Early Bird: We could have a vaccine in December, says Babiš. Biden attacks Trump. How we change the world
Despite the high numbers of new Covid-19 cases, Andrej Babiš sees a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a vaccine. In China, things are looking up as well, specifically in the field of the environment. And since we've already mentioned the environment, look at the incredible piece of art that came to life after the devastating explosion in Beirut...
Vaccine against COVID-19 for 250 thousand Czechs already in December?
The Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš announced that the measures against the spread of coronavirus currently in place will most likely be further tightened. He expressed the opinion that people are still not careful enough and exceptions in the regulations allow them a lot of movement and social contacts.
"Our numbers are catastrophic. This week will be crucial. If a miracle does not happen, we will have to tighten the measures. Unfortunately,"
said the Prime Minister.
The hope of the head of the government cabinet is now fixed on the vaccine that, according to his words, could be available as soon as at the end of this calendar year. The Czech Republic has ordered 3.5 million doses from the European Union, which should be enough to vaccinate 1.75 million Czechs. In December, we could receive the first half a million vaccines, which will go to people over the age of 65, the chronically ill, or health professionals and employees in social services.
Joe Biden tore into Trump for failing to handle the pandemic
The United States is experiencing a sharp rise in positive coronavirus tests just days before the long-awaited presidential race between Biden and Trump. Even the current head of state has recently undergone Covid-19. On Friday, October 23, the US saw a record in new cases, with more than 83,000 people testing positive. The White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the pandemic and the spread of the virus in the population could no longer be controlled, and that focus should be on the development and subsequent distribution of vaccines and health care.
The 75-year-old aspirant for the post of 46th President of the USA is horrified by the approach taken by Trump's administration, and he says:
"TIt was a candid acknowledgement of what President Trump's strategy has clearly been from the beginning of this crisis: to wave the white flag of defeat and hope that by ignoring it, the virus would simply go away. It hasn't, and it won't."
In China, another five-year development plan for the country is being approved
Negotiations on another five-year plan for the functioning of the communist state began in Beijing. The negotiations are taking place in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Central Committee, Xi Jinping. There is no doubt that China is watching the current presidential election in the United States closely, although none of the possible candidates is an ideal ally for the country, but rather a dampening force against its rise. The "five-year plan", 14th in a row, should primarily focus on the country's technological development, economic self-sufficiency and the issue of sustainable development in relation to the environment, which is very problematic in China. At the same time, communist officials are about to set goals for the next fifteen years ahead. The meeting runs until Thursday, October 29, and is closed to the media.
The artist created a sculpture of rubble and glass in Beirut
Thirty-three-year-old Lebanese artist Hayat Nazer created an inspiring sculpture in the capital, Beirut, made of the glass and rubble that remained after the devastating August explosion. Ammonium nitrate had exploded in the local port warehouse. The artist, like thousands of residents of the capital, participated in clearing the rubble after building a statue. It portrays a woman holding a Lebanese flag. She doesn't have a name yet, but he does have a watch that shows the time 6:08 - the exact time of the Beirut explosion.
British singer Lily Allen decided to pursue a new career
If you were hoping the 35-year-old singer would put out a new album, you'll be disappointed. Lily joined forces with the German company Womanizer and participated in the production of a luxury erotic brand. The orange - pink vibrator was launched on the market with a price tag of $ 99, which is about 2,280 crowns. On the occasion of the release of the product, a campaign against the tabooing of women's pleasure was launched, the leading personality and face of which is the singer London herself. She wants to open a society-wide debate that would allow people to speak more openly on the subject of self pleasure.
A book of unique photographs shows how our planet changes
Benjamin Grant and Timothy Dougherty compiled and published a unique book of 250 satellite and drone photographs entitled Overview Timelapse: How We Change the Earth. It points out that places on earth are constantly evolving and undergoing a fascinating transformation. The impact of man on the planet Earth has been discussed more and more in recent decades. This book only confirms that addressing issues such as the climate crisis, greenhouse gases, the use of natural resources and waste production cannot be postponed and overlooked.
Now you have a complete overview of what has happened in the last hours in the world as well as at home. We hope that this shorter work week won't be too hard on you. And if you happen to be feel blue or overworked, don't forget Anna Frank's wise words: