Let’s talk about China, supply chains, and not being done – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about fallout from the unthinkable – Beau of the Fifth Column

Trudeau plans to invoke Emergencies Act in response to protests: sources

Act grants cabinet ability to take ‘special temporary measures that may not be appropriate in normal times’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told his caucus he will invoke the never-before-used Emergencies Act to give the federal government extra powers to handle anti-vaccine mandate protests across the country, sources say. Those sources, who were not authorizedContinue reading “Trudeau plans to invoke Emergencies Act in response to protests: sources”

New Zealand anti-vax protesters inspired by Canada truckers camp outside parliament

New Zealand has seen a second day of demonstrations against pandemic restrictions with protesters camping outside the nation’s parliament. Inspired by large anti- vaccine rallies in Canada, hundreds of Kiwis arrived on Tuesday to stage new protests against vaccine mandates and other Covid rules. Protesters adopted the name “Convoy for Freedom” and blocked streets inContinue reading “New Zealand anti-vax protesters inspired by Canada truckers camp outside parliament”

Let’s talk about Canada’s response to the truckers – Beau of the Fifth Column

Ottawa mayor declares state of emergency to deal with trucking blockade

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson on Sunday declared a state of emergency to help deal with an unprecedented 10-day occupation by protesting truckers that has shut down much of the core of the Canadian capital. “(This) reflects the serious danger and threat to the safety and security of residents posed by the ongoing demonstrations and highlightsContinue reading “Ottawa mayor declares state of emergency to deal with trucking blockade”

Trudeau won’t commit to negotiate with truckers, says deploying army not “in the cards right now” – Global News

In response to being asked Thursday whether his government was considering deploying the Canadian military to intervene with the ongoing trucker protests in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “one has to be “very, very cautious” when considering such an option. He added that there has been no requests and that it isn’t “in theContinue reading “Trudeau won’t commit to negotiate with truckers, says deploying army not “in the cards right now” – Global News”

Trucker convoy arrives in Canada’s capital to protest vaccine mandates, Trudeau government – Global News

The trucker convoy and its supporters are gathering in Canada’s capital on Saturday to demand an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates with a multi-day demonstration expected to grind official Ottawa’s business to a halt.

WHO says omicron won’t be last Covid variant as global cases surge by 20% in a week

Dr. Bruce Aylward, a senior WHO official, warned high levels of transmission give the virus more opportunity to replicate and mutate, raising the risk that another variant will emerge. New infections have increased by 20% globally over the past week with nearly 19 million total reported cases. “This pandemic is nowhere near over,” WHO Director-GeneralContinue reading “WHO says omicron won’t be last Covid variant as global cases surge by 20% in a week”

Thousands in India gather for Magh Mela festival amid COVID surge – DW News

In northern India, tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims have gathered for a festival, despite a huge jump in COVID-19 infections. The Magh Mela festival, which includes bathing in the Ganges river, is one of the holiest pilgrimages in the Hindu faither. Last year’s festival was described as a COVID-19 ‘superspreader’ event. How are pilgrimsContinue reading “Thousands in India gather for Magh Mela festival amid COVID surge – DW News”

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