worrying regarding the issue of human rights, but it is also a serious threat due to the use of chemical weapons. On the other hand, there is the use of cyber technologies, in particular by Russia, but also by China, Iran and other countries, it is an issue that we analyze very closely with our allies, “said Dominic Raab, Foreign Secretary. from the UK, which will hold bilateral discussions with its international counterparts around fair access to vaccines around the world.

Joe Biden to attend the G7 summit next month

In addition to the G7 representatives, delegations from India, South Korea and South Africa have been invited. This meeting sets the stage for a G7 summit in south-west England next month, which will mark Joe Biden’s inaugural visit to Europe as president of the United States.

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Central America needs US favorable climate for business and investment

The isthmus that connects the Americas may be small and far from Washington, but it has the ability to create alarm in the United States (US) out of all proportion to its size.

Ronald Reagan evoked a “growing danger in Central America that threatens the security of the United States” when he called for military aid in 1986 to fight the Soviet-backed Sandinistas in Nicaragua. More than three decades later, a great wave of migration from the region created a great crisis for President Joe Biden.

More than 569,000 migrants have been found on the southwest border of the United States since October 1, more than double the number in the same period last year. Something that is Particularly distressing is the plight of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children.

What has not changed since Reagan’s time is the inability of most Central American governments to build stable, prosperous, and secure nations. The Gross Domestic Product per capita has indeed grown modestly in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras in the last two decades: they are still much poorer than Mexico or most of South America.

The bad government haunts Central America: evidence in a United States court implicated the president of Honduras in drug trafficking. Daniel Ortega, the long-time president of Nicaragua, has become increasingly repressive. A pioneering UN anti-corruption commission left Guatemala in 2019 after a ruthless campaign. El Salvador’s president sent troops to Congress to intimidate legislators. A small predatory regional elite controls the businesses. Gang violence is widespread and homicide rates are high.

Climate change hit Central America particularly hard, creating a “dry corridor” Inland from the Pacific coast of northern Costa Rica to Guatemala, where farmers struggle to make ends meet and food insecurity is high.

The United States has also made mistakes in the region. Last century, he was too willing to overlook the excesses of the brutal regimes there, as long as they held the line against Moscow. More recently, the Free Trade Agreement between the Dominican Republic, Central America, and the United States of America (CAFTA), a trade agreement with the region signed in 2004, boosted trade but failed to generate lasting prosperity; critics blame the overly restrictive rules.

Despite the enormous challenges, there are positive stories. Costa Rica and Panama have far outperformed their Central American peers; the former has been a pioneer in the ecotourism and the latter reinvented itself as a regional center for business and financial services, though criticized for its lax controls.

Both countries are prosperous enough to avoid the great exodus of labor that hurts the “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, where about 1 percent of the population migrates each year.

The Biden administration’s response to Central America’s problems is an important initiative for aembroider the root causes of migration, backed by $ 4 billion of aid. It correctly underlines the need to work with business and civil society, as well as governments, and adequately emphasizes democracy, the rule of law and the fight against corruption.

However, given the magnitude of the problems, this is unlikely to be enough. What is needed is a bold move that transforms the business and investment climate in the region and seizes the opportunities of nearshoring. That gesture would also offer Latin America a constructive alternative to China’s ever closer embrace.

Then Washington should put aside protectionism and invite Central America to join the successor agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the T-MEC. That would be a step toward the original Clinton-era vision of a free trade area covering all of the Americas, a vision as attractive as it was in 1994.

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Turkey says the word “genocide” should be used for the US

The Turkish vice president proposes that “genocide” should be used for the US and not for Turkey, in rejection of Biden’s recognition of the Armenian genocide.

In an interview with the Turkish network on Sunday TRT World, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay criticized recent statements by US President Joe Biden, in which considered the massacres of Armenians in 1915 during the Ottoman Empire as a “genocide”.

For Oktay, that position of the US president is This is due to two reasons: one related to US domestic politics and the other related to Washington’s efforts to return to the international scene.

In this sense, the Turkish official stressed that these two reasons are a “totally wrong” start for the Biden Administration and the foreign policy of the North American country.

Furthermore, he highlighted that just because of the promises made to the Armenians or lobbies Affected by the Armenians, Washington should not make a political decision and charge a responsible nation with “genocide”.

The term genocide itself is not an easy word for anyone to use. If the word genocide is to be used, it should be used for the United States, not for TurkeyOktay said.

After the explosive statements on April 24 by the US head of state, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called them “unfounded and unjust” and denounced that Biden’s pronouncement had opened a “deep wound” in relations bilateral, already tense, between Ankara and Washington.

In addition, Erdogan asked the Turkish and Armenian historians to form a joint commission to investigate the facts, not before indicating that he hopes to be able to discuss all the disputes with Biden at the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), scheduled to next June.

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Biden to deflect Trump policies by taking on North Korea

Washington.- President Joe Biden, plans to divert the policy of Donald Trump, while trying to stop the nuclear program of North Korea, as announced by the White House.

For one Biden, reject the deeply personal effort of Donald Trump for winning over Kim Jong Un. The current president, like his old boss Obama, has confirmed that he sees North Korea as perhaps the most delicate foreign policy dilemma for the United States and its allies.

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Press secretary Jen Psaki announced that administration officials had completed a review of US policy toward North Korea, considered one of the biggest and most annoying threats to national security facing USA and its allies.

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Psaki did not elaborate on the review’s findings, but suggested that management would seek a middle ground between the “great deal” of Trump and Obama’s “strategic patience” approaches, as published by the Associate Press.

“Our goal remains the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula with a clear understanding that the efforts of the past four administrations have failed to achieve this goal,” Psaki told reporters on Air Force One as Biden traveled to Philadelphia.

Management announced that it would conduct the review shortly after Biden took office in January. Psaki said officials consulted outside experts, allies and predecessors from various previous administrations as part of the process.

But Psaki’s comments suggest a move away from the two-way policy of Obama that he kept open the pledge for his good behavior while seeking to impose sanctions for his bad behavior.

The administration Biden It also seemed to indicate that it is trying to set the stage for gradual progress, in which denuclearization steps by the North would be met with corresponding actions, including sanctions relief, of the EE. UU.

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No mention was made of the safety guarantees of United States for North Korea or the formal end of the Korean War, both demanded by the North and seen by the Trump team as part of a larger package.

The administration is expected Biden focus less on developing a relationship with Kim and more on consulting with Japan and South Korea, both of which had been suspicious of attempts to Trump to cultivate Kim as a friend or elevate him to the level of an international statesman.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to discuss the outlines of the policy review and emerging strategy when he meets next week in London with his counterparts from the Group of Seven industrialized democracies, an organization that includes several allies of the NATO, as well as Japan. South Korea and Australia will attend the meeting as guests.

Strategy will also be an important topic of conversation when Biden host South Korean President Moon Jae-In at the White House on May 21. Moon will be the second foreign leader to visit Biden in Washington, following the Japanese prime minister’s visit in mid-April. Yoshihide Suga.

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Biden administration officials have been consulting with Biden administration officials. Trump qwho participated in the Singapore talks between Kim y Trump in June 2018, as well as a second meeting in February 2019.

The latest face-to-face talks between senior officials of the two countries took place in Sweden in October 2019, and the administration’s efforts Biden to resume the dialogue they have been rejected.


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