On Saturday (9th), a serial shooting occurred in Chicago, the United States. The 32-year-old African-American gunman Jason Nightengale shot wantonly, resulting in 3 deaths and 4 injuries in just a few hours. Yiran Fan, a 30-year-old Chinese student studying at the University of Chicago, was also shot dead. The gunman was killed by the police.
Based on reports from the Chicago Tribune, World Journal, and other media, the serial shooting began at 1:50 pm on the 9th. Fan Yiran was the first victim. He was shot in the head by Nightingale in the car in the parking lot of the apartment. 10 minutes later, Nightingale appeared in the lobby of the apartment at No. 4900 South East End Street. At that time, the apartment building manager tried to prevent Nightingale from entering the building, but the latter broke in and turned to the 46-year-old female building manager. Shot, killing him in the chest.
According to the report, a 77-year-old woman who picked up the letter in the mailbox of the apartment building was also shot by the gunman. As of the 10th, the woman was still in critical condition. At 2:45 pm on the 9th, Nightingale entered the apartment at No. 5500 Southeast End Street from the back door, took the elevator to the 19th floor, pointed the gun at a male acquaintance, and asked him to hand over the vehicle keys. Leaving the building by car.
At around 3 pm on the 9th, Nightingale appeared at a grocery store near 9300 South Hosety Street. As soon as he entered the store, he shot a 20-year-old man in the head. The man was seriously injured and sent off. He died after treatment. At that time, an 81-year-old woman who was also in the grocery store was shot in the back and neck. She was rushed to the hospital but was still in danger.
Immediately after 4 pm, Nightingale randomly fired at a passing vehicle near 10300 South Goodstit Street. A 15-year-old girl sitting in the passenger seat was shot in the head. She is currently in critical condition. . Afterwards, the gunman returned to the 9300 grocery store, aimed at the police who had been handling the case at the scene and fired, but missed any police officers.
At 5:35 pm, Nightingale appeared in Evanston, just north of Chicago, and entered a local restaurant and a chain pharmacy next to it. He also held a woman in the restaurant and shot her. After driving to escape. The police subsequently pursued him and eventually stopped Nightingale in a nearby parking lot. A gun battle broke out between the two sides and Nightingale was shot dead by the police.
The Chicago Police Department said on the 10th that after preliminary investigations, Nightingale had multiple convictions. On the 8th, he posted a radical video on Facebook in which he brandished a gun and said that he would kill randomly, even threatening “I want Let the whole community blow up.” On Sunday (10th) around 10:30 am, Facebook closed Nightingale’s homepage.
On the afternoon of the 10th, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business announced that Fan Yiran is a fourth-year student of the School of Economics and Finance from China. He is a bright and talented student and is loved by his classmates. Fan Yiran originally planned to submit his doctoral dissertation this year. His main research areas include the interaction of bank asset-liability management and the research on screening competition under flexible information.
According to the media, apart from Fan Yiran, the identities of the other casualties are not yet clear.
Germany starts ordering 2022 vaccines, local leaders suggest approval of Chinese vaccines
German Health Minister Jens Spahn revealed on Saturday (30th) that the country has now begun to order the 2022 vaccine, because the spread of the variant new coronavirus may require an increase in the dose in the future.
According to Reuters news on the 31st, Spann said in a video conference for medical staff on the 30th that Germany is currently ordering 2022 vaccines, and at least some of them must be obtained first because no one knows whether there is a need to increase the number of vaccine injections in the future, or In order to maintain immunity to the new coronavirus, vaccines must be purchased in advance as a preventive measure. Spann said that 2.3 million people out of the 83 million German population have received the first dose of vaccine, but because vaccine manufacturers such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Modena, and other vaccine manufacturers suddenly announced reductions in production, European governments faced a shortage of vaccines. Both are quite a headache. The German government has set up a new vaccination task force, and it is also expected to convene federal and local government representatives, pharmaceutical companies, and EU representatives for a vaccine meeting on the 1st.
