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    Daily Digest 1/5 – Tom Brady, Antonio Brown Suffer Mass Formation; BlackRock Shapes Your News; UK May Outlaw Auto Ownership; Ikea Prices Jump; O Canada!

    by Stewart

    Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 8:20 AM

Economy

How a Company Called BlackRock Shapes Your News, Your Life, Our Future
Who controls the corporations who control our news? A helpful index was just compiled—not by mainstream media, but by Harvard researchers exploring media’s future. Skimming the list, I see two names again and again: BlackRock Fund Advisors and Vanguard Group.

 

Mexico to launch its own digital currency
But a senior central bank source, who requested anonymity, told the Reuters news agency on Thursday that the government announcement was “not official.”

 

UK Inches Closer To Eliminating Private Car Ownership
UK Government Transport Minister Trudy Harrison recently spoke at a mobility conference, addressing the future of personal mobility. In her comments, she said it was necessary to ditch the “20th-century thinking centred around private vehicle ownership and towards greater flexibility, with personal choice and low carbon shared transport.” That’s right, she said the quiet part loud and showed the hand of a growing number of government officials.

 

IKEA Raises Prices Amid Supply Chain Disruptions, Higher Shipping Costs
The world’s biggest furniture brand IKEA is raising prices by an average of 9% as it faces increasing costs in transport and raw materials, the owner of most of its stores worldwide said on Thursday.

 

Health

17 states where hospitals are experiencing workforce shortages
Seventeen states are experiencing critical staffing shortages in at least 25 percent of their hospitals, according to HHS data posted Jan. 3. A critical staffing shortage is based on a facility’s needs and internal policies for staffing ratios, according to HHS. Hospitals using temporary staff to meet staffing ratios are not counted among those experiencing a shortage.

 

Whitlock: Mass Formation Psychosis Explains Antonio Brown’s Meltdown far More Than CTE
Brown is the micro. Professional sports are the macro. Social media has eroded the value and integrity of professional sports. It’s done the same thing to corporate media and public discourse. It’s at the root of American division. Social media is a cancer. Mass formation psychosis is just a strand of social media cancer. Let’s look beyond Antonio Brown. Let’s look at a football player with an impeccable reputation and the damage social media is doing to him: Tom Brady.He suffers from mass formation psychosis, too. You will never convince me Brady believes in the experimental COVID vaccines. Never. The man is meticulous about what he puts into his body.

 

Damning Report: Canadian COVID Care Alliance Explains Why Pfizer Shots Can Do More Harm Than Good
“They have failed to prove that these inoculations are safe. It doesn’t matter if you reduce case numbers.  If you are endangering people by making them sicker than they would have been otherwise,” they said on their analysis.

 

Ontario death count includes people who didn’t die of COVID-19, but exactly how many is unknown
The daily pandemic death counts in Ontario include people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but have not necessarily died from the virus. The exact number of people who fit into this category is unknown by the government and not even being counted.

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