According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has the most deaths from Covid-19 worldwide, ahead of Brazil with more than 246,000 deaths, Mexico with more than 180,000 and India with more than 156,000 deaths. In fifth place is Great Britain with more than 120,000 deaths, ahead of Italy with more than 95,000 deaths.
At the same time, there is hope – the New York Times writes – because the number of new infections in the United States has fallen sharply in recent days, and the number of daily deaths has also recently decreased.
The virologist Anthony Fauci, who advises US President Joe Biden, said in view of the almost 500,000 deaths: “This is terrible. We have not seen anything like this for 100 years, since the pandemic of 1918.”
Australia launched vaccination campaign
In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has set a good example: he was one of the first in the country to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and asked the public to participate in the vaccination program.
Scott Morrison said, “It is safe, it is important to join us on this Australian journey that leads us out of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The beginning is made here by health workers, residents and employees of nursing homes as well as employees of quarantine stations.
Before the vaccination started, resistance to national vaccination campaigns had formed in Australia. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered for marches and rallies in several large cities such as Sydney. Several people were arrested during protests in Melbourne.
St. Petersburg vaccinates the homeless
The authorities carried out the action together with an aid organization.
60-year-old Vladimir Suvorov received a vaccination: “If you say it is necessary, so be it. I don’t usually go to the doctor, but it is difficult to argue with you. This is a different time and a now other life.”
Staged vaccine donation for the Gaza Strip
The donation came into the country via the border crossing in the city of Rafah via Egypt. His blockade on Gaza keeps the country in place even during the pandemic.
Israel is the world leader in vaccinating its people. NGOs urged Israel to ensure that the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are also vaccinated.
The vaccine donation comes from Mohammed Dahlan, a former top member of President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party. Mohammed Dahlan now lives in exile in the United Arab Emirates and is a rival of Mahmud Abbas.
According to reports, some Palestinians see the staged vaccine delivery as a political move ahead of the parliamentary and presidential elections in May and July.