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Chinese Research Group Calls On Beijing to Ease ‘Zero-COVID’ Policies, Citing Worsening Economic Outlook
In a notable move by a Chinese think tank, Anbound Research Center called on the country’s central government to loosen “zero-COVID” restrictions — citing an imminent “economic stall,” should the heavy-handed measures continue.  The since-deleted...
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WHO Says We ‘Cannot Live’ With COVID-19, Despite Virus Now Killing Fewer People Than Traffic Accidents
On Aug. 17, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said “We cannot live with 15,000 deaths a week” due to COVID-19, raising the alarm after global deaths due to the virus,...
Could Beijing’s COVID Restrictions Lead to Mass Protests? 
After undergoing several months of lockdowns, movement restrictions and travel bans, authorities in China have finally lifted some of the country’s draconian “zero-COVID” policies that have plagued the world’s most populous nation and second largest...
The Irish Government is preparing for fuel and electricity shortages starting in September that will result in lockdowns and fuel rationing.
Ireland Runs Oil and Electricity Shortage Wargame With Lockdowns, Fuel Control
The Government of Ireland recently conducted a secret wargame preparing for the installation of lockdowns and fuel control in the event the country runs either an oil deficit or faces a total electricity shortage starting...
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87% of Countries Struggling With Inflation Levels Above the Norm
According to Trading Economics, a website that provides users with information on 196 countries and regions and that forecasts utilizing more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and...
The Shijiazhuang railway station was empty during the spring festival travel season because of COVID-19 on Jan. 27, 2021 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China.
Beijing Shuts Down Whole Districts as Fresh Outbreak Spreads Through Capital
In the past few days, more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in China, the latest stemming from Inner Mongolia’s city of Manzhouli. The Epoch Times reported that this newest outbreak has now spread to the...
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Germany Plans to Introduce Mandatory Vaccinations as COVID-19 Infections Surge
Germany has seen a dramatic surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. In the past two weeks, the number of new infections in the country has jumped by over 60 percent. On...
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China Clings to Its Zero-COVID Policy Amidst Soaring Numbers of New Cases
China is ramping up safety measures in an effort to stick to its Zero-COVID strategy while new COVID-19 cases and the number of associated tests keep rising. Authorities reported 38 new “domestically transmitted” cases on...
Facebook Ramped Up Censorship Prior To German Election, Millionaires Moving Money Out Of Country
Prior to the Sept. 26 federal election in Germany, Facebook increased its censorship in the country, suppressing content it considered as COVID-19 misinformation. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Facebook even banned users who...
Excessive COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Australia Verging on Authoritarianism
Australian authorities have taken a “zero covid” approach to navigating the coronavirus pandemic and have implemented strict lockdown control measures in the name of public health while facing accusations that the political class has been...
COVID-19 Dampening China’s Golden Week Celebrations
Oct. 1 is celebrated as the National Day in China, commemorating the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. The seven-day period starting from Oct. 1 is considered a public holiday, also known as the...
Chinese City of Harbin Partially Locked Down as COVID-19 Spreads North
COVID-19 cases continue to increase in China prompting the northeastern city of Harbin to be placed under a semi-lockdown. The semi-lockdown was implemented following reports of a surge in reported transmissions of the virus that...