The US move was taken when the official global number of COVID cases exceeded 250 million. The actual figure is believed to be even higher.
It was also the deadline for the vaccination of federal workers. And Los Angeles began demanding proof of shots to enter most businesses. Later in the program, we will focus on vaccine resistance.
Today, the US has accused two hackers, a Ukrainian and a Russian, of a series of serious ransomware attacks. They allegedly stopped the world’s largest meat processing plant, paralyzed an oil pipeline on the east coast, and froze businesses and local governments. The United States and 16 other countries were involved in the enforcement operation.
Crowds of migrants stormed the Polish-Belarusian border today, exacerbating the ongoing confrontation. According to the Polish authorities, thousands of people from the Belarusian side tried to cut through the barbed wire fence. The Polish guards used chemical sprays to turn them back. Poland accuses Belarus of creating a migration crisis in response to European sanctions.
At the UN Climate Summit today, former President Obama called on world leaders to abandon politics and take action. In Glasgow, Scotland, he said developed countries must do whatever is necessary to cut carbon emissions. In particular, he criticized two major powers.
Barack Obama, former President of the United States: It was especially discouraging to see the leaders of the world’s two largest emissions producers, China and Russia, refuse to even attend meetings. And their national plans so far reflect what appears to be a dangerous lack of urgency.