Vaccines are considered the best weapon to fight the pandemic. U.S. President Joe Biden is promising to ramp up efforts. He promised to have nearly the entire U.S. population vaccinated by September. The United States has recorded one out of every four confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world. In the United Kingdom, the number of coronavirus related deaths has reached 100,000. Fearing the spread of the variant in the UK, European countries stepped up security protocols. The Netherlands imposed a curfew for the first time since World War II, which has led to violent protests against the lock-down.
Joining the discussion:
- Maria Paula Carvalho is a journalist and author based in Paris, France.
- Konstantin Severinov is the principal investigator at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology and a consultant to the Russian government.
- Gustavo Ribeiro is the founder of the Brazilian Report.
- Benjamin Neuman is a professor of biological sciences at Texas A&M University.
- Joseph Williams is a senior news editor for U.S. News & World Report.
As of Tuesday, nearly 80,000 people have died from the coronavirus in January, making it the worst month for COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data. pic.twitter.com/TMH6pZu1Lx
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Curfew riots hit Netherlands for third night https://t.co/R1YqSxrFP7
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 26, 2021