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WHO Director fears ‘moral catastrophe’ with regards to global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

Jan 19 2021 Share

World Health Organisation Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus opened this year’s executive conference with heavy words of fear of the world being on the brink of a moral catastrophe with regards to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr. Tedros expressed concern with wealthy nations disregarding the needs of the less-fortunate countries stating that “the price of this [moral] failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world’s poorest countries”.

He went on to call for the just distribution of COVID-19 vaccines regardless of the countries’ wealth so that citizens do not suffer due to the their nations’ lack of financial fortitude.

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Malta 7th in vaccination by proportion of population rankings; PM Robert Abela praises health workers

Jan 19 2021 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela has shared a graph put together by Our World in Data and the Financial Times, which puts Malta in 7th place in the ‘international rankings with respect to the proportion of the population inoculated’.

The Prime Minister also reported that the Government’s vaccination strategy is 2nd in the European union as countries continue to vaccinate their citizens with hopes towards a COVID-free world.

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Posted by Robert Abela on Monday, 18 January 2021

Dr. Abela concluded by thanking health workers in the field who are working hard to increase vaccination rates everyday and thanking citizens who have welcomed their vaccine invitation.

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4 inspirational movies to watch when you need a bit of a boost

Jan 18 2021 Share

It’s 2021. We’re still fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Needless to say, times are tough.

We thought we’d share a list of our favourite inspirational movies to give a boost to anyone who might need it or to anyone who might be looking for it. 

  1. August Rush
    If you haven’t seen August Rush, well, you’re missing out! The story revolves around an 11-year-old music prodigy who lives in an orphanage.
    We won’t give too much away! But inspiration definitely lies within this movie
  2. The Pianist 
    The Pianist is a must-watch war movie. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, you’ll find it in boat-loads watching this movie! It depicts the life of a man who keeps persevering against all odds. As one might assume music plays a central part in this movie.
  3. Interstellar
    Interstellar is a Sci-fi movie about the future of our planet! A team is assembled to go on a mission to find an earth-like planet which can sustain human life. This movie takes you on a ride through space and through time. We won’t spoil any part of the movie, so take our word for it and watch this incredible and inspirational movie.
  4. Walt before Mickey
    We’re sure that the legends precedes the name in this case and if you haven’t heard of this movie, you’ve surely heard of Walt Disney. This movie is a testimony to Disney’s life, his trials, his challenges and his successes.

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Malta names 1 out of 10 best places to retire in 2021

Jan 18 2021 Share

In a study carried out by a magazine titled, International Living, Malta was named one of the best countries to retire in, in 2021.

The study took into account various factors, such as; cost of living, housing, healthcare, retiree benefits, visa/residence, fitting in/entertain, development, climate, governance, and opportunity.

Malta ranked 9th in this list of 10 and it was praised for being accepting of all, “cultures, nationalities, races, creeds, and economic statuses.”

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