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Workforce Exodus; Iranian President Dies; CDC Covid Vaccine Admissions

U.S. workforce trends alarm economists, world mourns Iran’s President Raisi, and former CDC director calls for transparency on vaccine side effects, highlighting today’s complex societal, political, and health news landscape.

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In the United States, a concerning trend is emerging as more men in their prime working ages and an increasing number of women, particularly those unmarried and without children at home, are exiting the workforce. This shift raises alarms about the potential impacts on the economy and society, with factors such as economic challenges, evolving societal norms, and the influence of technology and digital media playing significant roles. The importance of education, community involvement, and reforms in systems like disability and criminal justice are underscored as vital to addressing this issue, alongside advice for parents to support their children in navigating these challenges.

Meanwhile, the international community is mourning the loss of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials following a tragic helicopter crash in Iran’s northwestern region. World leaders, including China’s President Xi Jinping, the European Union’s Charles Michel, and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have extended their condolences, highlighting Raisi’s contributions and expressing solidarity with Iran. Despite strained relations, particularly with the European Union, diplomatic channels remain open, as evidenced by the EU’s assistance in the search for the crashed helicopter and ongoing discussions on matters such as the situation in Gaza.

In health news, Dr. Robert Redfield, former CDC director, has voiced concerns over the silencing of officials who raised alarms about COVID-19 vaccine side effects. While acknowledging the vaccines’ role in saving lives, Redfield pointed to the need for greater transparency regarding potential adverse reactions, especially among those under 50. The debate over the severity of COVID-19 and vaccine side effects, including heart inflammation and nervous system disorders, continues as the global case fatality rate drops. Despite these concerns, the CDC maintains its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination across all age groups, emphasizing the benefits over the risks.

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The Epidemic of Men and Women Without Work: Causes and Consequences

We’re also seeing now, I think, a curious and perhaps worrisome trend of women without work, in particular Prime AG women, neither working or looking for work without kids at home and not currently married. And some of the patterns we see with this growing group of Americans is a little bit too close for comfort to what we’ve seen with the male dropouts of the same age group.

Source | Submitted by Barbara

World Leaders Express Condolences on Death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Helicopter Crash

“President Xi Jinping called the ‘tragic death’ of Raisi ‘a great loss to the Iranian people and the Chinese people have lost a good friend’, according to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

Source | Submitted by AaronMcKeon

European Commission Activates Rapid Response System to Assist Iran in Helicopter Crash Search

The European Commission did actually respond to a request from Iran last night to activate a rapid response mapping system it has to help with the search for the crashed helicopter.

Source | Submitted by AaronMcKeon

Former CDC Director Claims Pressure to Stay Silent on COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

“Those of us that tried to suggest there may be significant side effects from vaccines … we kind of got canceled because no one wanted to talk about the potential that there was a problem from the vaccines, because they were afraid that that would cause people not to want to get vaccinated,” Dr. Redfield said.

Source | Submitted by nickythec

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