2021-10-16: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies for cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Department of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Continuing progress in battle against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "October is going to be a very exciting month in the U.S., regarding COVID-19 vaccines," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "On Oct. 14 the Federal Drug Administration is going to look at COVID-19 boosters for Moderna. On Oct. 15, (the FDA will review) boosters for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID-19 vaccine. And on Oct. 29, the FDA will look at extending emergency use for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children down to…

Anna Galle, Aline Semaan, Anteneh Asefa, Lenka Benova (2021-10-16). [Correspondence] Telehealth use in antenatal care? Not without women's voices. thelancet.com Kirsten R Palmer and colleagues1 assessed integrated telehealth for antenatal care in Australia during the early COVID-19 pandemic. However, the estimated 50% reduction of in-person consultations does not represent the proportion of telehealth consultations received by women. Women included in the intervention gave birth between March 23 and July 26, 2020, which is equivalent to, at most, 4 months of a telehealth-integrated antenatal care schedule. Although not presented, the average duration of antenatal follow-up was probably 2 weeks (implementation period) and 6 weeks (integrated care period), allowing for a m…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

Richard Horton (2021-10-16). [Comment] Offline: The generation of ghosts. thelancet.com What happened to our ambition for a different, better world? One has to go back to World War 2 to find a time when our species faced a catastrophe on the scale of this COVID-19 pandemic. In the early 1940s, there were some observers of the mounting global chaos who recognised a need to create a new world order. In England, two writers stood out, and their far-reaching visions contrast sharply with the surprising lack of aspiration shown by my generation today.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

Michael S Saag (2021-10-16). [Comment] Developing COVID-19 vaccine policy in increments. thelancet.com Over the past several months, there has been fierce debate in the public domain as to whether booster vaccinations are needed to sustain vaccine-induced immunological protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.1 Discussions in medical journals, news outlets, social media, and among the wider public have been robust but limited owing to the paucity of data for the breadth and durability of existing vaccines.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

Ajay Hegde, Patricia Littlechild, William Taylor (2021-10-16). [Clinical Picture] Lumbar sediment sign seen in an unusual presentation of meningitis. thelancet.com A 39-year-old woman was transferred to our neurosurgical service following a fall and development of a progressive quadriparesis over the previous 24 h.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Can medications and supplements interact with one another? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my memory, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Should I worry about these supplements interacting with one another or my medications? ANSWER: With age come more chronic health conditions. Also, some people may develop deficiencies in certain vitamins as they…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-16). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-10-16). [World Report] Cautious optimism for malaria vaccine roll-out. thelancet.com The approval of a vaccine for malaria is a milestone in global health, but challenges remain. Udani Samarasekera reports.

Raghav Kishore (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] How imperialism, slavery, and war shaped epidemiology. thelancet.com In recent decades, historians have become increasingly attuned to the ways in which empire and imperialism transformed modern conceptions of disease, medicine, and the body. Such scholarship argues that European medical theories were not simply disseminated in imperial territories and that science and medicine should not only be seen as scientific and cultural projects that consolidated imperialism. Instead, the thrust has been to understand how the development of modern ideas of hygiene, sanitation, public health, and disease were themselves produced out of an encounter with empire and subjugated populations.

The Lancet (2021-10-16). [Editorial] Malaria vaccine approval: a step change for global health. thelancet.com On Oct 6, WHO announced that it will be recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate-to-high Plasmodium falciparum transmission. Malaria has ravaged people's lives for centuries; today the burden falls disproportionately on children in tropical regions. 229 million cases were recorded in 2019, and 409‚Äà000 people lost their lives, two-thirds of whom were younger than 5 years and living in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kirsten R Palmer, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Daniel L Rolnik, Ben W Mol, Ryan L Hodges (2021-10-16). [Correspondence] Telehealth use in antenatal care? Not without women's voices — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Anna Galle and colleagues for progressing the conversation about quality and equity in antenatal care. Although our analysis of telehealth integrated care addressed the initial 4 months following widespread telehealth integration and analysed data following birth only,1 this means that women included in the analysis were predominately in the third trimester of pregnancy, a time when most pregnancy complications arise. The fact that women in their final stages of pregnancy received, on average, 40% of consultations via telehealth without an impact on the quality of their pregnancy outcomes remains hearten…

Talha Burki (2021-10-16). [World Report] An interview with the Nobel Prize 2021 winners. thelancet.com Talha Burki speaks with Ardem Patapoutian and David Julius, winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of the receptors for temperature and touch.

Sharmila Devi (2021-10-16). [World Report] Syria and Iraq facing severe drought. thelancet.com Climate change and conflict are driving a humanitarian emergency that threatens 12 million people. Sharmila Devi reports.

Simar Singh Bajaj, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] Superhuman, but never enough: Black women in medicine. thelancet.com Historically, Black women have long been disregarded in the USA. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the US Constitution discounted Black women as only "part" of a human being, to be counted for congressional representation and direct taxation but nothing more. Even in prominent social justice movements, Black women have been excluded. Racism and elitism were embedded within the 19th-century and early 20th-century US women's suffrage movement, which prioritised white women over voting rights for all women.

Staff (2021-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2021. democracynow.org Bomb Attack on Mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Kills at Least 32, Lebanon Holds Day of Mourning After Beirut Violence Leaves Seven Dead, U.K. and EU Nations Block COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver at World Trade Organization, FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine Boosters for Some Groups, Biden Welcomes Kenyan President Kenyatta Amid Pandora Papers Scandal, Chilean Lawmakers Move to Impeach President Piñera over Pandora Papers Revelations, African Asylum Seekers File Civil Rights Complaint Against ICE Over "Cruel, Inhumane" Restraints, House Memo Shines Spotlight on Police Use of Tear Gas, a Chemical Banned in…

Johanna Kichton (2021-10-15). People's Action: Democrats Must Deliver on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Health Care for All Lead Organizer Aija Nemer-Aanerud after Speaker Pelosi made remarks suggesting the Medicare drug price negotiation provision may be cut from the Build Back Better Act: "Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership risk big losses next year if they …

Sen. Bernard Sanders (2021-10-15). Why Americans Don't Know What's in the Build Back Better Act. counterpunch.org Poll after poll shows overwhelming support for the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better legislation — and the need to lower prescription drug costs, expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision, greatly improve home health care, make child care and housing affordable, establish Paid Family and Medical Leave and address the existential threat of climate

_____ (2021-10-15). Soaring Food Prices Drive Hunger Around The World. popularresistance.org The 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published on Thursday, revealed soaring levels of hunger among the poor and working populations around the globe. | The foreword, written by the heads of Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, the organizations responsible for the GHI, stated that the report "points to a dire hunger situation, a result of the toxic cocktail of the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasingly severe and protracted conflicts." | Rising food prices are a critical contributing factor in the growth of world hunger over the past year. Rapidly mounting inflation and the disruption of the su…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). Funeral Rites for COVID Zero. asia-pacificresearch.com

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. southfront.org Illustrative image | Whistleblower: Los Angeles Port Worker Says Shortages Are Fake! | Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Stew Peters; Originally published on The global economy is in crisis. The Covid-19 Lockdown policies have triggered a process of Worldwide economic destabilization which directly affects both "Supply" and "Demand" relations. It's the most serious economic crisis…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australian reports reveal deepening impoverishment in COVID disaster. wsws.org Of the participants in the survey of people trying to survive on government income support payments, almost everyone (96 percent) said they were struggling with basic living costs.

