The Biden Administration has been aware of the threat of a national baby formula shortage for “months,” House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) told Breitbart News – on the same day President Biden claimed only “mind readers” could have anticipated the crisis.
Asked Friday about whether his administration could have taken steps sooner to avoid the current supply crunch of baby formula, Biden replied, “If we’d been better mind-readers I guess we could have.”
“We moved as quickly as the problem became apparent to us,” he continued, adding, “we have to move with caution as well as speed because we got to make sure what we’re getting is, in fact, first-rate product – that’s why the [Food and Drug Administration] has to go through the process.”
The White House also announced Friday that invoking the Defense Production Act to produce baby formula amid the shortage is “on the table.”
But Rep. Stefanik told Breitbart News in a wide-ranging interview on Friday that Biden has been “asleep at the switch,” and that the FDA has known about a pending baby formula shortage for over three months – at least since she reached out to warn them of it in February.
“They’ve known this has been an issue for months. I sounded the alarm and reached out to the FDA in February of this year, after the recall of the Sturgis, Michigan, [Abott Nutrition] manufacturing facility, and we got no substantive response from the FDA. There was absolutely no plan from this administration about how to address that supply chain issue, which has now created even more of a crisis,” Stefanik said.
She compared this administration’s response to the baby formula crisis to the Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed – where the FDA, in collaboration with private companies, produced a COVID vaccine on a fast-tracked timeline by cutting regulations and curtailing the approval process.
“If you compare the failure of Joe Biden to the success of President Trump, in cutting through the red tape of the FDA when it came to Operation warp speed – Joe Biden’s been asleep at the switch.”
House Republicans – including Rep. Stefanik – sent a letter this week to the President demanding specific answers as to how the administration will work to increase the supply of formula. Stefanik told Breitbart News that she is also working on legislation to require the FDA to have a faster timeline in addressing supply chain issues.
“House Republicans have introduced the Formula Act, and I’m also working on legislation that requires the FDA, when there is a recall or issue at a manufacturing facility, to have a much shorter timeline in terms of figuring out an alternative supply chain or getting it back up and running,” Stefanik said.
Stefanik went on to blast the Biden Administration amid reports that baby formula is being sent to illegal immigrants who have entered the country at the southern border, while American citizens find empty shelves at their local grocery stores.
“The sending of baby formula paid for by taxpayers to the southern border for illegal immigrants, while American families, American babies, go without, that is unacceptable as well,” Stefanik said.
Stefanik called the situation “harrowing,” as she herself has found empty shelves when looking to buy formula for her young son, in her district in upstate New York.
“I can tell you as a new mom, there’s nothing more harrowing than being concerned about whether you’re going to be able to feed your baby,” Stefanik told Breitbart News.
The collapse of DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) supply will devastate the trucking industry, which supplies everything else: food, consumer goods, auto parts and more
(Natural News) In order to get food from farm to fork, and consumer goods of all kinds from factory to retail store, big-rig trucks must constantly traverse the country. What happens, though, when truckers can no longer get the diesel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) they need to keep their trucks running?
This is a question that many truckers and others in the industry are asking among this historic supply chain crunch, which has sent diesel prices soaring and supplies plummeting. And unfortunately, there do not yet appear to be many answers.
Shameek Konar, the CEO of Pilot Flying J, a nationwide chain of truck stops, testified at a recent Surface Board Transportation meeting on April 27 – you can watch his testimony below – that his company’s large fuel stations, which dot the rural landscape, are having difficulties obtaining enough diesel and DEF to supply demand.
With rail lines embargoing product, there is a strong chance that trucking will have to be sharply throttled in the very near future, possibly by 10 percent or more. This will absolutely devastate the consumer market for food and other goods, which will no longer get to stores on time or at all.
“We have metastasizing supply chain crises and economic erosion happening all over the country, and it’s all mostly happening in the background,” writes Chris Bray on his Substack about the issue. “You have to hunt for signs of it, or stumble across them. The news isn’t news, but a way of getting you to look away.”
