A U.S. court of appeals has given the green light to President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private companies, and the case is now expected to be challenged in the Supreme Court. At the same time, there is a growing list of companies, like Amtrak, that are reversing their vaccine mandate policies.
Biden has warned the unvaccinated of America that they face a winter of “severe illness and death” if they refuse the shot. Recent science on the Omicron variant may paint a different picture though.
Russian head of state Vladimir Putin has pledged to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. He and Chinese Communist Party head Xi Jinping appear to be forging a friendship in the face of their mutual opposition from Western countries. But can either one really trust the other?