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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:14:52 -0500

Spain's Minister for Health, Salvador Illa, presents the Council of Ministers with the "COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy in Spain". Photo Credit: Pool Moncloa/Borja Puig de la Bellacasa

Residents and healthcare workers that work in care homes for the elderly, and people with disabilities will be the first to be vaccinated in Spain. According to the Spanish government, the vaccine is safe, effective and its administration will be voluntary and free of charge.

Spains Minister for Health, Salvador Illa, presented earlier this week the Council of Ministers with the COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy in Spain, a document that has been drawn up pursuant to the agreement adopted on 9 September by the Inter-territorial Council of the National Health System.

Salvador Illa stated that the aims of the plan are to reduce people falling ill, being admitted to hospital or dying as far as possible, and to guarantee that vaccinations can start as soon as the first doses of approved vaccines are received.

The document establishes an order of priority for those population groups to be vaccinated based on scientific, ethical, legal and economic criteria. It establishes the logistics for the distribution and administration of the vaccines, sets out the priority lines for the monitoring and evaluation of the vaccination through a specific register for COVID-19 and contains a communication strategy aimed at healthcare workers and the rest of the population.

Stages and priority groups

The minister announced that in the first stage, between January and March 2021, there will be a very limited number of doses of the vaccine supplied. In the second stage, between May and June, the number and the people to be vaccinated will gradually increase, and the number of doses and vaccines available will increase in the third stage to cover all the priority groups.

The governments aim, claimed Salvador Illa, is to cover population groups in order, starting with the most vulnerable. Accordingly, the first groups to be vaccinated will be those people who live in care homes for the elderly, healthcare workers and day-care workers who care for them, and people with disabilities. These will be followed by the rest of the healthcare workers and non-institutionalised dependents. This is a group of some 2.5 million people.

Salvador Illa stressed that all the vaccines employed to immunise against COVID-19 will have the same levels of safety as any others habitually used to prevent other diseases. Countries, institutions, researchers and companies all over the world are making an unprecedented effort to develop a safe and effective vaccine as quickly as possible, he said.

The Minister for Health also underlined that the vaccine will be administered free of charge and on a voluntary basis through the National Health System, the same as any other programmed vaccines.

Spain will receive 140 million doses to immunise some 80 million people, which is higher than the present population.

Monitoring, evaluation, logistics and communication

Salvador Illa announced that a special pharmacovigilance plan will be introduced to monitor all those people who have been vaccinated, their possible adverse reactions and to control the second doses that they need to be administered. Furthermore, Spain will take part, together with seven other countries, in a European study to monitor the efficacy of the vaccine.

As regards logistics, the minister argued that the system is ready to start administering the doses of the vaccine, and recalled that each year 1 million people are vaccinated against the flu at 13,000 vaccination points, a figure that has significantly risen this year.

Salvador Illa also pointed out that the companies that distribute pharmaceutical and vaccination products are ready to guarantee the special conservation requirements of the doses at very low temperature levels.

As regards the communication of the plan, the minister stressed that it will be governed by principles of truth, transparency, participation, equity and constant evaluation, with a specific part to be destined for healthcare workers.

The minister reiterated that this will be a single plan for the whole country, drawn up with the collaboration of the regional governments in solidarity with Spains European partners. We are facing one of the most important challenges ever as a country, which is to reduce to the utmost the impact of the pandemic with a vaccine that will provide immunity and save lives. Spain is a supportive, generous and committed country, and I am convinced that we will demonstrate this with a high vaccination rate, he added.

Acquisition of 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech

The Council of Ministers authorised the acquisition of more than 20 million doses of vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. Spain signed up to the initial centralised purchase of 200 million doses agreed between the European Commission and the company, of which 20,873,941 doses correspond to Spain.

The Minister for Health recalled that this vaccine requires two doses and will allow 10,400,000 citizens to be immunised.

The government also authorised the National Health System and the central State Social Services system of IMSERSO to take in COVID-19 patients without clinical or minor symptoms, or who require accommodation to overcome periods of isolation during the health emergency.