Instead of focusing on the crisis and trying to remedy it, the corporate-controlled media is focused on all sorts of other distractions that really do not matter in the larger scheme of things.
“Remember this moment,” Bray adds. “Remember, in six months, that we were here, and that the news was about Amber Heard and the Donald Trump is bad theme, which is apparently very important.”
Expect shortages of everything come summer and fall
Konar says that Pilot Flying J is currently in danger of losing about one-third of its total rail shipping capacity, which will strand an astounding 100 million gallons of DEF per year with “each rail car … worth about five million miles of trucking.” He warns that there is no way to replace 100 million gallons of DEF “in any reasonable time frame.”
“You could maybe replace it by next year,” he explained at the meeting. In the meantime, one out of every 10 trucks currently on the road will disappear, absolutely devastating an already tattered supply chain and leaving stores short on supplies like milk, eggs and soap.
“It reminds me of the scene on The Simpson when Lisa tried to warn the class that they were being manipulated by corporate propaganda following a video about Bovine University,” wrote a commenter at Bray’s Substack about the situation.
“In one scene, she was being teased by classmates (zombies) asking if she was going to marry a carrot to which she responded sarcastically, ‘Yes, I’m gonna marry a carrot,’ and the kids took her literally believing they got their ‘gotcha’ moment. Same thing here. Idiots sided with government propaganda clouded by their own cruel arrogance that truckers somehow were the bad guy racists. This is all on purpose.”
Others pointed out that this is all happening by design, having been “predicted” (aka promised) by the Biden regime almost immediately after the Dementia Patient-in-Chief, the deep state’s latest presidential puppet, was installed in the White House.
More related news coverage about the engineered takedown of America’s trucking industry, as well as the global economy, can be found at Collapse.news.
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In 2021, Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the WHO all participated in a monkeypox plandemic “simulation”
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) seems to be preparing for the monkeypox virus to become the next global plandemic, which only makes sense since it conspired with Bill Gates and the pharmaceutical industry last year to launch it at this very time.
On Friday, the WHO held an emergency meeting about an alleged monkeypox outbreak that started at an LGBT festival in Europe. A couple dozen “cases” are said to exist, and the next step appears to be another round of global medical fascism.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation met with the WHO and numerous Big Pharma executives in 2021 to conduct a monkeypox pandemic “simulation.” The supposedly hypothetical timeframe for this simulation was mid-May 2022, which is almost exactly when it was first announced by the media as being “real.”
The event took place in March 2021, and it was similar in format to the Event 201 gathering that Gates held in the fall of 2019 just a few months before the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) magically appeared. Just like the March 2021 simulation of monkeypox, the 2019 Event 201 meeting involved a coronavirus pandemic simulation.
Both gatherings successfully “predicted” the diseases that would emerge not long after, almost as if they were planned to occur right on schedule. Now, it looks like another global plandemic of monkeypox is on the docket, possibly resulting in more lockdowns, mask mandates and eventually, “vaccine” mandates.
Bill Gates wants more money spent on “international preparedness for pandemics”
Spearheaded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in conjunction with the Munich Security Conference, the March 2021 event involved a “tabletop exercise on reducing high-consequence biological threats.”
Described as a “fictional exercise scenario,” the disease threat in the simulation was explained to participants as “a deadly, global pandemic involving an unusual strain of monkeypox virus that first emerged in the fictional nation of Brinia and spread globally over 18 months.”
According to the NTI, the exercise was “[d]eveloped in consultation with technical and policy experts.” It brought together “19 senior leaders and experts from across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe with decades of combined experience in public health, biotechnology industry, international security, and philanthropy.”
In November 2021, a report entitled “Strengthening Global Systems to Prevent and Respond to High-Consequence Biological Threats: Results from the 2021 Tabletop Exercise Conducted in Partnership with the Munich Security Conference” was published that included “actionable recommendations for the international community.”
