NEWS: JANUARY 11 – 2021

NEWS: JANUARY 11 – 2021

 

 

 

Most -19 Patients in New Jersey Admitted for Non-COVID Reasons: Officials

 

Most Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in New Jersey Admitted for Non-COVID Reasons: Officials

 

Of the 6,075 people with COVID-19 and hospitalized in the state, just 2,963 were admitted for COVID-19, New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said during a briefing.

“We have a fair number of what I’ve started to call COVID incidental, or incidental COVID, meaning you went in because you broke your leg, but everyone’s getting tested and it turns out you’ve got COVID. You didn’t even know it,” Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, said. “My wife didn’t know it and still she’s not back in the in the game, but never had any symptoms, so there is a significant amount of that.”

Link: THE EPOCH TIMES

 

 

 

California Says COVID-Positive Health Workers Can Get Back to Work Amid Shortages

 

California Says COVID-Positive Health Workers Can Get Back to Work Amid Shortages

 

The California Department of Public Health issued guidance that allows health care networks to enable COVID-19-positive employees to keep working if they don’t show any symptoms.

Health care workers in the state now don’t have to isolate or show a negative COVID-19 test, the guidance said, before coming back to work if they are asymptomatic. The guidance, which remains in effect until Feb. 1, stipulates that staff wear N95 respirator masks while on the job.

After the guidance was handed down, several unions that represent nurses and other hospital staff expressed alarm.

Link: THE EPOCH TIMES

 

 

 

Uniper’s €10bn credit call signals strains on Europe’s energy sector

 

Uniper%u2019s €10bn credit call signals strains on Europe%u2019s energy sector

 

State lender’s role in German utility’s dash for cash raises fears of an industry scramble for finance.
German utility Uniper’s admission that it had been forced to seek €10bn in new credit lines was a stark reminder that the threat posed by Europe’s energy crisis is not limited to consumers.

The dash for cash last week by one of Europe’s largest energy companies comes as unprecedented rises in natural gas and power prices prompt a sudden swelling of it liabilities on futures contracts.

hospital staff expressed alarm.

Link: THE FINALCES TIMES

 

 

 

The EU rules creating an armada of empty ‘ghost flights’

 

The EU rules creating an armada of empty ‘ghost flights’

 

This week it was reported that Lufthansa Group – which also owns Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Swiss International Airlines – expects to operate 18,000 ‘ghost flights’ with no passengers on them between December and March this year.

At a time when the world is meant to be tackling climate change why are airlines spending a fortune shuttling thousands of empty planes, each spewing tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere, between airports? The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, is European Union red tape. ‘The EU surely is in a climate emergency mode,’ Greta Thunberg sarcastically tweeted in response to the news.

Link: THE SPECTATOR

 

 

 

Mexico ends year with inflation at 7.36%, most in 20 years

 

Mexico ends year with inflation at 7.36%, most in 20 years

 

Mexico ended 2021 with an annualized inflation rate of 7.36%, the highest in 20 years, the national statistics institute said Friday. Inflation in December continued at about the same rate as in November, and was led by fresh food products, air travel and other rising costs.

Mexico’s central bank faces pressure to increase interest rates, without constraining economic growth. The country’s interbank interest rate is around 5.50%, and the target inflation rate of 3% seems a very distant goal.

Link: FOX NEWS

 

 

 

Government Contractors Settle After Providing China-Made Containers

 

Government Contractors Settle After Providing China-Made Containers

 

Iran has sanctioned 51 Americans, including some of the US’ top military officials, that it blames Even the U.S. federal government sometimes has trouble buying American products.

The Department of Defense has contracted for its suppliers to buy American-made materials or materials manufactured in specified allied countries, such as South Korea. However, through a settlement, two companies have agreed to jointly pay $904,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that they provided the Pentagon with shipping containers made in China and/or made from Chinese steel, in violation of the False Claims Act.

Link: THE EPOCH TIMES

 

 

 

China mounts anti-US campaign in Xinjiang universities amid genocide declarations

 

China mounts anti-US campaign in Xinjiang universities amid genocide declarations

 

 

Authorities are trying to make sure that charges of genocide and the use of forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang are rejected in meetings and discussions at the universities, the media reports said. Western countries, under the direction of the U.S., and international human rights organizations have been branded “anti-China forces” and attacked.

Instructors and students who have provided testimony have said in their speeches that the U.S. has led other Western powers in fabricating false accusations of genocide and forced labor, according to the media reports. They also say that peoples of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang enjoy equal work opportunities under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and are living “happily.”

Link: RFA

 

 

 

Despite Russia Tensions, U.S. Supports Extending ISS Operations Through 2030

 

Despite Russia Tensions, U.S. Supports Extending ISS Operations Through 2030

 

Despite increasing tensions with Russia, the Biden administration supports extending the operations of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2030, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said.

In a December 31 statement, Nelson said that the Biden administration is committed to working with international partners, including Russia, to continue research being conducted on the orbiting laboratory through the end of the decade.

Link: RFE

 

 

 

YouTube Takes Down, Reinstates Video Critical of Biden Afghanistan Withdrawal

 

YouTube Takes Down, Reinstates Video Critical of Biden Afghanistan Withdrawal

 

A music video produced by singer John Ondrasik that criticized President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was removed and reinstated by YouTube, highlighting concerns about whether the Google-owned platform is censoring dissenting viewpoints.

“I have just received notification that @YouTube has taken down the ‘Blood on My Hands’ – White House Docu-Music video,” he wrote on Twitter. “Blood on My Hands” received more than 250,000 views on YouTube in five days before it was taken down, he told news outlets.

Link: THE EPOCH TIMES

 

 

 

NYC Democrats Grant Voting Rights to Nearly 1 Million Noncitizens

 

NYC Democrats Grant Voting Rights to Nearly 1 Million Noncitizens

 

Up to one million noncitizens living in New York City will have access to the ballot box after Mayor Eric Adams (D) on Sunday approved legislation by the city council to automatically become law.

“I believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation.”

Link: BREITBART

 

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