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Spain's Minister for Health, Salvador Illa, presents the Council of Ministers with the "COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy in Spain". Photo Credit: Pool Moncloa/Borja Puig de la Bellacasa

Residents and healthcare workers that work in care homes for the elderly, and people with disabilities will be the first to be vaccinated in Spain. According to the Spanish government, the vaccine is safe, effective and its administration will be voluntary and free of charge.

Spains Minister for Health, Salvador Illa, presented earlier this week the Council of Ministers with the COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy in Spain, a document that has been drawn up pursuant to the agreement adopted on 9 September by the Inter-territorial Council of the National Health System.

Salvador Illa stated that the aims of the plan are to reduce people falling ill, being admitted to hospital or dying as far as possible, and to guarantee that vaccinations can start as soon as the first doses of approved vaccines are received.

The document establishes an order of priority for those population groups to be vaccinated based on scientific, ethical, legal and economic criteria. It establishes the logistics for the distribution and administration of the vaccines, sets out the priority lines for the monitoring and evaluation of the vaccination through a specific register for COVID-19 and contains a communication strategy aimed at healthcare workers and the rest of the population.

Stages and priority groups

The minister announced that in the first stage, between January and March 2021, there will be a very limited number of doses of the vaccine supplied. In the second stage, between May and June, the number and the people to be vaccinated will gradually increase, and the number of doses and vaccines available will increase in the third stage to cover all the priority groups.

The governments aim, claimed Salvador Illa, is to cover population groups in order, starting with the most vulnerable. Accordingly, the first groups to be vaccinated will be those people who live in care homes for the elderly, healthcare workers and day-care workers who care for them, and people with disabilities. These will be followed by the rest of the healthcare workers and non-institutionalised dependents. This is a group of some 2.5 million people.

Salvador Illa stressed that all the vaccines employed to immunise against COVID-19 will have the same levels of safety as any others habitually used to prevent other diseases. Countries, institutions, researchers and companies all over the world are making an unprecedented effort to develop a safe and effective vaccine as quickly as possible, he said.

The Minister for Health also underlined that the vaccine will be administered free of charge and on a voluntary basis through the National Health System, the same as any other programmed vaccines.

Spain will receive 140 million doses to immunise some 80 million people, which is higher than the present population.

Monitoring, evaluation, logistics and communication

Salvador Illa announced that a special pharmacovigilance plan will be introduced to monitor all those people who have been vaccinated, their possible adverse reactions and to control the second doses that they need to be administered. Furthermore, Spain will take part, together with seven other countries, in a European study to monitor the efficacy of the vaccine.

As regards logistics, the minister argued that the system is ready to start administering the doses of the vaccine, and recalled that each year 1 million people are vaccinated against the flu at 13,000 vaccination points, a figure that has significantly risen this year.

Salvador Illa also pointed out that the companies that distribute pharmaceutical and vaccination products are ready to guarantee the special conservation requirements of the doses at very low temperature levels.

As regards the communication of the plan, the minister stressed that it will be governed by principles of truth, transparency, participation, equity and constant evaluation, with a specific part to be destined for healthcare workers.

The minister reiterated that this will be a single plan for the whole country, drawn up with the collaboration of the regional governments in solidarity with Spains European partners. We are facing one of the most important challenges ever as a country, which is to reduce to the utmost the impact of the pandemic with a vaccine that will provide immunity and save lives. Spain is a supportive, generous and committed country, and I am convinced that we will demonstrate this with a high vaccination rate, he added.

Acquisition of 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech

The Council of Ministers authorised the acquisition of more than 20 million doses of vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech. Spain signed up to the initial centralised purchase of 200 million doses agreed between the European Commission and the company, of which 20,873,941 doses correspond to Spain.

The Minister for Health recalled that this vaccine requires two doses and will allow 10,400,000 citizens to be immunised.

The government also authorised the National Health System and the central State Social Services system of IMSERSO to take in COVID-19 patients without clinical or minor symptoms, or who require accommodation to overcome periods of isolation during the health emergency.

