December 1, 2021

WHO’s Tedros Concerned About ‘False Sense of Security’ From Vaccines, Warns Pandemic Not Over

World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday shared his concerns over what he calls is a “false sense of security that vaccines have ended the pandemic,” while warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. Speaking on the eve of Thanksgiving at a news briefing in Geneva, Tedros said the WHO was concerned that…

Just 16 Percent of Organizations Rank Employee Retention and Engagement as Top Priority: Report

Less than 20 percent of organizations rank employee retention and engagement as a top priority, despite a global labor shortage, according to a new report from NTT DATA. The research (pdf) polled 1,000 business and IT executives across 16 industries in North America to uncover how organizations are prioritizing digital investments and strategies in the wake of constant disruptions stemming…

NTD News Today Full Broadcast (Nov. 23)

Kyle Rittenhouse speaks to the media for the first time since his acquittal. We have the highlights, including his message to President Joe Biden. Authorities confirm 39-year-old Darrell Brooks is the suspected driver of the SUV that drove through a crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday. Biden and the first lady visit Fort Bragg ahead…

Fear Is Deadlier Than Viruses

Commentary The most famous words of Franklin Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving president, were, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” One wonders if any world leader would or could say that today. We live in the Age of Fear. All of my life, I thought love and hate were the two most powerful…

FACT CHECK: Did A 1957 Comic Strip Reference A ‘China Virus’?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a comic strip created in 1957 that references a “China Virus.” Verdict: False The words “China Virus” have been digitally superimposed onto the comic. The original text does not include the term. Fact Check: The terms “China virus” and “Wuhan virus” have been used by some Americans, including former…

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show A Protest Against COVID-19 Lockdowns In Austria?

A picture shared on Facebook purportedly shows a recent anti-lockdown protest in Vienna, Austria. Verdict: False The picture shows a protest that occurred in Russia in 1991, not a recent protest in Austria. Fact Check: The Austrian government announced last week that it would be implementing a national lockdown and a vaccine mandate in response…

FACT CHECK: Did Authorities In Switzerland Arrest Klaus Schwab?

An image shared on Facebook 200 times claims Swiss police arrested World Economic Forum executive chairman Klaus Schwab on Nov. 13.Schwab has not been arrested by Swiss police. The inaccurate rumor probably originated from a website that has published misinformation in the past. The viral image shows a screen grab of a Nov. 13 article on…

Obama-Era Economic Adviser Tears Into Biden Spending Plans, Warns about ‘Embedded’ Inflation

Steven Rattner, head of the Auto Industry Task Force under former President Barack Obama, is the latest Obama-era economic aide to sound the alarm on inflation, asking how the Biden administration could have gotten “this critical issue so wrong,” warning the Build Back Better plan could exacerbate inflationary pressures. Rattner made the remarks in an…

US Confident on Developing Business Framework With Indo-Pacific Partners: Commerce Chief

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington on Nov. 9, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Economies By Reuters Reuters View profile Follow November 18, 2021 Updated: November 18, 2021 biggersmallerPrint KUALA LUMPUR—The United States is confident about developing a framework with Indo-Pacific partners to strengthen business and workforce,…

Wildlife Officers Spot Elk With Tire Around Its Neck for 2 Years, Remove Rubber Burden Finally

Colorado Wildlife officers successfully removed a tire from around the neck of a 600-pound male elk last month. The 4-year-old bull had been wearing the 20-pound tire for the last two years, first being sighted in July 2019. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers had made several attempts to track him down to remove the cumbersome tire,…

S&P Says It Believes China Evergrande Default Still ‘Highly Likely’

A sign of the Evergrande Center is seen at the Evergrande Center building in Shanghai on Oct. 9, 2021. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images) HONG KONG—S&P Global Ratings said on Thursday a default is still “highly likely” for China Evergrande Group despite its recent bond coupon payments because it has a bigger test in March…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Joe Biden Wearing Nike Foamposite Sneakers?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows President Joe Biden wearing a pair of Comme Des Garçons x Nike Air Foamposite One sneakers.Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False The left-hand photo has been edited to include the sneakers, while the right-hand photo has been photoshopped to include the dress pants. Fact Check: The image purports to show two…

LA Bans Restaurants From Offering Plastic Utensils and Napkins

LOS ANGELES—The City of Los Angeles’ ordinance banning restaurants from offering disposable utensils and napkins to customers took effect Nov. 15. The ordinance prohibits facilities from having self-service disposable foodware dispensers and from offering them to dine-in and take-out customers, except when requested. The city council approved the ordinance in April with the aim of alleviating costs…

Stop Repatriations to China

Commentary The U.S. government just gave the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) a victory, and violated international law, by repatriating a former bank manager to China. The repatriation will chill internal resistance in China. On Nov. 14, China’s anti-graft watchdog announced that Xu Guojun, former president of the Bank of China’s Kaiping branch, was repatriated to…

Astroworld Medic Speaks Out, Nike Delay Travis Scott Sneaker

The CEO of the medic company hired by Astroworld organizers told reporters Monday on what his team of 70 had to go through on the day of the ill-fated concert and how they had to face an “impossible feat” of treating 11 people with cardiac arrests at the same time. “This is something I’ll have…

