Covid is here to stay, WSJ says after vaccine failure in Africa – 07/02/2021 – Nelson de Sá

The British Financial Times, which had tried to defend the British vaccine, made a long headline announcing the contrary: “Oxford / AstraZeneca fails to prevent mild and moderate Covid of the South African variant, study finds.”

In the text, he warned that “the retreat would prove particularly crucial for the developing world”. And that “South Africa last week received one million doses of AstraZeneca, the first vaccine to arrive in the country.”

Hours later, South Africans’ headlines The Citizen and BusinessDay reported the vaccination being suspended with the newly arrived doses.

And the Wall Street Journal reported the suspension (with the graph above showing the progress of the variant in South Africa), recorded the impact of the variants on business expectations, and headlined that “Covid was probably here to stay”. Just below:

“Governments and businesses are starting to accept that the coronavirus is not a temporary problem and will instead lead to long-term changes, allowing society to coexist with Covid-19.”

BIDEN and XI

Speaking to CBS ahead of the Super Bowl, Joe Biden replied, of Xi Jinping, that “he’s brilliant” but “very tough, he doesn’t have democratic bones in his body.” In any case, “the point is, as I always told him, that we don’t need to have a conflict, but there will be extreme competition.”

He immediately echoed in the South China Morning Post with the so-called “Joe Biden predicts ‘extreme competition’ with China, not ‘conflict’.”

FREE AND HARD, BUT

Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken summoned Yang Jiechi of the Chinese CP Politburo the day before for a “frank and hard” conversation, as the Global Times / Huanqiu describes, in connection with the CP.

The newspaper’s editor pointed out via Twitter that Blinken said the United States “will stick to the three joint communiques,” which brought the two countries together in the 1970s / 80s, and the policy of ” one China “.

Tired of the war

The Politico website and others have reported research from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, with the University of Texas at Austin, showing that “the majority of the American public is opposed to the use of US military personnel to defend Taiwan d ‘a Chinese invasion’.

The website attributes the result to “fatigue from military conflicts abroad.”

BIG TECH EVEN BIGGER

In Saturday’s WSJ headline, “Pandemia Makes Big Tech Even Bigger,” with the graph above showing how Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft “are more dominant than there is. year, thanks to a greater dependence on your services “.

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