The article Spain Presents COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy appeared first on Eurasia Review.

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EU-Australia leaders' meeting via video conference, November 26, 2020. Credit: European Council

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, held a leaders meeting by video conference with Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia.

The leaders reconfirmed their resolve to work together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and to take effective measures to protect health and build more innovative, sustainable, inclusive and resilient economies.

They reaffirmed their shared values and stressed their strong support for the international rules-based order and an effective multilateral system with the United Nations at its core.

COVID-19 pandemic

The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to ensure universal, equitable and early access to safe, effective and affordable COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics. Both sides have committed substantial funding to the almost 16 billion raised through the EU-led Coronavirus Global Response pledging marathon.

The leaders stressed the importance of continued international support for the Access to COVID-19 tools (ACT) Accelerator and its COVAX Facility. They agreed to strengthen bilateral research and innovation cooperation and to share research data to combat the pandemic.

The leaders welcomed the outcomes of the G20 summit on 21 and 22 November. The EU and Australia are stepping up cooperation on post-pandemic socio-economic recovery and are implementing the G20 Action Plan.

Underlining the importance of assisting the most vulnerable countries, including in Africa, the leaders welcomed the extension of the G20/Paris Club Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) and the recently endorsed Common Framework for Debt Treatment beyond the DSSI.

The leaders agreed that the EU and Australia will continue to work together to strengthen the World Health Organization and global preparedness and response to health emergencies.

Free trade negotiations

The leaders noted good progress in the negotiations for an ambitious and comprehensive bilateral trade agreement. This will create growth opportunities, deepen economic integration and reinforce both parties shared support for rules-based trading arrangements.

Climate change and digital transformation

The leaders underlined their commitment to the full implementation of the Paris Agreement and to step up global action to tackle climate change in the lead up to COP26 in 2021.

The EU highlighted its commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Australia will demonstrate significant ambition on reducing emissions and pursuing a low emissions development strategy in order to achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

The leaders also committed to accelerating the digital transformation. Australia and the EU have initiated a digital economy and technology dialogue.

Global and regional issues

The EU and Australia will keep working together to reform and strengthen the World Trade Organization.

Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to reach by mid-2021 a global solution that addresses the tax challenges arising from the digitisation of the economy.

The leaders said they looked forward to strengthened cooperation in areas such as counterterrorism and prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism and terrorism.

They also discussed regional issues including the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula, Belarus and the eastern Mediterranean.

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EU-Australia leaders' meeting via video conference, November 26, 2020. Credit: European Council

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, held a leaders meeting by video conference with Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia.

The leaders reconfirmed their resolve to work together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and to take effective measures to protect health and build more innovative, sustainable, inclusive and resilient economies.

They reaffirmed their shared values and stressed their strong support for the international rules-based order and an effective multilateral system with the United Nations at its core.

COVID-19 pandemic

The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to ensure universal, equitable and early access to safe, effective and affordable COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics. Both sides have committed substantial funding to the almost 16 billion raised through the EU-led Coronavirus Global Response pledging marathon.

The leaders stressed the importance of continued international support for the Access to COVID-19 tools (ACT) Accelerator and its COVAX Facility. They agreed to strengthen bilateral research and innovation cooperation and to share research data to combat the pandemic.

The leaders welcomed the outcomes of the G20 summit on 21 and 22 November. The EU and Australia are stepping up cooperation on post-pandemic socio-economic recovery and are implementing the G20 Action Plan.

Underlining the importance of assisting the most vulnerable countries, including in Africa, the leaders welcomed the extension of the G20/Paris Club Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) and the recently endorsed Common Framework for Debt Treatment beyond the DSSI.

The leaders agreed that the EU and Australia will continue to work together to strengthen the World Health Organization and global preparedness and response to health emergencies.

Free trade negotiations

The leaders noted good progress in the negotiations for an ambitious and comprehensive bilateral trade agreement. This will create growth opportunities, deepen economic integration and reinforce both parties shared support for rules-based trading arrangements.

