Putin shows his chest for his Covid vaccine and offers it free to the UN

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, He put his chest out before the UN on Tuesday for the rapid development in his country of a coronavirus vaccine and offered it free of charge to the organization to protect all its employees.

In his video message to the General Assembly, Putin He pointed out that his Government is ready to offer the United Nations all the necessary assistance, which includes free vaccination for all staff who want it.

He also said thatYour country is open to supply other nations with the so-called “Spútnik V”, which, as he highlighted, has been proven “safe” and “effective.”

Putin insisted that citizens around the world should have free access to a Covid-19 vaccine and He also underlined the Kremlin’s willingness to work with other governments to share diagnostic methods. and treatment of the disease.

In addition, in contrast to the United States, he defended that the World Health Organization (WHO) should have a central role in coordinating the response and said that Russia is working to strengthen the capacity of the Geneva-based entity.

On the other hand, Putin warned of the long-term economic effects that the current crisis will have and defended the need for the entire international community to work board to drive growth.

In this context, he stressed the importance of eliminating barriers, restrictions and, above all, “illegitimate sanctions” in international trade.

In the geopolitical and military sphere, the Russian leader He assured that he wants to cooperate with the United States to extend the strategic arms reduction treaty and hoped that there will be “restraint” when it comes to deploying new missile systems.

Too reiterated interest in a binding treaty to ban weapons in outer space and opted for more cooperation in cybersecurity.

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Putin defended the work of the organization and, although he recognized that it is necessary to adapt it to the reality of the 21st century, he made it clear that his country opposes major changes in the Security Council, where it is one of the five permanent members and has veto power.

According to him, for the Council to continue being the “pillar of global governance” it is essential that these five countries, nuclear powers and victors of World War II, retain the privilege of the veto.


Not only dollars do you live in Vaca Muerta

The news restrictions to the availability of Dollars for the payment of debts are just one more link in the contradictory signals in the energy sector in the last two months. Publicly, there are almost no distinctions in the main references of the national government when choosing the place from which the dollars could begin to be found. However, in fact, the differences seem to be endless and rather go in the opposite direction.

Big companies with both feet on Dead cow they see in the new scenario a very bad sign, rather than a concrete effect on their operations. Why? The billions of dollars that they contributed until mid-2019, a moment that could be taken as the beginning of the current cycle of decline in the oil sector, usually comes from the flow of money from their parent companies. Given the inquiries made by + e about the Argentine economic scenario since this week, a group of the largest explained off the record that in fact they have not had problems to send remittances abroad.

They consider that the worst thing is how a bad climate is generated to attract investment. This, in the case of the “large” companies, those whose capital comes from the cash flow of their businesses around the world, who had taken the option of investing in Vaca Muerta at a rate of between 3,000 and 5,000 million dollars annually in the last triennium.

But the new restrictions on access to dollars for those who have debts to refinance add an additional share of uncertainty. The situation picture can become very different for dozens of SMEs that have assumed debts in dollars, whose payments must now refinance and adapt to the restrictions imposed by the BCRA to prevent the great drain on dollars.


In YPF they affirm that the company has already refinanced a good part of its debt in dollars. However, it has commitments to assume in which it might need to readjust these returns to the new provisions, or make payments with its own cash, something that it would prefer to use to incentivize the production that the country will need in the coming months.

According to what the BCRA defined, it will only be able to take something like 40% of the dollars it needs in the local market and the rest to try to refinance it, if it opts for that definition.

However, there is another concern that transcends economics in the oil industry and is the incongruous series of uncertainties, more related to politics than to the current cycle of economic crisis.

The Gas 4 Plan, that project closely linked to the level of reserves in dollars for the country, now in the process of readjustment; the declaration of Metrogas, the country’s main distributor, that it will not pay a whopping 7.5 billion pesos to large producers; the brake on millionaire payments that arise from the non-validation of decree 1053/2019, which established payments for the devaluation of the currency and its impact on the gas rate during the macrismo, are a difficult cocktail to overcome when generating stable conditions for the national government to find in Vaca Muerta the answers that it says it will seek.


The Secretary of Energy, Darío Martínez, has been talking with the main operators in the country, but his lack of appointment to the position, 15 days after the public news, also give a bad signal in the oil sector in a context without certainty and with one of the quickest sands in memory. In this context, the lack of clearer political leadership in the energy sector and the decisions that make the diagnosis of incentivizing “exports” to bring in the dollars that the country will need are a stumbling block just as or more severe than the additional complication of restricting access to foreign exchange for the payment of debts.

This, in the middle of the agreement that the industry seeks to weave with the unions.


