U.S. J&J Covid vaccine doses will be sent to Thailand-Myanmar border

U.S. J&J Covid vaccine doses will be sent to Thailand-Myanmar border

Millions of Johnson & Johnson doses have been sitting in warehouses since Emergent BioSolutions, a contract manufacturer, accidentally botched 15 million doses of the shot by mixing it with the AstraZeneca drug substance. Over the last several months, the Food and Drug Administration has investigated the batches and cleared them for use.

OSHA suspends implementation of workplace vaccine mandate pending further court action

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it will suspend “implementation” and “enforcement” of the Biden administration’s vaccine and testing mandates at private workplaces. The agency says it will now wait for future developments before proceeding with a new start date for enforcement.

OSHA suspends implementation of workplace vaccine mandate pending further court action

CIA Director Burns Goes to Moscow

CIA Director Burns Goes to Moscow

The most popular narrative currently making the rounds among some conspiracy theorists is that the Biden Administration has compiled what might be described as a dossier on the expansion of Chinese influence operations worldwide and is keen to make the case that they threaten everyone, including the Europeans and Russians. Presumably Burns would have been in Moscow to share that information in hopes that the burgeoning de facto alliance between Russia and China can be reversed. Whether Burns was successful in such a task remains to be seen, but it of course would not take into account that views in Beijing and Moscow have been shaped and hardened by confrontational activity that the United States has been engaged in both in the Baltic and South China Sea.

Russia aside, witness the recent wave of China bashing, begun by Barack Obama with his pivot to Asia, continued under Donald Trump with his China virus rants, and endorsed by Joe Biden’s team which persists in labeling Beijing as enemy number one. No one steps back and considers even for a moment that the US is China’s largest market and that the US in turn relies on Chinese manufactured products to fill its Walmarts. If ever two nations had good reasons not to go to war, it would be China and the United States, yet the US desire to confront the “Red Menace” to include defending Taiwan continues to drive policy.