Doctors and Nurses Speak on the Consequences of Rejecting Mandatory Vaccination

Health care workers who cannot take a COVID-19 vaccine due to medical, religious, or ethical objections are being fired from hospitals that mandated the shots for their staff members. Various states and hospitals have mandated the vaccine, as well as the Biden-Harris administration, which issued an emergency regulation that requires all health care workers that…

FACT CHECK: No, This Footage Does Not Show China’s ‘Artificial Sun’ Being Launched

A video shared on TikTok purportedly shows the launch of an “artificial sun” by China. @kinggeorge_growplanet_1 #viral #greenscreen #fyp #china#kinggeorge_growplanet ♬ original sound – 👑 KING GEORGE 👑 Verdict: False The footage actually appears to show a rocket launch in the U.S. Fact Check: In the TikTok video, which has received over 32,000 likes since…

Centre-Right Australians Too Polite, Time for Silent Majority to Speak Up: Former PM

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said it was time for the quiet Australians to “find their voice” and push back on the teaching of critical race theory and similar ideology in schools, just like the Virginians did in their election. Abbott made the comments while speaking with the Institute of Public Affairs on a podcast…

100-Year-Old World War II Veteran Shares His Secrets to Longevity

World War II veteran James Bradley celebrated his 100th birthday on Nov. 5 at his Yorba Linda home in California. When asked about his secret to longevity, the centenarian replied with a smile that he always keeps himself young in spirit and upholds traditional values—believing in God and cherishing family. Bradley participated in the Normandy…

Biden Signs Law Tightening Restrictions on Huawei, ZTE, to Protect US Telecom Systems

President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, on Nov. 6, 2021. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images) President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the “Secure Equipment Act of 2021” to protect U.S. telecommunication systems by restricting companies that pose a national security threat—such as Chinese…

Superman II: Panthers Bring QB Cam Newton Back Home

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Superman has returned. Whether or not Cam Newton can rescue the Carolina Panthers’ sinking season remains to be seen. The Panthers (4–5) announced they’ve signed Newton to a one-year contract, bringing him back to the franchise that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2011—and later cut him prior to the 2020 season after he…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Gavin Newsom’s Face Drooping On One Side?

A video shared on Twitter allegedly shows one side of Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s face drooping during a speech. Um… What’s wrong with his face pic.twitter.com/9pNVHXKRwm — Gatekeeper 1111 (@Gatekeeper_1111) November 9, 2021 Verdict: False The video has been altered to make it seem like Newsom’s face was drooping. In the original video, he…

Historian: Marxist roots of CRT is being ‘scrubbed’ from Wikipedia | The Gorka Reality Check

Gorka reveals footage of Barack Obama and a Critical Race Theory founder | The Gorka Reality Check

FACT CHECK: Viral Video Claims To Show Ballots From New Jersey’s Nov. 3 Election In Gloucester County Recycling Bins

A video shared on Twitter purportedly shows ballots from the recent election thrown out in recycling bins outside the Gloucester County Office of Elections building in New Jersey. More Treason In New Jersey, Trash Bins of Ballots and Shredded Mail In Ballots Found In New Jersey. #AuditNewJersey pic.twitter.com/aSHp2nACGV — 🇺🇸Robert.N🇺🇸 (@Rob_Noorollah) November 5, 2021 Verdict:…

FACT CHECK: Did NBC News Report That The Creator Of The Crab Rangoon Died?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows an NBC News article about Kazuya Komodichi, the alleged “creator of the crab rangoon,” dying at the age of 107.Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False There is no evidence that NBC News published the article. It appears to be fabricated. Fact Check:   Social media users have been sharing a screenshot of…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims This Parasite Is In COVID-19 Vaccines

An image shared on Facebook over 700 times claims COVID-19 vaccines contain a parasite called Polypodium hydriforme. Verdict: False The parasite Polypodium hydriforme, which infects sturgeon and paddlefish eggs, is not listed as an ingredient in any of the COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. Experts also refuted the claim about COVID-19 vaccines containing the…

FACT CHECK: No, Hunter Biden Was Not Hanged By The Military At Guantanamo Bay

A viral YouTube video shared on Facebook claims Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was hanged Oct. 15 at Guantanamo Bay by the U.S. military. Verdict: False Hunter Biden was not hanged at Guantanamo Bay. The claim originated from a website that says it contains “humor, parody, and satire.” Fact Check The YouTube…

FACT CHECK: Did The New South Wales Government Text Residents That It Would Be Going Door-To-To Administering Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations With Military Help?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a text message from the New South Wales government saying officials will be going door-to-door administering mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Verdict: False COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory for all New South Wales residents. The text message was not sent by the New South Wales government. Fact Check: The text…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Taliban Vehicle That Looks Similar To Tesla’s CyberTruck?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows members of the Taliban riding in a vehicle that looks like a Tesla CyberTruck. Verdict: False The photo has been digitally altered to look like a CyberTruck. Fact Check: The image purportedly showing a military vehicle owned by the Taliban resembling a Tesla CyberTruck has circulated in recent…

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