Center for Global Health Equity UVA (2021-10-15). Friday 10/22: Pursuing Equity In Global Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australia: Victorian Health Department report attempts to deny government responsibility for COVID-19 hospital infections. wsws.org The report into the 2020 COVID outbreaks in Melbourne documents 277 hospital-acquired infections and 84 deaths.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Global Online Picket Line: Oct 15 school strike. wsws.org Today—October 15, 2021—parents, teachers and workers in countries around the world are once again supporting the call from UK parent Lisa Diaz for a one day school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). COVIDSafe: the failure of an app. greenleft.org.au Binoy Kampmark argues that the shortcomings of the COVIDSafe app provide a lesson in exaggerated prowess and diminished performance.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Northwest Territories grappling with Canada's highest COVID-19 infection rate. wsws.org Until the Delta-driven fourth pandemic wave erupted in early August, the Northwest Territories, which covers much of Canada's far north, had largely escaped the ravages of COVID-19.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca "Physician and Army Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is a rare, courageous truth-teller willing to probably jeopardize a military career for the greater good. To try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and …

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-15). México acuerda con Cuba adquirir vacuna Abdala contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net El mandatario mexicano destacó que las relaciones de cooperación con Cuba se basan en el desarrollo y solidaridad internacional.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-15). Chicago Set to Lose 50% or More of Police Force at Midnight Tonight as Police Union Calls Mayor's Bluff on Reporting COVID-19 Vaccine Status. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-15). Q&A: COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy. imperial.ac.uk How safe are COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy, and why is it important to include pregnant women in clinical trials?>

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-10-15). La respuesta de La Habana al COVID-19: øCayó la Cuba socialista en la "falsa narrativa" de las grandes farmacéuticas? globalizacion.ca Necesitamos ser honestos sobre esta pandemia global que tiene una agenda no tan oculta para llevar a la civilización de regreso a la edad oscura. Es fácil ver lo que está sucediendo a nuestro alrededor con las constantes mentiras sobre…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania educators support October 15 school strike and the fight to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee supports the growing strike wave in the US and around the world and fully endorses the October 15 global school strike against the reckless return to in-person learning.

Olivia Engling (2021-10-15). IMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges. indybay.org

Global Research News (2021-10-15). Selected Articles: Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. globalresearch.ca By Worldwide, large sectors of industry, agriculture a…

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2021-10-15: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-15). Headlines for October 15, 2021. democracynow.org Bomb Attack on Mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province Kills at Least 32, Lebanon Holds Day of Mourning After Beirut Violence Leaves Seven Dead, U.K. and EU Nations Block COVID Vaccine Patent Waiver at World Trade Organization, FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine Boosters for Some Groups, Biden Welcomes Kenyan President Kenyatta Amid Pandora Papers Scandal, Chilean Lawmakers Move to Impeach President Piñera over Pandora Papers Revelations, African Asylum Seekers File Civil Rights Complaint Against ICE Over "Cruel, Inhumane" Restraints, House Memo Shines Spotlight on Police Use of Tear Gas, a Chemical Banned in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies for cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Department of…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Northwest Territories grappling with Canada's highest COVID-19 infection rate. wsws.org Until the Delta-driven fourth pandemic wave erupted in early August, the Northwest Territories, which covers much of Canada's far north, had largely escaped the ravages of COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Global Online Picket Line: Oct 15 school strike. wsws.org Today—October 15, 2021—parents, teachers and workers in countries around the world are once again supporting the call from UK parent Lisa Diaz for a one day school strike to fight against the deadly reopening of schools as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania educators support October 15 school strike and the fight to eradicate COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee supports the growing strike wave in the US and around the world and fully endorses the October 15 global school strike against the reckless return to in-person learning.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australia: Victorian Health Department report attempts to deny government responsibility for COVID-19 hospital infections. wsws.org The report into the 2020 COVID outbreaks in Melbourne documents 277 hospital-acquired infections and 84 deaths.

WSWS (2021-10-15). Australian reports reveal deepening impoverishment in COVID disaster. wsws.org Of the participants in the survey of people trying to survive on government income support payments, almost everyone (96 percent) said they were struggling with basic living costs.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). Funeral Rites for COVID Zero. asia-pacificresearch.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-10-15). México acuerda con Cuba adquirir vacuna Abdala contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net El mandatario mexicano destacó que las relaciones de cooperación con Cuba se basan en el desarrollo y solidaridad internacional.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Continuing progress in battle against COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "October is going to be a very exciting month in the U.S., regarding COVID-19 vaccines," says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "On Oct. 14 the Federal Drug Administration is going to look at COVID-19 boosters for Moderna. On Oct. 15, (the FDA will review) boosters for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID-19 vaccine. And on Oct. 29, the FDA will look at extending emergency use for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children down to…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-15). COVIDSafe: the failure of an app. greenleft.org.au Binoy Kampmark argues that the shortcomings of the COVIDSafe app provide a lesson in exaggerated prowess and diminished performance.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-15). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca "Physician and Army Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is a rare, courageous truth-teller willing to probably jeopardize a military career for the greater good. To try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. southfront.org Illustrative image | Whistleblower: Los Angeles Port Worker Says Shortages Are Fake! | Written by Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Stew Peters; Originally published on The global economy is in crisis. The Covid-19 Lockdown policies have triggered a process of Worldwide economic destabilization which directly affects both "Supply" and "Demand" relations. It's the most serious economic crisis…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-15). Chicago Set to Lose 50% or More of Police Force at Midnight Tonight as Police Union Calls Mayor's Bluff on Reporting COVID-19 Vaccine Status. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2021-10-15). Selected Articles: Engineered Economic Chaos, "Fake Shortages". Collapse in Industrial Production. globalresearch.ca By Worldwide, large sectors of industry, agriculture a…

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-10-15). La respuesta de La Habana al COVID-19: øCayó la Cuba socialista en la "falsa narrativa" de las grandes farmacéuticas? globalizacion.ca Necesitamos ser honestos sobre esta pandemia global que tiene una agenda no tan oculta para llevar a la civilización de regreso a la edad oscura. Es fácil ver lo que está sucediendo a nuestro alrededor con las constantes mentiras sobre…

Center for Global Health Equity UVA (2021-10-15). Friday 10/22: Pursuing Equity In Global Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Olivia Engling (2021-10-15). IMF: Wealthy and Poor Countries Face COVID Economic Challenges. indybay.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-15). Q&A: COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy. imperial.ac.uk How safe are COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy, and why is it important to include pregnant women in clinical trials?>