Climate change and digital transformation

The leaders underlined their commitment to the full implementation of the Paris Agreement and to step up global action to tackle climate change in the lead up to COP26 in 2021.

The EU highlighted its commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Australia will demonstrate significant ambition on reducing emissions and pursuing a low emissions development strategy in order to achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

The leaders also committed to accelerating the digital transformation. Australia and the EU have initiated a digital economy and technology dialogue.

Global and regional issues

The EU and Australia will keep working together to reform and strengthen the World Trade Organization.

Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to reach by mid-2021 a global solution that addresses the tax challenges arising from the digitisation of the economy.

The leaders said they looked forward to strengthened cooperation in areas such as counterterrorism and prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism and terrorism.

They also discussed regional issues including the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula, Belarus and the eastern Mediterranean.

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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:14:52 -0500

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (front) sits in Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. Photo Credit: S. Mahfuz/BenarNews

By Hadi Azmi

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin passed a parliamentary hurdle seen as crucial to his political future, as a majority of lawmakers voted Thursday in favor of his governments 2021 budget.

The passage of the proposed 322.5 billion-ringgit (U.S. $78.1 billion-) spending plan through a voice vote gave Muhyiddin a victory in the first stage of a three-part approval process. Its defeat would be the same as a vote of no-confidence in his nearly 9-month old government, analysts have said.

The 2021 budget is the largest and most important budget for the country and this support enables the government to implement all spending plans for the next year in an orderly and smooth manner, the prime minister said after lawmakers verbally endorsed the spending plan. It was not immediately known how many MPs voted for or against the budget bill.

Muhyiddins government is clinging to a razor-thin parliamentary majority as Malaysia contends with a resurgence of coronavirus infections and economic ripple effects from the pandemic. The crisis first became full blown in Malaysia soon after his unelected government took office in early March.

Muhyiddin thanked lawmakers who backed the 2021 spending plan. He said they displayed maturity by putting the welfare and safety of the Malaysian people first during the public health crisis.

The budget, when introduced by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz for debate on Nov. 6, earmarked at least 17 billion ringgit ($4.1 billion) for efforts to combat the pandemic and help the economy bounce back from it.

After Thursdays vote, however, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim warned that the bloc would put up a tougher fight on the parliamentary floor during a second stage of debating and voting next week.

Under Malaysian law, any bill is first debated and voted on at the so-called policy stage before being debated and voted on at the committee stage. Then, the bill is brought back before the house for a third and final vote in order to enact it into law.

While the finance minister completely ignored some substantive issues as well as six demands made by the opposition Pakatan Harapan coalition, Anwar said the minister did announce additional grants and allowances to frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic as well as to farmers and fishermen.

I think for now we should allow him to go on but there is no guarantee that it will get approved we will certainly choose to reject and call for revision where deemed necessary, Anwar told reporters.

The voice vote took place on Thursday after only 13 opposition lawmakers demanded a headcount vote. Parliamentary procedures stipulate that a headcount vote can only happen when a minimum of 15 MPs call for one.

With more voices agreeing, the bill will now go to the committee stage, House Speaker Azhar Harun said after the voice vote was taken.

Later, Malaysian King Al-Sultan Abdullah Riayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah praised MPs for passing the bill at the policy stage.

Al-Sultan Abdullah welcomes the support given for the passing of the 2021 Budget to ensure the wellbeing and continuation of the publics livelihood as well as the recovery of the countrys economy that is being affected by the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Palace said in a statement.

In late October, the king rejected a request by Muhyiddin to declare a national state of emergency over the pandemic. The move could have led to parliament being suspended ahead of the debate on the proposed budget the first legislation introduced under Muhyiddins leadership.

The king later urged politicians from across the spectrum to set aside their political differences and pass the budget for the peoples sake.

The opposition can still vote to block the bills passage at the later stages but Anwar and his side lost momentum in that regard through the outcome of Thursdays voice vote, according to Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.

