Daily Archives: 12/18/2020

COVID-19: Brazil will purchase Sinovac vaccine- state governor says

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BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal government will purchase 46 million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine being developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, a state governor said yesterday, as authorities rush to source vaccines in a sometimes-confusing free-for-all.

Wellington Dias, the leftist governor of the northeast state of Piaui, said Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello told him of the federal government’s plan to purchase the vaccine, which is being produced at the Instituto Butantan, a biomedical center in Sao Paulo state.      Continue reading

Art: “Transformations” – using humans in a Jungle Setting – By Johannes Stotter

Art: “Transformations” – using humans in a Jungle Setting – By Johannes Stotter

Fine Art Bodypainting by Johannes Stötter

Opinion: What future now for Venezuela? – By David Jessop,  

The View from Europe – By David Jessop,  

It is hard to know what the future holds for Venezuela, its opposition leader Juan Guaidó, or the present US-led policy that emphasizes sanctions and isolation.

Recently, as was wholly predictable, President Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, and allied parties, took 67 per cent of seats in the National Assembly in an election not seen as legitimate by the Washington, the EU, and many Latin American countries. Much of the opposition boycotted the poll and according to President of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council, Indira Alfonzo, only 31 per cent of the country’s 20m registered voters participated.    Continue reading

POETRY: IF —   By RUDYARD KIPLING – A Life Changing Inspirational Poem

IF —   By RUDYARD KIPLING 

IF you can keep your head when all about you

    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

IF you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

    But make allowance for their doubting too;

IF you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

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