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Thousands Protest Against Spain’s Pardons for Jailed Catalan Leaders

Thousands Protest Against Spain’s Pardons for Jailed Catalan Leaders

CRISIS, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, PROTESTS, SPAIN, WORLD
Opposition lawmakers from the conservative People's Party (PP), the far-right Vox party and the centrist Ciudadanos joined the rally in Madrid's central Plaza Colon. adrid: Tens of thousands of Spaniards protested in Madrid on Sunday against government plans to pardon 12 Catalan politicians who were convicted over the region’s failed independence bid in 2017, a move the demonstrators see as a threat to national unity. Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo gave the clearest indication yet that the pardons of the Catalan separatists were “close” in an interview published on Sunday with La Vanguardia newspaper, but the issue has bitterly divided Spaniards. Around 63% of Spaniards oppose granting the pardons while some 25% backed it and about 6% were indifferent, according t...
Spanish health authorities opt to use the Janssen vaccine for the 40-49 age group

Spanish health authorities opt to use the Janssen vaccine for the 40-49 age group

COVID-19, HEALTH, SPAIN, World Health Organization
The campaign will move onto this section of the population during the month of June, but Pfizer and Moderna will be used as an alternative should there be short supply of the one-shot Covid-19 medication The Spanish Public Health Commission decided on Tuesday that the Janssen Covid-19 vaccine, which only requires one dose to offer its full protection against serious illness, will be used in Spain for the 40 to 49 age group. The decision by the commission, which is made up of the Health Ministry and the country’s regional health authorities, could see the speed of the vaccination drive accelerate considerably given that a second shot is not required. Until now, citizens in Spain born from 1972 to 1981 (whatever the month) were going to be given the RNA messenger vaccines – i.e. M...