News Roundup 12/22/2021

by | Dec 22, 2021

News Roundup 12/22/2021

by | Dec 22, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Covid

  • American diagnostic test makers are expecting record revenue fueled by Covid testing. [Link]
  • Biden will deploy 1,000 medical personnel to medical facilities in January and February. [Link]
  • Massachusetts will deploy 500 National Guard to medical facilities. [Link]
  • California will require all healthcare workers to take a booster of a covid vaccine. [Link]
  • The US donated over 1.7 million vaccine doses to Bangladesh through Covax. [Link]
  • The US donates over 3.4 million vaccine doses to the Philippines through Covax. [Link]
  • Israel will start offering a 4th dose of the covid vaccine to the elderly. [Link]

US News

  • US officials claiming to be “victims of Havana Syndrome” are suing the US government. [Link] 

Great Power

  • Bulgaria says it does not need more NATO troops. [Link]
  • Japan will pay the US $9.2 billion over the next five years for the deployment of tens of thousands of US troops. [Link]

Middle East

  • National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says the US and Israel don’t see eye to eye on Iran. [Link]
  • US Envoy to Iran Robert Malley says time for talks with Iran is running out. [Link]
  • Russia says Iran talks will resume before the end of the year. [Link]
  • Iran is pushing Iraq’s Shia militias to resist violence against other Shia and accept the results of the recent election won by the Sadr Bloc. [Link]
  • Two PKK fighters were killed by Turkish forces in Iraq. [Link]
  • The World Food Programme cuts the amount of food distributed to eight million Yemenis due to a lack of funding. [Link]

Africa

  • Libya’s election commission dissolves the election committees. The move means this week’s scheduled election is unlikely to take place. [Link]
  • The Ethiopian government says it is still battling TPLF forces in the Afar and Amhara regions. [Link]
  • At least ten people have died protesting in the Congo. Protesters claim Rwandan forces are aiding the Congolese government. The government denies the claim and says only 1,700 Ugandan forces are assisting the military fight against the Allied Democratic Forces. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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