Biden creates Gender Policy Council to move towards “full inclusion” of women

Joe Biden with his wife.

Joe Biden with his wife.
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The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, announced this Tuesday the creation of the Gender Policy Council in the White House, with the objective of work for women’s equality and moving toward their “full inclusion” in the American economy and society.

In a statement, Biden’s transition team has detailed that the council, specifically created to “guide and coordinate government policies that impact women and girls”It will be co-chaired by Jennifer Klein and Julissa Reynoso.

Too many women are struggling to make ends meet and support their families, and too many stay up at night worried about the economic future of their children, “said Biden, who stressed that these situations already happened before the COVID-19 pandemic.

“But the current global health crisis has made these burdens infinitely heavier for women across the country,” he added, stressing that the work of this council will be “critical.”

Klein is head of strategy for the Time’s Up movement, while Reynoso will be the chief of staff for the future first lady, Jill Biden. The newly created council reflects to some extent the goals of the White House Council of Women and Girls, created during the Presidency of Barack Obama, then eliminated under the administration of current President Donald Trump.

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Viral load in saliva can predict patient’s future

Ua study by Yale University, in the USAsuggests that the viral load of SARSCoV-2 present in saliva can help to predict the development of the disease in the infected, including severity and mortality. According to El País, the results of the team led by immunologist Akiko Iwasaki they are only preliminary and still awaiting peer review.

The team analyzed 154 patients with Covid-19 at New Haven City University Hospital. The analysis revealed that viral levels vary, from a minimum in patients with mild symptoms, to a maximum in critically ill patients and in people who died of Covid-19. Scientists found an association between high viral load and factors known risk factors, such as old age, male gender, cancer, heart failure, hypertension and chronic lung diseases.

The team believes that saliva helps to predict disease progression more effectively than zaragatoa and argues that the latter just reflects the multiplication of the virus in the upper respiratory tract, while saliva also shows the situation in the lungs.

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Scientist who refused to manipulate US Covid data held

A data analyst Rebekah Jones, who worked for the US Department of Health, was arrested.

The scientist, who helped build the Florida Department of Health’s virus data panel, was fired in May for insubordination, and has now been arrested for being accused of accessing a state computer system and downloading a file without authorization.

The scientist is said to have been fired after refusing to manipulate Covid-19 data.

The woman, whose home had already been searched by the police, is also accused of having carried out a computer attack on the computers of the Department of Health, during which the coordinators of the emergency response received an unauthorized message.

According to the police, in this message, sent in November, Rebekah Jones called on coordinators to “speak before another 17,000 people die”.

The scientist denies being the author of the message, even referring that she is not a hacker. Despite this, he decided to surrender himself to the authorities to, as he wrote on his Twitter account, spare his family from further scenes of violence.

Already after being arrested in Leon County prison, the woman discovered that she was infected with Covid-19.

Rebekah Jones has been a critical voice against Governor Ron DeSantis for the way he has been fighting the disease and accusing him of lying about Covid’s data. Despite the conflict between the two, the scientist continues to claim her innocence.

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Giuliani’s collaborator said Trump’s pardon would cost 1.7 million

UA collaborator with Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s lawyer, told a former CIA that a pardon from Donald Trump “would cost two million dollars” (1.7 million euros), The New York Times revealed on Sunday.

John Kiriakou, who in 2012 was sentenced to serve a prison sentence for disclosing the identity of another CIA involved in torture, he told the Times that he laughed at the amount mentioned by Giuliani’s collaborator.

“Two million dollars? Are you crazy? Even if I had two million dollars I wouldn’t gastáthe to recover a $ 700,000 renovation, ”replied Kiriakou to Giuliani’s collaborator.

The former agent of CIA says the theme of presidential pardon came up during a meeting with Rudy Giuliani at the Trump International hotel last year, which has “involved a lot alcohol”. When Giuliani went to the bathroom, his collaborator told Kiriakou that the pardon “would cost two million dollars”.

Giuliani denied this version of events to The New York Times, stressing that he did not negotiate pardons because he already represented Donald Trump. He added that he had heard that high values ​​were being offered by the president’s pardons, but said he did not need the money. “I have enough money. I’m not going hungry ”.

