The various issues regarding the novel coronavirus and the tragic events that this can trigger have been presented all over the media for almost two years now.
The world is still struggling to end the pandemic, and experts have constantly been working on vaccines and various viable treatments that could bring normality to what it once was.
The US to reopen borders
Now, it’s been revealed that the U.S plans to reopen the borders, but this will reportedly happen only for a category of people – the vaccinated ones.
APNews just reported that the U.S. would reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month. This move will be ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the earliest days of the pandemic.”
The same online publication mentioned above also noted the following:
“The new rules, to be announced Wednesday, will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason for travel starting in early November, when a similar easing of restrictions is set to kick in for air travel into the country. By mid-January, even essential travelers seeking to enter the U.S., like truck drivers, will need to be fully vaccinated.”
Covid vaccines in the news
The covid vaccines have been making headlines all year. Today we revealed that distributing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in some countries while inoculations across Africa lag is “immoral.”
This is according to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), reports CNN.
The increasing use of boosters is “immoral, unfair and unjust and it has to stop,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told CNN’s Becky Anderson the other day.
He continued and said the following:
“To start boosters is really the worst we can do as a global community. It is unjust and also unfair because we will not stop the pandemic by ignoring a whole continent, and the continent that doesn’t have any manufacturing capacity of other means.”
Stay tuned for more news.