Officials say 120 people attended a party despite prohibitions on social gatherings, and tried to flee out of a single exit when police arrived to shut it down.
Pandemic emergency aid gave an unlikely ratings boost to President Jair Bolsonaro, who has criticized welfare and protested virus prevention measures. Now he’s weighing further social spending.
Peru’s per capita COVID-19 death rate is higher than any nation’s except for tiny San Marino. The government’s awareness campaign slogan is “COVID does not kill by itself. Let’s not be accomplices.”
“The damage of this kind of diet is even more visible because of the pandemic,” says a Oaxaca legislator who spearheaded a law against the sale of junk food and soda to minors. The idea is spreading.
Alejandro Giammettei says he is showing typical symptoms of high fever and body aches, “resting and isolating myself from all public activity.”
Several COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being tested now. But why does it take 30,000 volunteers to know if one is safe and effective? And what does it mean to say a vaccine candidate is working?