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Switzerland: COVID-19

Swiss doctors can no longer order COVID vaccines because of shortages, Health Minister tells regional newspaper (French only) — lenouvelliste — 23 January 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: An expat’s concern over our Covid deaths (LINK)

Thailand, COVID-19

Thailand experiences worst coronavirus outbreak since pandemic began — skynews — 27 December 2020 (LINK)

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Switzerland and the pandemic: Does the economy matter more? (LINK)

COVID-19

Skiing may not spread coronavirus but slopes still risky, says U.N. — pbs — 30 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Switzerland and the pandemic: Does the economy matter more? (LINK)

Trump politics

'Any and all possible offenses': Trump pardon grants Flynn a sweeping reprieve — politico — 30 November 2020

"Some legal experts described Trump‘s move as perhaps the broadest act of clemency since President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon in 1974."

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Michael Flynn’s pardon, echoes of Moscow, and time for a new start (LINK)

Bahamas

Plastic in paradise: Goldman prize winner's fight to protect Bahamas — theguardian — 30 November 2020

Bahamas PM pledges to expand tax-free zones to “all marginalized areas” — ewnews — 20 November 2020

Intl. organization launches new petition against Bahamas oil exploration — ewnews — 20 November 2020

Bahamas PM pledges to expand tax-free zones to “all marginalized areas” — ewnews — 20 November 2020

Intl. organization launches new petition against Bahamas oil exploration — ewnews — 20 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Caribbean Dreams: Economic Nightmares (LINK)

Human Rights

Alain Werner of Geneva-based Civitas Maxima recognised for his fight in protecting victims of war crimes — genevasolutions — 18 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Jungle Jabbah and the fight against war crimes impunity (LINK)

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