News Roundup 13 March 2022
Did flawed PCR tests convince us Covid was worse than it really was?” – Part one of the Mail on Sunday‘s investigation into the U.K. Government’s handling of the pandemic looks at how reliable the PCR test is.
U.N. Warns Russia's War In Ukraine Could Spike Global Food Prices By 22%
With dozens of countries around the world relying heavily on both Ukraine and Russia for food supplies, the United Nations warned Friday, the ongoing war is likely to significantly drive up global food prices and worsen malnourishment in the Global South. With both Ukraine and Russia's ability to produce and export food uncertain, a global supply gap "could push up international food and feed prices by 8% to 22% above their already elevated levels," said the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,
The United States and its Western European allies have in recent days repeatedly increased economic sanctions against not only the Russian regime, but against millions of ordinary Russians.
It has done this by cutting much of Russian trade and Russian finance out of international markets. Moody's and S&P Global have both downgraded Russia's credit rating. The US has frozen Russian reserves and cut many Russian banks off from SWIFT, the international banking communications system. Europe is planning on big cuts to its purchases of natural gas from Russia.