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

TASS (2021-10-15). Israeli companies getting increasingly interested in Russian market — Lavrov. tass.com Despite the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, trade between Russia and Israel declined by a modest 3.9% in 2020, while in January-July of this year it grew by 51.8% year-on-year, the minister stressed…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-15). Russia's Arctic Strategy Aimed At Guaranteeing Development. southfront.org Illustrative ImageMoscow wants to strengthen Arctic diplomacy, while the West insists on military plans. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Historically, the Arctic has been a Russian-influenced zone. As one of the greatest military powers in the world, Russia tends to expand its projection to geographically close regions, consolidating a broad regional space, in which the North Pole is included. The US, Canada and the European Union for a long time ignored the strategic potential of the Arctic, seeking power projection in other zones, su…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Can medications and supplements interact with one another? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my memory, reduce cholesterol and prevent cancer. Should I worry about these supplements interacting with one another or my medications? ANSWER: With age come more chronic health conditions. Also, some people may develop deficiencies in certain vitamins as they…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

Children's Health Defense (2021-10-15). Biologist Tells RFK, Jr : Science Doesn't Support Vaccine Mandates. globalresearch.ca

Amah Mutsun Land Trust & UCSC (2021-10-15). Saturday 11/6: Settler Colonialism is a Sickness: How Federal Indian Health Failed Native Women. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-15). Israel offers internships for Ukrainian military medics. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel is working on organizing an internship for Ukrainian military medics at the Emek Medical Center in Israel The exchange of experience between Israeli and Ukrainian doctors, as well as the organization of internships for Ukrainian military medics were discussed during the visit of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Yevhen …

Lee Fang (2021-10-15). Drug Industry Hires Former Critics as Lobbyists Against Medicare Negotiations. zcomm.org Former Democratic lawmakers now earn a living as drug company lobbyists…

Sarah Rawlings (2021-10-15). The Future of Social Security: What If We Make It Bigger? counterpunch.org This year's Social Security Trustees' report includes some fairly large changes from last year, not because of the pandemic, surprisingly, but because of changes to economic projections. Although two of the Trustee positions remain vacant, the Trustees agree that the program's future is still mostly sound. According to their report, if nothing changes, the trust

WSWS (2021-10-15). Pandemic continues to kill in America, while the ruling elite squabbles over mandates. wsws.org While the corporate media and political establishment declare the worst of the pandemic over, the death toll continues at 10,000 or more a week.

Daniel Campione (2021-10-15). La democracia argentina øcamina o no camina? globalizacion.ca Cabe más que nunca interrogarse sobre la necesidad y posibilidad de una verdadera democracia. En las condiciones que impone una abrumadora crisis, signada por la pandemia, la deuda externa impagable, la pobreza creciente y el deterioro cotidiano de las condiciones…

WSWS (2021-10-15). Sri Lankan educators and students support today's global school strike. wsws.org A grade 11 student from Kandy said: "I'd like to go to school with my friends but I'll never sacrifice the lives of myself and my friends to this deadly virus."

Editor (2021-10-15). The Italian government confronts a new test: fascism in the streets. mronline.org Here is the "eternal fascism" that Umberto Eco warned us against, when he explicated the symptoms of the virus that made Italy the incubator, and then the European model, of an anti-parliamentary regime, violent, anti-freedom, anti-Semitic and warmongering.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-15). Social disadvantage in the UK has a lasting impact on childhood asthma. imperial.ac.uk Children experiencing social disadvantage in their first few years of life have a greatly increased risk of asthma persisting into adulthood.

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2021-10-14: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-14). Raúl Isaías Baduel Dies of COVID-19 Complications—Venezuela Rejects Bachelet's Statements. orinocotribune.com After suffering complications associated with a COVID-19 infection, Raúl Isaías Baduel, former Venezuelan defense minister and military officer, died this Tuesday, October 12, in Caracas. A top commander, Baduel deserted from the ranks of Chavismo and faced charges for acts of corruption that led to his arrest in 2009. | Baduel's death was reported via Twitter by the Attorney General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, who sent condolences to the family and friends of the general, who served as commander-in-chief of Venezuela's Army from 2004 to 2006, and minister of defense from 2006 to…

Dean Baker — Arjun Jayadev (2021-10-14). The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research. counterpunch.org The Covid 19 pandemic is once again at an inflection point— with cases now falling sharply in most of the world. The current pandemic may be coming under control, but after millions of preventable deaths, this is very far from a success story and it is as good a time as any to take a

WSWS (2021-10-14). New Zealand early childhood teachers concerned about reopening during COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org One teacher in Auckland said, "We really feel like we're not protected," and that the government is placing teachers "on the firing line so that the economy can get going again."

WSWS (2021-10-14). Australian and New Zealand educators and parents support October 15 school strike. wsws.org "Forcing students to return to school to face death or suffer the debilitating effects of long Covid is reprehensible by any standards."

WSWS (2021-10-14). Turkish educators and students support October 15 global school strike to stop spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The Rank-and-File Committee for Safe Education in Turkey calls on educators, parents and students to join the October 15 global school strike and send messages of support against the continuation of in-person education in unsafe schools during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-14). More than 100 Florida educators and two dozen students have died of COVID-19 since reopening of schools in August. wsws.org Coming off the heels of a resurgence of the pandemic fueled by the Delta variant throughout the summer and fall, the FEA's report is an indictment of the school reopenings backed by the unions.

Staff (2021-10-14). Headlines for October 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Says Port of Los Angeles Will Operate 24/7 to Ease Logjam That's Fueling Inflation, WHO Advisory Team to Investigate Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic, Pressure Grows to Waive Patent Rights for COVID Vaccines and for U.S. to Release Moderna Recipe, Florida Health Department Fines County That Defied Ban on Vaccine Mandates, Biden Admin to Massively Expand Wind Farms Along U.S. Coastlines, IAE Says Governments Must Do Far More to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Police Arrest Another 90 Activists as Climate Protests Continue in Front of White House, Texas Approves Heavily Gerrymandered Redistricting Map in Favor of GOP,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu during a pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you had your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions. Now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. And you can get both shots at the same time. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/vGrUz75YoiI Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 12) is in the downloads at the end of…

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2021-10-14). Pdte. de México insta a OMS aprobar vacunas contra la Covid-19. telesurtv.net "Son derechos humanos y la OMS tiene que actuar con imparcialidad", dijo el mandatario mexicano.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Hope for patients with post-COVID syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org "Long-haul COVID," "long COVID" and "post-COVID syndrome" are references to patients who have been infected with COVID-19 and are still experiencing long-term effects and symptoms."Estimates show that 10%—30% of people who become infected with COVID-19 will end up coming down with long-haul COVID," says Dr. Greg Vanichkachorn, medical director of Mayo Clinic's COVID Activity Rehabilitation Program. "And it does look like that long-haul COVID could be a new chronic infection for some folks and be a new baseline." The World Health Organization recently gave…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Covid Queries: Altered DNA and microchips. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it will alter my DNA. Are these theories true? A: No, those assertions are false. "There is absolutely not a microchip in the vaccine," says Martin Herrmann, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waseca and New Prague. "Also, there's no…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-14). The Pentagon's Dilemma: The Covid Vaccine Impairs the Performance of U.S. Fighting Forces. globalresearch.ca "Physician and Army Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is a rare, courageous truth-teller willing to probably jeopardize a military career for the greater good. To try and steer the Department of Defense to policies that protect military personnel from dangerous and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

ecns.cn (2021-10-14). New batch of 2 mln doses of China-donated vaccine arrives in Cambodia. ecns.cn A new batch of 2 million doses of China-donated Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Thursday, a senior health official said.

