National and international media news & headlines compiled by CLG.
U.S. Buys Millions of Monkeypox Vaccines, Which Were Already Made and Invoiced, After Massachusetts Man Is Infected | 19 May 2022 | The U.S. government has ordered millions of doses of a vaccine that protects against monkeypox. The news follows the first confirmed case in the states — a man in Massachusetts — following an outbreak in the U.K. The order amounts to a 119 million order for Jynneos vaccines, which are used for the prevention of both smallpox and monkeypox. It was announced by biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic, which makes the vaccine, on Wednesday. The order will convert bulk vaccines, which have already been made and invoiced under previous contracts with the U.S. government, into freeze-dried versions which have an improved shelf-life.
Possible case of monkeypox being investigated in NYC – health officials | 19 May 2022 | A possible case of monkeypox was being investigated in New York City after a patient with symptoms arrived at Bellevue Hospital, health officials said Thursday afternoon. The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said their health lab will conduct a preliminary test for monkeypox. If the results are positive the samples will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmation. The patient is being cared for with all isolation protocols in place at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. Epidemiologists are expected to follow up with any individual that may have been in contact with the patient while infectious, the health department said.
Monkeypox cases under investigation in Canada as outbreak spreads in Europe, U.S. –U.S., U.K., Portugal and Spain also investigating cases as global numbers grow | 19 May 2022 | On Thursday, Montreal public health officials announced two confirmed cases of monkeypox and 17 suspected cases under investigation in the region, including 15 cases on the island of Montreal, one on the South Shore and another on the North Shore. Wednesday: Health officials in Quebec are investigating more than a dozen cases of suspected monkeypox in Canada, after U.S. and European health officials confirmed rising cases of the rare infectious disease — suggesting a wider outbreak may be happening globally. Radio-Canada reported Wednesday that Montreal public health officials are investigating at least 13 cases flagged by doctors in the city, following diagnoses made in three clinics specializing in sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.
U.S. Plan to Amend International Health Regulations Could Hand Over More Power to WHO, Experts Warn | 19 May 2022 | The upcoming 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) to be held in Geneva from May 22 – 28 could adopt far-reaching amendments to the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR). The IHR is the most important multilateral treaty regulating the global architecture for health emergency, preparedness, response and resilience (HEPR architecture). The extensive amendments to the IHR were initiated by the U.S., listed as agenda item WHA75/18 for the 75th WHA. The amendments are already backed by 19 co-sponsor states and the European Union (EU)… The proposed U.S. amendments to Article 12 IHR will both considerably extend the executive powers of the WHO Director-General to declare global emergency-like situations and centralize this power further by removing the need to consult and find agreement with the respective state party.
DARPA for ‘health’: $500M-per-year disease research agency advances in House | 18 May 2022 | The House Energy and Commerce Committee overwhelmingly approved a bill to establish an independent high-risk, high-reward biomedical research division, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, to
pursue medical breakthroughs launch the next pandemic. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the committee voted 53-3 to advance the ARPA-H Act to the full House floor for a vote. The agency is a biomedical research version of the military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, famed for its role in developing the internet and GPS. The “no” votes came from three Republican members: Billy Long of Missouri, Debbie Lesko of Arizona, and John Curtis of Utah. The bill, first introduced in October 2021 by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), would establish the standalone ARPA-H within the Department of Health and Human Services as outlined in Joe Biden’s 2022 budget proposal.
Louisiana Governor Reverses ‘Insane Mandate’ Requiring COVID Vaccines for Students | 19 May 2022 | Children and students attending daycare, K-12 programs and college in Louisiana, at least for now, will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday. The announcement reversed an earlier decision by the governor’s administration and the Louisiana Health Department (LHD) requiring students to be fully vaccinated beginning in the 2022-23 school year. Edwards said he based the decision on the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not fully approved the vaccines for people under age 16.
Pfizer Document Dump Shows Doctor With Ties to Gates Foundation Deleted Trial Participant’s Vaccine Injury | 18 May 2022 | An 80,000-page cache of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine documents released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sheds light on Pfizer’s extensive vaccine trials in Argentina, including the unusually large size of the trials and the story of a trial participant whose vaccine reaction was “disappeared.” The case of Augusto Roux in Argentina suggests that in at least one instance, a trial participant whose symptoms were determined to be connected to the COVID-19 vaccine was later listed, in official records, as having experienced adverse events that were not related to the vaccination. Vaccine trials in Argentina also appear to have glossed over adverse events suffered by other trial participants, and the potential connection between the adverse events and the vaccine.
