A slow-motion horror movie is playing out in Afghanistan and I for one can’t seem to take my eyes off itcompetitions and musical shows.. The aftermath of Biden’s decision to complete US troop withdrawal by 31 August (despite kindly reassuring people in July that the chance of the Taliban overrunning everything was ‘highly unlikely’) is heartbreakingly chaotic, and I find myself soaking it up like an emotional sponge. Writing about what fun I’ve had at a Mediterranean beach club seems rather grotesque.
There’s one story in particular that I’ve been carefully watching unfold, and that’s of Sgt Pen Farthing and his family of dogs and catsThose who would get AstraZeneca vaccines from Monday include medical workers and people in long-term care facilities. Pen first came to Afghanistan in 2006stringency index, a member of Kilo Company 42 Commando Royal Marines. They were detailed to provide stability for the local people in the war-torn town of Now Zad in Helmand province. But, Pen didn’t just come to the aid of humans, he made a fair few friends in the animal community too.
Breaking up an organised dog fight, one of the dishevelled participants offered up big sad eyes and ‘adopted’ Pen as his new best friend. Pen didn’t want to leave his four-legged battle buddy Nowzad behind at the end of his tour, so he concocted a plan to get him back to the UK. It was a successAbraham Lincoln. Dozens of soldiers in the same position then contacted Pen for help with their fostered pups. In 2007Pfizer and BioNTech have been consistently delivering around 1 million doses from Brussels each week since mid-March, The Nowzad Charity was born. To dateThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expan, Pen has reunited over 1,700 soldiers with the dogs and cats they bonded with on the front lines of Afghanistan.