Time Magazine International Edition September 13, 2021

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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT … THE GOOD COP Molly Ball’s profile of D.C. police officer Michael Fanone in TIME’s Aug. 23/Aug. 30 issue—which recounted his role in confronting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and detailed the PTSD he now grapples with—inspired an outpouring of support. “We don’t expect to worry about our government being overthrown,” wrote Gretchen Leuenberger of Monticello, Ind., “yet on Jan. 6, we could have faced that reality if it weren’t for heroes like Mike Fanone.” Nadia El-Badry of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., described Ball’s piece as “the most visceral story I have ever read,” adding that she was “haunted by what [Fanone] and other officers lived through.” And Bill Vroom of Jackson, N.J., said he “truly believes that Mr. Fanone and all his fellow officers may have saved…

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‘Britney Spears will not be bullied or extorted by her father.’MATHEW ROSENGART, Spears’ lawyer, in a statement on his Aug. 30 court filings demanding Spears’ father resign without payment as the conservator of his daughter’s estate $200 The monthly insurance surcharge Delta employees will be asked to pay if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19, the airline announced Aug. 25 ‘I HAVE THREE ALTERNATIVES FOR MY FUTURE: BEING ARRESTED, KILLED OR VICTORY.’JAIR BOLSONARO, Brazilian President, speaking Aug. 28 about next year’s election‘They’re the 21st century, digital version of snake-oil salesmen.’DR. IRWIN REDLENER, founding director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, on the political group America’s Frontline Doctors, which a TIME investigation found was selling access to prescriptions for the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19, despite medical authorities’ warnings 3 Number of hours a…

no port in a pandemic

WITH HURRICANE IDA THREATENING massive flooding, high winds and power outages on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, administrators at Marrero Healthcare Center, located in Lafourche Parish just northeast of where the Category 4 storm would soon make landfall, decided on Aug. 26 that it was time to leave. Two days of hurried packing later, at noon, dozens of residents from the nursing and rehabilitation center piled onto two school buses for a 4 hr. 40 min. ride inland; 21 who are bedbound were transported in a large emergency vehicle, in bunks stacked three high. Another bus transported medical supplies and equipment as well as food for the trip. For part of the caravan, the journey ultimately took up to seven hours as thousands of others likewise fled the southeastern coast, packing the highways…

the delta variant is pushing pediatric hospitals to the brink

AUG. 20 WAS A GOOD DAY IN THE pediatric intensive-care unit at Children’s Hospital New Orleans (CHNO). Carvase Perrilloux Jr., a 2-month-old who’d come in about a week earlier with respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19, was ready to breathe without the ventilator keeping his tiny body alive. “You did it!” nurses cooed as they removed the tube from his airway and he took his first solo gasp, bare toes kicking. On the floor below, Quintetta Edwards was preparing for her 17-year-old son, Nelson Alexis III, to be discharged after more than two weeks in the hospital with COVID-19—first in the ICU, then in acute care. “Fortunately, he never regressed,” Edwards said, standing outside Nelson’s room, the door marked with signs warning of potential COVID-19 exposure. “He’s progressing, slowly but surely.” The…

china makes coal-powered plans, even as it promises a greener future

WHILE LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD talk about a post-pandemic “green recovery,” China has outlined plans to build 43 new coal-fired power plants, according to an Aug. 13 report from Global Energy Monitor and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. The new projects, announced in the first half of 2021, would add 1.25% to China’s annual carbon-dioxide output—despite the country’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060. BURNING FOR GROWTH China, while not alone in its reliance on coal, built more than three times as much new coal-power capacity as all other countries in the world combined in 2020. The plans for new coal-power plants show that at least some Chinese officials are prioritizing economic growth over emissions reductions. “There is this desire in the Chinese political and economic…

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Duterte plans to run for Vice President Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, said on Aug. 24 that he would run for the country’s vice presidency after his six-year term ends in 2022. His critics see the move as a bid to maintain power—and to avoid prosecution for the thousands of extrajudicial killings that have marked his war on drugs. FBI reports increase in hate crimes With more than 7,700 incidents documented in 2020—an increase of 6% over the previous year—the FBI recorded a 12-year high for American hate crimes. The agency noted in a report released Aug. 30 that more than 50% of race-related hate crimes involved bias against Black people or African Americans. Haiti in need after deadly earthquake Two weeks after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Aug. 14, leaving at least…