The other debate: wealth tax

The president of the Budget Commission in the Chamber of Deputies, Carlos Heller, estimated on Thursday that next week the project of solidarity contribution will be advanced. He hopes that on Monday the opinion of the initiative promoted by the ruling party will be signed to take it to the premises in the next session.

The project establishes that 25 percent of the collected will be destined to the production and exploration in gas fields throughout the country through IEASA (Integración Energética Argentina SA) the former Enarsa, which would channel the funds so that YPF can allocate to their producing areas.


The figure would round up about 75 billion pesos. It would be something like a patch, although channeled through a single company, for the other front that the Kirchnerist bloc established with Decree 1053 of the government of Mauricio Macri.

It would be an additional alternative to guarantee the possible obtaining of resources for that scenario that the national government seeks to avoid: that of transferring more dollars in gas purchases abroad, something that at the same time seeks with the Gas 4 Plan, the subsidy under revaluation in Economy.


The most beneficial drink for the brain named


17 Sep 2020.

Constant changes in weather conditions and a decrease in daylight hours in autumn adversely affect the functions of the brain. To support the main organ of the central nervous system, German doctors recommend drinking pomegranate juice. It has been called supremely beneficial for improving brain function and protecting against neurological impairment, according to Fit for Fun magazine.

Pomegranate juice lowers cholesterol levels, maintains active brain functions, strengthens the immune system and prevents cardiovascular diseases. It’s all about the high content of polyphenols – a group of secondary plant substances. They are powerful anti-inflammatories and help with diseases affecting the brain.

In a study carried out on laboratory animals, the substances contained in pomegranate have shown a protective effect against neurodegenerative pathologies, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s diseases. According to experts, daily consumption of pomegranates and pomegranate juice protects gray cells from chronic damaging factors.

Medical evidence suggests that nearly a quarter of all infant deaths are due to hypoxic-ischemic damage, which occurs due to restriction of blood flow and oxygen to their brains. However, the use of pomegranate juice by expectant mothers can get rid of this anomaly, and no unforeseen circumstances will arise at the birth of a child.

Formerly LIVE24 reportedthat many people are faced with high blood pressure, which, if not properly treated and lifted, can be fatal. There is systolic and diastolic pressure – this is an indicator at the time of maximum tension of the heart and during its relaxation between beats. With high systolic pressure, the walls of the arteries are under severe stress, which can lead to stretching or even rupture.


Infections soar in the interior and tighten restrictions in more districts

The Buenos Aires government yesterday again expressed concern about the spread of the virus inside the Province and announced the tightening of restrictions for more municipalities outside the Metropolitan Area.

The cases of Tandil, which last week announced its own isolation system and since then had a peak in infections, and of Bahía Blanca, with the hospital system on the brink of collapse, are some of those that stand out in a scenario where each fewer and fewer Buenos Aires districts managed to remain without cases.

That was the central data of the epidemiological update that the Buenos Aires government made yesterday, in which it highlighted that coronavirus cases continue to increase in the interior and already represent 17% of the total infections registered in the province, while in In the Metropolitan Area there was a slowdown in infections.

Therefore, and within the framework of the system implemented by the Axel Kicillof government based on the number of cases and speed of infections, this week it was resolved that eight municipalities tighten their movement restrictions for commercial and social activities.

Although its mayor Miguel Lunghi announced last week that he would exit the phase system, the Province continued to include Tandil in its evaluations. And yesterday, at the Monday conference led by Chief of Staff Carlos Bianco and Health Minister Daniel Gollán, it was announced that it is precisely one of the districts that will go through a tougher phase, going from four to phase 3, the same as the municipalities of Conurbano and La Plata, where there are also other large cities in the interior, in the case of Mar del Plata. Nueve de Julio, Bragado, Laprida and 25 de Mayo.

Yesterday, Bianco took the opportunity to criticize Lunghi again. “The new cases doubled in Tandil in a week. It is a district with community circulation and that is why we have decided to move it to phase 3. Again and in a very respectful way we ask the mayor to comply with the rules, to stop getting creative with new, more permissive systems and that have these results. Nobody wins in anarchy and all Tandilenses lose ”, he said.

Tandil was not the only district in the interior where isolation conditions will be harsher this week. Bolívar, Carlos Casares, Lobería, Pehuajó, Rivadavia, Suipacha and Salliqueló will go from phase five to phase four, so they will not be able to have more, for example, social meetings.

Minister Gollán indicated that “there are an increasing number of cases in the interior of the province of Buenos Aires” and that “in many of those places” outbreaks have already gone to “community circulation.”

