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Fecha: Blog 2 de octubre 2021

Date Blog October 2 2021

An American tragedy: US COVID death toll tops 700,000
About 1,500 American lives are still being reported lost to COVID each day.
The United States reached another grim milestone on Friday, as the confirmed coronavirus death toll topped 700,000, just over a year and a half into the pandemic, and despite the wide availability of vaccines.1

Rodrigo Duterte: Philippine president announces retirement from politics
Mr Duterte, a controversial “strongman” figure, came to power in 2016 on a platform of crushing crime and fixing the country’s drug crisis.
In the five years since his election, critics say he has encouraged police to carry out thousands of extrajudicial killings of suspects in what he’s called his “war on drugs”.
The Philippines’ constitution only permits presidents to serve for a single six-year term.2

Justice Department appears in Texas court to challenge restrictive abortion law
Justice Department lawyers contended Senate Bill 8, the law that went into effect last month, is “in open defiance of the Constitution.”
“The statute prohibits most pre-viability abortions, even in cases of rape, sexual abuse or incest. It also prohibits any effort to aid — or, indeed, any attempt to aid — the doctors who provide pre-viability abortions or the women who exercise their right to seek one,” and should be immediately blocked, Justice Department lawyers contended in court papers.
an unusual and controversial aspect of the law … effectively puts enforcement in the hands of private citizens instead of state officials3

Trump asks U.S. judge to force Twitter to restart his account
Twitter and several other social media platforms banned Trump from their services after a mob of his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot on Jan. 6.
Twitter declined to comment on the filing when contacted by Reuters.4

London Police, Under Fire on Everard Murder, Respond With Safety Tips
Faced with nationwide consternation over a police officer’s rape and murder of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, the London police have offered several safety tips to women in the event they come face to face with an officer they consider a threat, or someone posing as one.
But critics say the guidance and the other planned measures have done little to calm the fears or reverse the erosion of public trust created by a London police officer like Couzens abusing his position to carry out the attack on Everard. Her murder provoked nationwide outrage and led to calls to improve safety for women.5

Fauci says new pill ‘impressive’ at keeping COVID patients alive and out of hospitals
The drug, called molnupiravir, is an antiviral treatment
Merck said the drug, which is taken by mouth, “significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization or death” when administered to “at risk, non-hospitalized adult patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19.”6

Original Van Halen Frontman David Lee Roth Is Retiring
“I’m throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal over the phone on October 1. The 66-year-old musician said he thought he would be the first band member to die instead of Eddie Van Halen, who died of cancer last year.
Roth said there will be 75 rehearsals for each of his final five shows, which will take place in Las Vegas. The last is scheduled for January 8, 2022.7

The Vibrant Life and Quiet Passing of Dottie Dodgion
The pioneering female jazz drummer played with Charles Mingus, Benny Goodman, and many others—and still had a regular gig, at the age of ninety, until the pandemic struck.8


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https://abcnews.go.com/Health/american-tragedy-covid-death-toll-tops-700000/story?id=803036222https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-587725863https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/justice-department-appears-texas-court-challenge-restrictive-abortion-law-n12805695https://news.yahoo.com/london-police-under-fire-everard-183711169.html6https://news.yahoo.com/fauci-says-new-pill-impressive-at-keeping-covid-patients-alive-and-out-of-hospitals-181412672.html7https://www.vulture.com/2021/10/original-van-halen-frontman-david-lee-roth-is-retiring.html8https://www.newyorker.com/culture/postscript/the-vibrant-life-and-quiet-passing-of-dottie-dodgion/amp