About 30,000 candles were lit in Prague Castle's courtyard in the Czech Republic to commemorate COVID-19 victims on Monday (5/10). The Czech president was in attendance, along with Presidential office employees and castle guards, to light the candles.
For Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the third coronavirus infection wave has been particularly deadly. One factor may be that health systems tend to be more under-funded in Central and Eastern Europe. But the main reason is political.
TIL that John Mitchell's wife was forcibly kidnapped and drugged after the Watergate break-in to keep her quiet. And the guy who had a tranquilizer needle shoved into her butt is now... Ambassador to the Czech Republic (!)