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A new study has shown that ethnicity and poverty are also risk factors for the coronavirus epidemic. Former US President Donald Trump recently insulted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the leading figures in the Republican Party who supported his acquittal in impeachment hearings. Russian police have taught students in Siberia to use demonstrations to capture protesters.
February 17, 2021Such are the prominent headlines of the world press …
The Guardian | A new study puts more than 2 million people at risk for coronavirus
A new study has shown that ethnicity and poverty are also risk factors for the coronavirus epidemic. Working with a team at the University of Oxford, the UK’s Chief Medical Advisor Prof. Chris Whitty, ethnicity and poverty, health and genetic factors that can cause people to die due to Coronavirus can also be effective, he said. As a result of this study in the UK, 2 million more people were included in the group and were warned not to risk by quarantining themselves. Blacks, Asians and ethnic minorities in the country have long called for the first group in the vaccination program.
Independent | Hospital officials called: do not lift restrictions early
Hospital managers in the UK said the restrictions should not be lifted until they can cope with the growing number of coronavirus cases. Authorities called for the restrictions to be lifted when hospitals can treat all patients properly. “We have to learn from last year,” said the National Health System Providers Manager.
New York Times | The winter storm shook the Texans, who were responsible for the power outage
Texas, one of the southernmost states in the United States that is not accustomed to winter, is experiencing the worst snowstorm this generation has ever seen. During the storm, the network was overloaded, causing power outages in the province. Power outages have sparked political controversy. The state congress has launched an investigation into the operator responsible for keeping millions of customers out of electricity.
Washington Post | Trump called McConnell “incompetent”; promised to fight for the party
Former US President Donald Trump has said that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the leading figures in the Republican Party who has recently been acquitted in impeachment hearings, “has no political views, wisdom, talent and personality.” WaPo, a statement made through a political action committee, said Trump’s Republican Party would be active in the debate to determine which direction to go, he said.
Moscow Times | Russian security forces teach students how to catch protesters
Russian police have taught students in Siberia to use demonstrations to capture protesters.
He noted that the simulations took place shortly after the mass protests against the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The protests were often talked about police violence and more than 10 people were arrested.
Videos taken in the Siberian city of Nizhnevartovsk show students throwing volleyballs at classmates holding police shields. Later, law enforcement students set up a corridor, where a real police officer pretended to catch one of the students who was reviving the protesters.
Other footage shows students being taught maneuvers with a police shield.
The Nizhnevartovsk training administration said it had launched an investigation to determine whether the trainings complied with the training law.
In 2019, police in Tatarstan turned out to use students to disperse demonstrations.
Le Monde | “Covid-19 poses a risk of intergenerational conflict”
A study by Odoxa, a research company in France, found that young people in the country were angry with the elderly in a coronavirus pandemic at the end of a year. It turned out that half of the respondents thought that “the younger generation should sacrifice to protect over 65 years.” Eight out of 10 people thought that the group between the ages of 18 and 34 were “forgotten” in government reserve decisions.
Al Jazeera | UN condemns missile attack on Iraq; The United States has said it will support finding those responsible
The United Nations has condemned a rocket attack near Erbil in northern Iraq that killed a U.S. soldier and wounded 14 others. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said they were “angry” after the attack and that the United States would support the operation against those responsible for the attack. In March, two American and one British soldier were killed in a major offensive targeting an international coalition in Iraq.