China has a "stunning lead" in 37 out of 44 critical and emerging technologies as Western democracies lose a global competition for research output, a security think tank said on Thursday after tracking defense, space, energy and biotechnology.
Nearly one in four teachers say they changed their lesson plans due to laws banning Critical Race Theory (CRT), despite many not knowing which laws are actually in place, according to a 2023 national report.
Despite high vaccination rates in China, the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation projects that the country will see an "explosion of cases and over a million deaths through 2023," with peak cases and approximately 322,000 deaths expected around April 1, when around one-third of the population is projected to have been infected.
A growing number of parents oppose vaccine mandates as a precondition for public school attendance, and interest among adults in receiving COVID-19 booster shots is waning, according to a national poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
Big law and accounting firms raked in $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed COVID-19 "relief" loans from the federal government while regular people faced economic turmoil, according to a watchdog report obtained by the Washington Examiner.