The third US $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package makes its way through the US Senate. The pressure for approval increases as this month millions of Americans will begin to run out of unemployment benefits due to the pandemic.
US President Joe Biden reached an agreement to reduce income eligibility for the next round of stimulus checks of $1,400.
Key News of the Week
- The Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 can now be distributed in the United States and administered to people. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), signed an advisory committee’s recommendation for the use of this vaccine, which can be kept at room temperature. normal refrigerator for three months.
- Pope Francis assured that he cannot “disappoint a country for the second time” and thus confirmed his visit to Iraq, considered the most risky trip so far due to the pandemic and security threats. The pontiff arrived safely on Friday.
- The security of the US Capitol was reinforced by conspiracy warnings on March 4. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security reported an increase in conversations between extremists that could put the safety of lawmakers at risk.
- A potential increase in COVID-19 cases is the warning that several public health experts in the United States reiterated this week. The reason? Variants of the coronavirus. The alert becomes more relevant just when more governors of the country begin to relax measures against covid-19.
- A SpaceX rocket exploded after taking off and landing successfully. The incident occurred after a height test of the SN10, which is a prototype of the ship with which Elon Musk’s company intends to go to Mars.
News that matters for Citizens.