Tough ticket: China’s Olympic ordeal
Mere days away from China’s Winter Olympics, more and more countries are leaving the huddle to join a diplomatic boycott against Beijing. As the Omicron Covid-19 variant continues to cause a global scare (plus a stoppage of ticket sales), sports anthropologist and Olympics expert Dr. Susan Brownell discusses the impact on diplomacy and on athletes vying for their once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Plus, misinformation by the mainstream media may be responsible for killing any hope of herd immunity.
While working stiffs worry about rampant inflation outpacing wages, corporations see profits hit a record high regardless. RT’s Brent Jabbour discusses the widening wealth gap, which is minting new billionaires by the day. Plus, eating disorders have risen sharply since we started staying at home. Psychotherapist Ashley McHan explains why the pandemic has brewed a perfect storm for already-stressed homebodies, as well as why it’s challenging to assess a person’s health based on weight alone.