The North American publication’s report detailed a widespread and, in some cases, lucrative lobby by those looking to receive a pardon from Trump in the final days of his presidency.

The Times reports that some of Trump’s allies have been making tens of thousands of dollars – or even more, as John’s case suggests Kiriakou – through requests for pardons of the president.

According to CNN, Donald Trump is expected to grant about 100 pardons and commutations of prison sentences on the last day of his term, this Tuesday.

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The 11-year-old student’s ordeal that only ended her death

Fhi in France, in June 2019, that Evaëlle, just 11 years old, died. The girl was found lifeless by her father after another day of school.

Evaëlle was in 6th grade and was considered an intelligent girl, in a good mood, and passionate about theater and radio.

However, what few knew, was the suffering that he hid because he was the target, every day, of psychological abuse by colleagues and a teacher.

Evaëlle committed suicide in her room on June 21 and her case became popular, becoming an example of what may be one of the consequences of bullying.

According to Evaëlle’s parents, her nightmare began in 2018, when the child became the target of threats for walking with too heavy a suitcase at Isabelle-Autissier school. At the same time, the teacher will have turned the child into his ‘cutter fool’. Aware of what was going on, the parents changed the child’s school. The girl, who was being accompanied by a psychologist, was the target of a new attack at the new school and feared that the ordeal would start again, Evaëlle preferred to take her own life.

Five months after the tragedy, Pontoise’s prosecutor opened a criminal investigation for involuntary manslaughter and “bullying a child under 15” against a teacher and several students. The teacher has been prohibited from exercising the profession since then and is under judicial control.

The three accused students had different ‘luck’. One is under judicial supervision, with the obligation to attend correction classes, a measure that has been challenged by the defense of his own. The other two have been released, but continue to be accompanied.

Evaëlle’s parents want their case to serve as an example for a change in attitude, especially in the education of children, and ask that empathy be taught in educational institutions. “We know how to show young people what is bad and we tell them that they should not do it. But we do not show them what the consequences of these acts can be,” they say.

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Garcia de Orta in “pre-catastrophe”? “We still have the capacity to respond”

A The administration of Hospital Garcia de Orta, in Almada, guaranteed, this Sunday, that the health unit is not in “pre-catastrophe”, contrary to what was announced yesterday.

“The Garcia de Orta Hospital is not in pre-catastrophe. We are under intense demand pressure, but we are managing to respond with internal means and also with the help of the Regional Health Authority by transferring some patients to other regions”, said Luís Amaro, chairman of the board of directors of Hospital Garcia de Orta, this afternoon, speaking to journalists, after a working meeting was held with the minister of health, Marta Temido, at the hospital.

According to the official, in order to verify a pre-catastrophe situation, “there must be no response capacity”, a situation that does not occur in the health unit. “We still have the capacity to respond. We will hold on until the pandemic ends “, he added.

However, in an assessment of the situation in the hospital, Luís Amaro informed that, at the moment, there are 173 users with Covid-19 hospitalized, 19 of whom are in Intensive Care Units. In other words, “the beds that were created to receive Covid-19 patients are all occupied”.

To circumvent the scenario, three patients were transferred yesterday and today three more patients will be sent to other hospital units.

“The appeal we make is that for the population of Almada and Seixal, before coming directly to the Hospital Garcia de Orta, go to the Dedicated Areas for Respiratory Patients (ADR) of Almada and Seixal, which as of today are functioning until 8 pm “, he also said.

Portugal accounted for another 10,385 new cases of contagion by coronavirus and 152 deaths in the last 24 hours. With the update released this Sunday by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), the country starts to add, since the beginning of the pandemic, with 549,801 infected and 8,861 fatalities.

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ASAE has already closed four food and beverage spaces with customers

A Food and Economic Security Authority (ASAE) carried out, this Saturday, an inspection operation to assess compliance with the rules determined by the Government to control the pandemic. A criminal case was opened, 19 offense and the suspension of activity in four economic operators.

As actions inspection bodies, which had the commitment of around 30 inspectors, took place in the municipalities of Lisbon, Porto, Matosinhos, Guimarães, Lamego, Coimbra, Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Santarém, Faro and Évora, and were targeted economic operators whose activity is subject to new operating rules.

