“There are these extreme vetting protocols in place right now, and there is really no oversight. So the end result is just delays,” said Wa’el Alzayat, the chief executive of the Emgage Foundation, a Muslim American civic engagement organization, and a Middle East policy adviser in the Obama administration. [Emphasis added]
“Second, if the administration greenlights a vaccine, who will validate that the decision was driven by science rather than politics? What group of scientists will that be? Thirdly, how can we be sure that the distribution of the vaccine will take place safely, cost free, and without a hint of favoritism?” Biden speculated.
In addition to hiring Richmond for a senior West Wing role, the Biden-Harris team has tapped Tina Flournoy to serve as Harris’s chief of staff, according to two people familiar with the decision. She previously served as chief of staff to former president Bill Clinton and is set to be one of at least three […]
The drought affecting the Cerro Lake, allegedly polluted by chemical disposals from a tannery located on its banks, is visible on October 19, 2020, in Limpio, 25 km northeast of Asuncion, Paraguay. Photo: AFP However, CO2 remains in the atmosphere for centuries, meaning the effect of the pandemic is negligible.
“We are still in a good mood. We are still in favor to develop our relations,” he said. “I would like to use all positive elements that we had before and we have now.” The ambassador named six areas where he believes closer ties are possible – strategic stability, non-proliferation, fight against terrorism and COVID-19, […]
The Covid-19 pandemic was supposed to put the final nail in the coffin of globalization and prompt a retreat into a new era of protectionism. Instead, some are now calling the crisis the Great Accelerator.The drop in international commerce was quick and steep during the first coronavirus lockdowns, but a rebound fueled by emergency fiscal […]
Back in January, 11 months ago, the Department of Homeland Security warned that American airports could be ground zero for a new pandemic, but Congress yawned. On Jan. 24, a day when, these blood samples now prove, the virus had already spread across the continent, the Trump administration held a classified briefing on the coronavirus for the entire […]