“Due to the developments we see, we need to use even measures where evidence and effect is low,” he said. Swedes are slowly making masks a part of their pandemic routines. My mother-in-law has bought some masks to wear on buses and trams. She and my father-in-law continue to see a small circle of friends, but they celebrated Christmas alone, seeing their grandchildren only on small screens.#Sweden #COVID19 #pandemic
In other words, refugees are doing precisely what both Biden and Republicans urge those fleeing persecution and violence to do: staying abroad, and not crossing into the United States unlawfully; proving to U.S. and international officials that their lives are indeed in danger, and that they meet the legal requirements for resettlement; enduring extensive screening to prove they don’t threaten national security or public health; and then patiently waiting their turn for admission, a process that usually takes years.
And how is Biden rewarding them? The same way Trump did: by slamming the door.#JoeBiden #Refugees #international
Giane Santos, 29, who lives in a concrete house next door to Ana and Eraldo, said that since losing her job in a local restaurant four months ago, she and her husband have been forced to skip some meals to keep her young son fed.#Hunger #Poverty #brazil
Hubble’s 2015 observations were compared with images of the nebula taken in 1997 – see the video above – and scientists were able to calculate that it is expanding at a rate of 1.5 million kilometers (932,000 miles) per hour. Earth’s diameter, for reference, is 12,742 kilometers.
Eventually, the remains of the young, hot star that died in such a dramatic fashion will be all blown away, scattered into the interstellar medium. Even for stars, all things must come to an end.#science #nebula #hubbletelescope