Gollán warned that in districts like General Pueyrredon (Mar del Plata) the epidemiological behavior is already “as if it were the area of ​​the AMBA.” And he explained that in August “a sustained process of growth began” in the interior districts. “The disease, as expected, advances faster in the interior because once it is installed with community circulation it finds more people who have not had the disease, and because many of these cities have had their activities very open”, Indian. “We are already in 17% of the cases that are from the interior of the province,” he added.

One of the cases in the interior of Buenos Aires that generates the most concern is that of Bahía Blanca. In the southwestern city, cases continue to increase. The latest report revealed 56 new infections and the 800 active barrier was surpassed. In this scenario, the Municipal Hospital continues with its policy of limiting hospitalization based on its capacity, depending on the staff and available beds.

At this time, the occupancy in the medical clinic in the Municipal COVID sector is 100% and in intensive care 90%.


Coronavirus: what are the restrictions that are analyzed for Rosario

He exponential increase in positive cases of coronavirus in recent days he put to work at all levels of the state To define certain restrictions in the province to stop this trend. To the hourly restrictions set by Governor Omar Perotti on Friday of last week, announcements that would limit other activities. For this, the governor and his officials are in contact with the mayors, especially those of the Gran Rosario, and also with national authorities. The announcement of the provincial leader would be this Friday.

A priori, the idea is to restrict outdoor activities: sports and recreation are under the microscope parks.

“We are seeing that the boys are going to practice in the clubs but later they get together to chat and that is where the contagion occurs. This activity may be one of those that will be suspended ”, admitted a senior municipal official.

“There are many recreational issues that are also under evaluation. There are not a few officials who do not look favorably on the parks full of people every weekend in Rosario“He said. The problem is that, if the exits are limited, they fear that more encounters will be generated in closed spaces, which carry more risk.

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Precisely, municipal and provincial officials are seeking consensus to shape a strategy that “achieves the greatest health benefit with the least possible economic impact.”

The restrictions would be, in principle, for two weeks. To then evaluate the trend and define how it continues.

>> Read more: Coronavirus: expert warns what would be the dynamics of the restrictions in Santa Fe

“It’s all on the table. There may be several restrictions “, entrusted to The capital another municipal source. He admitted that they are not ruled out restrictions in the commercial area: “We are talking, because we need to significantly reduce circulation,” he stressed.

Two pieces of information were highlighted on the work table that turn on all the alerts: the doubling time of virus infections, which has been drastically shortened and fell in Rosario from 11 days last Friday to 9 this Wednesday; and the occupancy of beds in the public sector, which in the city already exceeds 85 percent.


WHO: The Corona Virus Outbreak Has Not Ended, Countries Cannot Pretend Page all

JENEWA, KOMPAS.com – Director General of the World Health Organization ( WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stressed that there is not country who can pretend that it’s a pandemic corona virus seems to be over.

Ghebreyesus, expressed his understanding of the growing frustration people have to deal with restrictions for eight months because coronavirus pandemic.

“We understand that people are tired and longing to get on with their lives. We understand that the country wants its people and economy to run again, ”said Ghebreyesus in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ghebreyesus stressed that WHO supports the country’s full efforts to reopen its economy and people’s lives The Guardian, Tuesday (9/1/2020).

Also read: WHO Will Receive Covid-19 Vaccines From Around the World Next Week

“But we want to see (the opening) done safely,” Ghebreyesus continued.

He added that if countries around the world want to open up, they must also be serious about suppressing the spread of the virus and saving the lives of their people.

For him, opening up without control is a recipe for disaster.

Ghebreyesus also took issue with the opinion voiced by some that the high mortality rate is not of much concern if they are elderly.

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“Accepting someone who dies of age is the highest moral bankruptcy, and we must not allow our society to behave like this,” he continued.

When asked about the demonstration against the restrictions due Covid-19, Ghebreyesus urged the government to dialogue with the demonstrators.

On the other hand, WHO also stressed to the protesters that they need to understand that the virus is dangerous.

“Viruses are real. This is dangerous. It moves fast and kills, “Ghebreyesus continued.

Also read: WHO Hopes the Corona Virus Pandemic will End in Less than 2 Years

Speaking of the broader protests, WHO’s Chief of Emergencies, Michael Ryan, pointed out that epidemics and emergencies create strong emotions.

So it becomes difficult for them to accept the implementation of measures and rules.

“The most important thing that must be done is to have a dialogue with the group,” said Ryan.