Global Research News (2021-10-14). Selected Articles: Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca By This is beyond disturbing. According to Dr Pierre Kory, MD, MPA, and verified by the…

Sharon Zhang (2021-10-14). Restaurant, Hospitality Workers Quit in Droves in August as COVID Surged. zcomm.org While conservatives circulate spurious talking points about people not wanting to work, they are fighting tooth and nail against Democratic proposals that could save or create jobs…

Arsenio Toledo (2021-10-14). Government Sponsored Experiments to Craft the Best Pro-vaccine Messages Five Months before COVID-19 Vaccines Became Available. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-14). Kellogg's workers in Battle Creek, Michigan denounce two-tier wages and call for the broadening of their strike. wsws.org The strike is part of a broader upsurge by the working class, as workers battle against the subordination of the response to the coronavirus pandemic in almost every country to private profit.

WSWS (2021-10-14). Greek teachers and students strike against attacks on education and lack of protection from the coronavirus. wsws.org Under conditions of enormous anger and opposition among teachers and students, the aims of the teachers' unions and those of the strikers are diametrically opposed.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Bowel cancer: Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert describes role hard-to-see polyps play in cancer risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LONDON — Physicians screening people for bowel cancer are becoming increasingly concerned about a type of polyp once thought harmless: serrated polyps, sawtooth-edged growths in the colon that are flat, nearly translucent, and sometimes difficult to spot during colonoscopies. New research suggests people with serrated polyps should be checked more frequently for bowel cancer, a Mayo Clinic Healthcare expert writes in a commentary in the journal Gut. A serrated polyp after blue dye has been…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Blood donors urgently needed in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, urgently needs donations of Type O-positive and Type O-negative blood. "We are continuing to suffer a national blood shortage. As a result, blood products are still difficult to bring in from external sources to supplement our local collection capabilities," says Camille van Buskirk, M.D., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. "Despite these dire blood product shortages, the constant need for blood products for our patients…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic celebrates 35 years in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In the 35 years since its opening, Mayo Clinic in Florida has become one of the premier medical destination centers in the Southeast while garnering the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings in Florida and contributing more than $2 billion annually to Florida's economy. In 1986, Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to health care from Rochester, Minnesota, to the Southeast when it opened the clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, as well as newly developing Mayo Clinic global cancer programs in London and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic collaborates with Personalis Inc. to expand cancer genomic testing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mayo Clinic announced an agreement on Tuesday, Oct. 12 that will allow it to offer clinical-grade comprehensive cancer genomic sequencing to cancer patients who choose to participate. Test results will be available to patients and their treating health care providers to guide therapeutic decisions, advance cancer research, and support the development of new diagnostic tests and therapies for cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic's Department of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-14). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

WSWS (2021-10-14). Connecticut group home workers launch strike against low wages and benefits. wsws.org The workers, who have not received a raise in 15 years, formed picket lines on Tuesday morning to demand higher pay, affordable health insurance and a pension.

David J. Elpern, MD — John P. Geyman, MD (2021-10-14). Dermatology's Academic Medical-Industrial Complex: Another Marker of a Wider Problem. counterpunch.org The health care system has been increasingly corporatized since the 1980s, soon accompanied by the growth of investor-owned corporate health care across many parts of the system. This invariably led to more opportunities for conflicts of interest between industry and segments of the profession. More recently, those conflicted ties have further grown by the rise

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-14). Climate change action will improve health and save lives now and in the future. imperial.ac.uk Measures to tackle climate change could significantly benefit human health in the next few years, as well as in the long term, says a new report.

Dr. Robert Malone (2021-10-14). Confronting the Medical "Experts" Propaganda Ministry. The Italian Hippocratic Association Advocates for Treatment Instead of Profit. globalresearch.ca

Ian I Mitroff (2021-10-14). A pandemic of fallacious thinking and civic irresponsibility: Part two — A psychological analysis. nationofchange.org The Virus is a big deal, Period! It's one of the worst calamities to strike in modern times.

sputniknews (2021-10-14). Full-Scale US-Thai Military Drills to Be Conducted Next Year, US Military Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US hopes that Thai-American international military drills Cobra Gold, the largest joint annual exercises in Southeast Asia, will be held full-scale in 2022 after being downgraded due to the pandemic, head of US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino said in an interview with the Bangkok Post newspaper on Thursday.

Amanda Marcotte (2021-10-14). Republicans' war on vaccines. zcomm.org GOP pushes strategy to prolong the pandemic…

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2021-10-14). Lies and Torture Cover-up: U.S. State Secrets Doctrine Is a Fraud. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-14). Formula milk trials are not reliable, warn researchers. imperial.ac.uk Researchers find trials lack scientific rigour and say change needed to protect trial participants and protect consumers from misleading information.

Ann Brown (2021-10-13). Is DNC Chair Jaime Harrison The Swamp's Man In DC? New Corporate Lobbyists Join DNC. moguldom.com Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison recently nominated a new list of corporate lobbyists to join the DNC including some who work to influence political decisions on behalf of Comcast, Facebook, and Google. The list has some wondering if Harrison is becoming the swamp's new man in Washington, D.C. DNC members were not allowed input …

Janet Parker (2021-10-13). Break the media monopoly over women's bodies. greenleft.org.au Whistleblower Frances Haugen has called out Facebook and its sister site Instagram for exacerbating body image and mental health issues in teenage girls, writes Janet Parker.

ecns.cn (2021-10-13). Relevant question concerns not COVID-19 origins but how to prevent future pandemic: new thesis. ecns.cn The real relevant question is how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can emerge as the pandemic virus and what the society can do to prevent the future emergence of pandemic viruses, a new thesis has argued.

