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.
Texas outrages Democrats and Dr Fauci by coming out of lockdown. The United States looks nervously to next week when the George Floyd murder trial gets under way. And the EU snatches vaccines that were headed to Australia for its own use.
The UK defence minister gives a stark warning that the current world order is crumbling and it’s becoming more likely that use of biological and chemical weapons is in the future. Moderate Republicans ponder splitting from the party of Donald Trump as impeachment hearings continue. And another of the big oil companies puts out its plan to convert from fossil fuels by 2050.