"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised down its estimates for US infection by the Omicron variant, stating it accounts for approximately 59% of all Covid cases in the US, not 73% as it previously said... The disparity in estimates, while confirming the rapid spread of Omicron, also speaks to relative lack of precision in detecting a new variant that can only be confirmed by genetic analysis... the numbers come with the caveat that many testing centers wer
"In October, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress about her experiences working at the social media giant. There, she saw evidence that its products were making teenagers anxious, depressed and suicidal, and contributing to ethnic violence in countries such as Ethiopia... And you know what the tech overlords are doing while we are fighting on the internet all day? They are getting extremely rich."
"... the president said it was 'wrong' and 'immoral' of media organizations to 'peddle lies' about Covid-19 vaccines, which could put their own customers' lives at risk.'I call on the purveyors of these lies and misinformation to stop it. Stop it now' he said. This comes as Mr. Biden announced new steps to tackle the spread of the Omicron variant, including the increased availability of home tests from January."
"In an interview ... Mr Morrison said that Australia has 'reduced our emissions by more than 20 per cent'... 'There are only four countries in the G20 that have actually done better than Australia ...,' he said... Mr Morrison's claim is misleading ... More problematic is the Prime Minister's use of a 2020 figure ... when data is only available to 2019 for other countries."
"Ministers have agreed a secrecy clause in any dispute with the drugs manufacturer Pfizer over Britain’s Covid vaccine supply [...] The revelation comes as Pfizer is accused by a former senior US health official of “war profiteering’’ during the pandemic [...] The government said its vaccine contracts were commercially sensitive and it could not disclose any further details."