Entertainment 100,000 Dead: Germany complains fourth highest numbers of Corona victims in Western Europe
A World Remembers: Memorials honor COVID-19's 5 million dead
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — The Italian city that suffered the brunt of COVID-19’s first deadly wave is dedicating a vivid memorial to the pandemic dead: A grove of trees, creating oxygen in a park opposite the hospital where so many died, unable to breathe. Bergamo, in northern Italy, is among the many communities around the globe dedicating memorials to commemorate lives lost in a pandemic that is nearing the terrible threshold of 5 million confirmed dead. Some have been drawn from artist’s ideas or civic group proposals, but others are spontaneous displays of grief and frustration.
100,000 people died in Germany in less than two years in connection with the, which corresponds to the population of cities such as Cottbus, Kaiserslautern or Siegen. Currently, the fourth wave of the pandemic rolls through the country.
Once, Germany received a lot of recognition for its effective pandemic fighting internationally. Those days are over. In Western Europe, only Great Britain, Italy and France have to complain about more dead associated with the virus - but a significantly smaller population.The Corona situation in the United Kingdom
Great Britain has been the highest number of Corona deaths throughout Europe after the local health authorities. The country reached the mark of 100,000 dead at the end of January, since the number has increased to more than 140,000. The Government of Boris Johnson underestimated the virus in the initial phase of the pandemic and imposed a lockdown as one of the last countries in Europe. Johnson had to be treated as the only European head of government with Covid-19 in the intensive care unit. Later, Great Britain made talked to a fast vaccination campaign. Since July, there are no more Corona restrictions in the United Kingdom, every day has since tens of thousands of people. The state health service NHS expects a busy winter.
Video shows person lighting fire to memorial for Pulse nightclub mass shooting victims
Authorities in Florida are investigating after a person was caught on camera setting the memorial for the Pulse nightclub mass shooting victims on fire.The incident happened last month in Orlando outside Pulse nightclub, which since the 2016 mass shooting at the LGBT venue has been transformed into a memorial for the 49 people who perished.
Italy was hit with full force
second in the number of corona dead is Italy, which was the first European country in early 2020, which was hit with full force of the pandemic. At the beginning of March 2021, the Ministry of Health in Rome counted more than 100,000 pandemic victims. Unforgettable are the dramatic pictures from Bergamo, where the army on truck coffin coffin to the overcrowded crematoria. Meanwhile, there were more than 132,000 dead in Italy - although Corona restrictions were often significantly more stringent than in Germany.
Thus, Italy's doctors and other medical staff have been committed to vaccination since May. And since October, all workers with the so-called green pass must prove their 3G status at work. There were violent protests against the restrictions. The vaccination rate is high: more than 84 percent of the inhabitants over twelve years are completely vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Germany was a Covid 'poster child.' Now it's seeing 50,000 cases a day, prompting a dramatic warning
Germany, once seen as the poster child of how to deal with Covid, recorded more than 50,000 new cases on Thursday.Germany is in the midst of what has been described as a fourth wave of Covid, as the delta variant spreads as the weather gets colder. Thursday marks the fourth day in a row that it has posted a fresh daily high, Reuters noted, with the number of new cases coming in at 50,196.
France can increase the vaccination rate
Similar to Italy, the resistance to the strict corona rules was also great in France. The country reached the threshold of 100,000 dead in connection with the virus in mid-April, since then the number rose to almost 120,000 deaths. France was initially considered one of the countries with most vaccines. This has changed in principle. In a much-observed branding in July, President Emmanuel Macron had announced a significant tightening of the measures.
Since August, the 3G rule has been applicable in public life, for health and nursing staff, there has been a laceration since September. The efforts show success: France is the proportion of fully vaccinated in the total population at 75 percent. In Germany, it is only 68 percent of the population over twelve years. (AFP)
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MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers of making the claims to cover up their own allegedly aggressive designs. It’s unclear whether the Russian troop concentration heralds an imminent attack or represents an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to persuade the U.S. and its NATO allies to refrain from sending soldiers and weapons to Ukraine, and drop plans for its eventual integration into NATO.