With the pandemic mostly behind them now, along with a lack of data around the efficacy of Chinese vaccines, many citizens are taking the “wait-and-see” approach to getting vaccinated.
Over the past week, thousands of protesters rallied in rapper Pablo Hasél’s defense while hundreds of artists — including Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar and actor Javier Bardem — signed petitions calling for his release.
Top of The World: Canada’s House of Commons voted Monday to declare China’s treatment of Uighurs in the country’s western Xinjiang region genocide. And, Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was arrested on Monday. Also, Facebook will lift a ban imposed a week ago on viewing and sharing news stories on the platform in Australia.
Over the weekend, the country’s electoral council announced the top two candidates who will be headed to a runoff on April 11. But there have been accusations of fraud by the third-place candidate.
The company wants to hire an archivist to examine its collection of 3,000 insurance relics to suss out connections to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
The emergence of coronavirus variants raises questions about ongoing efforts to slow the pandemic. The World's Elana Gordon moderated a live discussion with Harvard epidemiologist William Hanage that explored the implications of the new variants and vaccine effectiveness.
The coronavirus death toll is higher in minority communities as many are working front-line jobs. Health inequalities, housing conditions and structural racism are also key factors.
Experts say that as the US rejoins the UN Human Rights Council, it should hold allies — and itself — accountable for human rights violations.
Top of The World. A general strike in Myanmar on Monday saw businesses, factories and other workplaces shuttered across the country despite the military junta’s warnings against such a move. And, Iran may be backing away from its threat to sharply curtail access to international inspectors from its nuclear program. Also, just one year after the first confirmed COVID-19 fatality in the US, the country is on the verge of crossing a grim milestone: 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19.