2022-05-19: News Headlines

US Department of Justice (2022-05-19). Video: Pfizer Has a Criminal Record. Is It Relevant? globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | . | . | Introductory note | In September 2009,

emptynathaniel Hafer, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, Umass Chan Medical School (2022-05-19). Just how accurate are rapid antigen tests? Two testing experts explain the latest data. Nathaniel Hafer, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

emptymonika L. Mcdermott, Professor of Political Science, Fordham University (2022-05-19). The role party affiliation played in getting US to grim new milestone of 1 million COVID deaths. Monika L. McDermott, Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

emptymalia Jones, Scientist In Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-madison (2022-05-19). It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try — but you can still take action. Malia Jones, Scientist in Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison



emptyandy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow In Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University (2022-05-19). Zinc is a metal essential to life — scientists have discovered a protein that helps keep cells alive when zinc levels are low. Andy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

emptyray Minniecon, Naiits Indigenous Elder, Naiits (2022-05-19). Why Indigenous communities need a seat at the table on climate. Ray Minniecon, NAIITS Indigenous Elder, NAIITS

emptyjoannie Tremblay-boire, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland (2022-05-19). Fewer donors say they're willing to give to a charity when it supports immigrants — especially if they're undocumented. Joannie Tremblay-Boire, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

emptydavid Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management, Policy, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered. David Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

emptygretchen E. Ely, Professor of Social Work, Ph.d. Program Director, University of Tennessee (2022-05-19). Abortion: the story of suffering and death behind Ireland's ban and subsequent legalization. Gretchen E. Ely, Professor of Social Work and Ph.D. Program Director, University of Tennessee

emptynora Mcdonald, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati (2022-05-19). Online data could be used against people seeking abortions if Roe v. Wade falls. Nora McDonald, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati

emptyronald Suny, Professor of History, Political Science, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why Turkey isn't on board with Finland, Sweden joining NATO — and why that matters. Ronald Suny, Professor of History and Political Science, University of Michigan

emptyjohn Sullivan, Professor of Media, Communication, Muhlenberg College (2022-05-19). How corporate takeovers are fundamentally changing podcasting. John Sullivan, Professor of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College

emptyferial Pearson, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Omaha (2022-05-19). In Midwestern schools, LGBTQ teachers face discrimination, hate and their own fears. Ferial Pearson, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Omaha

emptykatrina Kimport, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (2022-05-19). Less than 1% of abortions take place in the third trimester — here's why people get them. Katrina Kimport, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

emptyjoshua Shanes, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston (2022-05-19). What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage? Joshua Shanes, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston

emptymaha Nassar, Associate Professor In the School of Middle Eastern, North African Studies, University of Arizona (2022-05-19). How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence. Maha Nassar, Associate Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona

emptycaitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental Engineering, Research Associate In the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State (2022-05-19). Hydropower's future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change — it's also essential to the US electric grid. Caitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

emptymatt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University (2022-05-19). Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals. Matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, West Virginia University

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2022-05-18: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). United States Bioweapons Developments in Ukraine May Prove a Fatal Mistake. libya360.wordpress.com James ONeill What is now emerging into full view is the development of bio weapons in Ukraine by the Americans. This program has been in existence for a number of years, organised by the leadership of the Democratic Party who in turn benefited from company donations from the principal organisers of the program. These companies…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). U.S., allies may be planning Ukraine proxy war model for Myanmar. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 17, 2022 Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta The defence chief of Myanmar's shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military, requesting support similar to that being given to Ukrainians battling invading Russian troops. The people of Ukraine and Myanmar's anti-government] …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). First minister, SNP leader wants Scotland to be NATO's 33rd member. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Assuming Austria, Bosnia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Kosovo, Malta, Moldova, Switzerland and Ukraine aren't inducted before Scotland. Associated PressMay 17, 2022 AP Interview: Scottish leader stresses independence, NATO Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-18). Video: Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine. Beyond Manslaughter. The Evidence is Overwhelming. The Vaccine Should Be Immediately Withdrawn Worldwide/By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Caroline Mailloux. marktaliano.net By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Caroline MaillouxGlobal Research, May 17, 2022 Lux Media and Global Research The following video interview with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky pertains to the Confidential Pfizer Report released as part of a Freedom of Information (FOI) procedure. The report is a bombshell. The vaccine was launched in mid-December 2020. By the end of February 2021, "Pfizer had already …

Editor2 (2022-05-18). The Black Alliance for Peace Calls on Latin American and Caribbean Nations to Boycott the Summit of the Americas (Statement). orinocotribune.com Mexico's President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced that he would boycott the Summit unless all countries in the region are invited. Some member states of CARICOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, including Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and Grenadines, are also considering not attending the Summit. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, stated that his country "does not believe in the policy of ostracising Cuba and Venezuela." | RELATED CONTEN…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-05-18). Mexico Talks Set to Resume (+Alex Saab). orinocotribune.com With the search for new approaches, a preparatory meeting was held to resume the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and a portion of the opposition in Mexico, also known as the Mexico Talks, reported the president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez. | The deputy shared through his Twitter account a photograph from a meeting held with Gerardo Blyde, the spokesperson designated by the opposition to head the delegation at the negotiating table. | "In my capacity as representative of the delegation of the Venezuelan government for the dialogue processes, I have held a meeting with Gerardo Blyde…

_____ (2022-05-18). Why is the US Trying to Provoke a Conflict on the Afghanistan—Tajikistan Border? journal-neo.org Ever since the withdrawal of the last US troops from Afghanistan and the fall of the country to the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), Washington has been unable to come to terms with the loss of its influence in the region. It is therefore doing all it can to turn the …

Staff (2022-05-18). Venezuela Confirms US Authorized Oil Corporations to 'Negotiate & Restart Operations'. orinocotribune.com The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, confirmed this Tuesday, May 17, that the US government authorized US and European oil companies to "negotiate and restart operations" in the South American country, amid a complex package of sanctions imposed by Washington against the Venezuelan people for over a decade. | "The Bolivarian government of Venezuela has verified and confirmed the news published to the effect that the United States of America has authorized US and European oil companies to negotiate and restart operations in Venezuela," Rodríguez wrote via Twitter. | The senior official pointed out tha…

Benay Blend (2022-05-18). 'If Only the Natives Had Stayed Silent': On Responding to Settler Colonialism. orinocotribune.com By Benay Blend &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | In an American History class that I taught at the local community college, a student made a comment that has stayed with me all these years. To paraphrase, he explained that if Native Americans had just accepted their colonized position without fighting back, there would have been no massacres of Indians. | That refusal to recognize the right of the colonized to resist makes its way into contemporary thinking, including the supposedly well-informed. Very often there is no context, no background history to explain why the oppressed resist. Instead, the journalist, academic, or w…

It's Going Down (2022-05-18). "On Many Fronts": Why One Atlanta Resident Is Fighting to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org On Tuesday, May 17th, Atlanta police, backed by a phalanx of other state and federal law enforcement, including "DeKalb Police, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation," invaded the Weelaunee forest, also known as the Atlanta forest. In the face of militant resistance, police cut down trees…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). Global military, defense leaders attending Hawaii conference include army chiefs of 3 ASEAN nations, Mongolia, Australia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hawaii News NowMay 17, 2022 Military heads from the around the globe gather in Hawaii for defense conference Military service members from around the globe are attending the Association of the U.S. Army's LANPAC Symposium and Expo at the Sheraton Waikiki this week. About 2,000 U.S. and foreign military leaders and defense contractors are there, …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). Japan's top military commander to attend NATO military chiefs meeting for first time. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nikkei AsiaMay 18, 2022 Japan's top uniformed officer to attend 1st NATO military chiefs meetingTokyo ramps up engagement with alliance along with Asia-Pacific partners The highest-ranking uniformed officer in Japan's Self-Defense Forces will attend a NATO Military Chiefs of Defense meeting for the first time Thursday, according to the Ministry of Defense, as Tokyo seeks …

Fight Back (2022-05-18). How frame-ups work: The Antony Gay trial. fightbacknews.org Peoria, IL – The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) brought a dozen activists from Chicago to Peoria, Illinois May 16 for the opening of the federal trial of Anthony Gay. Gay had previously defeated the charges when, in an historic trial, he won a hung jury representing himself. He is facing the same assistant U.S. attorneys and federal judge. | The charge against Gay is that he is a felon and had a firearm. | During the proceedings, Gay pointed out that there is no physical evidence of him having a firearm. There was a pistol found by the Rock Island police in the vicinity where t…

Staff (2022-05-18). Japan sounded out on hosting Asian Cup. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Japan Football Association (JFA) has been informally approached about the possibility of replacing China as hosts of next year's Asian Cup, chairman Kozo Tashima says.

Staff (2022-05-18). Will the US seize Vienna talks last opportunity? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Following a "last bullet" visit by the European coordinator for the Vienna talks to Iran, a new opportunity was provided for the US to make up its mind.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-18). Armed clashes break out between Palestinians, Zionists in WB. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Media sources reported on Wednesday morning that Jenin in the northern West Bank witnessed heavy armed clashes between Zionist forces and Palestinians.

Staff (2022-05-18). Presidente de Guatemala tampoco irá a Cumbre de las Américas. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Guatemala anunció este martes que no asistirá a la Cumbre de las Américas que se realizará en Los àÅngeles en junio, mientras mandatarios como los de México y Bolivia han condicionado su presencia en el foro. "No me van a invitar a la cumbre. De todos modos yo mandé a decir que no voy a ir", sostuvo el gobernante.

Staff (2022-05-18). Unión Eléctrica informa sobre afectaciones al servicio. cubadebate.cu En horas de la mañana de hoy, se produjo un error de operación en la subestación de Renté que conllevó a la salida por emergencia de las unidades 3 y 5 de la termoeléctrica Antonio Maceo, de Renté y la afectación total del servicio a las provincias de Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo. Se investigan las causas de este error de operación.

Staff (2022-05-18). France urges JCPOA parties to finalize Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Saying that the draft agreement on resuming compliance with the JCPOA has been ready for more than two months, the French foreign ministry called on JCPOA parties to make necessary decisions to finalize the nuclear agreement.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-18). Iran marks National Day of Omar Khayyam. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Today is considered a significant cultural event for Iranians to commemorate the great Iranian poet, astronomer, writer, and mathematician Omar Khayyam.

Matthew Alexander (2022-05-18). Tackling the cost-of-living crisis by increasing it? greenleft.org.au Matthew Alexander explains why the leadership debate about how to address cost-of-living rises and housing affordability is cynical, at best.

Newsroom (2022-05-18). Southeast Asian nations need to accelerate their clean energy transitions. moderndiplomacy.eu Southeast Asia's reliance on fossil fuels to meet rising demand for energy is proving to be a significant vulnerability in today's energy crisis. Meeting energy security and emissions goals will require countries in the region to make major efforts to improve energy efficiency, accelerate renewable power generation and switch to low emissions fuels, according to …

Doreen Chowdhury (2022-05-18). The Return of Global Inflation: A Threat to Our Interdependent World? moderndiplomacy.eu Soaring commodity price has become a major problem in many countries. When poor people are readjusting their monthly budget to address this price hike, shortage are taking place quite often. Even in Bangladesh, the lines for TCB trucks (subsidized government selling points) are getting bigger and bigger every day. The problem became more severe in …

Shahriar Sheikhlar (2022-05-18). Kurdistan — Britain Ties in New Momentum Driven by Energy Supply. moderndiplomacy.eu One hundred year before, despite world promise for Independent Kurdistan after post world war's Ottoman division, Britain government's decision to divide Kurdistan and merge it in new forming Iraq and Turkey, as well as bloodily suppressing the Kurdish rebel movement by using intense bombardment deprived the Kurds of their right to self-determination, built a historical …

Newsroom (2022-05-18). How Liquidation Auctions Give Small Businesses a Chance to Compete in Retail. moderndiplomacy.eu Liquidation auctions are a goldmine for small businesses. Many of the small businesses struggle with capital and filling up their stock. Running a small business is not the easiest thing to do in the current market situation. Liquidation auctions are a great marketplace for small businesses where they can register massive profits when it comes …

WSWS (2022-05-18). SEP candidates for Australian election discuss socialist program on podcast. wsws.org The discussion, which lasted over an hour, covered many topics, including the threat of war, the disastrous consequences the official "let it rip" pandemic policies and the burning need to build a socialist movement of the working class.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Washington D.C. transit union calls off 3-day strike, agrees to below-inflation wages for 1 D.C. transit workers. wsws.org D.C. Circulator drivers will see their wages eaten up by inflation as an even greater crisis in the region's transit system looms.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Teachers in Brookline, Massachusetts, end one-day strike after union agrees to below-inflation, six-year contract. wsws.org The BEU has kept workers on the job for nearly three years without a contract. Like many teachers, including those in the Boston Public Schools system who have been working without a contract for eight months, Brookline educators are demanding "reasonable compensation as well as working conditions that meet the realities of a modern, comprehensive education."

WSWS (2022-05-18). Pay packages for US CEOs hit record for sixth year in a row. wsws.org The median pay package for the CEOs of the biggest US corporations set another record in 2021 of $14.7 million and included an increase of $1 million in cash compensation.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Finnish parliament approves proposal to join NATO. wsws.org The same day that Finland and Sweden formally submitted their NATO membership applications, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared it was ending the country's participation in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Las Vegas sanitation workers vote to strike. wsws.org Las Vegas sanitation workers must take the fight out of Teamsters hands by forming a Rank-and-File Committee to reach out to other workers in struggle—sanitation, truckers, teachers and health care workers.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Australian Greens beg for power-sharing arrangement with right-wing Labor government. wsws.org The Greens have dispensed with any pretense of opposition to the major parties. In practice, they have abandoned most of their policies on climate change, the party's stated raison d'etre.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Striking Iowa CNH worker speaks out, as UAW floats ending strike without a contract. wsws.org The UAW is reportedly floating the possibility of suspending the strike and ordering a return to work without a contract, which would signify an abject surrender to the company's intransigent demands for concessions.

WSWS (2022-05-18). One week after decisive contract rejection, why aren't workers at Detroit Diesel on strike? wsws.org These endless delays, which help only management not workers, must be brought to an end. Detroit Diesel workers should demand that UAW Local 163 immediately set a strike deadline for no later than May 24.

Staff (2022-05-17). US conducts hypersonic weapon test. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — The United States Air Force says it has conducted a test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound.

Staff (2022-05-17). US Senate backs Ukraine's $40 bn aid package. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — A bill on the US $40-billion package of aid for Ukraine has been approved following an initial procedural vote in the US Senate, according to the live broadcast from the upper house of the American Congress.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Ambassador: Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it U.S., Pentagon partner in the region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 16, 2022 US ambassador: "Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it a US partner in the region" US Ambassador Lee Litzenberger attended a presentation ceremony of English language instruction equipment provided by the Department of Defense to the State Customs Committee, the Embassy told APA. The Ambassador, together with deputy chairman of the State …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). In Video: Ukrainian Nazis Burned Russian Prisoner Alive. southfront.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-17). CPRF Statement: In Ukraine Russia is Fighting Neo-Nazism. libya360.wordpress.com Comments on the Article of the International Department of the CC KKE "On the Imperialist War in Ukraine and the Stance of the CPRF" On April 23, 2022 the newspaper Rizospastis, the organ of the Communist Party of Greece, carried an article by the International Department of the CC KKE "On the Imperialist War in Ukraine and…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). Tax Dollars to nazis and mercenaries/ Commentary by Scott Ritter. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). NEO-NAZIS FROM EUROPE RUSH TO FIGHT IN UKRAINE, FLEE FASTER (VIDEOS)/ By Southfront. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Anonymous587 (2022-05-17). Buffalo's Shooting. Another Manifestation Of Nazism In Action. southfront.org Detention of Peyton Gendron | A mass shooting occurred on 5/14/2022 in Buffalo, NY. Ten people were killed, three were wounded. The shooter was broadcasting an online stream of the mass shooting. The shooter is a self-proclaimed supporter of white supremacy, as stated in his manifesto. He used the Black Sun symbol on the front page. The same symbol is used by the Nazi group Azov in Ukraine. He describes in detail what weapons he used, as well as why he carried out the attack and how he intended to carry it out. La…

_____ (2022-05-17). Operation Surprise: Leaked Emails Expose Secret Intelligence Coup. popularresistance.org Leaked emails and documents reviewed by The Grayzone have exposed the dimensions of a wide-ranging conspiracy managed by a shadowy cabal of hardcore Leavers to sabotage former Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, remove her from office, replace her with Boris Johnson, and secure a 'hard' withdrawal from the EU. | The emails demonstrate that a group of operatives linked to the intelligence services and wealthy, reclusive pro-Brexit financiers spied on campaign groups, infiltrated the civil service, and targeted high-profile Remainers with reputational destruction. While the majority of British voters elected…

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-17). For Biden's Summit of the Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. commondreams.org The U.S. president should invite all the nations of the region to the summit and shake the hands of every head of state to foster better dialogue and a brighter future for the hemisphere.