[T]he steam is somewhat lost after the first stage win to the government, Oh told BenarNews.

James Chin, an analyst with the University of Tasmania, said he was not surprised that the budget succeeded at this parliamentary stage.

Its the same thing every year. The government proposes something, and they will modify it after the debate process the budget will be passed. And that is whats going to happen, Chin said.

The bill is slated to be debated again on Nov. 30.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (front) sits in Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. Photo Credit: S. Mahfuz/BenarNews

By Hadi Azmi

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin passed a parliamentary hurdle seen as crucial to his political future, as a majority of lawmakers voted Thursday in favor of his governments 2021 budget.

The passage of the proposed 322.5 billion-ringgit (U.S. $78.1 billion-) spending plan through a voice vote gave Muhyiddin a victory in the first stage of a three-part approval process. Its defeat would be the same as a vote of no-confidence in his nearly 9-month old government, analysts have said.

The 2021 budget is the largest and most important budget for the country and this support enables the government to implement all spending plans for the next year in an orderly and smooth manner, the prime minister said after lawmakers verbally endorsed the spending plan. It was not immediately known how many MPs voted for or against the budget bill.

Muhyiddins government is clinging to a razor-thin parliamentary majority as Malaysia contends with a resurgence of coronavirus infections and economic ripple effects from the pandemic. The crisis first became full blown in Malaysia soon after his unelected government took office in early March.

Muhyiddin thanked lawmakers who backed the 2021 spending plan. He said they displayed maturity by putting the welfare and safety of the Malaysian people first during the public health crisis.

The budget, when introduced by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz for debate on Nov. 6, earmarked at least 17 billion ringgit ($4.1 billion) for efforts to combat the pandemic and help the economy bounce back from it.

After Thursdays vote, however, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim warned that the bloc would put up a tougher fight on the parliamentary floor during a second stage of debating and voting next week.

Under Malaysian law, any bill is first debated and voted on at the so-called policy stage before being debated and voted on at the committee stage. Then, the bill is brought back before the house for a third and final vote in order to enact it into law.

While the finance minister completely ignored some substantive issues as well as six demands made by the opposition Pakatan Harapan coalition, Anwar said the minister did announce additional grants and allowances to frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic as well as to farmers and fishermen.

I think for now we should allow him to go on but there is no guarantee that it will get approved we will certainly choose to reject and call for revision where deemed necessary, Anwar told reporters.

The voice vote took place on Thursday after only 13 opposition lawmakers demanded a headcount vote. Parliamentary procedures stipulate that a headcount vote can only happen when a minimum of 15 MPs call for one.

With more voices agreeing, the bill will now go to the committee stage, House Speaker Azhar Harun said after the voice vote was taken.

Later, Malaysian King Al-Sultan Abdullah Riayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah praised MPs for passing the bill at the policy stage.

Al-Sultan Abdullah welcomes the support given for the passing of the 2021 Budget to ensure the wellbeing and continuation of the publics livelihood as well as the recovery of the countrys economy that is being affected by the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Palace said in a statement.

In late October, the king rejected a request by Muhyiddin to declare a national state of emergency over the pandemic. The move could have led to parliament being suspended ahead of the debate on the proposed budget the first legislation introduced under Muhyiddins leadership.

The king later urged politicians from across the spectrum to set aside their political differences and pass the budget for the peoples sake.

The opposition can still vote to block the bills passage at the later stages but Anwar and his side lost momentum in that regard through the outcome of Thursdays voice vote, according to Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.

[T]he steam is somewhat lost after the first stage win to the government, Oh told BenarNews.

James Chin, an analyst with the University of Tasmania, said he was not surprised that the budget succeeded at this parliamentary stage.

Its the same thing every year. The government proposes something, and they will modify it after the debate process the budget will be passed. And that is whats going to happen, Chin said.

The bill is slated to be debated again on Nov. 30.