Russia moves to withdraw from WTO, WHO –Proposals for ending membership in the international organizations have been sent to the parliament | 17 May 2022 | Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, is planning to discuss the potential withdrawal of the country from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Pyotr Tolstoy, the vice speaker of the parliament. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a list of such agreements to the State Duma, and together with the Federation Council [upper house of parliament] we are planning to evaluate them and then propose to withdraw from them,” Tolstoy said on Tuesday. The vice speaker said that Russia had already canceled its membership in the Council of Europe, and that leaving the WTO and WHO is next. [The WHO and WTO are tyrannical cesspools run by globalists. Putin is smart to withdraw.]
Senate Passes $40 Billion in Aid to Ukraine During 40-Year-High Inflation | 19 May 2022 | The Senate on Thursday passed legislation to give 40 billion to Ukraine in economic and military aid, while Americans suffer from food shortages and inflation. The Senate voted on H.R. 7691, the Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package, which passed 86-11. The vote featured strong Republican and Democrat support for the bill; however, some populist Senate Republicans opposed the legislation, believing that America should focus its efforts on domestic crises such as 40-year-high inflation and baby formula shortages. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Boozman (R-AR), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) voted against the bill.
11 GOP Senators Break with Mitch McConnell and Vote Against Latest $40 Billion in US Aid to Ukraine | 17 May 2022 | The US Senate passed legislation to send another 40 billion to Ukraine on Monday night. Eleven Republican Senators broke with Mitch McConnell and voted “no” against the latest funding of Europe’s most corrupt regime. On Saturday several US Republican Senators went to Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy for a photo-op. Mitch McConnell led the delegation.
NATO member blocks accession talks for Sweden and Finland – media –Turkey has opposed the Nordic states’ accession to the bloc, accusing the countries of supporting terrorist groups | 18 May 2022 | Turkey has blocked NATO accession talks with Finland and Sweden, several media outlets reported on Wednesday. Representatives of the military bloc’s member states gathered seeking to open the negotiations just hours after both nations officially submitted their applications. However, Ankara has reportedly stopped the vote at the start of the talks. Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had said that the first stage of negotiations on the two nations’ applications could be concluded within one or two weeks. However, Turkey’s resistance casts doubt on whether that was still possible.
Another NATO state wants to block Sweden and Finland from joining | 18 May 2022 | Croatian President Zoran Milanovic plans to instruct Ambassador Mario Nobilo, the country’s permanent representative to NATO, to block the accession of Finland and Sweden to the decades-old military alliance, he said Wednesday. Refusing consent would turn the international community’s attention to problems facing ethnic Croats in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milanovic told reporters. Under the current election laws, Croat representatives tend to get elected with the votes of Bosnian Muslims, also known as Bosniaks. Zagreb is pushing to revise this. Stockholm and Helsinki formally broke with their history of neutrality on May 15 and applied for NATO membership. However, the acceptance of new countries to the bloc requires the unanimous consent of all members.
Turkey opposes Finland and Sweden’s NATO bids – Erdogan | 16 May 2022 | Turkey will not say “yes” to Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership bids, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that any attempts to persuade Ankara to change its position would be fruitless. Both governments officially announced their intention to join the US-led military bloc this weekend. Turkey had previously warned that it might oppose the move, with Erdogan calling the two Nordic countries “guesthouses for terrorist organizations.” He was referring to the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKP/C), which have been outlawed by Ankara.
Biden Regime Hires Michael Chertoff to Lead Disinformation Board | 19 May 2022 | The Biden regime announced on Wednesday they hired Michael Chertoff, another Hunter Biden laptop truther, to lead the government’s Disinformation Board. Chertoff has worked as an attorney at Covington & Burling. He is the co-author of the Patriot Act that allowed the federal government to spy on its citizens. Michael Chertoff was a board member of a website Alliance for Securing Democracy that claimed it was tracking Russian disinformation during the Trump years. Its real purpose is to smear websites supportive of Donald Trump and his accomplishments as Russian propaganda. Chertoff will be joined by Jamie Gorelik to lead the Ministry of Truth following the resignation of crackpot lounge singer Nina Jankowicz.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Wasted $17M on Empty Hotel Rooms | 18 May 2022 | Immigration and Customs Enforcement wasted 17 million on 1,200 largely unused hotel rooms to house migrant families, and hired a contractor that did not follow Covid-19 testing protocols, according to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General. The report found “ICE did not adequately justify the need for the sole source contract to house migrant families” which resulted in “approximately 17 million for hotel spaces and services at six hotels that went largely unused” between April and June of 2021. Additionally, instead of soliciting bids to drive the price down, they simply signed an 87 million “sole source contract” with the contractor. The report also found that the contractor, Endeavors, didn’t follow the department’s Covid-19 testing protocols.
