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JM Ashby
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In other news, WHO officials say immunity after recovering form the coronavirus may only last a few months until antibody counts significantly dissipate. Global cases rose by 1 million in the last five days for a total of over 13 million cases worldwide.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson's government has ruled out joining the European Union's unified vaccine development program because sovereignty and freedumb and competition, or whatever.

Signing up would prevent the U.K. from pursuing parallel negotiations with potential vaccine suppliers, the U.K.’s ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, wrote in a letter to the European Commission on Friday.

I cannot roll my eyes any harder.

Finally, China has imposed reciprocal sanctions on Americans and, as I casually predicted last week, that includes members of Congress.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced "corresponding sanctions" against the United States on Monday after Washington penalised senior Chinese officials over the treatment of minority Uighur Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang.

China's move comes as relations between the world's two biggest economic powerhouses have slumped over disagreements on issues including the coronavirus pandemic, trade, Huawei and a sweeping national security law imposed on Hong Kong.

The sanctions targeted Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Chris Smith, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback and the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

Sam Brownback? I haven't heard that name in years.

You know, not since he resigned after destroying his state's budget several times over.

  • “Signing up would prevent the U.K. from pursuing parallel negotiations with potential vaccine suppliers,”

    Yes, because a single nation negotiating alone will do so much better than a big bloc of nations. Oy.

  • 1933john
    • muselet

      Almost certainly not a plan, just a happy coincidence.

      –alopecia