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While business-minded countries are easing coronavirus restrictions following rumors of a third vaccine in the United States, a senior World Health Organization official said Monday that it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the epidemic could be stopped by the end of the year.

At the same time, the Senate is preparing to move forward on President Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, են Biden on Monday launched a lobbying effort with his Democratic counterparts to unite them in legislation.

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Austria անի Denmark seeks future vaccines beyond the EU – Israel

Austria և Denmark later broke solidarity with the EU’s already fragile coronavirus vaccines by announcing its joint production of second-generation COVID-19 vaccines with Israel.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz plans to visit Israel this weekend with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, consult with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on vaccine research and production cooperation. Kurtz said on Tuesday that his country, Denmark, intends to stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines.

As part of its strategy, the EU has six contracts for more than 2 billion vaccines with Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sanofi-GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech և CureVac. It is in talks with two other manufacturers, but so far only three vaccines have been approved for use in the bloc.

According to the EU, almost 33 million doses of the vaccine have been given so far, but only 11 million Europeans have been fully vaccinated. Israel, with a population of 9.3 million, has vaccinated more than half of its population since late December.

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– The Associated Press

The victims of the anti-Asian attacks reflect a year in the epidemic

Nearly a year later, they were stabbed to death and killed at Sam’s Club in Midland, Texas. Bowie Kung and his two sons all have visible scars.

These are the unseen that are more difficult to overcome. Kung can’t walk through any store without constantly looking around. His 6-year-old son, who is now unable to move there, is afraid to sleep alone.

This never-ending photo provided by Bawi Cung shows Bawi Cung sitting at home with his children while he and his two sons were stabbed in an anti-Asian attack in March of last year in Midland, Texas. At Sam's Club.  Asian Americans are facing a dangerous climate when the coronavirus entered the United States a year ago.  In the last two months, the rush of crimes committed against elderly Asian Americans has resumed in protest of the growing focus of politicians and the media.  (Bawi Cung via AP)
This never-ending photo provided by Bawi Cung shows Bawi Cung sitting at home with his children while he and his two sons were stabbed in an anti-Asian attack in March of last year in Midland, Texas. At Sam’s Club. Asian Americans are facing a dangerous climate when the coronavirus entered the United States a year ago. In the last two months, the rush of crimes committed against elderly Asian Americans has resumed in protest of the growing focus of politicians and the media. (Bawi Cung via AP)

On Saturday night in March, when COVID-19 panic attacks gripped the nation, Cung was looking for lower-priced rice. The family was in the meat department of Sam’s club when Kung suddenly hit him in the back of the head. A man he did not know then cut his face with a knife. The assailant left, but soon returned to stab the boys. He injured the back of a 3-year-old child և cut a 6-year-old child a few inches from the right eye to the right ear.

The harsh meeting brought with it the dangerous climate that Asian Americans have faced since the coronavirus entered the United States, with racially motivated harassment and attacks from coast to coast.

Now, more than a year after thousands of incidents, some early victims find it difficult, or at best, bitter sweet. The latest wave of attacks on elderly Asian Americans, including the death of an 84-year-old San Francisco man, has raised concerns that hostilities have only worsened.

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– Terry Tang, Associated Press

As COVID-19 outbreaks hit gyms, CDC calls for tougher precautions

A person in a protective mask is exercising in a 24-hour gym in San Francisco on September 15, 2020 (Bloomberg Photo by David Paul Morris).
A person in a protective mask is exercising in a 24-hour gym in San Francisco on September 15, 2020 (Bloomberg Photo by David Paul Morris).

On Wednesday, public health officials urged athletes to wear masks to stay within 6 meters of their workouts as a new study described the rapid spread of coronavirus infections during high-intensity workouts in Honolulu and Chicago gyms.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised fitness centers to take a variety of measures to prevent outbreaks, including the proper use of masks, reminding gym staff to stay home if they have symptoms or are positive for the virus.

According to a CDC study, heavy breathing during intense physical activity indoors increases the chance of transmission, and fitness teachers who shouted exercise instructions at members may also contribute to the spread. Exercising outdoors or attending virtual fitness classes can help reduce the risk of infection, the authors say.

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– Ronnie Karin Rabin, The New York Times

Alarm is growing in Serbia because of the virus wave. urged the blockade

People wait in line for COVID-19 vaccine in Belgrade, Serbia, 2021  February 17 at the Vaccine Center, Vaccination Center.  Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  Serbia, a country of 7 million, has so far vaccinated about 1 million people, mostly with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.  և Russian Sputnik V, և to a lesser extent with Pfizer blow.  (AP Photo / Darko Vojinovic)
People wait in line for COVID-19 vaccine in Belgrade, Serbia, 2021 February 17 at the Vaccine Center, Vaccination Center. Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Serbia, a country of 7 million, has so far vaccinated about 1 million people, mostly with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine. և Russian Sputnik V, և to a lesser extent with Pfizer blow. (AP Photo / Darko Vojinovic)

Serbian health experts on Tuesday urged the government to declare a state of emergency and strictly block the flow of coronavirus infections, which they say threaten the health system of the Balkan country.

The number of new infections is growing rapidly every day in a country of 7 million people, despite the mass vaccination campaign, which has so far given almost 1 million people the first vaccine. This rate of vaccination has made Serbia, a non-EU country, one of the best in Europe when it comes to delivering vaccines to its citizens.

Still, the state of emergency is unlikely to be supported by the Conservative government, which hopes that its plan to try to get vaccines from the West, China and Russia will pull Serbia out of the destructive economic and social context of the epidemic.

Predrag Cohn, chief epidemiologist for the government-appointed coronavirus crisis team, told state-run RTS television on Tuesday that there was “no alternative” to ordering the blockade.

“We have to ban communication, otherwise we will be broken. “And then we will understand what it means when the healthcare system collapses,” he said.

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– The Associated Press

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