As the world adjusts to the new variant of the COVID-19 virus and the second wave of this deadly disease, here are the reasons why you should protect yourself and those around you...even if they continue to deny the existence of the highly contagious virus.
Confetti fluttered on to frontline workers scattered across Times Square after fireworks burst above eerily quiet landmarks from Puerta del Sol to Copacabana beach, as the world ushered in the New Year with muted celebrations and said good riddance to a pandemic-ridden 2020.
There is no simple way, to sum up this year. Tumultuous, terrifying, wearisome, Resilient, heroic, hopeful? Apart from been a leap year starting on a Wednesday, the year 2020 is the most devastating year ever experienced starting from a deadly pandemic to a global movement for racial justice and several world-shifting events. Here is a timeline of the major events that shaped this year.
As the first citizens from the EU's 27 member states get ready to receive their much-awaited Covid-19 vaccines, EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has defended the longer time it’s taken for the EU to authorise the Pfizer-BioNTech jab. She told FRANCE 24 "the main criteria is the health of our people", and said that European authorities are "taking decisions based on science, they are evidence-based".