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China Refuses to Release Data on Suicides During Coronavirus Lockdowns

One of the many pandemic secrets kept by the Chinese Communist government is the escalating rate of suicides under China’s severe, and seemingly endless, coronavirus lockdowns. A few high-profile tragedies have slipped past Communist censors to become topics of discussion on social media, but the government adamantly refuses to give anyone a glimpse at the big picture.

A resident looks out from her window during a Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in the Jing'an district of Shanghai on May 25, 2022. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Russian Oil Billionaire Dies of ‘Toad Poisoning’

Oil billionaire Alexander Subbotin on Sunday became the sixth Russian oligarch to die under mysterious circumstances since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. According to Moscow police, Subbotin was laid low by a toxic toad during a hangover cure administered by a shaman.

This Oct. 12, 2016 photo provided by the Oakland Zoo shows one of two female Puerto Rican Crested Toads that bred almost 3000 tadpoles at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif. Thousands of critically endangered baby toads bred at the zoo flew to Puerto Rico to re-establish a population of …