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Biden announces new incentives, including free beer, to help meet COVID vaccination goal
President Biden on Wednesday declared June a “national month of action” to target the coronavirus pandemic and urged Americans to get vaccinated.
To meet his goal of getting at least one COVID shot in the arms of 70% of the country’s adults by July 4th, the president unveiled a five-part plan to achieve that goal, vaccinations and incentives like free food, beer and tickets.
Biden pointed out that 52% of adults are now fully vaccinated, including 75% of all seniors.
“Fully vaccinated people certainly shred their masks and greet each other with a smile. Grandparents hug their grandchildren again. Small business owners are reopening shop fronts and restaurants because of the vaccination strategy,” emphasized the President.
Biden also said the nation is heading for a “summer of freedom” after tackling a pandemic that killed more than 600,000 Americans since early last year. A summer of joy. A summer of meetings and celebrations – American summer this country deserves after a long, long, dark winter that we have all endured. “
But he warned that “if you are not vaccinated, you are still at risk of becoming seriously ill, dying, or passing disease on to others.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT OUR TOP STORY.
For other developments:
– West Virginia is offering guns as prizes in the COVID Vaccine Lottery
– Houston Methodist Hospital sued by nurses over vaccination mandate for employment
– Vaccination protection can reduce the need for annual boosters
– Walensky was concerned about uneven COVID-19 vaccination rates as summer approaches
– Israel finds possible link between Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and myocarditis
– Nursing homes are battling outbreaks despite COVID-19 vaccines
Top cybersecurity official warns of more ransomware attacks
Top cybersecurity officials warned Wednesday that the US can expect more ransomware attacks as the nation has been hit by recent attacks on US interests, including meat deliveries and fuel.
Chris Butera, head of threat hunting at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said ransomware has “continued to increase, particularly in our state, local governments, and our critical educator area.”
“The ransomware actors have become bolder,” he said during a virtual summit on Wednesday. “They have started exfiltrating data and trying to extort payments.”
“I think we will continue to see this,” said Butera, adding that cybersecurity is a “primary priority” for the US government.
Increasingly, ransomware attacks targeted American interests. Most recently, US meat factories associated with the world’s largest meat packer JBS were closed earlier this week.
Butera said the government does not encourage companies to pay ransom for cyber attacks, but said the government “understands” if private companies disagree.
“The government is not in favor of paying ransom,” said Butera. “But we understand that when pressured to try to manage their business operations during these times is an important and difficult choice for some of these organizations.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
For other developments:
– FBI says Russia-affiliated REvil is responsible for JBS cyberattack
– New York City’s MTA says it was hacked in April
– JBS is hacking the latest escalation in Russian aggression ahead of the June 16 Putin summit: Experts
– JBS ransomware attack indicates an ominous trend targeting critical industries by foreign actors
Rand Paul gives a 2 word reply to Fauci’s unearthed emails
Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., Shared two words in response to news of unearthed emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Thousands of emails received by Buzzfeed News, and hundreds more reviewed by the Washington Post through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, show Fauci’s responses to criticism and praise as he worked on the dangers of COVID-19 to communicate to the US as director of the National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases.
“I told you,” Paul wrote in a tweet on Tuesday with the hashtag #firefauci.
In another tweet, he added, “Cant wait to see the media try to spin the Fauci FOIA emails.”
Paul has repeatedly criticized Fauci on social media and in interviews for his comments on herd immunity, wearing masks even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and his rejection of a theory suggesting that COVID-19 may be from the Wuhan Institute of Virology originated in China has gained credibility among media representatives in recent weeks despite early rejection of the idea. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
For other developments:
– MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace doesn’t rush Fauci in emails, raves during softball interview
– Tucker Carlson: Will be used against Dr. Fauci under investigation?
– MacCallum dismisses the NIH chief, denying that he rejected the laboratory leak theory: “You and Fauci jumped to conclusions”
– Hannity: Was Fauci involved in a “scientific” cover-up?
– Ingraham demonizes Fauci as “the man who cried COVID” and wonders if the days are numbered
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– Texas woman taken into custody after child was found dead in a motel room
– Israel arrests top Hamas leader in a pre-dawn raid
– Jonathan Turley: The recent 9-0 unanimous Supreme Court rulings – are the judges sending a message?
– Tara Reade shoots back at NYC mayoral candidate Scott Stringer after citing Biden’s prosecutor during the debate
– Teacher Assistant in Oklahoma State Says She Can’t Teach Spanish Because She Is White
– Elegant Miami restaurants rocked by gun violence
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SOME FINAL WORDS
Tucker Carlson called Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to the president, called on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday about Fauci’s fraudulent statements and deals related to the coronavirus and its origins.
“Tony Fauci’s utter fraud is now evident and widely recognized,” said Carlson.
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