A major American gas pipeline is taken out by hackers giving a taste of how the coming cold war is going to work. The CDC says that actually the vaccinated don’t have to wear masks after all, while Britons are worried about the new Indian variant. And Elon Musk pulls support from bitcoin based on its environmental footprint.
Facebook grapples with the realisation that what it does next may affect whether Donald Trump stands for election in 2024. Britain engages in a wet fish fight with the French in the bay of Jersey. And President Biden attacks the companies that delivered him vaccines by calling for the waiving of patent rights.
Is it curtains for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the repercussions play out over some home decorating? Joe Biden announces a return to big government in his state of the union speech. And India suffers the worst Covid-19 chaos we’ve seen while the government tries to censor its critics.
President Biden makes big promises to lead the world on climate change, but not everyone’s convinced. Europe tries to tackle the downsides of artificial intelligence while China enthusiastically embraces its dark side. And Covid-19 vaccines are proving highly effective in some places – and rather less so elsewhere.
The US joins Europe in an abundance of caution on vaccines also known as statistical illiteracy resulting in stupid. There are riots in Minnesota over the shooting of another black man as the George Floyd trial nears its conclusion. And mainstream news outlets on both sides of the channel let slip their focus on being agents of propaganda.
The UK regulator confirms a likely link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and extremely rare blood clots. The prosecution in the George Floyd trial runs into all sorts of problems raising the possibility of an explosive ending. Biden launches a push for gun control. And backlash sinks the early plans of the people who plan to dim the sun in order to cool the planet
The George Floyd murder trial gets underway in America as a row breaks out in the UK about the idea that Britain might NOT be institutionally racist. The WHO produces a report saying Covid probably didn’t leak from a lab, but nobody believes it. And the EU says it will definitely snatch vaccines from a lab in which the UK invested 20 million pounds and the EU invested zero.
The West hardens its lines against China, while Joe Biden struggles with the border crisis, the EU steps back, for now, from the brink of vaccine nationalism and Donald Trump signals his intention to run his own social media platform.
Europe’s vaccine madness puts off its citizens from getting vaccinated, even as it threatens to seize other people’s vaccines. Joe Biden’s puzzled as to why he has a border crisis. And the UK is gripped by a wave of angst over violence towards women.
Europe descends into a massive bun-fight over the worsening vaccine crisis. Joe Biden looks to spend eye-wateringly large amounts of money on covid relief. And even more eye-watering amounts on climate change. And Greta Thunberg says it’s still not enough.