Also read: WHO: Europe Doesn’t Need Lockdown Again to Handle Corona Virus


The anger of the gastronomic people reaches the Justice: appeal for protection against restrictions

About fifty gastronomic entrepreneurs from Pichincha, Puerto Norte, Pellegrini and La Florida will present an appeal before the Justice Against the provincial decree that establishes the closing time of all commercial activities and that sector from 7.30pm. Reinaldo Bacigalupo, a benchmark for the sector in the Pichincha neighborhood, said that the resolution signed by Governor Omar Perotti “is not only unconstitutional but irrational,” and promised: “We are going to defend ourselves to the last consequences of this abuse of freedom to exercise commerce in the city ”.

The discomfort of the gastronomic entrepreneurs was expressed a few hours after the announcement made by the governor on Friday night with his Minister of Health, Sonia Martorano. The following day a noisy demonstration was held in Jujuy and Oroño against the decree that further restricts activity, mainly to bares, restaurants and brewery


Now that anger was translated into an action before the Justice. Speaking to the program “Everyone at La Ocho”, Bacigalupo argued: “There is no basis to restrict hours. What is the logic of having lunch in a place and not having dinner. We have seen the municipal and provincial State defend bars and restaurants as places of contention when they see that the kids get together in clandestine previous meetings, there are meetings and parties in private homes ”.

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“All this is happening, and closing the bars and restaurants will only revitalize. This Saturday we get tired of receiving invitations to all kinds of events. After five months of pandemic, to deny this is to deny reality. We want to be a place of containment of these situations as it is throughout the world, where progress was made in a stage of learning to coexist with the virus with premises open until one in the morning and working, “said the businessman.

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“We made a huge sacrifice. We were already working with a time restriction and with capacity reduced to 50 percent without any type of claims, because there was a public health issue in the background. We have upheld the protocols. We had thousands of inspections. Out of a thousand businesses in the area, 20 were closed. The rate of compliance with the protocols is very high.

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In this sense, the businessman from Pichicha assured: “The sacrifice of the sector to accompany this crisis has always existed, and we are willing to sit down and talk. What we cannot believe is such violent measures, from one day to the next, without dialogue, from Friday to Saturday, knowing that Saturday is very important for collecting and paying salaries, for the production of merchandise. We found it crazy. Faced with these actions, we have no choice but to defend ourselves as best we can ”.



Belgian and German restrictions deemed “violent and unjust” in France

“The messages of the last few days are very anxiety-provoking for our professionals. We started with England, there was a massive return (to Great Britain) of the English clientele. Now we are talking about Germany and Belgium, ”regretted François de Canson, president of the Regional Tourism Committee.

Berlin on Monday placed Ile-de-France, with Paris, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in risk zones due to the high number of cases of infections with the new coronavirus, recommending avoiding “travel tourist, not essential ”.

For its part, Belgium has classified Paris as “red zones” as well as several French departments including two in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Bouches-du-Rhône and Alpes-Maritimes.

Great Britain had already imposed in mid-August a fortnight to travelers coming from France.

Germany’s decision to advise against non-essential travel is the one causing the most concern in south-eastern France. Five million overnight stays are booked by Germans in normal times over a year in the area. The Germans are indeed in the top 5 of international clienteles in this part of France and are very numerous to spend their holidays there in September, at the end of the season. “Suddenly and unilaterally stopping these exchanges between our cultures and our destinations, it’s violent, it’s unfair,” said Mr. de Canson.

” Come to our home ! “He told German and Belgian tourists, assuring that health rules were respected in the region.

Wearing a mask is now compulsory in cities such as Nice or Marseille as well as in tourist areas such as the center of Arles and other Provençal localities. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (the most touristic in France after Paris) received 40% of foreign visitors before the global coronavirus pandemic, which disrupted international travel. This year, the majority of customers remained French.


Government clarifies Bloomberg figures on Covid

The controversy was ignited this Thursday with an article published by the magazine ‘Bloomberg’, which shows that Colombia currently has the fourth highest number of cases in Latin America and that on a per capita basis the death figures of the country in recent weeks they are the worst in the world, with 43.1 deaths per million people.

The note, based on data from Johns Hopkins University and calculations by Bloomberg, is published as the escalation of cases and deaths in recent weeks has led the country’s two main cities, Bogotá and Medellín, to reimpose targeted quarantines.

The magazine quotes the epidemiologist Carlos Trillos, a professor at the Universidad del Rosario, who points out that contributing to the increase is “the dynamics of virus transmission, given the growing number of people on the streets” and adds that also “there is fatigue after the long periods of restrictive measures ”.

It also notes that more cases are being diagnosed, and the tests amount to about 30,000 tests per day.