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Disease X-19 Regions from Michael_Novakhov (8 sites): Google Alert – coronavirus in italy: Inside an Italian hospital fighting the second wave of COVID-19
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How Trump’s political influence will stretch far into the future
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Whether he’s willing to admit it or not, Donald Trump has lost the presidency. And come January 20, he will be gone from the White House. However, that does not mean Trump will magically disappear. In his latest episode of The Point on YouTube, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how Trump’s political influence will stretch far into the future.

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‘Shame on him’: Medical analyst on Denver mayor’s holiday travel
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is apologizing for flying to see his family hours after encouraging Denver residents to avoid Thanksgiving travel. CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner responds.

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Russia Sees Record Virus Infections, Deaths – The Moscow Times
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Протестные дворы в Беларуси
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From Covid-19 to racial justice, how 2020’s biggest issues influenced the Black vote – NBC News
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From Covid-19 to racial justice, how 2020’s biggest issues influenced the Black vote  NBC News
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Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 ‘needs to do more’ on human rights in host countries
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:06:45 -0500
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Covid-19: Your tier ‘is not your destiny’ and green light for nativity plays
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“Hurt, angry, sad and lost: Coloradans endure pandemic Thanksgiving
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‘Cubans loved him’: Maradona, friend of Castro, mourned in Cuba
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Is Europe’s far-right using COVID restrictions as a new avenue of agitation?  Euronews
Europe: Hungary and Poland harden stance in EU budget stand-off
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Supreme Court ruling doesnt have ‘any practical effect,’ Cuomo says
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ALBANY, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is downplaying the significance of a Supreme Court decision blocking him enforcing stringent attendance limits on religious institutions in Covid hot spots.That Supreme Court ruling on the religious gatherings is more illustrative of the Supreme Court than anything else, Cuomo said on a Thanksgiving morning briefing call. Its irrelevant from any practical impact.The Wednesday night decision came after a challenge by Catholic and Jewish organizations in Brooklyn neighborhoods that the governor placed in a red zone earlier this fall. Under that classification, congregations of more than 10 people at a time were prohibited.

A 5-4 majority found that the limitation resulted in disparate treatment, as religious institutions were subjected to more stringent regulations than places like liquor stores and bike shops. Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the minority.

All of that, however, is mooted because the neighborhoods in question are no longer considered red zones and are now subjected to a more lenient 50 percent capacity limit, said Cuomo counsel Beth Garvey. And even if the infection rates increase enough to justify imposing the red zone classification again, the governor has not been completely barred from mandating some public health rules.

The decision noted that some capacity restrictions could be permissible, Garvey said. Other rules such as the wearing of masks and social distancing could also certainly be enforced at religious institutions, she said.

Look, Im a former altar boy, Catholic grammar school, Catholic high school, Jesuits at college, so I fully respect religion and if theres a time in life we need it, the time is now, said Cuomo. But we want to make sure we keep people safe at the same time. And thats the balance were trying to hit, especially through this holiday season.

The NYS Catholic Conference, which represents the state’s Catholic bishops, characterized the ruling as an important one for religious liberty, but pledged to continue working with the state to combat the pandemic.

While we believe, and the Court agreed, that the hot zone restrictions on religious gatherings were unduly harsh, our churches have been otherwise eager partners with the state in protecting the health of our parishioners, clergy, staff, and surrounding communities during this devastating pandemic, director of communications Dennis Poust said in a statement. That will continue, as protecting the vulnerable is a pro-life principle.

Lewis Hamilton brings dog Roscoe to work ahead of Bahrain’s Grand Prix – Metro.co.uk
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Lewis Hamilton brings dog Roscoe to work ahead of Bahrain’s Grand Prix  Metro.co.uk
“It Wasnt in Singapore- Lewis Hamilton Reveals How Lauda and Brawn Actually Sold Him the Mercedes … – Essentially Sports
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It Wasnt in Singapore- Lewis Hamilton Reveals How Lauda and Brawn Actually Sold Him the Mercedes …  Essentially Sports
За хищение элитных ковров мошенникам из ФСБ дали условные сроки – BFM.RU
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За хищение элитных ковров мошенникам из ФСБ дали условные сроки  BFM.RU