Gas stations in Washington state resetting price boards to accommodate $10 per gallon –Several gas stations in the Evergreen State ran out of fuel. | 19 May 2022 | Gas stations in Washington state are resetting their price boards to accommodate double digits in preparation for fuel prices potentially reaching 10 per gallon. The move comes as several gas stations in the Evergreen State ran out of fuel. At the 76 gas station in Auburn, about 30 miles south of Seattle, gas pumps were reprogrammed so the display could indicate a price of at least 10 a gallon… Washingtonians are also having to contend with gas stations that are running out of fuel. Motorists who drive up to gas pumps in Kennewick, Pasco and West Richland are met with notes indicating that the station does not have any fuel to sell — except diesel.
Gas prices hit $4 in all 50 states for the first time, national average reaches record high –California has the highest gas prices at more than $6 a gallon | 17 May 2022 | Gas prices continued hitting record highs this week, as the average gallon of gas now costs at least 4 in all 50 states for the first time ever, according to the auto club AAA. Just three states – Georgia, Kansas, and Oklahoma – hadn’t crossed 4 a gallon on Monday, but they all saw jumps on Tuesday to hit that threshold. Kansas still has the cheapest gas in the nation at 4.006 a gallon, while California has the priciest at 6.021 a gallon.
An estimated $163 billion from pandemic unemployment benefits were misspent or stolen – report | 15 May 2022 | A sprawling community of victims have been caught up in a massive series of attacks targeting the nation’s generous coronavirus aid programs. The more than 5 trillion approved since the start of the pandemic has become a wellspring for criminal activity, allowing fraudsters to siphon m-ney away from hard-hit American workers and businesses who needed the help most. The exact scope of the fraud targeting federal aid initiatives is unknown, even two years later. With unemployment benefits, however, the theft could be significant. Testifying at a little-noticed congressional hearing this spring, a top watchdog for the Labor Department estimated there could have been “at least” 163 billion in unemployment-related “overpayments,” a projection that includes wrongly paid sums as well as “significant” benefits obtained by malicious actors.
Oz Keeps Lead as Vote Count Continues in Pennsylvania Senate Primary | 19 May 2022 | Literally and figuratively, every vote counts in the Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick, which remains too close to call two days after the May 17 primary. As of 3 p.m. local time on May 19, Oz, the heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump leads with 417,250 votes (31.16 percent), compared to 415,971 (31.07 percent) for McCormick. In the 24 hours between the mornings of May 17 and May 18, more than 20,000 votes were added to the totals. Propelled by mail-in ballots, McCormick gained about 1,500 votes.
Doug Mastriano wins Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor | 17 May 2022 | State Sen. Doug Mastriano, who was endorsed late in the campaign by former President Donald Trump, won the Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday. The Associated Press declared Mastriano the winner at 9:51 p.m. At about 11:20 p.m., Mr. Mastriano was leading former U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, 44% to 21%. Mr. Mastriano will face off against Attorney General Josh Shapiro in November in the race to be the next governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Shapiro was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Analysis of Hunter Biden’s hard drive shows he, his firm took in about $11 million from 2013 to 2018, spent it fast | 19 May 2022 | From 2013 through 2018 Hunter Biden and his company brought in about 11 million via his roles as an attorney and a board member with a Ukrainian firm accused of bribery and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud, according to an NBC News analysis of a copy of Biden’s hard drive and iCloud account and documents released by Republicans on two Senate committees. The documents and the analysis, which don’t show what he did to earn millions from his Chinese partners, raise questions about national security, business ethics and potential legal exposure. In December 2020, Biden acknowledged in a statement that he was the subject of a federal investigation into his taxes. NBC News was first to report that an ex-business partner had warned Biden he should amend his tax returns to disclose 400,000 in income from the Ukrainian firm, Burisma. GOP congressional sources also say that if Republicans take back the House this fall, they’ll demand more documents and probe whether any of Biden’s income went to his father, Joe Biden.
‘The Typhoid Mary of Disinformation’: Nicolle Wallace. Nobody Spreads it More Relentlessly –From her days as Bush/Cheney propagandist, to her stint on The View, to her role as beloved-by-Democrats MSNBC host, Wallace has perfected the art of sociopathic lying. By Glenn Greenwald | 19 May 2022 | (Opinion) The most blatant and shameless liars from the first term of the Bush/Cheney administration have, revealingly, enjoyed great success in media and journalism… When the CIA wants the American public contaminated with its lies and disinformation, Nicolle Wallace’s lips begin moving. She delivers the anonymous disinformation campaigns of the U.S. security state with a tone of empathy, compassion, and liberal elegance, all in the language and with the affectations which affluent liberals most admire. She has an unsurpassed ability to broadcast to audiences outright lies whispered to her by Deep State operatives — one after the next — without flinching or betraying the slightest sense of a conscience or moral compass. She lies like only a sociopath can: exuding charm and warmth yet utterly vacant on the inside, except for a soul festering in rot.