_____ (2021-10-13). Supply Chain Crisis: Workers' Health And Safety Vs. Capitalists' Profits. popularresistance.org At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, panic buying seemed to create a shortage of different necessities, including toilet paper. Midway through the COVID-19 pandemic, housing prices started rising drastically, as demand surpassed supply due to shortages of construction materials. | As students returned to in-person learning, schools found nutritious food for school lunches more difficult to get, and the U.S. relaxed requirements that schools must comply with federal nutrition standards. Visit any grocery store recently and you are likely to find shelves bare of any number of items. | A global shor…

Debra Heine (2021-10-13). Over 7,000 Doctors and Scientists Sign "Rome Declaration" Accusing COVID Policy-Makers of 'Crimes Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-13). Australia's COVID-19 Cases Smash Daily Record. telesurenglish.net The outbreaks in the states of Victoria, New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are part of the third wave of the pandemic that first hit the nation in early 2020. | Victoria is battling by far the largest, reporting 2,297 local cases and 11 deaths throughout Wednesday. | RELATED: | The surge of over 40 percent compared with the previous day is putting the state's health system under unprecedented pre…

Sundance (2021-10-13). 100-200 Members of Congress, Families and Staff Treated with Ivermectin. No Hospitalizations. globalresearch.ca

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-13). Fact Check: Less Than 499 Americans Under Age 18 Have Died from Covid Since February 2020. moguldom.com Fewer than 499 Americans under age 18 have died from covid since February 2020, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and researchers want to know why. Respiratory diseases typically hit the young and the old hard, and children are often very vulnerable to infectious diseases. Yet covid-19 was more …

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2021-10-13: News Headlines

Becca Mohally Renk (2021-10-13). What Does Health Care For All Look Like in Nicaragua? dissidentvoice.org Since the Sandinistas returned to power in January 2007, child malnutrition has dropped by 45% for children under five and by 66% for children ages 6-12. I'd like you to imagine for a moment that you are the parent of a child with asthma, living in Ciudad Sandino, just outside the capital of Nicaragua, in …

Janet Parker (2021-10-13). Break the media monopoly over women's bodies. greenleft.org.au Whistleblower Frances Haugen has called out Facebook and its sister site Instagram for exacerbating body image and mental health issues in teenage girls. Janet Parker argues it helps feminists campaign against the system that commodifies women's bodies.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Russian COVID-19 deaths reach record highs while government does nothing. wsws.org Nearly 1000 people a day are dying from coronavirus in Russia, as the federal government does nothing and local officials impose a patchwork of inadequate and ineffective public health measures.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Workers in Vietnam forced to work to maintain profits of US companies. wsws.org As COVID restrictions disrupt supply chains and hit profits, Vietnamese garment workers are being made to eat, sleep and work at factories producing for major US labels.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Opposition builds as Washington state school reopenings fuel surge of COVID-19. wsws.org Nearly two months into the semester, the reality of high case rates, pediatric infections, and hospital capacity has exposed the so-called "safe" return promoted by the Democratic Party and teachers unions as a lie.

WSWS (2021-10-13). 164 children killed by COVID-19 across the US over the past two months. wsws.org Coinciding with the bipartisan push to fully reopen schools this fall, an average of 20 children have died from COVID-19 each week, or roughly three each day, over the past two months alone.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Pandemic accelerates Australia's class divide. wsws.org By its party de-registration laws, the ruling class is trying to muzzle dissent as COVID-19 lays bare the terrible human cost of the worsening social inequality.

WSWS (2021-10-13). COVID-19 outbreaks at NYU and Columbia trigger opposition to unsafe campus reopening. wsws.org Hundreds of people at both universities have contracted COVID-19 as a result of the profit-driven decisions of both administrations to hold in-person instruction amidst the Delta variant-fueled resurgence of the deadly pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-13). Germany ends free coronavirus tests and reopens universities. wsws.org Despite new infections continuing at a high level of about 8,000 per day, and virologists warning of a severe wave this autumn and winter, the federal and state governments are eliminating even the last protective measures against COVID-19…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

Jonathan Strauss (2021-10-13). Cairns workers call for secure jobs. greenleft.org.au Precarious workers in Cairns are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 economic crisis in Far North Queensland. Jonathan Strauss reports on their fight for secure jobs.. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

Cheryl LaBash (2021-10-13). For the Sake of Global Health: USA, Stop Lying About Cuba! orinocotribune.com By Cheryl LaBash — Oct 11, 2021 | Today a People's Peace Prize was awarded to Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade — not the Nobel Peace Prize, although more than 100 organizations and 40,000 individuals from the U.S. alone supported the Henry Reeve Brigade's nomination. | As the global community stumbled under the coronavirus assault, Cuba's army of whitecoats rushed to hot spots when called, not shirking the danger. It's nothing new for them. In 2014, 10,000 Cuban medical professionals volunteered to go to Liberia and Sierra Leone to fight terrifyingly deadly ebola in West Africa. | In 20…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-13). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

WSWS (2021-10-13). Sri Lankan health workers join national stoppage. wsws.org Nurses, attendants, paramedics, office staff and junior staff took part in the industrial action, defying President Gotabhaya Rajapakse's draconian essential services law.

C.J. Hopkins (2021-10-13). The Great New Normal Purge. dissidentvoice.org So, the Great New Normal Purge has begun … right on cue, right by the numbers. As we "paranoid conspiracy theorists" have been warning would happen for the past 18 months, people who refuse to convert to the new official ideology are now being segregated, stripped of their jobs, banned from attending schools, denied medical …

Malik Miah (2021-10-13). United States: Vaccines, public safety and workers' rights. greenleft.org.au How should the working class respond to a pandemic and protect workers' interests at the same time? Malik Miah reports on the situation in the United States.

Patrick Bond (2021-10-13). The latest Bretton Woods bean-counting scandal nearly evicts IMF director Georgieva. zcomm.org "Torture the data until they confess" (or until you're busted), economists profess…

Staff (2021-10-12). Sunday Report from Venezuela's Battle Against COVID-19: 1,110 New Cases, 11 Deaths & 95% Recovery Rate. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, all by community transmission, were detected in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, bringing the country's total to 383,376 accumulated cases to date. The rate of recovery stands at 95%, with a total of 363,122 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Venezuelan revolutionary government. | This was announced this Sunday, October 10, by Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, during the customary daily balance offered by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19, through her Twitter account, @delcyrodriguezv. | <...

Rubin R. (2021-10-12). Moving COVID-19 Testing Out of the Clinic and Into the Home. jamanetwork.com This Medical News feature examines the growing use of over-the-counter rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Ann Brown (2021-10-12). Megachurch Preacher Baller Joel Osteen Returns $4.4 Million In U.S. Government Pandemic Loans After Criticism. moguldom.com Celebrity megachurch preacher Joel Osteen applied for and received $4.4 million from the covid-19 relief Paycheck Protection Program. Now, he has to return it all. The founder of the Texas-based Lakewood Church, Osteen was pressured to repay the PPP loans, which were meant for small businesses. With 368 full-time and part-time employees, the nation's largest megachurch …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-10-12). Havana's Response to COVID-19: Has Socialist Cuba Fallen for Big Pharma's "False Narrative"? globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-12). Drug to calm cytokine storm: Life-saving Russian discovery could be key to stopping body's 'suicide attack' in severe Covid cases. rt.com A group of Russian scientists have created a drug that may potentially revolutionize the treatment of Covid-19 by defusing the most catastrophic reaction the disease causes in patients, while not destroying their immune response. | The drug, called Leitragin, was developed by the Biomedical Technology Research Center of the Russian Federal Medical and Biology Agency (FMBA), and is currently undergoing clinical trials in Russia. Although its base substance was previously known and used in ulcer treatment medicine by Soviet and Russian doctors, it was the FMBA team that discovered how to apply it for the treatme…

Kuehn BM. (2021-10-12). Delta Variant Linked With Spike in Youth Hospitalizations. jamanetwork.com Weekly COVID-19 hospitalization rates among US children and adolescents increased 5-fold this past summer as the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant became the dominant circulating strain, according to data from the Coronavirus Disease 2019—Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET).

