Without vaccine, Europeans also turn to Russia and China – 01/31/2021 – Nelson de Sá

After the American Pfizer and Britain’s AstraZeneca, this weekend, it is the modern American who warned that he would “deliver less” vaccines than he had announced to the European Union, reported Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

“What can be done about the vaccine shortage?” Asked the German newspaper in the headline (below), pointing to an acceleration in production in Germany itself as a way out.

Other EU countries, such as Hungary and the Czech Republic, according to the FAZ, are no longer waiting for the three pharmaceutical companies and “are looking east” for Russian Sputnik and Chinese Sinopharm.

According to Russian Argumenty i Fakty, Hungary receives the first batch in February. According to the Chinese Global Times / Huanqiu, Hungary approved Sinopharm on Friday (29), after monitoring its use in neighboring Serbia, and purchased 5 million doses.

At the end of Sunday, by financier Handelsblatt and others, German Health Minister Jens Spahn declared himself “open to vaccines from Russia and China.”


In Argentina’s Ambito Financiero, the government said it already had “more than 60 million doses agreed” and that “Argentina is a priority country for Sputnik”.

On Twitter, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is with Covid, reported a phone call from Russian colleague Vladimir Putin and announced 24 million doses of Sputnik for February and March.

Jair Bolsonaro wants it now too.


With the first case of the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus confirmed in Minneapolis on the 25th by the Washington Post and others, the news in the United States has drawn. Headlines like “Why Scientists Are Very Concerned About the Brazil Variant” appeared in the NPR.

But on Saturday (30), WP and others reported that the South African variant “has arrived in Maryland” and that attention has already shifted.


In the Wall Street Journal headline on Sunday, the hedge fund Melvin Capital “lost 53% in January, penalized by GameStop”.

The Wall Street newspaper, which initially resisted, now calls the online investor movement against fund speculation a “GameStop revolution”. Interviewed leader Keith Gill, who serves by DeepF – ingValue.


Financier Caixin reported that the chairman of China’s central bank, Yi Gang, “suggested that the Ant Group might get clearance for the IPO, after all, if it follows the legal framework.”

And the WSJ, with a photo of Jack Ma’s group headquarters in Hangzhou (above), reported it would undergo a “major renovation” to do so.

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