5 things to know for January 26: Ukraine, Covid, 2020 elections, chip crunch, Egypt

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1. Ukraine

President Joe Biden says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent, but the atmosphere between the two countries’ populations is wildly different. Images from state TV in Moscow portray NATO forces as aggressors, tanks and troops are moving towards the Ukrainian border and snipers are on target. Meanwhile, NATO says there is still diplomatic way out of crisisBut Russia must show that it is ready to engage in good faith in political negotiations. Yesterday, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba told CNN that Ukraine “Won’t let anyone impose concessions“As part of efforts to reduce the threat to its country. The Kremlin denies that it plans to invade and argues that NATO support for Ukraine – in arms supplies and military training including escalation – constitutes a growing threat over the western part of Russia.

2. Coronavirus

Pfizer and BioNTech have started A clinical trial for an omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine, The study will evaluate the new vaccine for safety, tolerability and level of immune response in 1,420 healthy adults aged 18 to 55 years. Omicron’s cases currently account for more than this. 99% new coronavirus cases In the US, the latest CDC estimates show . Covid-19 cases are also increasing in places like Brazil, where officials were yesterday in the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro announced the postponement of its official Carnival Street Parade Due to the spread of the Omicron version.

3. 2020 Elections

federal prosecutors are Review of fake electoral college certificates Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco told CNN yesterday that former President Donald Trump falsely declared victories in the 2020 election in several states he had actually lost. Fake certificates falsely declaring Trump’s victory was sent to the National Archives By Trump aides in mid-December 2020. He attracted public scrutiny amid the House’s January 6 inquiry. Trump campaign efforts In a bid to reverse the former president’s election defeat, Monaco said the investigation was ongoing and the Justice Department “is going to follow the facts and the law, wherever they lead, to address any conduct and any At a level that is part of an attack on our democracy.”

4. Chip Reduction

a major computer chip shortage Some manufacturers have only five days of inventory due to the supply chain crisis. According to a new report from the Commerce Department, the average supply of chips held by manufacturers has fallen from a price of 40 days in 2019 to less than five days last year. Limited supplies mean that disruptions to production overseas – such as from weather or the outbreak of the new COVID-19 – could again lead to factory closures and workers being fired in the US. It continues to disrupt production overseas while pandemics and extreme weather cause even more delays. The shortage has been felt around the world, leading to an increase in the prices of everything from cars, cell phones and washing machines.

5. Egypt

The Biden Administration has authorized more and more $2 billion in arms sales to Egypt Despite ongoing concerns about Cairo’s human rights record. The State Department said sales included military aircraft, air defense radar systems and other related equipment. In September, the US released $170 million in military aid to Egypt, but also withheld $130 million, on condition that Egypt improve its record on human rights in specific ways. The Egyptian government has been accused of serious human rights abuses, including unlawful or arbitrary killings, forced disappearances, torture, harsh and life-threatening prison conditions, arbitrary detention and restrictions on freedom of speech, expression and political participation. of state department annual statement on human rights in the country.

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today’s number

$13.8 trillion

Hope how much damage the pandemic has caused to the world Economic output lost by the end of 2024According to the International Monetary Fund. Advanced economies are expected to return to a pre-pandemic trajectory this year, but not so for many emerging markets and developing economies, which are still set to suffer massive production losses.

today’s quote

“My husband’s reference to Anne Frank at a mandate rally in DC was reprehensible and insensitive. The atrocities suffered by millions during the Holocaust should never be compared to anyone or anything. His opinion is mine. is not a reflection of itself.”

, actress Cheryl Hines, husband’s condemnation Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Commentary on Anne Frank Done during a rally against the vaccine mandate. Kennedy compared COVID-19 vaccine requirements in the US to those of Nazi Germany, and suggested that Frank was better off than Americans whose jobs require him to be vaccinated. He later apologized for those comments.

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