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-12). COVIDSafe: The Failure of an App. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2021-10-12). CPS Sickout leader and mother of three speaks on efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago Public Schools. wsws.org Cortney Ritsema, a mother of three, formed CPS Sickout with other parents to raise awareness about the dangers of COVID-19 and keep kids out of school during the pandemic to protect them from the deadly virus.

WSWS repost (2021-10-12). Philippines overwhelmed by COVID-19 onslaught. indybay.org Amid a devastating COVID surge, and with fewer than 22 million people fully vaccinated in a population of 110 million, the Duterte government is overseeing a social disaster.

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-12). University Of California Suspends Director Of Medical Ethics For Challenging Vaccine Mandate. moguldom.com The University of California has suspended Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a professor of psychiatry and director of UC Irvine's medical ethics program, after he challenged the system's covid-19 vaccine mandate, which requires all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated and show proof. Kheriaty, through his personal newsletter, said that UC Irvine has given him "investigatory leave" …

Abbasi J. (2021-10-12). Moderna's mRNA Vaccine for Seasonal Flu Enters Clinical Trials. jamanetwork.com Moderna Inc, maker of the COVID-19 vaccine mRNA-1273, is betting that its genetic platform will translate to the seasonal flu. In July, the company announced that the first participants had been dosed in a phase 1 and 2 clinical trial of its quadrivalent influenza candidate, mRNA-1010. The study involving approximately 180 healthy US adults was fully enrolled as of early September.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

Abbasi J. (2021-10-12). India's New COVID-19 DNA Vaccine Is a First. jamanetwork.com In August, the government of India granted Emergency Use Authorization to a COVID-19 DNA vaccine. Pharmaceutical firm Zydus Cadila, in partnership with India's Department of Biotechnology, developed the 3-dose intradermal vaccine, called ZyCov-D, which is authorized there for use in people aged 12 years or older. The endorsement marks the first clinical use of a DNA vaccine in humans.

WSWS (2021-10-12). UK parents, educators and health workers declare support for October 15 school strike. wsws.org One parent told the WSWS, "We cannot go on like this. 800 people a week are dying, and in schools last week 200,000 children were absent through COVID.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-10-12). Reliving Terror and Fascist Violence in Italy: Assault on the Headquarters of the Workers' Union CGIL and the Umberto I Polyclinic in Rome. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara This weekend in Rome, moments of violence and terror were experienced when numerous demonstrators against the "health passport or green pass (vaccination card against Covid-19)" attacked emblematic sites of the Italian capital, in an operation coordinated by the openly fascist Forza Nuova movement. On Saturday, October 9, a group of the "no vac"…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Redditor who exposed manipulation of COVID-19 case graph by the University of Texas at Dallas speaks out. wsws.org The University of Texas at Dallas has been caught manipulating the active case graph on its COVID-19 dashboard in an attempt to downplay the number of infections on campus.

WSWS (2021-10-12). New Zealand COVID-19 outbreak grows after restrictions eased. wsws.org Infections have more than doubled in the past fortnight, after the government reduced restrictions in Auckland, with experts warning that cases could explode.

Nolan Barton (2021-10-12). Investigative Journalist Exposes Pentagon-funded Study that Can Prove COVID-19 Vaccines Do More Harm than Good. globalresearch.ca

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Staff (2021-10-12). Sunday Report from Venezuela's Battle Against COVID-19: 1,110 New Cases, 11 Deaths & 95% Recovery Rate. orinocotribune.com A total of 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, all by community transmission, were detected in the last 24 hours by the Venezuelan health authorities, bringing the country's total to 383,376 accumulated cases to date. The rate of recovery stands at 95%, with a total of 363,122 healed patients, thanks to the free treatments guaranteed by the Venezuelan revolutionary government. | This was announced this Sunday, October 10, by Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, during the customary daily balance offered by the Presidential Commission for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19, through her Twitter account, @delcyrodriguezv. | <...

WSWS (2021-10-12). 24,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers in California authorize strike action by 96 percent. wsws.org The vote is a major development in the growing push by US workers for nationwide strike action against unbearable working hours, the erosion of wages and the continued spread of COVID-19 in workplaces.

Staff (2021-10-12). Drug to calm cytokine storm: Life-saving Russian discovery could be key to stopping body's 'suicide attack' in severe Covid cases. rt.com A group of Russian scientists have created a drug that may potentially revolutionize the treatment of Covid-19 by defusing the most catastrophic reaction the disease causes in patients, while not destroying their immune response. | The drug, called Leitragin, was developed by the Biomedical Technology Research Center of the Russian Federal Medical and Biology Agency (FMBA), and is currently undergoing clinical trials in Russia. Although its base substance was previously known and used in ulcer treatment medicine by Soviet and Russian doctors, it was the FMBA team that discovered how to apply it for the treatme…

WSWS (2021-10-12). CPS Sickout leader and mother of three speaks on efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago Public Schools. wsws.org Cortney Ritsema, a mother of three, formed CPS Sickout with other parents to raise awareness about the dangers of COVID-19 and keep kids out of school during the pandemic to protect them from the deadly virus.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Redditor who exposed manipulation of COVID-19 case graph by the University of Texas at Dallas speaks out. wsws.org The University of Texas at Dallas has been caught manipulating the active case graph on its COVID-19 dashboard in an attempt to downplay the number of infections on campus.

WSWS (2021-10-12). UK parent Lisa Diaz speaks about her call for a second school strike. wsws.org "COVID is ripping through the schools, and I think they have a deliberate plan now to get children infected. So that's why I proposed another strike, this coming Friday, October 15."

WSWS (2021-10-12). New Zealand COVID-19 outbreak grows after restrictions eased. wsws.org Infections have more than doubled in the past fortnight, after the government reduced restrictions in Auckland, with experts warning that cases could explode.

WSWS repost (2021-10-12). Philippines overwhelmed by COVID-19 onslaught. indybay.org Amid a devastating COVID surge, and with fewer than 22 million people fully vaccinated in a population of 110 million, the Duterte government is overseeing a social disaster.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Canadian parent speaks out against devastating impact of COVID-19 open schools policy. wsws.org Angel, a mother of two children in British Columbia, was especially angered by the provincial New Democratic Party government's efforts to conceal the extent of the virus' spread in schools.

