The Daily Populous

Thursday March 30th, 2023 morning edition

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If Xi says he is readying for war, it would be foolish not to take him at his word.

It also called for an intensification of Military-Civil Fusion, Xi’s policy requiring private companies and civilian institutions to serve China’s military modernization effort.

And riffing off a speech that Xi made to Chinse military leaders in October 2022, it made lightly veiled jabs at the United States:.

In his first speech on March 6, Xi appeared to be girding China’s industrial base for struggle and conflict.

Xi also said that he wants China to end its reliance on imports of grain and manufactured goods.

Xi is now intensifying a decadelong campaign to break key economic and technological dependencies on the U.S.-led democratic world.

What remains unclear is whether he thinks he can do so without risking uncontrolled escalation with the United States. »

Putin admits sanctions may hurt Russia’s economy

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Putin made comments at a meeting with the members of the Russian government, according to RIA Novosti.

The sanctions "can really have a negative effect on the economy," Putin said.

Putin has previously repeatedly claimed that sanctions imposed on Russia had not affected the country's economy. »

FDA approves over-the-counter Narcan. Here’s what it means

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It can reverse overdoses of opioids, including street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl and prescription versions including oxycodone.

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf in a statement encouraged Emergent to make the drug available “at an affordable price.”.

The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science and Educational Media Group. »

High egg prices send profits at largest US producer soaring more than 700%

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Cal-Maine Foods, the largest egg producer in the United States, reported revenue doubled and profit surged 718% last quarter because of sharply higher egg prices.

Despite the higher prices, the total number of eggs it sold edged up 1%, so its overall revenue rose 109% to $997.5 million.

A deadly and highly infectious avian flu has forced US farmers to kill millions of egg-laying hens, reducing the country’s egg supply and driving up prices. »