The Johnson & Johnson company announced the start of phase 3 testing for its covid-19 vaccine. Some 60,000 people are expected to participate in this new phase. Cases of the new coronavirus reappear in Israel: on Tuesday the authorities reported 6,861 new infections, the highest number of infections reported in that country in one day. As “the choices of our life” Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, described the upcoming US presidential elections and, together with her husband, Prince Harry, called for an end to hate speech. Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was discharged after staying in a Berlin hospital poisoned with a Soviet-era chemical agent from the Novichok group. 200 whales are found stranded off the west coast of Tasmania, bringing the number of cetaceans found in these conditions to 450, a record.