EU May Sue AstraZeneca Over Botched COVID Vaccine Rollout

EU May Sue AstraZeneca Over Botched COVID Vaccine Rollout
AstraZeneca has faced unceasing criticism since the start of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout due to sloppy communications with regulators and governments that led to several halts during the testing phase (including a month-long halt to a US trial following disturbing cases of deadly blood clots in the UK).

As it would happen, those blood clots – which the company dismissed back during the trials as a freak coincidence – are now at the center of an international scandal that has made all adenovirus-platform vaccines (including the J&J jab, which is still

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The Failure Of Imperial College Modeling Is Far Worse than We Knew

The Failure Of Imperial College Modeling Is Far Worse than We Knew
Authored by Phillip Magness via The American Institute for Economic Research,

A fascinating exchange played out in the UK’s House of Lords on June 2, 2020. Neil Ferguson, the physicist at Imperial College London who created the main epidemiology model behind the lockdowns, faced his first serious questioning about the predictive performance of his work.

Ferguson predicted catastrophic death tolls back on March 16, 2020 unless governments around the world adopted his preferred suite of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to ward off the pandemic. Most countries followed his advice,

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“Agricultural Disaster” – Frost Blast Decimates French Vineyards, May Slash Total Wine Output By Third 

“Agricultural Disaster” – Frost Blast Decimates French Vineyards, May Slash Total Wine Output By Third 
Earlier this month, French farmers fought mother nature in their attempt to prevent frost from wiping out their crops. It appears their attempts have failed as the damage is extensive and could wipe out nearly a third of French wine output for the year. 

In early April, French farmers scrambled to light-controlled fires across their vineyards to stave off frost. Euronews document these efforts in a series of stunning photographs. 

A farmer burns a bale of straw in his vineyard to protect grapevines from frost.

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Faith Leaders, Businessmen, Political Leaders Urge African Development, Countering China’s Belt-And-Road

Faith Leaders, Businessmen, Political Leaders Urge African Development, Countering China’s Belt-And-Road
Authored by Douglas Burton via The Epoch Times,

Former Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has endorsed an effort to jumpstart the economies of Africa through a bottom-up revolution of African entrepreneurs. That revolution involves countering China’s efforts to dominate the continent while articulating a Christian approach to Africa’s development.

Pompeo gave the keynote speech April 13 at a summit of CEOs and African political leaders called “Equity for Africa” at the Business School of Liberty University in Virginia.

“Greater development improves security for all of us,” Pompeo told

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How Much Ruin Do We Have Left?

How Much Ruin Do We Have Left?
Authored by Victor Davis Hanson. op-ed via The Epoch Times,

As Americans know from their own illustrious history, any nation’s well-being hinges on only a few factors. Its prosperity, freedom, and overall stability depend on its constitutional and political stability. A secure currency and financial order are also essential, as is a strong military.

Perhaps most important is a first-rate inductive educational system. Of course, nothing is possible without general social calm (often dependent on a reverence for the past) and secure borders.

The ability to produce or easily acquire food, fuel, and

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Fake COVID Vaccines Discovered In Mexico And Poland 

Fake COVID Vaccines Discovered In Mexico And Poland 
While scammers have been selling fake or forged COVID-19 vaccination cards, another scam has been discovered involving counterfeit versions of the vaccine. 

WSJ reports fake versions of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech have been found in Mexico and Poland. 

In Mexico, a man who claimed to be a biotech expert injected upwards of 80 people with the fake vaccine – charging $1,000 per dose. WSJ said none of the people had been physically harmed by the injection. 

Dr. Manuel de la O, the health secretary of Nuevo León

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Taiwan: The New Geopolitical And Economic Flash Point

Taiwan: The New Geopolitical And Economic Flash Point
Authored by Ethan Yang via The American Institute for Economic Research,

The island nation of Taiwan may be in the spotlight today for handling Covid-19 without a lockdown but it’s about to become one of the most contentious geopolitical flashpoints of the decade. On April 17, 2021, The South China Morning Post reported that,

“The United States and Japan called for “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait” in a joint statement released after a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga who reaffirmed their commitment

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How To Negotiate A Significant Discount On College Tuition

How To Negotiate A Significant Discount On College Tuition
Submitted by Paul Hill via EducateToCareer.org,

College tuitions are negotiable. For the past 20 years, colleges have discreetly offered discounts, when pressed or motivated to attract certain students. Competition among colleges in recent years has increased the practice of discounting significantly, and the size of discounts is greater than ever. Covid has of course, accelerated the trend. To maintain enrollment numbers, public, state run colleges have increased discounting through what is referred to as ‘institutional aid’ while many private non-profit colleges are now discounting tuitions by more than 50%.

Tuitions at

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New York City Targets 100% Renewable Electricity By 2025

New York City Targets 100% Renewable Electricity By 2025
Mayor Bill de Blasio – having solved all other problems in the city related to the pandemic and the recent outburst of violent crime – has shifted his focus making sure the city is going to be 100% run on renewable electricity by 2025. 

Yesterday, as if the cost of living wasn’t skyrocketing enough for NYC citizens, the city announced that it had signed “a letter of intent in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) committing the City to pursuing a joint purchase of

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New Study Shows “Long Haul” COVID-19 Can Kill Patients Months After Infection

New Study Shows “Long Haul” COVID-19 Can Kill Patients Months After Infection
Across the US, tens of thousands of people who were infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have struggled with a buffet of debilitating symptoms that made it impossible for them to work or live normal lives. Many of those who were eligible sought disability as baffled scientists tried to determine the cause of the “long hauler” syndrome, as it has come to be known.

Media outlets like the Washington Post and New York Times have chronicled the experiences of individuals struggling with “long hauler” syndrome

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