WSWS (2021-10-12). Indian foreign secretary visits Sri Lanka amid rising tensions with China. wsws.org New Delhi, which is uneasy about growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, used the visit to remind Colombo about US and Indian geostrategic plans and expectations.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to meet the challenges of breastfeeding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breastfeeding has many benefits. Breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby. Breast milk is easier than commercial formula for babies to digest, and the antibodies in breast milk boost a baby's immune system. Breastfeeding might even help a new mother lose weight after the baby is born. But breastfeeding can be challenging. New parents may worry about whether their child is getting enough milk and wonder how often they should breastfeed….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and the heart. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am ready to start a family, but my doctor said that pregnancy may be high-risk for me because I have a heart condition. Can you explain how pregnancy affects the heart and what I can do to lower my risk for complications? ANSWER: Pregnancy results in many changes that can increase the workload of the heart. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases by 30% to 50% to nourish your growing baby, your heart…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Consumer Health: What is mental health? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Mental Health Day will be observed on Sunday, Oct. 10, to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This is a good time to consider the differences between normal mental health and mental health disorders. Mental health is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings and behave. Sometimes the difference between normal mental health and mental disorders is clear, but often the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-12). Christina Zorn, J.D., named Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30. "I extend my sincere congratulations to Christina in her new role as Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "She is a values-driven servant leader with a strong track record of contributions to our organization. She brings unique…

Editor (2021-10-12). A call to look beyond prescription opioid supply-side restrictions and include health equity when predicting opioid policy effectiveness. mronline.org We read with interest the study by Rao and colleagues on opioid policy effectiveness, which extends their previous modeling efforts to predict opioid-related overdose, life-years, and QALYs. This work presents a useful framework from which to investigate policy effectiveness.

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2021-10-12). Wednesday 10/20: Doubling Down for Passing the Women's Health Protection Act w/ NARAL. indybay.org Online teach-in and call to action…

Speak Out Now (2021-10-12). Saturday 11/6: "Hacer Pueblo": a narrative of community health from Mexico. indybay.org online meeting, see website for details…

SCC Single Payer Health Care Coalition (2021-10-12). Wednesday 10/13: CalCare Now! California Health Care for All Virtual Town Hall. indybay.org Online town hall…

Jonah Furman (2021-10-12). 2,000 California CWA Members Strike. zcomm.org Outstanding issues in negotiations include wages, the company's refusal to put a cap on its use of subcontractors, and its attempts to cut retiree health care and eliminate the "no-layoffs" clause…

WSWS (2021-10-12). Anti-democratic election laws in Australia were passed to "make sure that the working class can't voice its opposition" wsws.org One electoral member of the SEP noted that in the pandemic, "The working class is being told that the people around them, family, friends, caregivers, are going to die and to just accept their deaths."

Karen Conner (2021-10-12). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the September Consumer Price Index. cepr.net (The monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday, October 13th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) | The monthly inflation readings had been trending down the last two months, with August showing a 0.3 percent rise in the overall inflation rate and just a 0.1 percent rise in the core index. These numbers were held down in large part by some anomalous price declines at least partly connected to the resurgence of the pandemic. | Airfares dropped 9.1 percent, hotel prices fell 3.3 percent, and the car insurance index declined 2.8 percent. These declines will not b…

Global Research News (2021-10-12). Selected Articles: Will Vaccine-Linked Deaths Rise Sharply this Winter? globalresearch.ca By Naturally, the media is going to blame the surge in illness on the pandemic or "delayed treatments", but people can draw their own conclusions. What the …

WSWS (2021-10-12). Australia's largest state holds "freedom day" amid Delta outbreak. wsws.org The reckless reopening has been hailed by the corporate elite as a major step forward in compelling working people to "live with" the virus.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-12). Study assesses risks of good and bad outcomes for university pension scheme. imperial.ac.uk New research estimates the chances that the USS university pension scheme has enough assets to pay pensions that have been promised.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-12). 'Great minds' from academia, industry and business join Imperial's Council. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has appointed four new members to its governing Council, and a new Chair of its Finance Committee.

Staff (2021-10-11). Indigenous People With Disabilities Are on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis. truthout.org The World Health Organization estimates that

John Buell (2021-10-11). Our Health depends on Indigenous Botanical Knowledge and Plants that are rapidly being Destroyed. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — While mainstream media celebrate the remarkable development in record time of vaccines spectacularly effective against the Covid virus, knowledge that might contribute to other medical breakthroughs is being steadily undermined. This decline is not the result of some dramatic lawsuit or corporate takeover. It is one of …

teleSUR (2021-10-11). UN Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health. telesurenglish.net The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on mental health and without determined action now, this impact may last for a long time, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stressed today. | RELATED: | On this World Mental Health Day, he urged everyone to commit to working together with urgency and purpose to ensure quality mental health care for all people around the globe. "We are now in the midst of a growing mental health…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). XI: The Chinese Way of Fighting Coronavirus for Safety, Growth. telesurenglish.net Once the worst hit by the coronavirus but now one of the very first to have contained the epidemic and restarted the economy, China has had a clear and proven solution for the dilemma. | Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core, the country has walked a fine line between virus control and economic reopening, saved lives at all costs, fostered opportunities from the crisis, opened its door wider despite strict COVID-19 containment, and coordinated near-term tasks and long-term goals. | EFFICIENT CONTROL | It took China only six weeks this summer to…

teleSUR (2021-10-11). Italy To Take Measures Against Anti-Vax, Fascist Demonstrations. telesurenglish.net Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi will take measures to prevent further violent demonstrations led by Anti-Vax movements and neo-fascist groups. | RELATED: | On Saturday, citizens took to the streets to protest against the COVID-19 vaccination certificate, which will be mandatory to work from Oct. 15. In Rome, for example, some 10,000 people were in protests in which far-right and neo -fascist leaders made their pr…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-11). Long Covid Formally Defined By World Health Organization: 5 Things To Know. moguldom.com The World Health Organization has for the first time published the definition of "long covid" in an effort to demystify and provide clarity on aspects of the pandemic that persist well beyond the initial treatment period. Janet Diaz, head of WHO clinical management, said during a virtual press briefing that the definition was agreed upon after …

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-10-11). Merck's New COVID Drug Is Making News — How Does It Compare to Ivermectin? globalresearch.ca

Dean Baker (2021-10-11). The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research. cepr.net By Dean Baker and Arjun Jayadev The Covid 19 pandemic is once again at an inflection point— with cases now falling sharply in most of the world. The current pandemic may be coming under control, but after millions of preventable deaths, this is very far from a success story and it is as good …

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WSWS (2021-10-11). University of Texas at Dallas manipulating active COVID-19 case graph. wsws.org Instead of taking steps to combat the clear and present danger to students and staff posed by COVID-19, UTD administrators have repudiated limited safety measures, ending "de-densification" measures in classrooms on October 4.

