Victor Westerkamp

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COVID-19 Crisis Fans Inflation of Food Prices, Rent, and Fuel
Consumer prices rose 8.6 percent last year induced by skyrocketing energy tariffs that are further hampering supply chains caused by understaffing due to stiff COVID-19 regulations and soaring sick leaves. The US Bureau of Labor...
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FDA Weighs Endorsing a Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot
On Oct. 13, U.S. drug regulators said a second shot of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine could bolster people’s protection against the disease, but regulators did not have enough time to analyze the data...
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British Review: Inclusion of Biologically Male Athletes Competing Against Females at Odds With Fairplay Rules
An audit on transgender athletes participating in sports competitions by a United Kingdom's Sports thinktank concluded that inclusion and fairness are irreconcilable and suggested stricter guidelines in this regard. "The inclusion of transgender people into...
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Poland Denies It Maneuvers Toward PolExit After Legal Clash With the EU
The Polish government is at loggerheads with the European Union over jurisdictional rights leading to a looming walkout of Warsaw and possibly financial sanctions imposed by the supra-national governing body. Tension reached a tentative climax...
Fall Forward Into a New Career at the Medical Training Institute of New York
The Medical Training Institute of New York (MTI) offers a healthy program of continuing medical education courses. It specializes in helping non-medically trained staff to understand medical terminology, whether encountered through doctors’ reports, prescriptions, or...
Southwest Airlines Cancels More Than 1800 Flights; Blames Air Traffic Control Issues, Weather
Since Friday, Southwest Airlines has canceled more than 1800 flights, igniting speculation about a massive walkout of staff after the company announced mandatory vaccination for all employees. Instead, Southwest blamed the cancellations on the weather,...
French Senate to Vote on Mandatory Vaccination for all Citizens Aged 24 to 59
The French Senate is set to vote on a bill that would make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for large swaths of its population. Life hasn’t been easy for the non-vaccinated in France since the out roll...
Senate Reaches Agreement to Raise National Debt Ceiling
On Oct. 7, The U.S. Senate agreed, as expected, to a provisional increase in the national debt ceiling until December 3. “I have some good news,” majority leader Chuck Schumer said from the Senate floor....
Pfizer Expects FDA Approval to Vaccinate Children Under 12 by Halloween
Pharma giant Pfizer/BioNTech announced on Thursday that the company is seeking FDA approval for its COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to be administered to children between the ages of five and eleven. The submission comes after new...
William Shatner to Travel to Space on Jeff Bezos’ Next Blue Origin Mission
It’s been thirty years since William Shatner’s alter ego, James T. Kirk, last uttered his legendary command “Beam me up, Scotty,” a trademark catchphrase the actor became famous for during his 25-years leading the famous...