China has tried to ban cryptocurrencies before, ordering third-party payment providers to stop using bitcoin, banning token sales and crypto exchanges, and outlawing mining, but it has failed. China is aggressively clearing the runway for its own central bank digital currency that tracks all transactions.
New York Gov. Hochul threatened to fire workers at hospitals and nursing homes and replace them with foreigners if they don’t submit to being vaccinated by Monday. She plans to call a state of emergency due to an expected shortage of health care workers — a shortage that wouldn’t exist but for the state’s own policy.