Jessica Buxbaum (2022-05-17). Censoring Palestine: Swarms of Israeli Bots Are Crippling Pro-Palestinian Twitter Accounts. mintpressnews.com Digital-rights experts say acquiring huge amounts of fake followers trigger Twitter's algorithm and can lead to the tech giant suspending your account, effectively censoring users by forcing them to make their accounts private.

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-17). How China's 1942 Yan'an Forum Inspired the Culture of National Liberation in the Third World. dissidentvoice.org Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research releases a new dossier on the legacy of the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art eight decades later. On 2 May 1942, hundreds of China's top writers, artists, and communist leaders gathered to discuss the most urgent cultural questions of the time. Dossier no. 52, Go to Yan'an! Culture and …

Andrew Korybko (2022-05-17). Next Month's Summit of the Americas is Shaping Up to Show How Isolated the US Has Become. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | By continuing to become an increasingly independent pole of influence amidst the global systemic transition to multipolarity, the Latin American countries literally contribute to changing the world for the better. They show how isolated the US is from the Global South, which discredits its propagandistic innuendo to have returned to its former superpower status in recent months. | US observers are becoming increasingly worried that next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles is about to be one of the Biden Administration's worst-ever foreign policy embarrassments foll…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-17). Russian Ops in Ukraine: Advances in Donbas, Ukraine Surrenders at Azovstal. libya360.wordpress.com 1. Russia continues to make slow and steady progress in Donbas, the primary area of Russia's focus; 2. Additional Russian salients and encirclements take shape within the much largers Izyum, Lyman, Severodonetsk, Papasnya cauldron area; 3. Ukrainian "offensive" northeast of Kharkov appears to have been a costly photo-op and little more; 4. Ukrainian militants hiding…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Over the past 24 hours, 265 AFU servicemen have laid down arms and surrendered in Azovstal, according to the Russian MOD; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue to the north of Popasnaya; | Russian forces claimed control over Novoselovka-2; | Russian forces entered the village of Novomikhailovka; | Russian forces are advancing in the northern and north-western outskirts of Lyman; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue on the outskirts…

Editor2 (2022-05-17). Whether the World Supports NATO War Against Russia? orinocotribune.com By Vyacheslav Tetekin &#1 ; Apr 11, 2022 | The Western press actively imposes on the international community the idea that allegedly the whole world stands for tough measures against Russia in connection with its military operation in Ukraine. This is not surprising. Major American and European TV companies and newspapers have long become weapons of the US and the EU information war against their geopolitical rivals. The same as aircraft carriers and Marines. The "world press" is a cheaper, but no less destructive weapon than aircraft carriers. So there is no faith in these "zealots of democratic values". In part…

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2022-05-17: News Headlines

Staff (2022-05-17). US conducts hypersonic weapon test. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — The United States Air Force says it has conducted a test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound.

Staff (2022-05-17). US Senate backs Ukraine's $40 bn aid package. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — A bill on the US $40-billion package of aid for Ukraine has been approved following an initial procedural vote in the US Senate, according to the live broadcast from the upper house of the American Congress.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Baby formula shortage leaves millions in need across United States. wsws.org A shortage of baby formula has been exacerbated by the closing of a major plant in Michigan after it was exposed to have severe health violations.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Ambassador: Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it U.S., Pentagon partner in the region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 16, 2022 US ambassador: "Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it a US partner in the region" US Ambassador Lee Litzenberger attended a presentation ceremony of English language instruction equipment provided by the Department of Defense to the State Customs Committee, the Embassy told APA. The Ambassador, together with deputy chairman of the State …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). In Video: Ukrainian Nazis Burned Russian Prisoner Alive. southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-17). Buffalo's Shooting. Another Manifestation Of Nazism In Action. southfront.org Detention of Peyton Gendron | A mass shooting occurred on 5/14/2022 in Buffalo, NY. Ten people were killed, three were wounded. The shooter was broadcasting an online stream of the mass shooting. The shooter is a self-proclaimed supporter of white supremacy, as stated in his manifesto. He used the Black Sun symbol on the front page. The same symbol is used by the Nazi group Azov in Ukraine. He describes in detail what weapons he used, as well as why he carried out the attack and how he intended to carry it out. La…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). NEO-NAZIS FROM EUROPE RUSH TO FIGHT IN UKRAINE, FLEE FASTER (VIDEOS)/ By Southfront. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-17). For Biden's Summit of the Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. commondreams.org The U.S. president should invite all the nations of the region to the summit and shake the hands of every head of state to foster better dialogue and a brighter future for the hemisphere.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Over the past 24 hours, 265 AFU servicemen have laid down arms and surrendered in Azovstal, according to the Russian MOD; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue to the north of Popasnaya; | Russian forces claimed control over Novoselovka-2; | Russian forces entered the village of Novomikhailovka; | Russian forces are advancing in the northern and north-western outskirts of Lyman; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue on the outskirts…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Overview Of Russian Advance On Donbass Front Lines. southfront.org Russian soldier in Popasna | On the night of May 16-17, explosions were heard in the Petrovsky district of the city of Donetsk, and Russian air defense forces were working in the area. In total, there were about 8 explosions. This situation may be justified by the confident offensive of Russian troops on the Luhansk-Donetsk front line as a whole. | Therefore, it is worth noting some hot spots in eastern Ukraine. At the moment, fighting is going on for the control of Belogorovka and in the Severodonetsk region in the Luha…

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Russia To America: We Will Only Trade WNBA Star Brittney Griner For Arms Trafficker Victor 'Merchant Of Death' Bout. moguldom.com Women's National Basketball Association star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia days before the invasion of Ukraine and Russian media are reporting that she could be brought home in a prisoner swap with a notorious arms dealer known as the "Merchant of Death." A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Griner has been held in Russia since …

Editor2 (2022-05-17). Whether the World Supports NATO War Against Russia? orinocotribune.com By Vyacheslav Tetekin &#1 ; Apr 11, 2022 | The Western press actively imposes on the international community the idea that allegedly the whole world stands for tough measures against Russia in connection with its military operation in Ukraine. This is not surprising. Major American and European TV companies and newspapers have long become weapons of the US and the EU information war against their geopolitical rivals. The same as aircraft carriers and Marines. The "world press" is a cheaper, but no less destructive weapon than aircraft carriers. So there is no faith in these "zealots of democratic values". In part…

Editor (2022-05-17). $40 Billion more for the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism. mronline.org The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military "aid" package for the Ukraine War.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Borrell: EU defense chiefs to approve another half billion Euros to arm Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineMay 17, 2022 EU defense ministers to approve another EUR 0 mln for arming Ukraine &#1 ; Borrell The Council of Ministers of Defense of the European Union at a meeting of the Council for Foreign Affairs, which is taking place on Tuesday in Brussels, will approve a proposal to allocate another EUR 0 million to …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Did CIA Train Ukrainian Torturers? southfront.org Click to see full-size imageJournalist reports similarities between Ukrainian and American torture techniques. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Western media accuse Russia of perpetrating war crimes in Ukraine and committing human rights violations against civilians and prisoners. However, these same agencies are absolutely silent in the face of the evident practices of torture by Kiev's agents against their enemies…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). NATO must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery: British FS. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 15, 2022 NATO countries must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery &#1 ; Truss NATO countries have agreed to continue to support Ukraine to help it contain Russia. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said this in Berlin on Sunday, Ukrinform reports, citing the BBC. "Putin must face a sustained defeat in Ukraine….Allies must support Ukraine's move …

Nan Levinson (2022-05-17). Ukraine and the Anti-War Dilemma. commondreams.org The significance of Ukraine's struggle certainly doesn't lie in educating Americans, but perhaps it is finally making us reckon with the costs of war, as we've needed to do for so long.

Larkin HD. (2022-05-17). Ukraine War Could Push an Additional 47 Million Into Acute Hunger. jamanetwork.com Food and fuel supply disruptions due to the war in Ukraine could put as many as 47 million more people worldwide at risk of malnutrition and starvation, according to an analysis by the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP). This translates into 323 million acutely food insecure people in 81 countries this year.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Evacuation Of Ukrainian Fighters From Azovstal Continues. No Promises Of Their Exchange (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed that the surrender of the militants of the nationalist Azov regiment and Ukrainian servicemen, who were blocked at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol began. Over the past day, 265 militants have laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 seriously wounded. All those in need of medical care were sent for treatment to the hospital in Novoazovsk, Donetsk People's Republic. The other were transferred to the village of Elenovka in the…

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-17). WAFA: "Cancer-stricken former prisoner dies due to complications from medical negligence" imemc.org NABLUS, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (WAFA) — A Palestinian cancer-stricken former prisoner Monday evening died due to complications from Israeli medical negligence at the time of his detention, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society. PPS said that Ihab al-Kilani, a resident of Nablus city, passed away a month after being released from Israeli imprisonment. It …

Rubin R. (2022-05-17). Striving for More Diversity in Clinical Trials. jamanetwork.com The FDA recently issued a new draft guidance for industry about improving the enrollment of clinical trial participants from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, many of whom are part of medically underserved communities.

Pappalardo F, Montisci A. (2022-05-17). Moderate Hypothermia vs Normothermia and 30-Day Mortality in Patients With Cardiogenic Shock Receiving Venoarterial ECMO. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recently published HYPO-ECMO randomized clinical trial showed no significant change in 30-day mortality with early application of hypothermia compared with strict normothermia in patients with refractory cardiogenic shock treated with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Even though the application of hypothermia has influenced medical thought for years, evidence about hypothermia from randomized clinical trials in various settings is still conflicting. We have some comments about the HYPO-ECMO trial.

Szuster RR. (2022-05-17). Ancient Myth and 21st-Century Psychedelic Medicine. jamanetwork.com This Arts and Medicine essay reviews how 21st-century evidence-based approaches to the use of psychedelic medicine replicate the ancient practices of Asclepian medicine.

Staff (2022-05-17). Iran, Cuba sign coop. MoU in veterinary field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Veterinary Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture in the field of animal health and veterinary medicine.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-17). Mass march in L.A. underlines the problems of the poor. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Lucia Torres of Los Angeles helped the Poor People's Campaign bring home the problems poor and low-wealth people face in the richest nation in the world and the richest state, by gross domestic product, in the U.S. Torres, you see, lost her husband to the coronavirus pandemic, even though he may not be among …

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-17). Canada: Complaining about gas prices only helps Putin and China. multipolarista.com Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland claimed in Parliament that complaining about high gas prices is "doing Vladimir Putin's work for him." She blamed inflation on Russia and "China's zero Covid policy."

WSWS (2022-05-17). In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous "science experiment" being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials. wsws.org The central and overwhelming responsibility for the present state of unpreparedness lies with the government, media and corporate elite, who are engineering the "return to normal" for their own selfish economic and political reasons.

Matt Sedlar (2022-05-17). "Examining the Gendered and Other Impacts of IMF Surcharges" Event Transcript. cepr.net "Examining the Gendered and Other Impacts of IMF Surcharges" explored the extent to which the IMF's surcharge policy is consistent with its stated commitment to gender equality and a greener, smarter, and fairer COVID-19 recovery.

Bezerra M. (2022-05-17). Rapid Antigen Tests for SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In the recent study using data from a large COVID-19 rapid testing program that took place in working environments across Canada, the authors reported a low incidence of false-positive test results (0.05%) with rapid antigen testing, which is in accordance with previous smaller cohorts. These findings support the use of the antigen tests for screening asymptomatic individuals as an important tool to mitigate viral spread in work communities, without overwhelming polymerase chain reaction (PCR)—based diagnostic laboratories.

Staff (2022-05-17). Cuba reporta 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este lunes 16 de mayo, Cuba reportó 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 404 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este martes.

Rubin R. (2022-05-17). First Breathalyzer Test to Diagnose COVID-19. jamanetwork.com The first test that uses breath samples to diagnose COVID-19 recently received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-17). Video: Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine. Beyond Manslaughter. The Evidence is Overwhelming. The Vaccine Should Be Immediately Withdrawn Worldwide. globalresearch.ca The following video interview with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky pertains to the Confidential Pfizer Report released as part of a Freedom of Information (FOI) procedure. | The report is a bombshell. The vaccine was launched in mid-December 2020. By the end of …

ecns.cn (2022-05-17). All 16 Shanghai districts record zero-COVID community transmissions. ecns.cn All 16 Shanghai districts have recorded zero COVID-19 community transmissions outside quarantine areas, said Zhao Dandan, deputy director of Shanghai Health Commission at a press conference Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2022-05-17). Health experts back China's COVID-19 control policy. ecns.cn Two Chinese health experts have expressed confidence in China's epidemic prevention and control policy, saying that the country will win the battle against COVID-19 with continuous efforts.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: National Nurses Week. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At Mayo Clinic, the Department of Nursing consists of over 22,000 people, including nurses, patient care assistants, patient care technicians and social workers. Like many health care professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time for those in the department. "Throughout the pandemic, our nurses have continued to be there for their patients," says Ryannon Frederick, Mayo Clinic's chief nursing officer. "Our patient satisfaction actually increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's…

Project Censored (2022-05-17). Global Civil War: Capitalism Post Pandemic. projectcensored.org Mickey is joined for the hour by former co-host Peter Phillips and University of California, Santa Barbara sociologist William I. Robinson. They discuss Robinson's new book "Global Civil War: Capitalism…

Staff (2022-05-17). Turkey to deploy 3,000 security forces to Qatar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — Turkey will send 3,000 forces to Qatar to secure the 2022 World Cup, a Turkish news agency reported.

Campbell KN. (2022-05-17). Oral Glucocorticoids for IgA Nephropathy. jamanetwork.com IgA nephropathy is the most common primary glomerulonephritis in the world, with an estimated annual incidence of at least 2.5 per 100‚ÄØ000 persons. The pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy is thought to involve 4 factors (or "hits"). First, elevated levels of mucosal circulating galactose-deficient IgA1 (hit 1) are recognized by IgG or IgA autoantibodies (hit 2). Pathogenic galactose-deficient IgA1—auto-Ab immune complexes form (hit 3) that are deposited in the mesangium, causing glomerular injury (hit 4). During immune complex formation, T-cell cytokines, such as a proliferation-inducing lig…

Editor (2022-05-17). Will Shireen Abu Akleh's Murder Mark a Turning Point in the Liberation of Palestine? scheerpost.com Feature photo | People walk past a mural of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Katlehong, south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Themba Hadebe | AP | By Miko Peled / JERUSALEM — As I write these words, the world is trying to make sense of the brutal assassination of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was targeted by Israeli forces while covering yet another Israeli assault on Jenin. Furthermore, Israeli forces have now attacked the funeral procession leading Sh…

Staff (2022-05-17). July 8 2022: Ghassan lives, Palestine lives! Call to Organize for the th Anniversary of the Assassination of Ghassan Kanafani. samidoun.net "The Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only, but a cause for every revolutionary, wherever he is, as a cause of the exploited and oppressed masses in our era." &#1 ; Ghassan Kanafani A statement from Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and the Palestinian Youth Movement 8 July 2022 will mark the th anniversary …

Staff (2022-05-17). Nakba Day: Berlin defies repression! samidoun.net The following statement was issued by the coalition of organizations resisting German state repression in Berlin targeting Palestinian organizing, specifically the ban on demonstrations commemorating the Nakba, the catastrophe of the Palestinian people that has been ongoing for the past 74 years, from 13 to 15 May. Near multiple spontaneous actions for Palestine — or …

Editor2 (2022-05-17). 'Assassination Threats Reflect Israeli Bankruptcy,' Says Resistance Icon. orinocotribune.com Senior Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Leila Khaled has described Israel's threats to assassinate Palestinian resistance leaders as a reflection of the occupation state's internal crises as well as its security and political bankruptcy. | "The Israeli occupation is trying to export its internal crises to the Palestinian people," said Khaled. "The Israeli threats reflect the crisis caused by the recent resistance operations against the occupation." | The resistance icon stressed that the Palestinian operations "are an extension of a wide popular Palestinian uprising in various areas of…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Palestinians commemorate 74th anniversary of Nakba amid heightened Israeli violence. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Palestinian refugees from across the world carried out marches and rallies to observe the day their ancestors were forced out of their homes and lands in historic Palestine by Zionist militias in 1948…

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-17). Palestine Defenders Hail Rep. Tlaib's 'Historic' Nakba Resolution. commondreams.org "The time has come for the United States to correct an ongoing historical mistake it committed by recognizing the Palestinian Nakba, and to pressure Israel to respect American values that call for justice, equality, and freedom for all."

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-17). The British Art of Black Propaganda. dissidentvoice.org Never underestimate the potency, and deceptive malice, of the British political mind. In responding to the threat posed by Imperial Germany during the First World War, the British propaganda campaign made much of the atrocity tale, the nun raping German and the baby bayoneting Hun. The effectiveness of the campaign was so impressive it sowed …

Jesse Jackson (2022-05-17). Buffalo Shows We Must Confront the Right's Racist Propaganda. commondreams.org The state will hold the Buffalo shooting suspect accountable for this act of terror. The politicians and propagandists propagating the lies and the hate surely won't consider themselves responsible.

Staff (2022-05-17). President Maduro Appoints New Ministers for Labor, Industries, Transport, and Foreign Affairs. orinocotribune.com During the evening of Monday May 16, from Miraflores Palace, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced changes in his cabinet. The statement came just a few days after announcing a plan to offer shares of up to 10% in strategic publicly owned companies on the Caracas stock exchange, for local and international investors, an attempt to finance these companies amid the economic strangulation inflicted by the US and European blockade. | President Maduro appointed Francisco Torrealba as new minister of labor, Hipólito Abreu as new minister of industries and national production, Ramón Velásquez Araguayán as Venezu…

Kade Crockford (2022-05-17). Impending Threat of Abortion Criminalization Brings New Urgency to the Fight for Digital Privacy. aclu.org As the shockwaves from the bombshell publication of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade continue to reverberate, questions and fears about our digital privacy and what comes next

Andrew Korybko (2022-05-17). Next Month's Summit of the Americas is Shaping Up to Show How Isolated the US Has Become. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | By continuing to become an increasingly independent pole of influence amidst the global systemic transition to multipolarity, the Latin American countries literally contribute to changing the world for the better. They show how isolated the US is from the Global South, which discredits its propagandistic innuendo to have returned to its former superpower status in recent months. | US observers are becoming increasingly worried that next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles is about to be one of the Biden Administration's worst-ever foreign policy embarrassments foll…

Liberation Staff (2022-05-17). Thousands in the streets for 'Bans Off Our Bodies' rallies in hundreds of cities. liberationnews.org Many participants were angered by how the Democrats are using the issue of abortion as a political bargaining chip to fundraise and bring out voters for the midterm elections.

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2022-05-16: News Headlines

Contributing Writers (2022-05-16). Prof. John Mearsheimer on Russia's Special Military Operation. marktaliano.net READ MORE: US Political Scientist Blames West for Ukraine Crisis | News | teleSUR English

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-16). US' Blinken, E3 FMs confer on Iran nuclear deal, Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — On the sidelines of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, the US Secretary of State met with his German, French and British counterparts on the Iran nuclear deal and the latest developments in Ukraine.

WSWS (2022-05-16). The New York Times calls for China to end the Zero-COVID policy "no matter the cost!" wsws.org The New York Times' assault on Zero-COVID is odious and would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, especially the most vulnerable. However, these are in line with attempts to scapegoat China for the deteriorating economic crisis plaguing the world.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Madrid nurses on indefinite strike against temp work, poor conditions. wsws.org Around the world, health care strikes are erupting against conditions created by over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and decades of privatisations and subordination of health to profit.

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Tallahassee: Demonstration defends Roe v. Wade. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Around 100 people came out to support a Defend Roe v. Wade protest on May 12 at the Florida Capitol building. | "Abortion is healthcare, and I will always support that constitutional right. I want Tallahassee to know I stand with them on this issue," said City Commissioner Jack Porter. "Passing a resolution affirming my support for women's healthcare and reproductive rights in general was a start, but there's more we can do. We can provide unbiased information about abortion, create a supportive environment for people to make their own healthcare decisions, regulate misleading practices at certa…

WSWS (2022-05-16). Andy Warhol 1964 painting sells for $195 million, breaking auction record. wsws.org The exorbitant price for a trivial, empty work underscores the domination of the art world by a financial aristocracy that brushes aesthetic questions aside.

WSWS (2022-05-16). ICE has created a "surveillance dragnet" for accessing the personal information of all US citizens. wsws.org Georgetown Law has published a report that describes in detail how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created a surveillance infrastructure that is violating the democratic rights of American citizens without any government authorization or oversight.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Texas travel nurse on the health care crisis: "The profits are going to the CEOs instead of trying to keep nurses and support staff" wsws.org The nurse is part of a growing movement of health care workers across the US fighting for better working conditions, pay and benefits, staffing, and resources.

Staff (2022-05-16). Pres. congrats Iran teams on 3rd title in 2021 Deaflympics. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian President congratulated Iranian teams participating in the 2021 Deaflympics for gaining 40 medals.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). US must accept Iran trade normalization ties under JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Washington must accept the normalization of Iran's trade relations with other countries in accordance with the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). 3 killed, many injured in California, Texas shootings. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Shootings in a church in California, and a market in Texas left at least three dead and several injured on Sunday, US authorities said.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as new president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Somalia handed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud the presidency for a second time following Sunday's long-overdue election.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-16). Iran seriously pursuing goods bartering with Cuba: Safari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy says that the issue of bartering goods with Cuba is being seriously pursued.

Staff (2022-05-15). Cuba e Irán inician decimoctava sesión de Comisión Intergubernamental para las Relaciones Económicas. cubadebate.cu En Teherán comenzó la decimoctava sesión de la Comisión Intergubernamental para las Relaciones Económicas Cuba-Irán, que tiene entre sus objetivos fortalecer la cooperación bilateral. En el ámbito de la reunión, fue inaugurada la planta de producción de la vacuna PastoCorona, transferencia tecnológica de la vacuna Soberana 02 al Instituto Pasteur.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO leader meets with broad spectrum of top U.S. military-security officials. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com GeoanƒÉ (himself Romanian) was filling in for Jens Stoltenberg, reported to have contracted COVID. ==== NATOMay 15, 2022 Deputy Secretary General in Washington D.C.: NATO unity makes us all stronger and safer Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ praised the United States' strong leadership in NATO in remarks to the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. on …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are ´ Going After the Terrorists ª. marktaliano.net Par Prof Michel Chossudovsky Mondialisation.ca, 02 mars 2016 Global Research 22 décembre 2015 First published in December 2015 US foreign policy has nurtured Al Qaeda, a creation of the CIA for more than 35 years, with the support of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia's infamous General Intelligence Presidency (GIP). Lest we forget Osama bin …

WSWS (2022-05-15). UK's role confirms Sweden/Finland NATO membership planned for years. wsws.org In 2014, the UK hosted a summit of NATO in Wales founding the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), consisting of seven NATO allies which would assemble military forces among the northern and high regions of Europe. Sweden and Finland joined in 2017.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO invites Georgian leadership to June summit. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 15, 2022 Georgian leadership to be invited to NATO Summit — Deputy Sec Gen The Georgian leadership will be invited to the NATO Summit that will be held in Madrid at the end of June, Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said in a doorstep statement earlier today, ahead of an informal meeting of NATO …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Pentagon trains Georgian special forces for war in Caucasus, Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefneseMay 14, 2022 Georgian Special Operations Forces participated in the international exercise "Trojan Footprint 2022" A two-week large-scale exercise was organized on the European continent by the US Special Operations Command (SOCEUR) in Europe. Georgian Defense Forces Special Operations Forces have taken part in it for the second time. From the Georgian …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Sweden to apply for NATO membership on Tuesday, Finland on Wednesday — reports. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 15, 2022 Sweden plans to apply for NATO membership on May 17 Sweden is expected to apply for NATO membership on May 17, Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Sunday…. According to the newspaper, the date will depend on whether Finland has time to make a decision on joining by then. According to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Turkey to Finland, Sweden: purge Kurds, lift arms restrictions to join NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hurriyet Daily NewsMay 15, 2022 Finland, Sweden propose working to address Turkey's concerns on NATO membership bid Finland and Sweden have proposed to work with Turkey towards eliminating the Turkish government's concerns regarding their NATO membership, Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said on May 15, stressing that they must provide guarantees on the issue of the …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Sweden's ruling party backs NATO membership bid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Sweden's ruling Social Democrats backed the country joining NATOafter Finland confirmed that it would apply for NATO membership.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). NATO to keep anti-Russian sanctions for as long as necessary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — All NATO member states are committed to keep the anti-Russian sanctions in place for as long as is necessary, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday.

Staff (2022-05-15). Yemen to strongly respond if Saudis aggression continues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — A member of Yemen's Ansarullah political bureau told news sources that the Yemeni armed forces have developed a strategic weapon that could be used against Saudi Arabia if the aggression continues.

Staff (2022-05-15). Abu Akleh assassination perpetrators must be punished. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Judiciary's Human Rights Council has condemned the assassination of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, stressing the Israeli regime must be held to account for the crime by the international community.

Staff (2022-05-15). Anuncian cambios en nómina de Domadores de Cuba para tope en circuito profesional de boxeo. cubadebate.cu El campeón olímpico Andy Cruz no formará parte de la escuadra con que los Domadores de Cuba debutarán oficialmente en circuitos profesionales de boxeo este 20 de mayo, en la ciudad mexicana de Aguascalientes. La novedad en el listado de los Domadores será el bronce mundial Osvel Caballero.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Iran-China parl. friendship group holds symposium with FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — The chairman and members of the Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group held a symposium with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday afternoon.

Staff (2022-05-15). Khatibzadeh signs memorial notebook of martyr Abu Akleh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh signed the memorial notebook of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh at the country's embassy in Tehran.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). 4,000-troop British commando force leads NATO's war efforts against Russia, China in Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense NewsMay 13, 2022 New commando force leads Britain's military in Arctic operations The new Future Commando Force program, made up of about 4,000 personnel with the British Royal Marines, is leading the way in Arctic operations for the entire service, according to the head of the effort. "We are the U.K.'s Arctic experts [in] …

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2022-05-15: News Headlines

Alfred de Zayas (2022-05-15). Arnold August is Right in Blowing the Whistle on the Menace to Academic Freedom in Canadian and US Universities. orinocotribune.com By Alfred de Zayas &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | Review by Alfred de Zayas of the article by Arnold August: "Ukraine-Russia: Sanctions against a 'pro-Russian' professor from the University of Montreal, or freedom of speech?" | Arnold August is right in blowing the whistle on the menace to academic freedom and the ethos of independent research posed by pressures of political correctness and the spread of "cancel culture". This development constitutes moral bankruptcy in any country that considers itself "democratic", and a fortiori a disgrace in the academic profession. The case of Professor Michael Carley of the Universit…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-15). Colombia decriminalizes medically assisted suicide for critically ill patients. peoplesdispatch.org With the decision, Colombia becomes the first and only country in the Latin America and the Caribbean region to have decriminalized both euthanasia and medically assisted suicide…

IMEMC News (2022-05-15). Another Wounded Palestinian In Serious Condition. imemc.org The Israeli occupation authorities have informed the family of Hamza Aabed, 19, from Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank, was transferred to the Rambam Medical Center, hooked to respiratory machines due to the seriousness of his wounds. Hamza was shot by an Israeli army sharpshooter with a live round in the head, …

IMEMC News (2022-05-15). Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In Jenin. imemc.org A seriously wounded Palestinian man died Sunday at an Israeli medical center from gunshot wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him two days ago during an invasion of the Jenin refugee camp in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian, Daoud Mohammad Zobeidi, 40, was shot with a live round in …

Mike Pappas (2022-05-15). Resident Physicians Are Unionizing. They Must Challenge For-Profit Health Care. truthout.org Resident physicians are unionizing around the country. Most recently, residents at University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM), Stanford Medical Center, and Keck School of Medicine of USC all voted to join the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), which is part of the larger Service Employees International Union (SEIU). These wins come despite ongoing pushback from the hospital bosses. This resistance is coming because hospitals know unionized resident physicians will be harder to exploit. More residents should fight to unionize to protect themselves and the care of patients, and in the process of winning unio…

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-15). Corea del Norte registra más 290.000 casos de Coronavirus. telesurtv.net A la fecha Corea del Norte suma 820.620 contagios y 42 muertes vinculadas al coronavirus.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO leader meets with broad spectrum of top U.S. military-security officials. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com GeoanƒÉ (himself Romanian) was filling in for Jens Stoltenberg, reported to have contracted COVID. ==== NATOMay 15, 2022 Deputy Secretary General in Washington D.C.: NATO unity makes us all stronger and safer Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ praised the United States' strong leadership in NATO in remarks to the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. on …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). FDA limits use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has limited use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine for adults due to risks associated with blood clots. "The FDA's decision to limit the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for SARS-CoV2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) was due to an FDA analysis that indicated an elevated but low risk for blood clots in some patients who received the vaccine," says Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 5-10-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Living in the "Sandwich": Women's Health & Menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week is May 8-14, 2022. Women in the "sandwich generation" may be balancing the competing demands of caring for both dependent children and aging parents, and often working outside of the home. Their own needs may take a backseat while they care for others and juggle all of the demands of life, which has been made even worse with the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally affecting women. Around this same time in life, many…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: National Nurses Week. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At Mayo Clinic, the Department of Nursing consists of over 22,000 people, including nurses, patient care assistants, patient care technicians and social workers. Like many health care professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time for those in the department. "Throughout the pandemic, our nurses have continued to be there for their patients," says Ryannon Frederick, Mayo Clinic's chief nursing officer. "Our patient satisfaction actually increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's…

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). COVID-hit Shanghai to promote business resumption in stages. ecns.cn China's financial hub Shanghai will gradually reopen businesses such as shopping malls, vegetable markets and hair salons from Monday after weeks of closed-off management to ward off COVID-19, the city's vice mayor told a media briefing Sunday.

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). Chinese mainland reports 226 new local COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 226 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 166 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday.

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). China opposes political maneuvers on COVID-19 pandemic. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). David Lasne: 'A Helping Hand' in Shanghai Suburbs. ecns.cn Lasne, a Frenchman, came to China 20 years ago and lived in Xujing Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai for the past nine years. Enthusiastic public welfare, he came to join the volunteer team as soon as he learned that the local community was short of hands for the fight against the Covid surge.

Staff (2022-05-15). Cuba reporta 93 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 92 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este sábado 14 de mayo, Cuba reportó 93 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 92 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 467 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este domingo.

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). Eldest COVID patient recovers in Shanghai. ecns.cn After a 32-day treatment, Ye Ming, 108, recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from Shanghai Pudong Hospital on Saturday, setting a record for the oldest patient in a severe condition to have recovered from the disease in China.

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). China's handling of COVID-19 pandemic sets high standards for world: Pakistani FM. ecns.cn Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting dynamic zero-COVID approach has set high standards for the world.

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). How Xi's economic philosophy promotes global governance. ecns.cn "The right way forward for humanity is peaceful development and win-win cooperation," Chinese President Xi Jinping told the 2022 World Economic Forum (WEF) virtual session in mid-January, offering China's solutions to global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). DPRK taking strict measures to prevent spread of COVID-19. ecns.cn The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is taking strict measures on switching the state epidemic prevention work to the maximum emergency system, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). Shanghai shuts down half makeshifts hospitals. ecns.cn Half of the city-level makeshift hospitals built for COVID-19 patients during the current outbreak in Shanghai have closed as of Friday, as local infection…

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). 448 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland. ecns.cn A total of 448 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, the National Health Commission said in its Sunday report.

Wellbeing Blueprint (2022-05-15). Tuesday 5/17: Power of the Native Vote: Mobilizing Indigenous Communities to Advance Structural Change. indybay.org Online event…

Juan Cole (2022-05-15). Busan, S. Korea, constructing Solar-Powered Artificial Biorock Island to replace Coastal land lost to Sea Level Rise. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; UN Habitat, the municipality of Busan in South Korea, and the company OCEANIX are responding to the challenge of sea-level rise by building an artificial floating city off the coast of the country's second-largest city. A prototype is expected to be in the water as early as 2025. Although a …

Anonymous669 (2022-05-15). 236 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Terrorists In Central Syria Since Start Of May: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | On May 15, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS's areas of influence in Syria's central region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | The London-based monitoring group said that more than 16 airstrikes targeted hideouts of ISIS cells near the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern Homs countryside and in the outskirts of the town of al…

| Nameconor Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Physical Culture, Sport Studies, University of Texas At Austin (2022-05-15). Tucker Carlson pulls from an old playbook as he stokes anxiety about a masculinity crisis. Conor Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Physical Culture and Sport Studies, University of Texas at Austin

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newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: African Americans at higher risk of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the CDC, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S. Do you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States? A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. This causes brain cells to become damaged or die. Risks of stroke vary by race and ethnicity. African American…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can uterine fibroids affect pregnancy? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A uterine fibroid is a benign or noncancerous growth of the muscle portion of the uterus. While common, they may cause pain and excessive bleeding, and concerns about fertility and pregnancy for some. Dr. Michelle Louie, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon and fibroid specialist, says it is important to know your treatment options and work with a specialist. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/RjubdzreMOE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Consumer Health: Women's health and living a longer, healthier life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week will be observed May 8—14, which makes this a good time to learn about the biggest threats to women's health and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Two of the leading causes of death for women in the U.S. are heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk for both. Heart disease…

Center for Food Safety (2022-05-15). Florida Approves Risky Release of Billions of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Scientifically Flawed Experiment. indybay.org FDACS' approval came despite unresolved public health and environmental concerns raised by scientists, public health experts and environmental groups about potential impacts of the release.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Putting your best foot forward with diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with diabetes and am learning about various components of my health care that require special attention. For instance, I was told I'd need to take special care of my feet. Can you explain why foot care is so important and what is necessary? Do I need to see a special type of doctor? ANSWER: You're among the millions of people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Managing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Springtime allergies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love the changing seasons and am looking forward to the warmer days of spring. Unfortunately, I am often miserable because of seasonal allergies. What can I do to keep the box of tissues at bay and enjoy the springtime weather? ANSWER: As we flip the calendars to April and May, spring is in the air. Warmer springtime temperatures mean that trees bud, flowers bloom and grass grows. And people often are more active…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A shared heart: Two families come together after tragedy, transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Around the 15th of every month, Christin Gigstad and Tina Haug think of each other. They pick up their phones and text. Even if they've already talked that week, they want to check in. It's an important date for them, one that no one else can fully understand. Four years ago, Christin and Tina were strangers. Their lives were brought together by crisis. And now they like to say they have a shared heart, thanks…

Victoria Knight (2022-05-15). Privacy Experts Warn Data From Period-Tracking Apps May Soon Be Used Against You. truthout.org It's estimated that millions of people in the U.S. use period-tracking apps to plan ahead, track when they are ovulating, and monitor other health effects. The apps can help signal when a period is late. | After Politico published on May 2

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Expert alert: Outpatient joint replacement surgery benefits patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery. Patients benefit from the shorter hospital stay, and they are more satisfied recovering at home. A decade ago, a patient who had a knee or hip replacement would likely stay…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Consumer Health: Understanding skin cancer and how to prevent it. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this and good time to learn about the three main types of skin cancer and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. And most skin cancers are preventable. The three main types of skin cancer are: Basal cell carcinomaBasal cell carcinoma begins in the basal cells — a type of cell within…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mohs surgery for melanoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma is one of the most common cancer types in the U. S. Roughly 2% of people will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Treatment for early stage melanomas usually includes surgery to remove the melanoma. Mohs surgery is a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 9 Mayo hospitals earn 'A' grades for patient safety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nine Mayo Clinic hospitals scored the highest safety marks from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that collects and analyzes data to help patients choose their preferred health care destinations. These Mayo Clinic hospitals earned "A" grades for patient safety: Arizona Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona. Florida Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida. Rochester Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester. Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota.Eau Claire, Wisconsin.Fairmont, Minnesota.La…

India Walton (2022-05-14). Let's End the Shame of Student Debt While Calling for Its Cancellation. truthout.org When I ran for mayor of Buffalo, New York, last year, my past-due parking tickets became a major reason for reduced favorability among voters. When Stacy Abrams ran for governor of Georgia in 2018, there was a lot of talk in the mainstream media about how much debt she was in. I share these examples because in general, the working poor do not willfully withhold payment for debts. We are faced with the very real decision between paying often illegitimate debts (like parking tickets and student loans) and feeding our children or paying for life-saving medical treatment for our loved ones. | New York State's recentl…

Jon Queally (2022-05-14). 'Extraordinary Relief': Advocates Celebrate Partial Block of Alabama Law Targeting Trans Youth. commondreams.org "This ruling means that we will be able to continue providing our child with the medical care he needs and nothing could be more important or more of a relief to our family," said one parent who was a plaintiff in the case.

India Walton (2022-05-14). Let's End the Shame of Student Debt While Calling for Its Cancelation. truthout.org When I ran for mayor of Buffalo, New York, last year, my past-due parking tickets became a major reason for reduced favorability among voters. When Stacy Abrams ran for governor of Georgia in 2018, there was a lot of talk in the mainstream media about how much debt she was in. I share these examples because in general, the working poor do not willfully withhold payment for debts. We are faced with the very real decision between paying often illegitimate debts (like parking tickets and student loans) and feeding our children or paying for life-saving medical treatment for our loved ones. | New York State's recentl…

Edward Christopher Dee, Gideon Lasco (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Decolonising global health: a Philippine perspective. thelancet.com We read Richard Horton's Offline1 with interest. We agree that "Medicine and global health continue to be entangled with colonial attitudes, structures, and practices."1 That is, in systems of power. Horton concludes that "Decolonisation must mean much more." We present perspectives from the Philippines.

Edward Christopher Dee, Gideon Lasco (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Decolonising global health: a Philippine perspective. thelancet.com We read Richard Horton's Offline1 with interest. We agree that "Medicine and global health continue to be entangled with colonial attitudes, structures, and practices."1 That is, in systems of power. Horton concludes that "Decolonisation must mean much more." We present perspectives from the Philippines.

WSWS (2022-05-14). Congressional report confirms meat processors made baseless claims of impending food shortage to keep plants open as pandemic spread. wsws.org While COVID-19 ripped through processing plants and communities, food executives stoked phony claims of a food shortage to justify keeping plants operating at full production.

Sarah Lazare (2022-05-14). Biden's Silence on an Intellectual Property Waiver Speaks Volumes. commondreams.org The White House appears to have no plans to break Big Pharma's stranglehold on global Covid-19 vaccines.

Xiaolu Sun (2022-05-14). About 200,000 children in the U.S. have lost a caregiver to COVID-19. america.cgtn.com See how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting children in the U.S.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-14). Biggest Lie in World History: There Never Was A Pandemic. The Data Base is Flawed. The Covid Mandates including the Vaccine are Invalid. globalresearch.ca Fake science was supportive of this devastating agenda. The lies were sustained by a massive media disinformation campaign. The historic March 11, 2020 lockdown triggered economic and social chaos Worldwide. It was an act of "economic warfare": a war against humanity.

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2022-05-14). Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet and Humanity. globalresearch.ca World leaders are meeting in Glasgow at COP-26. All eyes are now on "the imminent dangers of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions". The "climate emergency" is a timely instrument of propaganda used to distract people from questioning "the real crisis", namely the Covid-19 "plandemic".

Shawn Yuan (2022-05-14). [World Report] Zero COVID in China: what next? thelancet.com How China cornered itself into an unsustainable COVID-19 control strategy, and the slim prospects for change. Shawn Yuan reports.

Rafael Dall'Alba, Marco André Germanà≤, Cristianne Famer Rocha (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Yes, democracy is good for our health—but which democracy? thelancet.com Richard Horton wrote a compelling inquiry on the complex scenario surrounding the challenges emerging from liberal democracies in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.1 We take his timely discussion one step further. To discuss the benefits and shortcomings of democracies, especially in a global context, we need to look in detail at the actors and politics that govern the design and implementation of health policies. As Horton argued, choosing between liberal democracies and autocracies is an overly simplistic decision.

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____ (2022-05-14). Congressional report confirms meat processors made baseless claims of impending food shortage to keep plants open as pandemic spread. wsws.org While COVID-19 ripped through processing plants and communities, food executives stoked phony claims of a food shortage to justify keeping plants operating at full production.

Rafael Dall'Alba, Marco André Germanà≤, Cristianne Famer Rocha (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Yes, democracy is good for our health—but which democracy? thelancet.com Richard Horton wrote a compelling inquiry on the complex scenario surrounding the challenges emerging from liberal democracies in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.1 We take his timely discussion one step further. To discuss the benefits and shortcomings of democracies, especially in a global context, we need to look in detail at the actors and politics that govern the design and implementation of health policies. As Horton argued, choosing between liberal democracies and autocracies is an overly simplistic decision.

Shawn Yuan (2022-05-14). [World Report] Zero COVID in China: what next? thelancet.com How China cornered itself into an unsustainable COVID-19 control strategy, and the slim prospects for change. Shawn Yuan reports.

Andrew Green (2022-05-14). [World Report] Calls to restart testing for parasitic disease at US CDC. thelancet.com Researchers and clinicians pressure the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reintroduce parasitic disease testing amid concerns about patient care. Andrew Green reports.

Grainne M Murray, William D Renton (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tofacitinib for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. thelancet.com We welcome the trial data for tofacitinib1 as a drug that might provide benefit for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. We are encouraged by the findings, particularly the safety data, but seek clarification on the clinical efficacy.

Staff (2022-05-14). The Shame of the Richest Country in the World Just Not Being the Richest Country in the World. davidswanson.org "In the richest country in the world, it's an injustice that millions of people lack basic health care," said Sen. Ed Markey. "[T]he richest country in the world [is] struggling to provide basic nutrition to many of its infants," according to Vox. Politico tells us that "the richest country in the world could find itself …

____ (2022-05-14). Newly appointed Sri Lankan PM pledges to implement brutal IMF program. wsws.org The IMF program will translate into deep cuts to state sector jobs, wages and pensions, further increased prices of essentials, the slashing of public services including education and health care.

____ (2022-05-14). 10,000 New Zealand healthcare workers prepare to strike. wsws.org Public healthcare workers are due to strike for 24 hours on Monday, over low wages and understaffing, after a previous strike scheduled for March was banned by the Employment Court.

Fight Back (2022-05-14). Anthony Gay: 97-year prison sentence for the theft of $1. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Since 2018, Anthony Gay has become a symbol of the struggle against wrongful convictions in Illinois. | As a teen in 1994 in Rock Island, he was sentenced to seven years on a parole violation. He was driving his car without a license and was on parole for a robbery in which he stole a dollar and a hat. The system made him plead guilty for that charge which got him probation. | His mental health deteriorated in prison, and minor infractions got him repeated additional sentences totaling 90 years. He spent 22 of those 24 years in solitary confinement, including some time in Tamms supermax prison. Soli…

Darek Yach (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tobacco harm reduction matters. thelancet.com A recent Lancet Editorial1 about the slow pace of tobacco control around the world singled out the UK as a leader in reducing the number of smokers. It has accomplished this feat, the Editorial stated, through measures such as increased tobacco taxes, comprehensive smoke-free laws in public spaces, and health warnings on product packages.

Edward Christopher Dee, Gideon Lasco (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Decolonising global health: a Philippine perspective. thelancet.com We read Richard Horton's Offline1 with interest. We agree that "Medicine and global health continue to be entangled with colonial attitudes, structures, and practices."1 That is, in systems of power. Horton concludes that "Decolonisation must mean much more." We present perspectives from the Philippines.

Juliet Iwelunmor (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] The truth about decolonising global health worth spreading. thelancet.com With any myth about decolonising global health (as Richard Horton1 describes it), always question intent, dissent, lament, and discontent. Then, remember the wise words of Frederick Douglass, "power concedes nothing without a demand, it never has and it never will".2…

Richard Horton (2022-05-14). [Comment] Offline: Bill Gates and the fate of WHO. thelancet.com Bill Gates was not shy about his disdain for WHO. Of its staff he said, "If you're not very good, you'll stay working there for a long time." Gates fired his broadside during the London launch of his book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic. The audience laughed. But as someone who has been welcomed into the global health family, there was something cheap and unpleasant about his remark. It diminished him. Gates was there to promote the idea of GERM—a Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization team.

Susan Jaffe (2022-05-14). [Perspectives] Raj Panjabi: bringing a global outlook to the US pandemic response. thelancet.com In February, 2022, US President Joe Biden appointed global health physician and epidemiologist Raj Panjabi as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House National Security Council in Washington, DC, which advises Biden on foreign policy and security issues. In this position, Panjabi's presence ensures that global health threats "are considered in discussions of national security and foreign policy, and are not an afterthought", said Jennifer Kates, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Found…

Susan Jaffe (2022-05-14). [World Report] Health organizations fear effects of US abortion ruling. thelancet.com Health and human rights groups are concerned about women's health and rights as many states would outlaw abortion if the Supreme Court topples Roe v Wade. Susan Jaffe reports.

Ayesha Ahmad (2022-05-14). [Perspectives] Researcher trauma: when our stories collide. thelancet.com I was mesmerised as I knelt on a grainy floor beneath the storyteller, my village neighbour. Her name is long gone, buried in the crevices of her husband's name on her tombstone, erased beyond the dust that she became within the soil. I do not think I ever learnt her name, she was simply Bibi, Bibi who carried the village stories. Bibi shone in her language, but she was without a pen, or Qalam, which was a dangerous instrument for a woman to wield. Like Bibi, my grandmother also captivated me with the stories she shared.

Delan Devakumar, Rita Issa (2022-05-14). [Perspectives] Migrant traumas heard. thelancet.com Silence Heard Loud by Anna Konik offers snapshots of traumatised lives through the stories of migrants who have fled persecution and settled in the UK. The film gives the viewer a chance to hear people whose stories remain trapped within them. People who are usually ignored, cast aside, or, sometimes, demonised. As one person in the film remarks, "it is hurtful to dream when you know that your dreams are controlled, your destiny, my very destiny, is controlled by someone else".

Geoff Watts (2022-05-14). [Obituary] Luc Antoine Montagnier. thelancet.com Nobel Prize winning co-discoverer of HIV. He was born in Chabris, France, on March 18, 1932 and died in Paris, France, on Feb 8, 2022 aged 89 years.

Nicolino Ruperto, Hermine I Brunner, Holly B Posner, Irina Lazariciu, Alberto Martini, Daniel J Lovell, Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation, Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tofacitinib for juvenile idiopathic arthritis — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Grainne Murray and William Renton for their response to our work1 and take this opportunity to specify the outcome of the trial on tofacitinib in polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Robert Beaglehole, Ruth Bonita (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tobacco control: getting to the finish line. thelancet.com Tobacco control is not working for most of the world.1 Four out of five of the world's smokers are in low-income and middle-income countries. In these countries where most of the eight million deaths caused by tobacco occur each year, rates of tobacco use are falling only slowly. Globally, the overall number of tobacco users has barely changed. Only 30% of countries are on track to achieve the WHO adult tobacco use target of a 30% reduction in prevalence by 20302 and most countries are not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 for non-communicable diseases; its achievement will require a much m…

Roger L Albin (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Capitalism, not racism. thelancet.com Richard Horton1 correctly states that, in efforts to construct a fairer world, "we need to undertake a more realistic and rigorous analysis of where power lies". However, Horton's Comment does not exhibit the required rigorous analysis. Citing the dubious work of Cheikh Anta Diop and Martin Bernal as authoritative commentary is precisely the type of shallow gesture that he correctly criticises as inadequate. Contrary to what Horton and Kehinde Andrews describe, the primary logic underpinning the western world order is not "that Black and Brown life is worth less".

The Lancet (2022-05-14). [Editorial] Why Roe v. Wade must be defended. thelancet.com "Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views." So begins a draft opinion by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, leaked from the US Supreme Court on May 2, 2022. If confirmed, this judgement would overrule the Court's past decisions to establish the right to access abortion. In Alito's words, "the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives". The Court's opinion rests on a strictly historical interpretation of the US Constitution: "The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected…

____ (2022-05-13). Biden marks 1 million US COVID deaths by preparing for the next million. wsws.org US President Joe Biden finally acknowledged Thursday that over 1 million Americans have now died from COVID-19, issuing a perfunctory written statement and a pre-recorded video characterized by indifference to the lives of those lost and their loved ones still mourning.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Is It Coincidence That Some CIA Torture Techniques are so Popular With Ukrainian Neo-Nazis? libya360.wordpress.com Ekaterina Blinova Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende in Donbass © Photo : Sonja van den Ende While the US rushed to vilify Russia's latest UN Security Council Arria-Formula summit on Kiev's human rights violations, one might wonder as to why Ukrainian neo-Nazi torture sites have so much in common with CIA secret prisons, says…

Editor (2022-05-13). Great Disorder and Extravagant Lies. scheerpost.com Francisca Lita Sáez, Spain, "An Unequal Fight," 2020. | By Vijay Prashad / These are deeply upsetting times. The Covid-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and to galvanize new faith in public action. | Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to…

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-13). In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion: The Nineteenth Newsletter (2022). mronline.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action.

_____ (2022-05-13). In A World Of Great Disorder And Extravagant Lies. popularresistance.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and to galvanize new faith in public action. Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to treat people during these outbreaks. Not so. | Studies by the WHO have shown us that health care spending by governments in poorer nations has been relatively flat during the pandemic, while out-of-pocket priva…

____ (2022-05-13). China's dynamic zero-COVID policy saves lives, recovers economy: Pakistani FM. ecns.cn Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday that China's dynamic zero-COVID approach is particularly successful in eliminating the virus, saving countless lives and swiftly recovering its economy.

____ (2022-05-13). Shanghai to ease COVID-19 restrictions in mid-May. ecns.cn Shanghai is expected to achieve zero-COVID beyond areas under closed-loop management in mid-May, and will by then ease COVID-19 restrictions while implementing a tiered management system for communities based on their risk levels, local authorities said on Friday.

____ (2022-05-13). Beijing reports 51 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Beijing reported 51 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18 asymptomatic cases between 3 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday, said Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, at a press conference by the Beijing Municipal Health Commission.

____ (2022-05-13). Flags ordered at half staff as U.S. nears 1 mln COVID-19 deaths. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to mark the "tragic milestone" of 1 million COVID-19 deaths for five days.

____ (2022-05-13). Delivery services normal in Beijing amid COVID-19 resurgence. ecns.cn Delivery services would not suspend amid the COVID-19 resurgence in Beijing.

____ (2022-05-13). Fact Sheet: China's dynamic zero-COVID policy. ecns.cn

Our Reporter (2022-05-13). Parliament summons Aceng over contracts for Covid-19 health workers. plusnews.ug Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament has directed the Minister of Health to explain to the House why contracts of health workers under the Covid-19 emergency services category were terminated contrary to a presidential directive. In his communication to the Thursday plenary sitting, Tayebwa required Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng to present the statement …

Staff (2022-05-13). Cuba reporta 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y 98 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre del día de ayer, 12 de mayo, Cuba reportó 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 98 altas médicas, según indicó el parte oficial del Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap). Además, se encuentran ingresados un total de 2 048 pacientes, sospechosos 1 601, en vigilancia 11 y confirmados activos 436.

teleSUR-mcs -HIM (2022-05-13). Europa supera los 2 millones de decesos por Covid-19. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con las autoridades sanitarias, la inmunización de la población contra la pandemia es la mejor manera de salvar vidas, proteger a las comunidades y a los sistemas de salud.

____ (2022-05-13). Macron to dismantle last remaining anti-COVID health measures in France. wsws.org Macron, like his counterparts in other European countries, has decided to allow an avoidable disease to become a constant feature of daily life.

____ (2022-05-13). Fluctuations observed in wind, solar resources. ecns.cn China's wind and solar resources fluctuated mildly last year, with wind resources slightly above the previous 10-year average and solar slightly below, according to the national meteorological administration.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-13). 5-05-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Hepatitis in children: What parents need to know. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sudden increase in the number of children experiencing severe hepatitis has caught the attention of national health experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued an alert to healthcare providers about pediatric patients suffering from significant liver injury who also tested positive for adenovirus. What are the symptoms? What can cause hepatitis? And when should parents be concerned? Two Mayo Clinic experts, Dr. Sara Hassan, a pediatric transplant hepatologist with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center and Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What parents should know about the new hepatitis outbreak in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At least 20 countries and 10 U.S. states have identified unusual hepatitis cases in children. Experts advise that cases are extremely rare, with just under 300 children affected worldwide. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection, although there are other potential causes. A common adenovirus is being investigated as a potential cause for this hepatitis outbreak. Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that typically cause respiratory and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-13). Tips on preventing falls at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each year, millions of people are treated in emergency departments across the country for fall injuries. In fact, falling accounts for the most trauma center visits in all ages. A fall can put you at risk of serious injury and can be a sign of another health issue. There are some simple tips to prevent falls, especially in your home. Watch: Tips on preventing falls at home youtu.be/LU5yEEWc5zc Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 39) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-13). What may be behind the unexplained cases of hepatitis in kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Several countries, including the U.S., have identified or are investigating unexplained hepatitis cases in children. While the reported cases are appearing in clusters, they remain rare. About 200 children are affected worldwide."What we're hearing from the places that are reporting these cases is that there are some children — usually previously healthy kids without underlying medical conditions — who have been admitted to hospital with severe hepatitis or severe inflammation of their liver," says Dr….

x____ (2022-05-13). Saudi aggressor coalition brutally tortures, kills Yemenis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Saudi-led coalition forces brutally tortured 25 Yemeni civilians which resulted in the killing of seven of them, Yemeni Ministry of Health announced on Friday.

Mike Ludwig (2022-05-13). Overdose Deaths Are Higher Than Ever, and the GOP Is Exploiting the Crisis. truthout.org As the projected number of fatal drug overdoses in 2021 breaks another devastating record, Republicans are threatening to undermine public health efforts and inflame the failed war on drugs if they win control of Congress. | Provisional

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). What does the Marcos-Duterte government mean for access to health in the Philippines? peoplesdispatch.org The election of Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte is cause for concern for health justice activists in the Philippines as they expect increased persecution and insufficient budget for health…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Healthcare in Kenya remains elusive due to commercialization. peoplesdispatch.org A report by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shines light on harmful effects of commercialization of health in Kenya among communities living in informal urban settlements…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Israel sentences Palestinian nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh to 16 months in prison. peoplesdispatch.org On International Nurses Day, an Israeli military tribunal gave nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh a 16-month prison sentence. was given a 5 year suspended sentence on the condition that she does not provide health servicesfeat…

Michael Berkowitz (2022-05-13). 'Severance': Alienation and its discontents. peoplesworld.org Have you ever thought your job was meaningless, mind-numbing, even harmful to your mental health? Have you ever noticed how people so often separate their work from their non-work lives? What could possibly be the actual harm? It's only a job, not something that affects one's actual self-worth or shapes their entire lives. Or is …

____ (2022-05-13). Live updates: Thousands of nurses protest in DC; nurses prepare for sentencing of RaDonda Vaught on Friday. wsws.org Nearly 10,000 nurses and other health care workers from throughout the US participated in the "DC Nurses March" on Thursday, while thousands are converging on Tennessee Friday, the day that nurse RaDonda Vaught will be sentenced.

____ (2022-05-13). Senate Democrats hold phony vote on abortion rights legislation. wsws.org The Senate consideration of the Women's Health Protection Act was entirely for show, with its failure known in advance to all participants.

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2022-05-13: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-13). Biden marks 1 million US COVID deaths by preparing for the next million. wsws.org US President Joe Biden finally acknowledged Thursday that over 1 million Americans have now died from COVID-19, issuing a perfunctory written statement and a pre-recorded video characterized by indifference to the lives of those lost and their loved ones still mourning.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Is It Coincidence That Some CIA Torture Techniques are so Popular With Ukrainian Neo-Nazis? libya360.wordpress.com Ekaterina Blinova Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende in Donbass © Photo : Sonja van den Ende While the US rushed to vilify Russia's latest UN Security Council Arria-Formula summit on Kiev's human rights violations, one might wonder as to why Ukrainian neo-Nazi torture sites have so much in common with CIA secret prisons, says…

Editor (2022-05-13). Great Disorder and Extravagant Lies. scheerpost.com Francisca Lita Sáez, Spain, "An Unequal Fight," 2020. | By Vijay Prashad / These are deeply upsetting times. The Covid-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and to galvanize new faith in public action. | Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to…

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-13). In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion: The Nineteenth Newsletter (2022). mronline.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action.

_____ (2022-05-13). In A World Of Great Disorder And Extravagant Lies. popularresistance.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and to galvanize new faith in public action. Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to treat people during these outbreaks. Not so. | Studies by the WHO have shown us that health care spending by governments in poorer nations has been relatively flat during the pandemic, while out-of-pocket priva…

____ (2022-05-13). China's dynamic zero-COVID policy saves lives, recovers economy: Pakistani FM. ecns.cn Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday that China's dynamic zero-COVID approach is particularly successful in eliminating the virus, saving countless lives and swiftly recovering its economy.

____ (2022-05-13). Shanghai to ease COVID-19 restrictions in mid-May. ecns.cn Shanghai is expected to achieve zero-COVID beyond areas under closed-loop management in mid-May, and will by then ease COVID-19 restrictions while implementing a tiered management system for communities based on their risk levels, local authorities said on Friday.

____ (2022-05-13). Beijing reports 51 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Beijing reported 51 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18 asymptomatic cases between 3 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday, said Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, at a press conference by the Beijing Municipal Health Commission.

____ (2022-05-13). Flags ordered at half staff as U.S. nears 1 mln COVID-19 deaths. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to mark the "tragic milestone" of 1 million COVID-19 deaths for five days.

____ (2022-05-13). Delivery services normal in Beijing amid COVID-19 resurgence. ecns.cn Delivery services would not suspend amid the COVID-19 resurgence in Beijing.

____ (2022-05-13). Fact Sheet: China's dynamic zero-COVID policy. ecns.cn

Our Reporter (2022-05-13). Parliament summons Aceng over contracts for Covid-19 health workers. plusnews.ug Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament has directed the Minister of Health to explain to the House why contracts of health workers under the Covid-19 emergency services category were terminated contrary to a presidential directive. In his communication to the Thursday plenary sitting, Tayebwa required Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng to present the statement …

Staff (2022-05-13). Cuba reporta 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y 98 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre del día de ayer, 12 de mayo, Cuba reportó 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 98 altas médicas, según indicó el parte oficial del Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap). Además, se encuentran ingresados un total de 2 048 pacientes, sospechosos 1 601, en vigilancia 11 y confirmados activos 436.

teleSUR-mcs -HIM (2022-05-13). Europa supera los 2 millones de decesos por Covid-19. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con las autoridades sanitarias, la inmunización de la población contra la pandemia es la mejor manera de salvar vidas, proteger a las comunidades y a los sistemas de salud.

____ (2022-05-13). Macron to dismantle last remaining anti-COVID health measures in France. wsws.org Macron, like his counterparts in other European countries, has decided to allow an avoidable disease to become a constant feature of daily life.

____ (2022-05-13). Fluctuations observed in wind, solar resources. ecns.cn China's wind and solar resources fluctuated mildly last year, with wind resources slightly above the previous 10-year average and solar slightly below, according to the national meteorological administration.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-13). 5-05-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Hepatitis in children: What parents need to know. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sudden increase in the number of children experiencing severe hepatitis has caught the attention of national health experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued an alert to healthcare providers about pediatric patients suffering from significant liver injury who also tested positive for adenovirus. What are the symptoms? What can cause hepatitis? And when should parents be concerned? Two Mayo Clinic experts, Dr. Sara Hassan, a pediatric transplant hepatologist with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center and Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What parents should know about the new hepatitis outbreak in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At least 20 countries and 10 U.S. states have identified unusual hepatitis cases in children. Experts advise that cases are extremely rare, with just under 300 children affected worldwide. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection, although there are other potential causes. A common adenovirus is being investigated as a potential cause for this hepatitis outbreak. Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that typically cause respiratory and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-13). Tips on preventing falls at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each year, millions of people are treated in emergency departments across the country for fall injuries. In fact, falling accounts for the most trauma center visits in all ages. A fall can put you at risk of serious injury and can be a sign of another health issue. There are some simple tips to prevent falls, especially in your home. Watch: Tips on preventing falls at home youtu.be/LU5yEEWc5zc Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 39) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-13). What may be behind the unexplained cases of hepatitis in kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Several countries, including the U.S., have identified or are investigating unexplained hepatitis cases in children. While the reported cases are appearing in clusters, they remain rare. About 200 children are affected worldwide."What we're hearing from the places that are reporting these cases is that there are some children — usually previously healthy kids without underlying medical conditions — who have been admitted to hospital with severe hepatitis or severe inflammation of their liver," says Dr….

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). What does the Marcos-Duterte government mean for access to health in the Philippines? peoplesdispatch.org The election of Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte is cause for concern for health justice activists in the Philippines as they expect increased persecution and insufficient budget for health…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Healthcare in Kenya remains elusive due to commercialization. peoplesdispatch.org A report by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shines light on harmful effects of commercialization of health in Kenya among communities living in informal urban settlements…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Israel sentences Palestinian nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh to 16 months in prison. peoplesdispatch.org On International Nurses Day, an Israeli military tribunal gave nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh a 16-month prison sentence. was given a 5 year suspended sentence on the condition that she does not provide health servicesfeat…

Michael Berkowitz (2022-05-13). 'Severance': Alienation and its discontents. peoplesworld.org Have you ever thought your job was meaningless, mind-numbing, even harmful to your mental health? Have you ever noticed how people so often separate their work from their non-work lives? What could possibly be the actual harm? It's only a job, not something that affects one's actual self-worth or shapes their entire lives. Or is …

____ (2022-05-13). Saudi aggressor coalition brutally tortures, kills Yemenis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Saudi-led coalition forces brutally tortured 25 Yemeni civilians which resulted in the killing of seven of them, Yemeni Ministry of Health announced on Friday.

____ (2022-05-13). Live updates: Thousands of nurses protest in DC; nurses prepare for sentencing of RaDonda Vaught on Friday. wsws.org Nearly 10,000 nurses and other health care workers from throughout the US participated in the "DC Nurses March" on Thursday, while thousands are converging on Tennessee Friday, the day that nurse RaDonda Vaught will be sentenced.

____ (2022-05-13). Senate Democrats hold phony vote on abortion rights legislation. wsws.org The Senate consideration of the Women's Health Protection Act was entirely for show, with its failure known in advance to all participants.

____ (2022-05-13). Iran, Armenia ink MoU to broaden coop. in various fields. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iran and Armenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in areas of transit, transportation, facilitation of trade in goods, energy, development of environmental cooperation in Aras area and medical tourism.

____ (2022-05-13). Live updates: Tennessee Nurse RaDonda Vaught sentenced to three years probation, no jail time. wsws.org Hundreds of nurses have arrived in Nashville, Tennessee from throughout the country for the sentencing hearing of RaDonda Vaught, convicted of homicide for a medical mistake that led to the death of Charlene Murphey, one of her patients, in 2017.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-13). Imperial receives second award for openness around animal research. imperial.ac.uk Imperial openness about the use of animals in research has been recognised for the second time with a Leader in Openness Award.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-13). Arctic clouds and harnessing light: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Editor (2022-05-13). Economist Michael Hudson on decline of dollar, sanctions war, imperialism, financial parasitism. mronline.org Economist Michael Hudson discusses the decline of the U.S. dollar, the sanctions war on Russia, his concept of "free-trade imperialism," and financial parasitism.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-05-13). Now For Some Good News: Animal Abusers Feeling the Heat. indybay.org Below are some selected news stories from the last 16 months; no claims by activists for any of these fires have been received as of yet by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office.

Birgit Naujeck, Roland Rottenfusser (2022-05-13). The modeling of the human and Final victory of materialism. indybay.org Birgit Naujeck, born in 1963, did not grow up in the GDR (east Germany), but was socialized by it. .. From her opposition to technocracy, she clearly opposes 5G, transhumanism, any eugenics, and the disembodiment of our language, which leads to the rewriting of history and gender. The Final victory of materialism coincides with its implosion!

Food Recovery Network (2022-05-13). Tuesday 5/17: Intersectional Practices: Ways We Can Ensure Our Economic Security w/ Food Recovery Ntwk. indybay.org Online event…

Green Party (2022-05-13). Green Party endorsements, and also the "Green Voter Guide" indybay.org The complete 12-page GREEN VOTER GUIDE with its analyses is ONLINE at: http: //acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides (Please click on the letters "PDF" — or use this direct link: acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/gpac-vg-06-22-web-1.pdf ).

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-13). Protest to Save Abortion and Investigate SCOTUS Justices at Nancy Pelosi's House. indybay.org Speaker of the House Pelosi blasted for supporting anti abortion politician…

local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Fairfax: Bans Off Our Bodies! Sidewalk Protest Rally. indybay.org Fairfax Parkade, 1942 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930…

Local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Petaluma: Bans Off Our Bodies: Rally for Reproductive Rigths. indybay.org Walnut Park, Petaluma Boulevard South & D Street, Petaluma, CA 94952…

Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom (2022-05-13). Challenging Colonialism s01e04 Indian Boarding Schools: Colonialism through Education. indybay.org This episode of Challenging Colonialism examines the history of the Indian Boarding Schools that impacted thousands of Indigenous Californian children, specifically focusing on Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Stewart Indian School in Reno, and Saint Boniface Indian School in Banning. Duration: 1 hr 1 min 30 sec…

Mills Rebel Alliance (2022-05-13). Wednesday 5/18: The Unmaking of Mills College. indybay.org

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2022-05-13). Saturday 6/4: Queer Trans Asian Pride — A Community Gathering. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Bans Off Our Bodies! Virtual Action Rally for Reproductive Freedom. indybay.org Virtual action rally for reproductive freedom & abortion rights…

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: San Jose: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Freedom. indybay.org Plaza of San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA, 95113…

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Oakland: Bans Off Our Bodies! Protest for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater – between 12th St. and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94612…

POOR Magazine (2022-05-13). Sunday 5/15: Homefulness Not Homelessness. indybay.org 8032 Blackarthur (MacArthur) Blvd, Occupied Huchuin (Oakland)…

Volunteer organized for Women's March (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Mountain View: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Centennial Plaza (outside Caltrain Station), 600 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 is the starting point for march which goes up Castro St to El Camino Real. | At 11: 30 we vigil at Gateway Park, corner El Camino/Castro.

Women's March Monterey Bay (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Monterey: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Window on the Bay Park, 717 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940…

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2022-05-12: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-12). Kentucky nurse on the crisis in health care: "Hospital policies should be committed to patient care, not stockholders' portfolios" wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site received this letter from a nurse in Kentucky describing the transformations in hospitals, the exploitation of nurses and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

____ (2022-05-12). Covid-19 still spreading in Spain as PSOE-Podemos government ends mask mandate. wsws.org Throughout the pandemic, the PSOE-Podemos government has refused to follow a scientifically guided policy to eliminate the virus, instead placing profits over lives.

____ (2022-05-12). US overdose deaths rose to record levels in 2021, fueled by fentanyl, exacerbated by pandemic. wsws.org Deaths from drug overdoses in 2021 neared 108,000, fueled by an ever-worsening fentanyl crisis and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overdose deaths have now surpassed a staggering 1 million since the CDC began collecting data about two decades ago.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-12). Colombia legalizes assisted suicide in historic ruling. colombiareports.com Colombia's constitutional court legalized physician-assisted suicide (PAS) on Wednesday. The historic ruling decriminalized PAS for people who suffer from severe health conditions that patients consider a threat to their dignity….

____ (2022-05-12). Media intensifies campaign to exonerate cop who killed Patrick Lyoya. wsws.org Following the release of information from the Kent County Medical Examiner that Patrick Lyoya's blood alcohol concentration was three times the legal limit, local news media has ramped up the campaign to exonerate Officer Christopher Schurr after he shot the Congolese refugee in the back of the head.

____ (2022-05-11). Biden sets aside COVID-19 funding to secure tens of billions to escalate war against Russia. wsws.org The utter indifference of both capitalist parties to mass death and debilitating illness within the borders of the US exposes the fraudulent claims of a war for "democracy" and "human rights" in Ukraine.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-11). Israeli Forces Shot And Killed Al Jazeera Journalist In Occupied West Bank (Videos). southfront.org Shireen Abu Akleh. Via Twitter. | On May 11, Israeli forces have shot and killed Al Jazeera's journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry. | Abu Akleh was reportedly hit in the head by a live while covering Israeli raids in the city of Jenin. The Palestinian-American journalist was rushed to a hospital in Jenin in critical condition, where she was pronounced dead shortly. | Another Al Jazeera journalist, Ali Samoudi, was also wounded with a bullet i…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-11). Ukraine Disrupts Gas Transit From Russia. Europe Pays. southfront.org | On May 10, Ukraine notified Gazprom that it would stop receiving gas for transit through its Sohranovka gas-measuring station from 7 a.m. Moscow time on May 11. This event caused high-profile comments and also jeopardized the transportation of Russian gas. | Representatives of the UGTS (Ukrainian gas transport system operator) said that Ukraine will stop the transit of natural gas from Russia to Europe through the Sohranivka station in the Luhansk Region on the morning of 11 Ma…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-11). House Passes Bill for $40 Billion in New Ukraine Aid. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday night, the House The measure passed in Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said the Senate will "move swiftly…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-11). House Passes Bill for $40 Billion in New Ukraine Aid. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday night, the House The measure passed in Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said the Senate will "move swiftly…

United Against War, Militarism (2022-05-11). Saturday 5/21: Protest Against the War in Ukraine. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater…

Global Research News (2022-05-11). Selected Articles: UK and US Governments Are Primary Obstacles to Peace Negotiations: Ukrainian News Outlet. globalresearch.ca By A recent report in Ukrainian news outlet

Berkeley Style (2022-05-11). Protesters Provide the Punch at Bay Area Book Fest. indybay.org The Bay Area Book Festival was back after a hiatus caused by covid concerns. Many people masked up for that extra layer of protection at the event held all outdoors under decorated open air tents. Demonstrators for abortion rights and reproductive justice say they knew just what the festival needed to enliven things.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-11). COVID and the Holocaust/ Grand Jury Proceedings with Vera Sharav. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

____ (2022-05-11). Eight Shanghai districts eliminate COVID-19 cases in society. ecns.cn Eight districts in Shanghai have basically achieved elimination of COVID-19 cases in society, authorities announced on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-11). Dropping dynamic zero-COVID approach in China could cause 1.55 million deaths: study. ecns.cn China could face 1.55 million COVID-19 deaths if it abandons the current dynamic zero-COVID policy, according to a new study published in Nature Medicine on Tuesday.

____ (2022-05-11). China has provided over 2.2 billion COVID vaccine doses to world. ecns.cn China has provided more than 2.2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine to over 120 countries and international organizations by Wednesday, most of which are developing countries, new official data showed.

____ (2022-05-11). Eight districts in Shanghai achieve zero community transmission. ecns.cn Eight districts in Shanghai, Fengxian, Jinshan, Chongming, Qingpu, Songjiang, Putuo, and Jiading, have achieved zero COVID-19 community transmission.

Staff (2022-05-11). El imperio al día: Pandemias que no cesan. cubadebate.cu Sanitaria, económica o de violencia, Estados Unidos sufre diversas pandemias por estos días: Cien millones de contagio de Covid más en el futuro, asesinan a un exjugador de la NBA, se multiplica el precio de las fórmulas para bebé por escasez.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-05-11). China defiende política cero Covid ante comentarios de la OMS. telesurtv.net China ha protegido efectivamente a los ancianos y a aquellos con condiciones médicas subyacentes al seguir la política de "cero Covid dinámico", apuntaló el vocero.

____ (2022-05-11). Canadian education worker infected by COVID-19 speaks to the Global Workers Inquest: "An indifferent, sociopathic regime equal to any despotic cabal in any era" wsws.org "I was denied a medically justified request for accommodation. Then, when incapacitated by the very malaise I had asked to be spared exposure to, I was left too sick to work and without medical benefits," the worker said.

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-11). You're Burned Out, Not Lazy: 7 Things To Know. moguldom.com In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement against structural racism, many Black employees are finding themselves emotionally and physically burned out. While some may confuse this as slacking off or laziness on the job, many employees are suffering from burnout characterized by low motivation or low …

_____ (2022-05-11). Detroit's Fiscal Budget: A Case Study In Corporate Domination. popularresistance.org A recent debate over the fiscal budget for 2022-2023 for the City of Detroit revealed the political character of the current administration and City Council. | The budget was approved for $2.4 billion in a municipality where a majority of the population are African American, working class and impoverished. | There were efforts by grassroots community organizations to influence the entire budget process. The Moratorium NOW! Coalition (MNC) in a public letter urged the City Council to include a $1400 "booster" check to retired municipal employees impacted by the more than 8% rate of inflation in the United States.

Pepe Escobar (2022-05-11). Terror from Balochistan: A Menacing Tool to Disrupt Sino-Pakistani Economics. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — May 5, 2022 | A Baloch suicide bombing targeting Chinese workers in Karachi comes a mere month after the US-backed ousting of PM Imran Khan. Pakistan is a critical BRI hub in Beijing's vast Eurasian connectivity project, and it looks like CPEC is the ultimate target of this disruption. | This is the concise story of how a suicide bombing may carry the potential to subvert the whole, ongoing, complex process of Eurasia integration. | Recently, the Balochistan Liberation Movement (BLA) had released an ISIS-influenced video threatening "Chinese officials and installations" in Pakistan's vast p…

Ann Brown (2022-05-11). ATL Hip-Hop Artists Young Thug And Gunna Hit With 52-Count RICO Indictment, Black America Suspects Informants In Crew. moguldom.com One of Atlanta's most popular hip-hop artists, Young Thug, was arrested on May 9 in the city's well-heeled Buckhead area, along with fellow rapper Gunna and other associates, for alleged gang activity as part of a 52-count RICO indictment. RICO — the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act — is a federal law that allows …

____ (2022-05-11). Shankar Koirala: A 'Herculean' volunteer in the community. ecns.cn Shankar Koirala, a 29-year-old Nepalese, speaks fluent Mandarin, though he cannot read Chinese. Previously, he owned a shop in Nepal, where 80 percent of customers were Chinese. So he could practice his Mandarin very well.

____ (2022-05-11). Japan allies with West in expanding global conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com South China Morning PostMay 9, 2022 EU and Japan to forge united front against China and Russia at summit The European Union and Japan are working together to cut their dependence on China and check Beijing's influence in the Indo-Pacific, amid anger over China's "no limits" partnership with Russia. At a summit in Tokyo on …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). 5-05-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Hepatitis in children: What parents need to know. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A sudden increase in the number of children experiencing severe hepatitis has caught the attention of national health experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued an alert to healthcare providers about pediatric patients suffering from significant liver injury who also tested positive for adenovirus. What are the symptoms? What can cause hepatitis? And when should parents be concerned? Two Mayo Clinic experts, Dr. Sara Hassan, a pediatric transplant hepatologist with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center and Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). Ask the Mayo Mom: How and why endoscopy is used in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to visually examine the digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. An upper endoscopy examines the stomach, esophagus and small intestines. A colonoscopy, which is another type of endoscopy, is used to examine the rectum, large intestine and colon. In children, endoscopy can be used to look for causes of unexplained abdominal pain, to diagnose swallowing disorders or to identify conditions including…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). Consumer Health: Do you know the warning signs of stroke? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the warning signs of stroke and the need for prompt treatment. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stroke risk increases with age, especially after 55, but strokes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). Could leg pain be due to varicose veins? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LA CROSSE, Wis. ‚Äï Patients experiencing an achy, heavy feeling or a burning sensation in their legs may be feeling the symptoms of varicose veins. These twisted, enlarged veins often develop as people age, but they also can begin when people are younger. Any vein that is close to the skin's surface — called a superficial vein — can become a varicose vein. "For most people, varicose veins simply are a cosmetic concern," says Christopher…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: How to manage hay fever allergy symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Don't be alarmed if you are experiencing seasonal allergies for the first time. While hay fever — also known as allergic rhinitis — often begins in childhood, more adults are being diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Jay-Sheree Allen, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, says seasonal allergies can make you feel miserable. It's your body's way of fighting off a perceived threat.Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zfs6wlIEO4 Journalists: Broadcast-quality…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: Left ventricular failure — the silent condition that could be fatal. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Left ventricular dysfunction is the medical name for a weak heart pump. It's a condition that impacts about 9% of people over the age of 60, which is around 7 million Americans. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Paul Friedman, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains what the condition is and how it can be diagnosed and treated. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/tsKQ4NOUA0o Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 10) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Just a little tug can cause nursemaid's elbow. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a 2-year-old daughter who loves to swing in between my husband and me as we walk. But a friend told me that wasn't safe because she could develop nursemaid's elbow. Can you explain the condition? ANSWER: Sometimes all it takes to cause nursemaid's elbow is a little tug, such as when you're helping toddlers down a step, pulling them back from a dangerous situation or playing by swinging them by their arms…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What parents should know about the new hepatitis outbreak in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At least 20 countries and 10 U.S. states have identified unusual hepatitis cases in children. Experts advise that cases are extremely rare, with just under 300 children affected worldwide. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection, although there are other potential causes. A common adenovirus is being investigated as a potential cause for this hepatitis outbreak. Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that typically cause respiratory and…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). Tips on preventing falls at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each year, millions of people are treated in emergency departments across the country for fall injuries. In fact, falling accounts for the most trauma center visits in all ages. A fall can put you at risk of serious injury and can be a sign of another health issue. There are some simple tips to prevent falls, especially in your home. Watch: Tips on preventing falls at home youtu.be/LU5yEEWc5zc Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 39) is in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-11). What may be behind the unexplained cases of hepatitis in kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Several countries, including the U.S., have identified or are investigating unexplained hepatitis cases in children. While the reported cases are appearing in clusters, they remain rare. About 200 children are affected worldwide."What we're hearing from the places that are reporting these cases is that there are some children — usually previously healthy kids without underlying medical conditions — who have been admitted to hospital with severe hepatitis or severe inflammation of their liver," says Dr….

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-11). Angry Women and Supporters Take to the Streets. indybay.org Opposition to Supreme Court attack on reproductive health builds…

Variant (2022-05-11). SafeGraph: Data Mining and Surveillance of Reproductive Health. indybay.org The high-tech tools of America's Fascist movement are developed in the Bay Area. Data brokerage company SafeGraph has been tracking the geo-location data of cellphones belonging to persons who work in reproductive health, as well as their patients. The CEO of SafeGraph is a UC Berkeley graduate, and their company was headquartered in SF, before moving to Denver in 2020.

Ana Vraƒçar (2022-05-11). Nurses in Algarve, Portugal strike against meager salaries, exhaustion. peoplesdispatch.org Nurses in the south district of Algarve, Portugal, held a one-day strike in an attempt to pressure the health administration to provide funds for better working conditions…

____ (2022-05-11). BRICS countries mull pandemic early warning system. ecns.cn On Tuesday, the 12th meeting of BRICS health ministers agreed that BRICS countries will launch an early warning system for large-scale pandemics.

IMEMC News (2022-05-11). Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah. imemc.org Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian teenage boy on Wednesday and injured another in the al-Biereh city, near Ramallah in the central West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers fatally shot Tha'er Khalil a-Yazouri, 16, in Jabal at-Tawil area in the al-Biereh city. It stated that the child, a student of the al-Hashimiyya School …

____ (2022-05-11). Mother of twins killed in New Jersey house fire abandoned by local and state officials: "I'm pretty much on my own at this point" wsws.org Sadiyyah Brown, a health care worker and mother of three other children, has been left on her own to grieve. Her experience reveals the callous disregard that the ruling class has for the lives and well-being of workers.

____ (2022-05-11). Suspend the sentence of Tennessee nurse RaDonda Vaught! No jail time, fines or penalties! wsws.org Nurses and health care workers around the US and the world have rallied to the defense of RaDonda because they know the real causes of tragic medical errors are chronic understaffing, inhuman workloads, and the subordination of medical care to corporate profit.

IMEMC News (2022-05-11). Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian Near Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man in Biddu town, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests before the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades. Medical sources said the soldiers shot a young man with a rubber-coated steel bullet …

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-11). Six Imperial researchers awarded AMS Fellowships. imperial.ac.uk Six Imperial researchers have been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences for their outstanding work in their fields.

____ (2022-05-11). Nurses speak out in support for RaDonda Vaught in advance of sentencing hearing. wsws.org Vaught faces up to eight years in prison after being unjustly convicted for a medical error she made in 2017.

____ (2022-05-11). Providence St. Vincent nurses in Portland, Oregon authorize strike for safe staffing and pay. wsws.org Over 1,600 nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center are in a fight against management and the Oregon Nurses Association, which has kept them on the jobs months after their contract expiration to keep them from joining the wave of nurses strikes on the US West Coast.

Staff (2022-05-11). La Unión Europea levantará desde el próximo lunes la obligación de usar mascarillas en aviones y aeropuertos. cubadebate.cu Agencias europeas anunciaron hoy que retirarán la recomendación de que las mascarillas sean obligatorias en vuelos y aeropuertos. La actualización del protocolo tiene en cuenta la situación actual en relación a la pandemia, en particular los niveles de vacunación y de inmunidad adquirida de forma natural.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-11). Imperial supports German Master's students with new scholarship programme. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has expanded a science Master's scholarship programme for German students.

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2022-05-11: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-11). Biden sets aside COVID-19 funding to secure tens of billions to escalate war against Russia. wsws.org The utter indifference of both capitalist parties to mass death and debilitating illness within the borders of the US exposes the fraudulent claims of a war for "democracy" and "human rights" in Ukraine.

Staff (2022-05-11). El imperio al día: Pandemias que no cesan. cubadebate.cu Sanitaria, económica o de violencia, Estados Unidos sufre diversas pandemias por estos días: Cien millones de contagio de Covid más en el futuro, asesinan a un exjugador de la NBA, se multiplica el precio de las fórmulas para bebé por escasez.

Pepe Escobar (2022-05-11). Terror from Balochistan: A Menacing Tool to Disrupt Sino-Pakistani Economics. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — May 5, 2022 | A Baloch suicide bombing targeting Chinese workers in Karachi comes a mere month after the US-backed ousting of PM Imran Khan. Pakistan is a critical BRI hub in Beijing's vast Eurasian connectivity project, and it looks like CPEC is the ultimate target of this disruption. | This is the concise story of how a suicide bombing may carry the potential to subvert the whole, ongoing, complex process of Eurasia integration. | Recently, the Balochistan Liberation Movement (BLA) had released an ISIS-influenced video threatening "Chinese officials and installations" in Pakistan's vast p…

____ (2022-05-11). Japan allies with West in expanding global conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com South China Morning PostMay 9, 2022 EU and Japan to forge united front against China and Russia at summit The European Union and Japan are working together to cut their dependence on China and check Beijing's influence in the Indo-Pacific, amid anger over China's "no limits" partnership with Russia. At a summit in Tokyo on …

____ (2022-05-11). Suspend the sentence of Tennessee nurse RaDonda Vaught! No jail time, fines or penalties! wsws.org Nurses and health care workers around the US and the world have rallied to the defense of RaDonda because they know the real causes of tragic medical errors are chronic understaffing, inhuman workloads, and the subordination of medical care to corporate profit.

____ (2022-05-11). Providence St. Vincent nurses in Portland, Oregon authorize strike for safe staffing and pay. wsws.org Over 1,600 nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center are in a fight against management and the Oregon Nurses Association, which has kept them on the jobs months after their contract expiration to keep them from joining the wave of nurses strikes on the US West Coast.

____ (2022-05-10). Study finds unmitigated spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the US could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths. wsws.org The White House changes its rosy assessment of the pandemic as evidence emerges for mass infection and deaths this fall and winter.

Jessica Buxbaum (2022-05-10). As the Midterms Approach, AIPAC Throws Its Weight — and Money — Around Washington. mintpressnews.com Flush with cash, AIPAC appears to be a heavyweight in this year's midterm elections as it goes after progressives and floods its preferred candidates with millions.

Larkin HD. (2022-05-10). Four Vaccine Doses Prevented Severe Omicron COVID-19 Better Than 3. jamanetwork.com Older patients in Israel who received a fourth dose of the BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) SARS-CoV-2 vaccine were more than 3 times less likely to develop severe COVID-19 than those who received only 3 doses. But while protection against severe disease did not wane during the testing period, protection against confirmed infection appeared short-lived.

____ (2022-05-10). Sinopharm launches Omicron vaccine trial in Hunan. ecns.cn Chinese company Sinopharm began delivering its Omicron-specific vaccine candidate to fully vaccinated people in a major clinical trial which launched in Hunan province on Monday.

Larkin HD. (2022-05-10). Two mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Stimulate Different Immune Responses. jamanetwork.com Subtle variations in immune responses to the mRNA-1273 (Moderna) and BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) COVID-19 vaccines suggest that each may confer somewhat different protection, according to a study in Science Translational Medicine. This could mean that a mix-and-match booster strategy might increase protection against future variants and could have implications for future therapy development.

Mangurian C, Fitelson EM, Epel E. (2022-05-10). COVID-19 and Lessons to Improve Preparedness for the Next Pandemic. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recent Viewpoint advocating for future pandemic preparedness is a welcome call to action. To these critical suggestions we suggest adding a robust plan to address mental health and well-being of the health care workforce.

Chen J, Al-Azzawi ZM, Taifour T. (2022-05-10). Testing, Surveillance, and Mitigation Strategies for COVID-19. jamanetwork.com To the Editor A recent Viewpoint presented a comprehensive and promising strategy for a "new normal" moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gandjour A. (2022-05-10). Strategy for the "New Normal" of Life With COVID. jamanetwork.com To the Editor A recent Viewpoint suggested that the "new normal" requires recognition that SARS-CoV-2 is but one of several circulating respiratory viruses that include influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and others. The authors defined a peak risk level for cumulative viral respiratory illnesses, stating that the "appropriate risk threshold should reflect peak weekly deaths, hospitalizations, and community prevalence of viral respiratory illnesses during high-severity years." This suggestion, however, does not differentiate between COVID-19 mitigation measures that address several viruses at once and those t…

Nuzzo JB, Gostin LO. (2022-05-10). COVID-19 and Lessons to Improve Preparedness for the Next Pandemic—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply In their Letter responding to our recent Viewpoint, Dr Mangurian and colleagues rightly point out the essential role that health care workers play in enabling a robust and effective response to pandemic threats. Declaring health care workers "the most valuable resource for health," the World Health Organization named 2006-2015 the decade for human resources for health and deemed 2021 the year of the health care worker. Despite this recognition, health care workers continue to face challenges. Lack of universal access to COVID-19 vaccines, personal protective equipment, and testing places health care work…

Emanuel EJ, Michaels D, Bright RA. (2022-05-10). Testing, Surveillance, and Mitigation Strategies for COVID-19—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We greatly appreciate the suggestions of Ms Chen and colleagues in response to our recent Viewpoint and concur that vaccine—or even more broadly, immune—certificates to permit people to participate in nonessential activities, such as flying and attending indoor activities (eg, concerts), would be useful to reduce COVID-19 transmission. We also support the use of regular seroprevalence surveillance to assess population immunity. These are part of an optimal approach to COVID-19.

Emanuel EJ, Osterholm M, Gounder CR. (2022-05-10). Strategy for the "New Normal" of Life With COVID—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We disagree with Dr Gandjour's claim in his Letter about our recent Viewpoint that because respiratory viruses differ, there should not be a single threshold for imposing or lifting of public health mitigation measures. The 2 overall goals of public health measures are to prevent health care systems from being overwhelmed and to reduce severe illness, such as long COVID, and deaths. It does not matter which respiratory virus produces these outcomes. The aim is to keep these outcomes sufficiently low, so that their risk is comparable with the other risks of everyday life, such as driving a car or swimming…

Kuehn BM. (2022-05-10). mRNA Booster Improves Adenovirus-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness. jamanetwork.com After a single shot of the Ad26.COV2.S (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) adenovirus—based COVID-19 vaccine, an mRNA booster shot protected people with COVID-19 from an emergency department visit, a trip to an urgent care clinic, or hospitalization more effectively than 2 doses of Ad26.COV2.S, according to a study from the CDC's VISION Network.

Berkeley Style (2022-05-10). Protesters Provide the Punch at Bay Area Book Fest. indybay.org The Bay Area Book Festival was back after a hiatus caused by covid concerns. Many people masked up for that extra layer of protection at the event held all outdoors under decorated open air tents. Demonstrators for abortion rights and reproductive justice say they knew just what the festival needed to enliven things.

____ (2022-05-10). Delivery services resume gradually in Shanghai. ecns.cn Express delivery services in Shanghai gradually resumed as the city is seeing significant drops in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, with 20 logistics companies starting operations, news portal The Paper repor…

____ (2022-05-10). Shanghai health authorities define close, secondary contacts. ecns.cn Shanghai reported 234 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 2,780 asymptomatic cases and 6 deaths on Monday, health authorities announced on Tuesday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-10). Covid-19 deaths in Iran drop to record low 3 on Tuesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Covid-19 killed only 3 people throughout Iran in the past 24 hours, a statement by the Iranian health ministry said on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-05-10). Cuba reporta 53 nuevos casos de COVID-19, un fallecido y 116 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre del día de ayer, 9 de mayo, se reportaron en Cuba 53 nuevos de COVID-19, un fallecido y 116 altas médicas, según el parte del Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap). Además, se informó que se encuentran ingresados un total de 2 104 pacientes, sospechosos 1 571, en vigilancia 22 y confirmados activos 511.

____ (2022-05-10). Australia: Labor and the Coalition in lockstep as COVID-19 infection toll passes six million. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is the only party in this election advancing a program of action for the working class to protect lives and end the pandemic.

Zachrison KS, Schwamm LH. (2022-05-10). Strategic Opportunities to Improve Stroke Systems of Care. jamanetwork.com Restoring reperfusion to the brain as quickly as possible during acute ischemic stroke is important to reduce long-term disability and optimize clinical outcomes for patients, although hospital and resource availability are frequently not well matched with patient location. Accordingly, many patients who may have large-vessel occlusion (LVO) lack rapid access to endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), a highly efficacious procedure with a number needed to treat of approximately 3 to 7 for regaining independence among carefully selected patients. Therefore, accurate out-of-hospital diagnosis and ensuring that the patient…

Hubert GJ, Hubert ND, Maegerlein C, et al. (2022-05-10). Flying Intervention Team vs Patient Interhospital Transfer on Time to Endovascular Thrombectomy. jamanetwork.com This nonrandomized controlled intervention study compares the use of a flying intervention team with interhospital transfer of patients receiving endovascular thrombectomy in regard to time delay, feasibility of procedure, adverse events, and clinical outcome.

____ (2022-05-10). More clinics reopening in Shanghai. ecns.cn In light of the improving epidemic situation in Shanghai, more health clinics and delivery services in the city have resumed operation, the city government said on Monday.

Staff (2022-05-10). Tras alto por ciento de inmunización en edades pediátricas, Cuba prepara intervención y ensayos clínicos en menores de dos años. cubadebate.cu Autoridades del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Biocubafarma comparecieron este lunes en el programa televisivo Mesa Redonda para informar sobre la marcha de la vacunación de refuerzo en edades pediátricas y los ensayos clínicos de las vacunas cubanas en menores de dos años de edad.

Zero Waste Sonoma (2022-05-10). Saturday 5/14: Fix-It Clinic. indybay.org Tek Tailor | 3251 Santa Rosa Ave. | Santa Rosa, CA 95407…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-10). Bongbong Politics: Rehabilitating the Marcos Family. southfront.org Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark on May 9 | Children should not pay for the sins of their parents. But in some cases, a healthy suspicion of the offspring is needed, notably when it comes to profiting off ill-gotten gains. It is certainly needed in the case of Filipino politician and presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, who stands to win on May 9. | Bongbong's father was the notorious strongman Ferdinand Marcos, his mother, the avaricious, shoe-cra…

Editor (2022-05-10). The Supreme Court's ruling on abortion. mronline.org The Supreme Court's draft ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization not only abolishes the basic democratic right to abortion, but it is an attempt to radically transform the country's legal superstructure by stripping the population of the democratic protections established in the American Revolution and Civil War.

Liu M, Koh KA, Hwang SW, et al. (2022-05-10). Mental Health and Substance Use Among Homeless Adolescents in the US. jamanetwork.com This study uses data from the state-level Youth Risk Behavioral Survey to evaluate mental health and substance use outcomes among homeless and nonhomeless adolescents in 2019.

Fight Back (2022-05-10). Dallas marches against anti-abortion draft Supreme Court decision. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On Saturday, May 7, around 200 people gathered at Civic Garden park in downtown Dallas to protest the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, thus allowing over half of U.S. states to ban abortion completely. Chants present at the rally included "When abortion is under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!" and "Healthcare is a human right!" | Jo Hargis of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, criticized the Supreme Court's decision and the Democratic Party's inaction despite campaign promises, stating, "We have Democrats such as Obama and Biden claiming in their cam…

Fight Back (2022-05-10). Protest in New Orleans demands non-enforcement of abortion bans. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – On May 7, over 100 people gathered on the steps across from Jackson Square in the French Quarter to fight for reproductive rights. The event was organized in response to a leaked draft decision from the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters carried signs and banners and raised their fists to chants of "Abortion is healthcare!" "We won't go back!" and "Not the church, not the state! People must decide their fate!" | Organizers pushed three main demands: That the mayor and the district attorney must refuse to enforce any laws criminalizing abortion; that major hospital networks…

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-10). Angry Women and Supporters Take to the Streets. indybay.org Opposition to Supreme Court attack on reproductive health builds…

Matt Sedlar (2022-05-10). The Data Show Our Economy Continues to Grow Quite Nicely. cepr.net The latest GDP report shows that the main components of final demand, consumption, investment and government expenditures are still growing at a healthy pace.

Variant (2022-05-10). SafeGraph: Data Mining and Surveillance of Reproductive Health. indybay.org The high-tech tools of America's Fascist movement are developed in the Bay Area. Data brokerage company SafeGraph has been tracking the geo-location data of cellphones belonging to persons who work in reproductive health, as well as their patients. The CEO of SafeGraph is a UC Berkeley graduate, and their company was headquartered in SF, before moving to Denver in 2020.

____ (2022-05-10). "We've all suffered the same way": Striking Cedars-Sinai Medical Center workers speak out. wsws.org The striking healthcare service workers are fighting for safe working conditions, improved staffing and better wages.

____ (2022-05-10). Nurses speak out on mental health crisis: "We are witness to those who suffer without support needed to survive ourselves" wsws.org The tragic death by suicide of a nurse at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center in Northern California has provoked an outpouring of sympathy, anguish and justified anger at the health care system.

____ (2022-05-10). Nurses speak out on mental health crisis: "We are witness to those who suffer without the support needed to survive ourselves" wsws.org The tragic death by suicide of a nurse at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center in Northern California has provoked an outpouring of sympathy, anguish and justified anger at the health care system.

jamanetwork (2022-05-10). The Physician and the Hospital. jamanetwork.com A subject which at present seems to provoke considerable discussion in medical associations and in medical journals, is the so-called "Dispensary and Hospital Abuse" question. It is by no means a new one, but probably it is being looked at from a different point of view. The profession of medicine, like that of theology, has seldom been considered in a commercial sense. Doctors are supposed to be poor business men and are usually judged by other methods than those which hold in the laws of trade.

Pérez de la Ossa N, Abilleira S, Jovin TG, et al. (2022-05-10). Transportation to Thrombectomy-Capable Center vs Local Stroke Center and Neurological Outcomes of Stroke. jamanetwork.com This randomized trial assesses the effect of transportation to a local stroke center vs directly to a thrombectomy-capable referral center on 90-day disability among patients with acute large-vessel occlusion stroke attended by emergency medical services in areas where the closest local stroke center was not capable of performing thrombectomy.

____ (2022-05-10). Disabled Ontario woman pursues medically assisted death after being denied access to suitable housing. wsws.org In what would be better described as a state-killing, an Ontario woman stricken with a painful debilitating illness is seeking a medically-assisted death, because she cannot find an affordable apartment that does not aggravate her condition.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-10). Predominantly Black Lincoln College Says It's Closing For Good, Cites Pandemic, Computer Systems Hack. moguldom.com The predominantly Black Lincoln College, a small private college in a rural area of central Illinois, is closing its doors for good in May after 157 years. "Lincoln College has notified the Illinois Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission of permanent closure, effective May 13, 2022, a news release stated. "The Board of …

Lindsay Owens (2022-05-10). No es solo inflación, es aumento de precios. peoplesworld.org Si últimamente se ha visto afectado por precios más altos en todo, desde comestibles hasta alquiler de automóviles y precios de la gasolina, probablemente se esté preguntando qué demonios hay detrás de estos costos vertiginosos. Las corporaciones se apresuran a culpar de esta nueva realidad a la pandemia o la guerra en Ucrania, pero otro …

jamanetwork (2022-05-10). Incorrect Spelling of Author Name. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation titled "Association of Transthyretin Val122Ile Variant With Incident Heart Failure Among Black Individuals," published in the April 12, 2022, issue of JAMA, an author name was misspelled. In the byline, the third author, "Marguerite R. Ivin, PhD" should have been "Marguerite R. Irvin, PhD." This article was corrected online.

Jin J. (2022-05-10). Patient Information: Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force's recent recommendations on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Webber EM, Lin JS, Thomas RG. (2022-05-10). USPSTF Review: Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. jamanetwork.com This systematic review to support the 2022 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of COPD screening among adults who are asymptomatic, have undetected symptoms, or have nonspecific symptoms and of COPD treatment among persons with screen-detected COPD or adults with mild to moderate COPD.

, Mangione CM, Barry MJ, et al. (2022-05-10). USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. jamanetwork.com This 2022 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against screening for COPD in asymptomatic adults (D recommendation).

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-10). Gut-brain connection expert elected to Royal Society. imperial.ac.uk Professor Irene Miguel-Aliaga, who studies how organs communicate, has been granted Fellowship of the Royal Society.

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2022-05-10: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-10). Australia: Labor and the Coalition in lockstep as COVID-19 infection toll passes six million. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is the only party in this election advancing a program of action for the working class to protect lives and end the pandemic.

Staff (2022-05-10). Tras alto por ciento de inmunización en edades pediátricas, Cuba prepara intervención y ensayos clínicos en menores de dos años. cubadebate.cu Autoridades del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Biocubafarma comparecieron este lunes en el programa televisivo Mesa Redonda para informar sobre la marcha de la vacunación de refuerzo en edades pediátricas y los ensayos clínicos de las vacunas cubanas en menores de dos años de edad.

____ (2022-05-10). "We've all suffered the same way": Striking Cedars-Sinai Medical Center workers speak out. wsws.org The striking healthcare service workers are fighting for safe working conditions, improved staffing and better wages.

____ (2022-05-10). Nurses speak out on mental health crisis: "We are witness to those who suffer without support needed to survive ourselves" wsws.org The tragic death by suicide of a nurse at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center in Northern California has provoked an outpouring of sympathy, anguish and justified anger at the health care system.

Fight Back (2022-05-10). Dallas marches against anti-abortion draft Supreme Court decision. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On Saturday, May 7, around 200 people gathered at Civic Garden park in downtown Dallas to protest the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, thus allowing over half of U.S. states to ban abortion completely. Chants present at the rally included "When abortion is under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!" and "Healthcare is a human right!" | Jo Hargis of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, criticized the Supreme Court's decision and the Democratic Party's inaction despite campaign promises, stating, "We have Democrats such as Obama and Biden claiming in their cam…

____ (2022-05-10). Disabled Ontario woman pursues medically assisted death after being denied access to suitable housing. wsws.org In what would be better described as a state-killing, an Ontario woman stricken with a painful debilitating illness is seeking a medically-assisted death, because she cannot find an affordable apartment that does not aggravate her condition.

____ (2022-05-10). Study finds unmitigated spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the US could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths. wsws.org The White House changes its rosy assessment of the pandemic as evidence emerges for mass infection and deaths this fall and winter.

____ (2022-05-09). West continues to ramp up sanctions on Russia, increase strain on global economy. ecns.cn The United States and its Western allies on Sunday announced new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, a move that aims to further cripple Moscow's economy but poses severe challenges for global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

____ (2022-05-09). BBC lays out what "Learning to live with the virus in the UK" means. wsws.org Despite the reduced ratio of deaths to infections, a comparable number of people have been killed in the Omicron wave to the earlier Delta wave—over a much shorter period of time and with higher levels of vaccination.

Ann Brown (2022-05-09). Study: Hospitalization From Covid Causes Cognitive Impairment, Ages You 20 Years. moguldom.com Some covid-19 victims who have been hospitalized are suffering from decreased cognitive function and psychological health, but people who have had all their vaccine doses will experience less severe illness, according to a recent UK study by scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. The study found that covid hospitalization may result in patients experiencing a loss …

____ (2022-05-09). New York State governor tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said on Sunday she has tested positive for COVID-19.

____ (2022-05-09). Equipment for vaccine production plant heads for Morocco. ecns.cn The world's largest multipurpose heavy lift vessel, the Pileck, departed Shanghai on Sunday, transporting Chinese vaccine production equipment to Morocco to enable the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.

Staff (2022-05-09). Cuba reporta 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 67 altas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este domingo 8 de mayo, Cuba reportó 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 67 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 575 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este lunes.

Staff (2022-05-09). Por qué la biotecnología no debe ser excepción. cubadebate.cu En los días cercanos al éxito de las vacunas cubanas en el control de la COVID-19, y al reconocimiento que recibimos todos los trabajadores de BioCubaFarma al ser escogidos para abrir el desfile del Primero de mayo, se discutió mucho, y en muchos escenarios, sobre el rol de la ciencia en el proyecto social socialista cubano, y en especial en la economía.

_____ (2022-05-09). Editor Urges Journalists To Report Imminent Attempt To Sabotage Election. popularresistance.org In a chilling column in Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, quietly published at 11: 15pm on 7th May 2022, José Henrique Mariante, a veteran journalist, editor and currently Folha ombudsman, urged fellow journalists, and his own newspaper, to acknowledge the dark moment Brazil faces. | The piece was headlined in stark terms: "There will be a Coup. Pass the information. Folha and the press should once and for all change presumption for certainty of the fact." | Mariante compared the current situation to early 2020, when appeals for calm dovetailed with outright denial of the Coronavirus pandemic, and helped drastically wor…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-09). Jobless rate steady at 3.6%; Firms claimed to create 406K jobs. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —The U.S. jobless rate remained at 3.6% in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as private sector firms claimed to add 406,000 new jobs that month. That put private firms almost at their job levels before the coronavirus-caused depression two years ago. Governments added 22,000 jobs in April, 77% of them in local …

____ (2022-05-09). One hundred million coronavirus cases in the US predicted for fall and winter surge. wsws.org The implications of the level of mass infection predicted by the White House are staggering. One hundred million new cases implies, using the accepted infection fatality rate of the virus of 0.5 percent, 0,000 new deaths in the United States alone.

Christoph Pflueger, Nicolas Riedl & K Chavent (2022-05-09). The price explosion of wheat. indybay.org Many people in this country develop the willingness to explicitly freeze for an ideal. Whether for freedom of whatever kind or for the climate. Every jitter, every pore of goose bumps serves the absolutely good and morally right. Already now one could marvel at signs on "peace demos", on which was written: "Better freeze, than gas from Putin!"

Zero Waste Sonoma (2022-05-09). Saturday 5/14: Fix-It Clinic. indybay.org Tek Tailor | 3251 Santa Rosa Ave. | Santa Rosa, CA 95407…

_____ (2022-05-09). High-Deductible Health Plans Make Income Inequality Worse. popularresistance.org Anyone holding a high-deductible health plan understands the dynamic: When it costs more for people to access health care, they're going to think twice before using it. It's a system designed to hold down costs by discouraging service. | But there's something even more insidious about such plans. For lower income California families already living paycheck to paycheck, a single medical need can sink them deeper into financial peril. This type of health care keeps poor people poor. | That is precisely what worries Malissa Sanchez, whose employer in Los Angeles essentially forced a high deductible health plan (HDHP…

_____ (2022-05-09). Single Payer Docs Now Want National Health Service. popularresistance.org In an article in The Nation magazine last week, doctors David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Adam Gaffney, Don McCanne and John Geyman called for a National Health System in the United States. | "We have long advocated for single-payer national health insurance," the doctors wrote. "By eliminating private insurers and simplifying how providers are paid, single-payer would free up hundreds of billions of dollars now squandered annually on insurance-related bureaucracy. The savings would make it feasible to cover the uninsured and to eliminate the cost barriers that keep even insured patients from getting the…

____ (2022-05-09). China to have 5.5 million nurses by 2025. ecns.cn China will have 5.5 million nurses by 2025, according to a new plan released by the National Health Commission.

Faraz Mughal, M Isabela Troya, Lisa Dikomitis, Stephanie Tierney, Nadia Corp, Nicola Evans, Ellen Townsend, Carolyn A Chew-Graham (2022-05-09). [Review] The experiences and needs of supporting individuals of young people who self-harm: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. thelancet.com Self-harm in young people is a serious international health concern that impacts on those providing informal support: the supporting individuals of young people. We aimed to highlight the experiences, views, and needs of these supporting individuals of young people. We conducted a systematic review and thematic synthesis: PROSPERO CRD42020168527. MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL, ASSIA, and Web of Science were searched from inception to 6 May 2020 with citation tracking of eligible studies done on 1 Oct 2021.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-09). Angry Women and Supporters Take to the Streets. indybay.org Opposition to Supreme Court attack on reproductive health builds…

____ (2022-05-09). CNH threatens to cut off health benefits in provocation against striking workers. wsws.org If CNH proceeds with the threat, it would mark a major escalation of the company's hardball, strikebreaking tactics.

____ (2022-05-09). California nurse dies by suicide, and nurses respond: "We went from health care heroes to sacrificial lambs" wsws.org Nurses describe dangerous short staffing, lack of access to mental health services and a culture of abuse where all aspects of care are determined according to profit.

____ (2022-05-09). Strict pandemic control in Shanghai buys time for full vaccination coverage: study. ecns.cn Chinese epidemiologists said in a peer-reviewed medical journal that the strict, comprehensive pandemic control strategies in Shanghai will buy time for full vaccination coverage.

____ (2022-05-09). Park Youngjin: The most heartwarming thank you notes. ecns.cn Colorful handwritten thank you notes folded in heart shapes with beautiful drawings of a dabai: medics wearing the white hazmat suit are the most heartwarming gifts Dr. Park Youngjin, a Korean national living in Shanghai, has received in recent times. These beautiful notes are residents' way of saying thank you to medical workers and are accompanied by beautiful smiles and words of gratitude.

____ (2022-05-09). Anger at Detroit Diesel as UAW attempts to rush a vote on six-year sellout agreement. wsws.org The UAW is trying to rush through a ratification vote on a tentative contract containing wage increase far below the rate of inflation, higher medical costs and maintenance of the tier system.

_____ (2022-05-09). Defending The First Amendment. popularresistance.org Speaking as a historian, I believe that the work of UFF-UF officers, delegates, volunteers, and allies during the global pandemic will be remembered as among the finest moments of unionism this nation has ever witnessed. Under duress and constantly bullying by forces outside of our campus, we continued to grow as a union. We also continued to support a plethora of causes that the membership believes are essential to sustaining a democratic society. I believe that UFF's consistent and public support of academic freedom was a factor in the federal court's preliminary injunction against UF's repressive speech polici…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-09). The black hole that is military spending. peoplesdispatch.org Amid a pandemic and dire economic crises across the world, military spending has continued relentlessly. The US has been the biggest spender by a huge margin. We look at some of the key findings from the recent SIPRI report.

Editor (2022-05-09). State of working America 2021: Measuring wages in the pandemic labor market. mronline.org

Adán Chávez Frías (2022-05-09). Cuba y Venezuela: Ejemplo de hermandad y solidaridad a toda prueba. globalizacion.ca I | La ya sólida relación entre los Pueblos hermanos de Cuba y Venezuela se revitaliza permanentemente, incluso, en una coyuntura tan compleja como la actual, en la que además de la batalla que continuamos librando como humanidad contra la pandemia…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-09). Imperial professors elected to prestigious American Academy. imperial.ac.uk Four leading Imperial academics have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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