Europe’s best-selling tabloid Bild has congratulated the British government on its coronavirus vaccine rollout, stating that Germany “envies” the United Kingdom. The newspaper’s print edition ran the headline “Dear Britain, WE ENVY YOU!” emblazed on top of a Union Jack on the front page of the newspaper’s February 24th edition. It noted the timeline given by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which aims to lift all coronavirus restrictions in England by June 21st at the earliest. Bild , which has the highest circulation of any newspaper in Europe, compared the daily vaccination rates of the United Kingdom — which is presently giving shots to an average of 360,000 people per day — to that of Germany, which has managed an average of just 140,000 per day. “While the British are already planning their summer holidays, Germany is stuck in the lockdown,” the newspaper wrote. Germany’s Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz has reportedly criticised European Commission President Ursula von … [Read more...] about ‘Dear Britain, We Envy You!’: Top German Newspaper Congratulates UK Vaccine Rollout
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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has defended his strong stance against mass migration, saying the European Union’s relaxed attitude towards illegal border crossings “has turned the Mediterranean into a cemetery”. The national conservative leader offered his characteristically robust take on EU immigration policy in an interview with the German news outlet FOCUS, a translation of which has been seen by Breitbart London. “The main point of conflict between you and the EU is immigration. Why are you so opposed to the distribution of immigrants among EU member-states?” asked his interviewer, in reference to the EU policy of compulsory quotas for migrant redistribution which several conservative-leaning countries led by Hungary have been resisting. “Because it’s based on a wrong-headed concept,” Orbán explained. “We must take help to where the problems are, not bring those problems to Europe. The EU is creating illusions in the minds of people living in poorer countries. … [Read more...] about Orban: EU’s Permissive Stance on Migration Has ‘Turned the Mediterranean Into a Cemetery’
BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will testify Thursday before the oversight committee looking into the state’s bumpy vaccination rollout. Baker will be the first person to speak before the Joint Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management when the hearing begins at 11 a.m. (You can watch it live on CBSN Boston in the video above) READ MORE: Vaccine Website Faces Test As Thousands Of New Appointments Become Available Tiffany Tate, the CEO of PrepMod, a non-profit organization out of Maryland, will testify after Baker. Her company manages the appointment system for Massachusetts’ mass COVID-19 vaccine sites. It took “ full responsibility ” for its role in last Thursday’s website crash. READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel will also testify starting at 4 p.m. “The state’s COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Baker To Testify Before Oversight Panel Examining Bumpy Vaccine Rollout
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — In New Jersey, more than 1.7 million vaccinations have been administered so far. Gov. Phil Murphy stopped by a vaccination site in Somerset on Wednesday morning. It was held at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, one of several community vaccination sites across the state. READ MORE: Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Center Opens Thursday In Philadelphia's Juniata Park During today’s coronavirus update, Murphy said the state is making progress despite the limited number of vaccines — a problem that affects every state. READ MORE: Flames Badly Damage Parkway Inn In Delaware County “We are making tremendous strides every day with tens of thousands of doses administered. Our sites are open to anyone who lives, works or studies in the great state of New Jersey,” Murphy said. “And we know it’s not a straight line and there’s still a big supply/demand imbalance, and we know there are folks out there who are anxious and frustrated. We get that. But with … [Read more...] about More Than 1.7 Million Coronavirus Vaccines Administered So Far In New Jersey
The Biden administration suspended the ‘remain in Mexico’ program and started allowing asylum-seekers into the U.S. Human smugglers are telling potential clients that the Biden administration will be more lenient towards people seeking asylum, so now is the time to go to the U.S. border. Mexico passed a law that families and unaccompanied children cannot be returned to the country if their government-operated facilities are at capacity. Changes in Mexican asylum laws and modifications to U.S immigration policy combined with exploitation by smugglers are causing an increase in migrants at the southern U.S. border seeking entry, according to reports. The Biden administration suspended the ‘remain in Mexico’ program allowing some asylum seekers to enter the U.S. and ended a policy preventing unaccompanied minors from coming into the U.S., The Washington Post reported . Mexico implemented laws banning migrant families from returning if facilities are full and smugglers in … [Read more...] about Why Are So Many Migrants Rushing To The Southern Border?