World roundup: May 23 2022
Stories from Taiwan, Nigeria, Ukraine, and more
In today’s global news:
Worldometer is tracking COVID-19 cases and fatalities.
The New York Times is tracking global vaccine distribution.
Weather is not climate, or so I’m told, so I’ll just mention that there’s some really extreme weather going on right now in the Middle East, which is dealing with major sandstorms at the rate of about one per week, and in South Asia, where a massive heat wave has killed at least 90 people and stifled India’s wheat output. I’m sure there’s no broader implication to be drawn from these events other than “gosh, weather sure is wild sometimes!”
Yemeni rebels reportedly shot down a Saudi reconnaissance drone over Sanaa on Monday, killing three people in the process. Another three people were wounded when the drone crashed in a commercial district in the city, spraying shrapnel as it did so.