Of the 198 economic operators inspected, the ASAE indicates that a criminal proceeding for price speculation and 19 offense. Of these processes, the authority highlights the “lack of compliance with the rules of occupation, permanence and physical distance in places open to the public and the lack of compliance with the rules relating to the restriction, suspension or closure of activities“.

The suspension of activity in four economic operators (catering and drinks) out there to find customers. THE ASAE recalls that, in these cases, activity it can only be exercised for consumption outside the establishment.

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Frankfurt Airport evacuated due to “ongoing police operation”

Some areas at Frankfurt Airport in Germany were evacuated this Saturday due to an “ongoing police operation”.

On the Twitter social network, the Airport administration confirms that the police are on site and indicates that, “part of Terminal 1, the regional train station and the ticket to the long-distance train station.ncia are closed. Passengers must follow the instructions of the security team on site “.

Also on the social network Twitter, passengers reported the evacuation scenario, without initially being informed of the reason.

The German media reports, however, that a man put down a suitcase next to the passenger control spot in Terminal 1 and shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great). According to the Federal Police spokesman, the man, who is believed to be homeless, tried to escape but ended up in detention, as well as a second suspect.

The luggage, the police said, was “harmless”. In effect, about 2h30 after the blockade was removed and passengers were able to return to the airport.

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An assault that only surprised the political class in Washington

The assault on the Capitol during Joe Biden’s certification of victory came as no surprise to anyone except the building’s tenants. The only unprepared was the political class in Washington, which has long lived in a biosphere of privilege and isolated from reality. A very serious disconnect that is at the very root of the emergence of Donald Trump and his election as president. Rather, it is the chronicle of an assault announced, publicized and planned in full view.

The hollow outrage of Congress, its determination to continue the session late into the night in defiance of Trump, the speeches on the sacrosanct House, the Constitution and ‘American exceptionalism’ (this does not happen here), not really they impressed nothing outside the capital belt of the country.

Far from being an isolated act, events in Washington were replicated across the entire North American territory in a chain of threatening protests in the capitals of other states where mobs of angry protesters made their way into the legislative buildings, forcing their evacuation. In response to the violent threats, Utan employees of the State Capitol were ordered to leave the building. And in Georgia, the police had to escort Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to safety before a militia demonstration outside the legislative headquarters in Atlanta.

In Washington State itself, Governor Jay Inslee and his wife had to be removed from the official mansion when a large group of ‘Trumpists’ violated the perimeter. Protesters in Salem burned the effigy of Oregon Governor Kate Brown. In Sacramento, in turn, the agents tried to contain the clashes between rival groups. And in Kansas, a group of pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol in Topeka as anti-Biden protests were held in Austin, Texas, Little Rock, Arkansas, and other cities.

Although many protests were “peaceful” and controlled, many of the outgoing president’s supporters also showed up with firearms and riot shields. The mobilizations highlight the increase in violent confrontations that have been taking place around the capital buildings of most of the States in the last year.

Headlines with alarming implications kept going for months. The armed assault on state legislatures; the plot to kidnap the Democratic governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer and her family last summer, in an alleged plot to overthrow several state governments, news that was relegated to a second rank by the artificial duel between the president and the elites Congress and the media.

The slogan: ‘Be waiting’

But the red flags were emerging. Attacks on African Americans, synagogues, Latinos, women, Asians, gays, and journalists filled the newspapers daily. The escalation of violent rhetoric in the ‘online’ forums of far-right groups. Hundreds of stories in the press of intelligence reports on the rise of supremacist groups and their infiltration of police forces.

A final plot that was being prepared in recent weeks in the far-right forums precisely for January 6, the day of the assault that Trump himself announced from his social accounts while sending slogans of ‘be waiting’ and gave false information about the electoral fraud.

Washington’s “surprise” underscores the enormous divide between the political elites of the country’s capital and the reality of the street. A gap that has fueled the indignation of society against a political class invested with privilege and in concubinage with the special interests of large global corporations. In the end, a little over a week in office, Trump drags everyone and everything down. With him also sink his unconditional, the Republican Party, the control of the Senate, the credibility of the institutions that he promised to ‘clean’, the political class and the White House itself.

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