In Bogotá, the isolation by locality is scheduled to end this week, although some measures of social distancing will be maintained for the rest of the month. Mayor Claudia López said that the capital will not return to quarantines by zones and that she is analyzing a package of measures that will be adopted between September and December. Restrictions will be imposed on companies, but they will be more stable so that different sectors of the economy know what to expect, she told ‘Noticias Caracol’ last Monday.

Meanwhile, the second largest city in the country, Medellín, is on a “plateau” and will likely remain there for three more weeks before the number of infections begins to decline, Mayor Daniel Quintero told ‘Blu Radio’.

To date, Colombia has registered 433,805 infected, 14,145 deaths and 250,494 recovered, according to figures from the Ministry of Health.

In response, the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, said this Thursday in a debate in the Seventh Committee of the House of Representatives that it was “disinformation.”

“Here we are facing both the pandemic and misinformation, in the face of even false news that speak that Colombia’s level is one of the highest in the world but without considering the size of the Colombian population or those news that the RT (number of effective reproduction) of Colombia is the highest in the world, it is news that does not really contribute ”, criticized the official.

In turn, the infectologist Carlos Álvarez, advisor to the Executive, told EL HERALDO that the magazine’s report is not real.

“It seems to me that the ‘Bloomberg’ statement is not given in the light of reality, because one cannot evaluate mortality in a week and compare it with other countries depending on the historical moment. In other words, the moment of the peak of the pandemic is different from what is happening at this moment in Colombia, in Peru, in Mexico or Brazil itself, to what is happening in other parts of the world or what happened, such as the The deadliest week in Italy could have been the first of April or the last of March ”, explained the expert.

In summary, Álvarez added, “to be able to compare or make this approximation, the epidemic would have to be present at the same time throughout the world and that does not happen that way.”

In this sense, he concludes that to evaluate how the epidemic has been in the different countries “the best way is to evaluate the accumulated number of deaths per million inhabitants, because that is how it really shows how this behavior has been, and that, because some countries have not yet started the epidemic peak ”.

In other parts of Latin America, for example, after Brazil surpassed 3 million coronavirus infections last Friday, President Jair Bolsonaro took to social media to criticize how the crisis is covered in the media, while arguing against social distancing measures.

The president wrote on Twitter that “there is no shortage of resources, equipment and medicines for the states and municipalities.” And Argentina is considering postponing its population census by more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

Likewise, in Bolivia, anti-government protesters have built barricades to counter the delay in general elections and the response to the pandemic.

Finally, Mexico will release industrial production figures for June on Tuesday, which should add evidence that activity is recovering after a sharp drop in the previous months, but remains well below its pre-outbreak level.


US weighs more restrictions on border with Mexico that would include US citizens – CNN

(CNN) — The administration of Donald Trump is considering ways to restrict entry at the border between U.S and Mexico that could include U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents for concerns about the coronavirusaccording to a source familiar with the matter.

It is the administration’s latest attempt to seal US borders, based on the virus. In March, the administration invoked a public health law to swiftly expel the migrants, including children, who are detained at the border. That action, including a host of other travel restrictions, has been extended over the course of the pandemic.

The options the administration is weighing would likely also be up to authorities at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the source said. The New York Times reported for the first time on the possibility of preventing Americans from returning to the US in a limited way amid fears that they may be infected with the coronavirus.

“CDC career professionals are working on a comprehensive approach to pandemic control both now and in the future,” an administration official with knowledge of the ongoing discussions told CNN. “The regulation is in draft form and subject to change. This is an ongoing process and any report on it would be extremely premature. ‘

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CNN contacted the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security, which declined to comment.

A draft memorandum obtained by The New York Times It says any move to block citizens and lawful permanent residents must “include appropriate protections to ensure that constitutional rights are not violated” and would apply “only in the rarest of circumstances.”

The United States outperforms other countries in coronavirus cases, including Mexico and Canada, which have more than 480,000 and more than 122,000 cases, respectively.

Travel restrictions imposed by the administration during the pandemic have excluded US citizens and legal residents. For example, the United States limited non-essential travel at land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico. Americans cross borders regularly for a variety of reasons, including work, school attendance, family visits, and tourism.

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Any measure directed at US citizens and lawful permanent residents, in particular, will likely face legal challenges. Following the report of The New York Times Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) immediately called the measure “unconstitutional.”

«The administration of Trump has implemented one border ban after another, most recently on children and asylum seekers, using COVID-19 as an excuse, while abysmally failing to control the virus in the United States, ”said Omar Jadwat, director of the Children’s Rights Project. Immigrants from the ACLU, in a statement.

“The rumored decree would be another serious mistake in a year that has already seen too many,” Jadwat added.

CNN’s Nikki Carvajal contributed to this report.