2021-05-23: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-23). More Of The Same: Biden's Hybrid War Against China. popularresistance.org US President Joe Biden's budget proposal for the next fiscal year was recently announced, and it requests $715 billion for his first Pentagon budget, 1.6% more than the $704 billion enacted under Donald Trump's administration. The outline states that the primary justification for this increase in military spending is to counter the threat of China, and identifies China as the United States' "top challenge."

Staff (2021-05-22). China has Exported 700 Million Doses of its COVID-19 Vaccines Worldwide. orinocotribune.com In a recent column featured in Mundo Sputnik, Uruguayan journalist Raúl Zibechi provided some important data regarding the "vaccine race" taking place between China and the United States and its Western allies. | China "has been able to export no less than 700 million doses around the world, while the US has barely sold 3 million doses abroad," according to an Asia Times "Months ago, President Xi Jingping of China declared that vaccines were a 'global public good,' an…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-05-22). [Perspectives] Yee-Sin Leo: a leader in Singapore's fight against infectious diseases. thelancet.com In January, 2020, Yee-Sin Leo, Executive Director of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) in Singapore, and her team followed an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, very closely for any evidence of human-to-human transmission. Given population movement in the region, they knew that if they saw that evidence it meant "that Singapore will get hit with COVID-19 cases", Leo says. So the National Public Health Laboratory at NCID prepared to detect and diagnose cases, drills were done to smooth workflow, and the COVID-19 Research Workgroup was set up.

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-22). The Heat: U.S.-ROK Relations and Global Health Summit. america.cgtn.com China pledges three billion dollars to help developing countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic at the Global Health Summit. | And U.S. President Biden welcomes Republic of Korea President Moon at the White House.

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