The decision by more than a dozen European countries to suspend AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot faced deepening scrutiny on Wednesday, amid concerns the step could undermine public confidence and delay efforts to beat the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said political divisiveness contributed significantly to the “stunning” US COVID-19 death toll, which on Monday surpassed 500,000 lives lost.
The leader of Spain’s center-right Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera, on Monday unexpectedly made a proposal to get Spain out of political deadlock and avoid elections, saying he could facilitate Pedro Sanchez’s investiture as premier under a number of conditions.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage as “an exceptional and privileged collection of Islamic values” and said the religious ritual is closely related to the political developments in the world.
Yellow Vest demonstrators have marched through the streets of the French capital, Paris, and other cities on the 13th weekend of rallies against political elite and the economic policies of President Emmanuel Macron.