- RT America
Relations between Beijing and Washington are at a worrying new low as the two superpowers meet in Alaska for a tense, highly-anticipated summit. The Biden administration has just imposed a new round of sanctions of Chinese individuals and entities and referred to its government as “insidious, corrosive and corrupt.” Meanwhile, the Chinese economy is set to overtake that of the US in 2028. RT America’s Alex Mihailovich reports for the News with Rick Sanchez. Then economist and founder of Democracy at Work Prof. Richard Wolff shares his insights. The European Medical Agency (EMA) has completed its investigation into AstraZeneca’s novel coronavirus vaccine and has deemed it “safe and effective” with benefits outweighing the risks. It nevertheless admits that its link to blood clots can’t be entirely ruled out.
RT America’s Charlotte Dubenskij reports. A Florida healthcare worker gave birth to the first child born in the US with COVID-19 antibodies. She received her first dose of a novel coronavirus vaccine when 36 weeks pregnant. The news is being welcomed as a major triumph in the fight against COVID-19 and an auspicious sign pointing to a future beyond the pandemic. RT America’s Trinity Chavez has the details. Plus, PFAS (or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a cause of growing concern. These toxic chemicals can cause cancer and other health problems, but trace amounts exist Styrofoam, water-proof makeup, and a host of other human-made materials. These so-called “forever chemicals” don’t break down over time, making their impact on the environment even more harmful. RT America’s Faran Fronczak reports.