Press review from 28 December 2020 to 3 January 2021
As of December 31, the country that has vaccinated the most people in the world is China with 4,5 million. This was reported by the scientific publication site Our World in Data developed by the University of Oxford.
Following is the United States with 2,8 million and Israel with one million.
The United Kingdom then follows with nearly 945 vaccines. Europe then enters the ranking, with Germany in fifth place, with 131 vaccinations administered.
In Italy, according to data recorded on 31 December, 33 people were vaccinated. The German Prime Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, urged the EMA to approve the vaccine at the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, given the concern expressed by the head of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, who stressed the inability to cover the total European demand through his company alone.
NEW YEAR'S EVE IN WUHAN
Clamor, happiness, but also a pinch of anger poured into one of the most popular squares in the world. Wuahan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus, celebrates the New Year in the square with thousands of people crowded in the street waiting for midnight, between toasts, dances, balloons and masks.
The images in real time have gone around the world, which at the same time found himself locked in the house in the hope of stemming the infection and not exploding in a third harmful wave.
There are those who congratulated China and the success achieved in the fight against the virus and those who expressed their anger at not being able to celebrate the arrival of the new year.
SCOTLAND WILL RETURN TO EUROPE
"Scotland will be back soon, Europe keep the light on". These are the words of the Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who with the arrival of Brexit sends a clear message to Brussels and London.
A strong message that the prime minister has chosen to tweet on his profile, accompanied by the photograph of the word “Europe-Scotland” projected on a facade of the EU commission's headquarters in Brussels.
The word Europe vertically intersects the word Scotland horizontally in the letter O represented with a red heart.
USA: SERIAL KILLER SAMUEL LITTLE DIES
Samuel Little, the man defined by the FBI as the most prolific serial killer in US history, dies. As the BBC reports, Samuel died at the age of 80 in a California hospital.
Little was serving a life sentence for the murder of three women, although the man confessed to killing 93 between 1970 and 2005. Some bodies were never found, as the FBI testifies.
The former boxer acted mainly towards drug addicts and many prostitutes. He severely beat the victims making them unconscious and finished the job by strangling them, without necessarily using weapons.
Little was arrested for drugs in 2012 and underwent a DNA test, linking it to three unsolved murders between 1987 and 1989 in Los Angeles County.
At trial he pleaded innocent, but overwhelming evidence confirmed the three life sentences without parole.
POPE FRANCIS PAINFUL
"We don't know what 2021 has in store for us, but what each of us and all of us together can do is commit ourselves a little more to take care of each other and of creation, our common home.”These are the words of Pope Francis who renewed his wishes for the arrival of this new year.
The Pontiff also said he was very "saddened" to see that in a moment of great difficulty due to the pandemic, there are those who selfishly anticipate their well-being and the desire for a holiday, while the rest of the world is in serious suffering.
"I read something in the newspapers that saddened me enough: in a country, I don't remember which one, to escape the lockdown and have a good holiday, more than forty planes left that afternoon. But didn't those people, who are good people, think about those who stayed at home? To the economic problems of so many people that the lockdown has knocked down? To the sick? Just take the holidays, do your own pleasure. This pained me so much. "
Concluding: "Greetings to those who are starting the new year with greater difficulties: to the sick, the unemployed, to those who live in situations of oppression and exploitation. With affection I wish to greet all families, especially those in which there are small children or who are expecting a birth. Always a birth is a promise of hope. I am close to these families: The Lord bless you!"
The massacre has not yet been claimed but militias close to Al Qaeda are hypothesized. At least 70 people died in simultaneous attacks in two villages, Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye, near the border with Mali.
Reuters reports citing security sources. A massacre that takes place during the officialization of the results of the presidential elections on December 27th. Mohamed Bazoum, former premier and right-hand man of outgoing president Mohamadoou Issoufou won with 39,33% of the vote and will go to the ballot in February.
49 people in the village of Tchombangou were killed and 17 were injured, while another 30 died in the village of Zaroumdareye. The attack that was confirmed by the Niamey interior ministry which assumes the responsibility of the militias close to Al Qaeda, active in the Sahel.