Sand art protest calls for G7 leaders to waive Covid vaccine patents. Activist group Avaaz, as part of the ‘People’s Vaccine Campaign’, creates sand art on a Cornish beach calling on world leaders to waive the patents to Covid vaccines to enable better access for the poor.
Jill Biden’s jacket with the word ‘Love’ on the back, worn while accompanying Joe Biden to the G7 in Britain, has drawn comparisons to the jacket Melania Trump wore with the words “I really don’t care, do you?” after her 2018 border visit with child migrants.
Jill Biden is an American educator who is the current first lady of the United States. She was previously the second lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
She has a bachelor’s degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Delaware, as well as two master’s degrees from West Chester University and Villanova University. She taught English and reading in high schools for thirteen years and instructed adolescents with emotional disabilities at a psychiatric hospital. From 1993 to 2008, Biden was an English and writing instructor at Delaware Technical & Community College. Since 2009, she has been a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College and is thought to be the first wife of a vice president or president to hold a paying job during her husband’s tenure.
Born in Hammonton, New Jersey, she grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. She married Joe Biden in 1977, becoming stepmother to Beau and Hunter, his two sons from his first marriage. Biden and her husband also have a daughter together, Ashley, born in 1981. She is now the founder of the Biden Breast Health Initiative non-profit organization, co-founder of the Book Buddies program, co-founder of the Biden Foundation, is active in Delaware Boots on the Ground, and is co-founder of Joining Forces with Michelle Obama. She has published a memoir and two children’s books.
Melania Trump is a Slovene-American former model and businesswoman who served as the first lady of the United States from 2017 to 2021 during the presidency of her husband, Donald Trump.
Trump grew up in Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia) and worked as a fashion model through agencies in the European fashion capitals of Milan and Paris before moving to New York City in 1996. She was associated with Irene Marie Models and Trump Model Management. In 2005 she married the real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump and gave birth to their son Barron in 2006. Later that year she became an American naturalized citizen. She was the first such, and the first non-native English speaker, to become first lady.