Atlas denied ever advocating for such a strategy. But he consistently appeared on television pushing ideas that closely aligned with the dangerous “herd immunity” belief. In one August Fox News interview, Atlas said “people getting the infection is not really a problem, and in fact, as we said months ago, when you isolate everyone, including all the healthy people, you’re prolonging the problem because you’re preventing population immunity.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s Favorite COVID-19 Adviser Scott Atlas Resigns
All these plans assume the states, which are in charge of distributing vaccines, get some money to do it. So far, Congress has not allocated any money for vaccine distribution. Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, estimated the states need $30 billion to get vaccine distribution plans into place. … [Read more...] about When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?
"As we have emphasized throughout the pandemic, the outlook for the economy is extraordinarily uncertain and will depend, in large part, on the success of efforts to keep the virus in check." Powell said in prepared remarks for his testimony on Tuesday to the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. "The rise in new Covid-19 cases, both here and abroad, is concerning and could prove challenging for the next few months. A full economic recovery is unlikely until people are confident that it is safe to re-engage in a broad range of activities." … [Read more...] about Fed chair calls the economic recovery ‘extraordinarily uncertain’
India, which the Global Times cited as a future top four global economy by 2025, notably opted out of signing the RCEP on November 15, in line with its stated goal of becoming less dependent on foreign supply chains, which in turn helps to contain Chinese dominance over Asian manufacturing and trade. … [Read more...] about Chinese State Media: ‘An Asian Era Is Coming’ Post-Trump
Two remote villages in Japan’s northwest have agreed to start the first stage of a survey process that would allow the federal government to dispose of thousands of tons of nuclear waste in the ground beneath the communities, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday. … [Read more...] about Japan: Struggling Villages Take Cash Offer for Nuclear Waste Disposal