Germany, as the largest economy in Europe, stalled during the second blockade in November. Many Germans envied the faster vaccination rates in Britain, Israel, and other countries. The German federal government has continuously received criticisms of too slow vaccination progress. German media described the government vaccine program as a “scandal.” Public opinion surveys show that people’s satisfaction with the government’s epidemic prevention has dropped to 49%, the lowest point since the epidemic.
Before the meeting of the new vaccination working group, some powerful regional leaders in Germany also expressed dissatisfaction with the federal epidemic prevention and control measures. The governor of Bavaria, Markus Soeder, put forward a new proposal that requires the federal state to allow the state to have more say in the supply of vaccines to the groups most in need. Soder said, “We need an emergency vaccine economy system, and the country must formulate clear rules,” he called on the authorities to consider approving Chinese and Russian vaccines for use in other European countries.
According to reports, as of the 30th, Germany had 13,321 new cases and 794 deaths in a single day, with a total of more than 2.21 million confirmed cases and 56,000 deaths. Although the number of cases per 100,000 people has dropped by 3 in the past 7 days to 91 cases. The government stated that the number must be less than 50 cases to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. In addition, the German Ministry of the Interior said that due to the growing domestic concerns about the mutant virus, it is currently preparing to impose restrictions on the entry of passengers from the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa.
The U.S. and Russia reach an agreement on extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
On January 26, US President Biden had a telephone conversation with Russian President Putin for the first time after taking office. The Russian Kremlin stated that the two sides agreed to extend the arms control agreement “New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty,” and the US White House also said that the two sides will work on extending the treaty.
Russian Satellite News Agency quoted the Kremlin News Service on the 26th as saying that Putin and Biden reached an agreement on extending the “New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty” during a telephone conversation. The source said: “In the near future, both parties will complete all necessary procedures to ensure that this important international mechanism for mutual restriction of nuclear weapons continues to take effect.”
Reuters reported on the 26th that the White House did not immediately confirm the Kremlin’s statement. However, the White House issued a statement saying that the leaders of the United States and Russia agreed to let their working groups urgently start work on the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
The United States and Russia signed the “New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty” in 2010, which aims to limit the number of strategic nuclear warheads and delivery vehicles deployed by the two countries. After the US-Russia “China-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty” expired in 2019, the “New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty” became the only arms control treaty between the two countries. The treaty will expire on February 5, 2021, but the validity of the treaty can be negotiated between the two countries It will be extended at most 5 years later. In 2020, the United States and Russia launched several rounds of negotiations on the extension of the treaty. In October of that year, the two sides proposed to extend the treaty for one year but ultimately failed to finalize the details.
U.S. COVID-19 patient dies hours after vaccination
A person infected with the new coronavirus in California, USA, died a few hours after being vaccinated with the new coronavirus on the 21st. The cause of death has not been identified, and it is not clear whether the deceased was vaccinated with Modena or Pfizer.
According to Fox News, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in California announced on Saturday (23rd) that a resident who tested positive for the new coronavirus in December 2020 will be vaccinated on January 21, 2021. Received the vaccine, but died a few hours later.
The sheriff’s office said that at present, many local, state, and federal agencies are actively investigating the case. It is too early to talk about the cause of death, and the results of the investigation are still pending.
According to the report, it is still unclear whether the vaccine for the deceased was Moderna or Pfizer.
According to previous reports, a report issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 22nd showed that as of January 10, a total of 4,041,396 people in the United States had received the first dose of the covid vaccine developed by Modena in the United States, and a total of 1,266 cases of adverse effects were reported Reaction events (adverse reaction rate is about 0.03%), including 10 allergic reactions. Previously, the center reported that as of December 23, 2020, a total of 1,893,360 people in the United States had received the first dose of Pfizer’s covid vaccine, and a total of 4,393 adverse events were reported, including 21 allergic reactions.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, in the past month, an average of 423 people died of new coronavirus every day in California. The state has currently recorded 36,362 deaths.