New COVID-19 strains 'poised to unleash' more severe infections – Security Council hears - UN News

by news.un.org 01/25/2021

Since September, the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened, infecting close to 100 million people, costing more than $3 trillion in lost wages and intensifying obstacles for peace and security around the world, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Monday.    |


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President Yoweri Museveni clinched a sixth term in Uganda’s recent general election, which was marred by a violent crackdown on the opposition. His challenger, Bobi Wine, was placed under house arrest, prompting a wave of criticism from U.S. officials. But will Washington alter its support for Museveni?

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In his press conference on Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker said, “Right now there's obviously a high demand for a limited number of appointments. But more importantly, people should know that appointments are being added to many sites every day, and at the mass vaccination sites once a week.”

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GENEVA: The World Health Organization’s European director Hans Kluge said on Thursday COVID-19 transmission rates in Europe remained too high, putting health services under severe strain, and therefore it was “too early to ease up.” “We need to be patient, it will take time to vaccinate,” he told an online briefing. “We have learned harsh lessons — opening and closing, and