The Bitter Winter report this week focused on a town in Shandong province, northeast China, where locals say CCP officials began taking down the crosses from all legal “Three-Self Patriotic” churches. The “patriotic” church is the Party-approved version of Protestantism in the country; only four other religions — Chinese Catholicism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Islam — are legal in the country. The campaign to remove the crosses in the town, identified as Dazhongcun, reportedly began in July. … [Read more...] about Communists Warn Citizens: ‘Christianity Does Not Belong in China’
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In March, inspection reports signaled that Iran's burgeoning arsenal of nuclear fuel had reached new heights, concluding that Tehran appeared to have stockpiled enough enriched uranium to produce at least one nuclear weapon. However, experts deduced that it takes months or potentially years to manufacture a warhead and propel it over significant distances – requiring immense technical skill and capability – something that Fakhrizadeh was alleged to have been working on ahead of his assassination. … [Read more...] about Where does Iran’s nuclear weapons program stand now?
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San Francisco Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson said in a statement that disasters like the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the massive fire that destroyed a warehouse on Pier 45 back in May and constant water rescues performed by the department demonstrate the importance of the new station. … [Read more...] about New floating fire station to arrive in S.F. Thursday
Earliest possible availability: 24 hours after FDA approval (decision due December 10) Initial quantity: Pfizer has said it is ready to ship 20 million doses at rollout, which would inoculate 10 million people. It says it will have manufactured enough of the vaccine to inoculate 25 million people in the U.S. by the end of the year. Efficacy: Was found to be 95 percent effective in clinical trials with no serious safety concerns. Dosage/timing: Requires two doses, with the second shot administered three weeks after the first one. Storage requirements: Must be stored frozen at the ultracold temperature of minus-70 degrees Celsius. Cost to the U.S. government: Estimated to be about $20 per dose. Additional notes: Pfizer will ship the vaccine in specialized cases equipped with dry ice and GPS trackers to ensure the vaccine remains at the proper temperature while en route to administration sites. Type: mRNA vaccine … [Read more...] about What We Know About the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan