Former German Environment Minister, Member of Parliament from the "90 Greens Alliance", Juergen Trittin, described the US Senate threat to impose sanctions on a German port over the northern torrential "declaration of economic war."
"The (American) interference in the sovereignty of Germany and the European Union has reached an unprecedented level of aggression, and it should not go unanswered," Trittin said in a statement to ADPK.
He added that the companies participating in the "Northern Torrent-2" project need "protection from Washington's methods."
This statement comes in response to a speech made by three members of the US Senate, in which they demanded the official in charge of the port in the German city of Sassnitz to stop work to support the construction of the Russian project "Northern Torrent-2", otherwise the port is threatened with American sanctions, which will lead to its "financial destruction." ".
The "Northern Torrent-2" is a project to extend a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany across the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
The foundation of Brazilian billionaire Jorge Lehmann revealed its intention to cooperate with other investors to finance a project to build a factory for the production of an emerging anti-corona virus vaccine, which AstraZeneca is working on developing.
According to the statement issued by the Lehman Foundation, 18 million dollars will be allocated to build the plant that will produce the "AstraZeneca" vaccine.
And according to "Reuters", the factory will be able to produce about 30 million doses of the vaccine per month, starting next year.
Brazilian volunteers are participating in vaccine tests developed by the British "AstraZeneca" in cooperation with the University of Oxford, and the University of São Paulo is conducting experiments in Brazil, with funding from the Lehman Foundation as well.
On Friday, the Brazilian Ministry of Health announced the registration of 50,230 new cases of Coronavirus in the country, and 1079 deaths due to disease during the past twenty-four hours.
According to the ministry's data, Brazil has recorded 2 million 962 thousand and 442 cases of the virus since the outbreak of the epidemic, while the official death toll from Covid-19 disease rose to 99,572 people in the second worst outbreak of the Corona virus in the world after the United States.
A recent American study revealed that people with heart attacks were at greater risk of death during the Corona crisis, because they tried as much as possible not to go to the hospital.
According to CNN, researchers from the Providence Heart Institute conducted a study in which they analyzed data from more than 15,000 people who had heart attacks, during the period between December 30, 2019 and May 16.
The researchers noted a noticeable decrease in the rate of hospitalization for heart attack patients, because patients feared the worst in light of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
The study revealed a significant decline in the number of heart attack patients who were admitted to hospitals, especially after the twenty-third of last February.
Hospitals in the United States and other countries in the world focused on people with the Corona epidemic, during the current year, which made people with other health disorders find it difficult to obtain treatment.
The study indicated the ages of patients who are hospitalized as a result of a heart attack, and indicated that their average age has significantly decreased, because the elderly have become reluctant to go to health institutions, because they are more susceptible to "Covid 19" disease.
The change did not stop at this point, as people who were hospitalized during the Corona crisis spent a shorter period of treatment, and the likely reason is that health officials were keen to allocate beds to treat Corona cases.
The study warned of a significant increase in deaths due to heart attacks, especially among those who had severe symptoms, that is, those who had a disorder of blood vessels, so blood and oxygen became unable to reach the heart muscle.
Viktor Dubrovovsky, chief food designer for astronauts at the Concentrated Food Research Institute, announced that the Russian astronauts ’food on the moon will include canned food and products that need to be placed in hot water
Dubovolsky said, in a statement to "Rossky Cosmos" magazine, "Their food can consist of cold-ready-to-eat food items, such as canned meat and fish, dried fruits, sweets and bread. As well as foods dried by heat or by freeze-drying method, such as snacks and first and second dishes. Sweets, juices and drinks
According to him, such foods are being prepared for the pioneers of the Russian lunar missions, noting that the peculiarity of the "lunar" diet includes the use of the largest possible amount of food, radiation-proof, and anti-oxidant, among others, which reduces the negative impact of the surrounding environment on the human body. .
It should be noted that, according to the Russian lunar program, Russian astronauts are scheduled to land on the moon in 2030.
A Taiwan government official said that US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and his accompanying delegation must undergo a coronavirus test before and after their arrival in Taiwan.
Chuang Jin Hsiang, deputy director-general of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, said Thursday that members of the US delegation will be examined before they leave for Taiwan and again when they enter the airport.
He explained, "There are rules that determine where they can go," noting that the usually crowded night markets in Taiwan will not be included in the list of private visits.
Chuang said members of the US delegation should maintain social distancing rules when they meet with Taiwan government officials, noting that they will use elevators designated for them "to avoid any risks."
Minister Azar will be the most senior US official to visit Taiwan in four decades, a visit that angered China, which considers this island an integral part of its territory. Washington cut off official ties with Taiwan in 1979 and established official ties with Beijing.
Taiwan was praised for its steps to control the virus, including strict quarantine measures at the border, and the setting of masks, which received widespread popular support.
"Zvezda" TV channel published a video clip of the launch of "Iskander-M" missiles during an urgent alert operation at the "Kapustin Yar" training site in Astrakhan region in southwestern Russia.
The footage shows the preparation of the crews of this missile system for firing exercises, as well as a missile strike towards the targets of the virtual enemy.
During these exercises, crews practiced the standards for converting launch pads from marching to combat mode.
The missile strikes were carried out by the strike reconnaissance units, according to the target-setting data that was received directly in terms of timing, from the "Orlan-10" drones.
The statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense says that all the virtual targets located within a distance of 90 kilometers, were hit with high accuracy.
Experts involved in developing a vaccine against the emerging coronavirus in the United States fear that the Donald Trump administration will seek approval to use the drug before the November presidential election.
The New York Times, quoting informed sources, said that some employees of the departments of the American companies involved in making the vaccine are "constantly under pressure from the White House, which hopes to obtain good news." They stress that they are "afraid of political interference" in this work in the coming months.
The newspaper added: "Experts inside and outside the government fear that the White House will press the US Food and Drug Quality Administration to overlook any lack of necessary data, and urgently and urgently agree to the use of the vaccine even for specific groups of people, before the November 3 elections. ".
The article included comments from Paul Offit, a Pennsylvania State University specialist on the FDA's emerging vaccine advisory board. This specialist believes that the Washington administration may speed up the approval of the vaccine. According to the expert, some specialists are "really worried about that."