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CDC, NIH collected $63 million in royalties from private sector says report

News 07/29/21, 19:29

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raked in millions of dollars from private enterprises during 2020. NIH and CDC amassed royalties worth a combined $63.4 million in the 2020 financial year (October 2019 to September 2020). According to Children's Health Defense (CHD) some of ...

China sentences outspoken billionaire Sun Dawu to 18 years in prison

Politics 07/29/21, 15:08

A prominent Chinese billionaire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in China on Wednesday, July 28, the latest in a series of sentences handed down to outspoken business leaders. Billionaire Sun Dawu runs one of the country's largest private agricultural businesses in the northern province of Hebei, China. His Hebei ...

Department of Justice claims that mandating COVID vaccines is legal

News 07/28/21, 15:41

Despite only being approved for emergency use, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published an opinion on Monday, July 26, saying that coronavirus vaccine mandates are legal.The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) emergency use go-ahead "does not prohibit public or private entities from imposing vaccination requirements for vaccines that are subject ...

Most San Francisco bars require proof of vaccine, negative result to drink inside

News 07/27/21, 23:21

A coalition of more than 500 bars introduced strict pandemic restrictions to counter soaring Delta variant cases in Northern California. The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance confirmed its members require customers to present proof of vaccination, or a 72-hour negative test, when entering bars in the Fog City. Customers without valid ...

France to forbid culling of male chicks from 2022 following Germany’s lead

Europe 07/25/21, 19:13

Crushing and gassing male chicks will be considered illegal in France from 2020 onwards, the country's agriculture minister announced on July 19.  "France is the first country in the world, along with Germany, to end the crushing and gassing of male chicks," said France Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie in an interview ...

Huawei new consultant is Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta

U.S. 07/25/21, 01:34

Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecom giant, has appointed Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta as their consultant. Politico said Podesta was hired to help the company mend its relationship with the Biden administration, which has taken a firm position against the problematic Chinese firm.  Over the years, Huawei has experienced a difficult path with ...

Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships lifted

News 07/24/21, 02:36

A federal appeals court on Friday, July 23, accepted to have Chinese Communist Party Virus (COVID-19) protocols for cruise ships in Florida removed. The controls were imposed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The ruling initially was issued by Tampa judge Steven Merryday but was temporarily blocked ...