In case anyone still thinks #COVID19 is getting milder as time goes on… ➡️no, it’s getting worse and worse for children. These are deaths. And it’s not ‘just the flu’ either… Flu isn’t deadlier over time, but COVID somehow is for kids. And kids shouldn’t die! #CovidIsNotOver https://t.co/Kp6fSgiGGU
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) June 1, 2022
Shanghai just finished a 2 month lockdown. They went all out and stopped the pandemic using a dynamic zero covid strategy, including both lockdown and mass testing. People are out in the street celebrating. They can do so without risk of infection or long covid. 1/
— Yaneer Bar-Yam (@yaneerbaryam) May 31, 2022
Sanctions Now Weapons of Mass Starvation Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram
The US has imposed more sanctions regimes, and for longer periods, than any other country. … The US has increased using sanctions since 2016, imposing them on more than 1,000 entities or individuals yearly, on average, from 2016 to 2020 – nearly 80% more than in 2008-2015. The one-term Trump administration raised the US share of all new sanctions to almost half from a third before.
Chinese President Xi Jinping brought back a system of state-run agricultural cooperatives to fight poverty in rural areas and strengthen food sovereignty. From 2013-2019, the government rebuilt more than 10,000 co-ops. 95% of Chinese towns have food co-ops
Beijing’s air and sea patrols near Taiwan a ‘necessary action against collusion’ with US, PLA says South China Morning Post
U.S. Cyber Command Director Gen. Paul Nakasone confirmed for the first time that the U.S. had conducted offensive cyber operations in support of Ukraine.
There is already trouble in the ranks of Ukrainian army. Several several groups of soldiers have called out publicly to stop the senseless waste of life. At what point will the Ukrainian military or the Territorial Defense units turn against the Zelenski regime?
Biden announces new $700 million in military aid for Ukraine Reuters, June 1
U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a new $700 million weapons package for Ukraine that will include high mobility artillery rocket systems, which can accurately hit targets as far away as 80 km (50 miles).
Biden tweaks Ukraine narrative M.K. Bhadrakumar
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