Press review of the week from 5 to 11 April
On Friday, April 9, in a house on the second floor of a building in Houston, Texas, a three-year-old boy entered his parents' room, grabbed a gun and in all his naivete shot and killed the little brother of eight months.
The baby was hit in the abdomen by several blows. The rush to the hospital didn't help much. The little one didn't make it. There were 4 adults in the house, who, following the shot, ran to the room but did not promptly notify the rescue.
Police officers learned of the incident thanks to a call from doctors at Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
Houston Assistant Chief of Police Wendy Baimbrdge "I want to seize this moment and plead with parents and guardians: don't make your firearms accessible to everyone in the house. Lock them. There are things you can do to make that weapon safe".
The head of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Gao Fu admitted at a press conference that vaccine efficacy in China is not high, and the country is looking into two avenues to "solve the problem." The South China Morning Post reports.
The hypothesis would be to adjust the dosage, the interval between the two doses or increase the number of doses. The second option is instead to mix vaccines that use different technologies.
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died peacefully at Windsor Castle on the morning of 9 April at the age of 99. Queen Elizabeth confided to her children that she felt "a huge void" after the death of her husband. After 73 years of marriage and union, the loss is enormous for the Queen and for the country.
The Duke of York revealed his mother's feelings after attending Sunday mass at Windsor Chapel with other members of the royal family "The Queen, as everyone knows, is an incredibly stoic person. However, in these hours, he doesn't hide his human side by describing the huge emptiness he feels in his life".
As reported by the Ansa, Prince Philip's funeral will be celebrated on Saturday 17 April at Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry will attend, but without Meghan. Prime Minister Boris Johnon, who has decided to give up his seat for a member of the royal family, also gives up his place since, due to anti-Covid regulations, only 30 people will be able to participate.
On April 8, a hearing was held in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the policeman accused of killing African American George Floyd.
Pulmonologist Martin Tobin said the death was caused "from a low level of oxygen”As a result of the behavior of Chauvin, who with one knee on his neck, kept Floyd pinned to the ground for more than nine minutes.
As reported by the International newspaper, George Smock, who specializes in emergency medicine, made it clear that Floyd's death was not caused by taking fentanyl, a powerful opioid.
On April 8, unionists and republicans clashed with each other and with the police for the second consecutive night.
Due to the exit from the European Union and entry, Northern Ireland remained within the European single market, sparking the anger of the loyalists, that is, those who fear a possible reunification with the Republic of Ireland. Some demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and the police responded with water cannons. At least fifty policemen were injured.
European Union - Czech Republic
On April 8, as reported by the International newspaper, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that compulsory vaccination against childhood diseases "it is necessary in a democratic society".
A couple of parents from the Czech Republic refused to have their children vaccinated and, after the school's decision not to admit the children to the facility, the parents filed an appeal, which was rejected by the European Court.