The hypothetical scenario contained within it pointed to a “terrorist attack” that resulted in a deadly monkeypox pathogen that was “engineered in a laboratory with inadequate biosafety and biosecurity provisions and weak oversight” being captured and released upon the world.
The result over time was “more than three billion cases” of monkeypox “and 270 million fatalities worldwide.” And the solution was outlined as “a more robust, transparent detection, evaluation, and early warning system that can rapidly communicate actionable information about pandemic risks.”
Those who led the exercise say they want more “national-level preparedness” because of “gaps” that limit a full-scale government response. They also want to create a new “coherent system of ‘triggers’ that prompt anticipatory action, despite uncertainty and near-term costs” that will allow the government to “meet today’s security requirements.”
Money is, of course, also listed as a need in order to “make the essential national investments in pandemic preparedness.” Currently, Gates et al. insist, there is “insufficient financing of international preparedness for pandemics.”
“Participants generally did not endorse travel restrictions such as border closures, but travel health screening measures [i.e., vaccine passports] were viewed as valuable,” the report states about what they have planned next.
The latest news about monkeypox can be found at Infections.news.
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Dr. Robert Malone slams Gavi for amplifying fear of monkeypox outbreak
“My assessment is that this is absolutely another case of the media and the government cooperating to spin up fear that is absolutely unfounded,” he told host Steve Bannon during the May 23 edition of “War Room: Pandemic.”
The mRNA inventor read an article from Gavi to drive home his point. “Similar to viruses like Ebola, transmission only happens in close proximity or contact with lesions or bodily fluids. Although symptoms often ease within a month, one case in 10 can be fatal,” the scientist read.
However, elsewhere in the article, the World Health Organization said the aggregate case fatality rate is 3.7 percent. “So, how Gavi goes from 3.7 percent, which is a worst-case scenario, to one in every ten can be fatal boggles my mind,” Malone commented.
Malone told Bannon that monkeypox is related to smallpox. “So is cowpox, which is used to vaccinate against smallpox,” he added. “There are a number of these poxviruses that are absolutely not lethal in humans. The mortality rate in humans is less than one percent and this is only spread by close contact.”
According to Malone, monkeypox has been endemic in Central Africa “for probably the history of humankind” because it resides in a number of animal species. He also noted that all the cases so far have been men who had sex with other men. (Related: Monkeypox outbreak in Spain being spread through homosexual encounters among men.)
Millions spent on vaccines after a single monkeypox case
Bannon said the government bought “13 million vaccines that they can put away on dry ice or something.” Malone added that, as a matter of fact, “authorities already have stockpiled vaccines for smallpox.”
He said the government has just spent million of dollars of taxpayers’ money to mitigate a threat by buying a product that it already has in the stockpile. Malone noted that the threat can be easily mitigated through contact tracing and standard public health measures. “This is a gross overreaction,” he said.
After confirming one case in the U.S., the government has ordered millions of doses of the smallpox vaccine, which is supposedly around 85 percent effective against monkeypox.
“It’s a live virus,” said Jay Hooper of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. “It can cause a deadly infection in people with severely compromised immune systems.”
Bavarian Nordic, the Danish biotech company that produces Jynnneos, announced that it won the hefty 119-million-dollar deal. This contract includes an option to buy $180 million worth of more vaccines.
“While the full circumstances around the current monkeypox cases in Europe remain to be elucidated, the speed at which these have evolved, combined with the potential for infections, beyond the initial case going undetected, calls for a rapid and coordinated approach by the health authorities, and we are pleased to assist in this emergency situation,” said Bavarian Nordic President and CEO Paul Chaplin in a statement.
The current monkeypox outbreak began in the United Kingdom in early May and slowly spread from there to other Western European nations and then to Canada.
Watch the full May 23 episode of “War Room: Pandemic” below.
The video is from the GalacticStorm channel on Brighteon.TV.
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