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War drums: Vladimir Putin: The West ‘has ignored’ Russia’s key security concerns

Putin added that Russia had not seen “adequate consideration of our three key demands regarding NATO expansion, the renunciation of the deployment of strike weapons systems near Russian borders, and the return of the [NATO] bloc’s military infrastructure in Europe to the state of 1997, when the Russia-NATO founding act was signed.” — Read on … Read moreWar drums: Vladimir Putin: The West ‘has ignored’ Russia’s key security concerns

Lockdowns had ‘little or no impact’ on COVID-19 deaths, new study shows

“We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality,” the researchers wrote. But the research paper said lockdowns did have “devastating effects” on the economy and contributed to numerous social ills. “They have contributed to reducing economic activity, raising unemployment, reducing schooling, causing … Read moreLockdowns had ‘little or no impact’ on COVID-19 deaths, new study shows