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GOD HAS SPOKEN!!!

https://twitter.com/rightwingwatch/status/1341122230026178561

Germany and Europe Could Fall Short on Vaccine Supplies

Source: Der Spiegel

Initially, Germany’s health minister has announced, there will probably only be 400,000 vaccine doses for Germany, with another 11 to 13 million to follow by March -- a fraction of the amount the Americans are getting.

It’s a politically dangerous situation that has now been recognized by the German government. Since last week, it has been taking hectic countermeasures. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) now wants to approve the vaccine a week earlier than planned, and vaccinations are slated to begin in Europe on Dec. 27. Negotiations are also underway with manufacturers to obtain more doses. On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel even spoke with BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Uğur Șahin in a livestream, part of which was broadcast publicly. The message couldn’t be any clearer: Vaccination is now the chancellor’s business.

That realization has come too late, however. For months, it has been clear that other countries would have more doses of the vaccine, would start vaccinating sooner and, as a result, would be able to take more effective action against the pandemic.

But in Berlin and at European Union headquarters in Brussels, too little action was taken for too long, and it was often justified with complacent arguments: In Europe, medicines are tested better and more precisely than elsewhere in the world, and vaccines are available in abundance thanks to good planning. Health Minister Jens Spahn announced that the critical mass of around 60 percent of the German population could be vaccinated.


The article you are reading originally appeared in German in issue 52/2020 (December 19, 2020) of DER SPIEGEL.

Read more: https://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/the-planning-disaster-germany-and-europe-could-fall-short-on-vaccine-supplies-a-3db4702d-ae23-4e85-85b7-20145a898abd






Biden receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Source: CNN

(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in public on Monday afternoon.

The shot was administered at ChristianaCare Hospital in Newark, Delaware, by Tabe Masa, who is a nurse practitioner and the head of employee health services at the hospital, according to the Biden transition team.

Biden's vaccination came one week after the first doses of the vaccine were injected into health care workers, and days after the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for a second coronavirus vaccine. Incoming first lady Jill Biden received the vaccine earlier on Monday, the Biden transition team told reporters.





Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/21/politics/bidens-coronavirus-vaccination/index.html

Hail, Hail, the gang's all here!

https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1341123558098014208

These are the folks threatening to object to the Electoral College results in Congress.

Biden receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

CNN

(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in public on Monday afternoon.

The shot was administered at ChristianaCare Hospital in Newark, Delaware, by Tabe Masa, who is a nurse practitioner and the head of employee health services at the hospital, according to the Biden transition team.

Biden's vaccination came one week after the first doses of the vaccine were injected into health care workers, and days after the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for a second coronavirus vaccine. Incoming first lady Jill Biden received the vaccine earlier on Monday, the Biden transition team told reporters.



Party on, dude!

https://twitter.com/MattBinder/status/1341061360021610499

Christie declines to rule out 2024 presidential bid

Source: New Jersey Globe

Former Gov. Chris Christie isn’t ready to put his presidential hopes to rest.

He declined to rule out another run for the highest office in the country on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Monday.

“I would not rule it out,” Christie said when asked if he would rule out running for the presidency in 2024 if outgoing President Donald Trump chose to seek another term in 2024.

Christie’s 2016 presidential bid helped erode his already faltering approval ratings in New Jersey towards the end of his second term as the head of the Garden State. He considered a bid in 2012 but chose not to pursue it.



Read more: https://newjerseyglobe.com/governor/christie-declines-to-rule-out-2024-presidential-bid/



57,000 votes. 0 delegates.

Amazing how responsible you can be when you aren't worried about getting fired.....

https://twitter.com/ShimonPro/status/1341051453411110912

https://twitter.com/ShimonPro/status/1341050823288209409

In this corner.....

https://twitter.com/CraigCaplan/status/1341038235213062144

Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get worse.....

In China, McDonald’s serving Spam burger topped with Oreo crumbs: ‘When you hate someone but have to invite him to dinner.’

BEIJING — McDonald’s is selling a sandwich made of Spam topped with crushed Oreo cookies Monday in China in an attention-grabbing move that has raised eyebrows.

Global brands from restaurants to automakers sometimes roll out offbeat products to appeal to Chinese tastes in the populous and intensely competitive market.

This is undoubtedly one of them.

“I thought it was delicious,” said a comment signed Feifei Mao Enthusiast on the Sina Weibo microblog service. “Is that because I love McDonald’s too deeply? Or is something wrong with my taste?”



https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-mcdonalds-spam-burger-oreo-china-20201221-sjiyjndirzdudahsgo6ftw7az4-story.html


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