WSWS (2021-10-11). New York City Council meeting reveals massive cover-up of COVID-19 in schools. wsws.org The meeting was a coordinated effort by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio to cover up the spread of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools and to promote in-person learning no matter the costs to human life and health.

WSWS (2021-10-11). A coronavirus pandemic reality check. wsws.org In just the last week, there have been more than 700,000 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the US and at least 10,000 official deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-10-11). COVID-19 "spreads like wildfire" through Dana plants as UAW and USW conspire with auto parts maker against workers. wsws.org The struggle of Dana workers takes place amid a backdrop of a growing strike wave involving nurses, teachers, service workers, miners and other sections of the working class in the US and internationally. There is also a growing mood for a strike at Dana, which requires the development of rank-and-file strike committees.

WSWS (2021-10-11). Michigan educators and parents speak out about rising COVID-19 cases in schools. wsws.org Rising levels of COVID-19 cases in Michigan, largely driven by the recent full reopening of schools, threatens children's lives at the same time their parents are being financially devastated with the cutoff of meager social supports.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-11). Freedom Flyers: Airline Industry Workers Fired for Refusing COVID-19 Shot Fight Back. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-11). Turkish government normalizes mass deaths as COVID-19 pandemic rages. wsws.org As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is normalizing mass infections and deaths.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

WSWS (2021-10-11). Socialist Equality Party (Australia) health workers' forum discusses fight for eradication of COVID-19. wsws.org SEP National Secretary Cheryl Crisp said any conception Australia had somehow escaped the worst of COVID-19 had been dispelled by 56,000 people being infected with the virus in the past four months.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-11). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

Andrew Perez (2021-10-11). Health Care Lobbyists Admit Their Big Scam. dailyposter.com

WSWS (2021-10-11). Podemos covers up neo-fascist circles in Spanish army. wsws.org As the pandemic surged in December 2020, retired high-ranking military officers threatened to launch a coup and kill "26 million" left-wing voters.

Dr. James Lyons-Weiler (2021-10-10). Meet COVID-19 Early Outpatient Treatment Expert Dr. Harvey Risch. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-10). Video: Censorship and the "Smoking Guns" of a Manufactured Pandemic. globalresearch.ca "Closing down the Global Economy as a means to combating the Killer Virus. That's what they want us to believe. If the public had been informed that Covid-19 is "similar to Influenza", the fear campaign would have fallen flat…"

Staff (2021-10-10). Disability Activists Say Schools Failed to Accommodate Students Amid COVID. truthout.org When Drew Basile was born in 2004, he was diagnosed with optic nerve hypoplasia, a congenital condition that can lead to visual impairment. Now 17, the Brooklyn, New York, high school senior is legally blind. "I am supposed to get front-row seating in all of my classes but the teacher still has to repeat what is written on the board," he told Truthout. "Hearing the information aloud helps me learn and retain the material." | COVID-19 upended this arrangement. | "From March until June [2020], I…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-10). Brigada médica cubana Henry Reeve recibe Premio a la Paz de los Pueblos. telesurtv.net Durante la pandemia de la Covid-19, más de 50 destacamentos médicos cubanos han colaborado en unos 40 países.

Gérard Delépine (2021-10-10). Covid-19 Vaccines Lead to New Infections and Mortality: The Evidence is Overwhelming. globalresearch.ca Vaccination has spread worldwide. And everywhere it has been followed by a dramatic rise in new infections and mortality. How many deaths and severe accidents will it take for governments, WHO, health agencies FDA, EMA, to look at the proven results of this experimental pseudo-vaccination?

_____ (2021-10-10). Bellingcat Funded By Contractors That Aided Extremists In Syria. popularresistance.org Since its launch in July 2014, the self-styled open-source investigations website Bellingcat has cemented itself as a darling of mainstream Western media, with its dives into alleged Syrian government chemical weapon attacks and Russian intelligence operations showered with praise, puff pieces, and glitzy awards. | While vehemently insisting that it is independent of government influence, Bellingcat is funded by both the US government's National Endowment for Democracy and the European Union. CIA officials have declared their "love" for Bellingcat, and there are unambiguous signs that the outlet has partnered clo…

Kit Klarenberg (2021-10-10). Bellingcat funded by US and UK intelligence contractors that aided extremists in Syria. thegrayzone.com Supposedly "independent" website Bellingcat raked in money from scandal-ridden Western intelligence firms that wreaked havoc — and reaped massive profits — in Syria. Since its launch in July 2014, the self-styled open-source investigations website Bellingcat has cemented itself as a darling of mainstream Western media, with its dives into alleged Syrian government chemical weapon attacks and Russian intelligence operations showered with praise, puff pieces, and glitzy awards. While vehemently insisting that it is independent of government influence, Bellingcat is funded …

Staff (2021-10-10). Venezuela Evaluates Traffic Light for Health Scheme to Allow Entry to Public Spaces. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, informed that a technological platform that would allow the progressive normalization of commercial life in the country during the pandemic, is being evaluated. This platform, called "traffic light for health," will make it possible to determine whether anyone who wants to enter certain public areas, such as restaurants, have been vaccinated or have recently tested positive in a PCR test. | At a working meeting in the Miraflores Palace, the president explained that this traffic light "will be green when you are vaccinated; yellow when you are not v…

Jens Bernert (2021-10-10). The WHO Recommends Genetic Manipulation and Gene Editing of Humans "To Promote Public Health" globalresearch.ca This article published by …

_____ (2021-10-10). Street Response Effective At Resolving Non-Violent 911 Calls. popularresistance.org Portland, Oregon – The first six months of the Portland Street Response pilot project is meeting its lofty expectations, according to a Portland State University (PSU) study released Tuesday. | "Based on the findings… we feel very optimistic about the future of Portland Street Response and believe it is well on its way to becoming a citywide solution to responding to 911 and non-emergency calls involving unhoused people and people experiencing mental health crisis," reads the report, conducted by PSU's Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative. | The Portland Street Response (PSR) is an unarmed first respo…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-10). Does the Virus Exist? SARS-CoV-2 Has Not Been Isolated? "Biggest Fraud in Medical History" globalresearch.ca The central question is the following: is there reliable evidence provided by the WHO and national health authorities that the alleged SARS-CoV-2 virus has been isolated / purified from an "unadulterated sample taken from a diseased patient"?

Sarah Hughes (2021-10-10). Two Thousand Hospital Workers Strike in Buffalo. zcomm.org Two thousand nurses, clerical workers, technologists, and service workers have walked out of Mercy Health in Buffalo, New York, in an open-ended strike over the hiring and retention of workers throughout the hospital.

sputniknews (2021-10-10). Plane With Bolivian Health Ministry Staff Crashes in North Killing 6 People, President Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Six people, including four specialists from the Bolivian Ministry of Health, were killed as a military plane crashed in the Amazon area, President Luis Arce said.

Dr. Pascal Sacré (2021-10-10). The Lord of "Vaccines" and the "Health Terrorist Ideology". Where Do you Think this is Going? Get Off That Crazy Train. globalresearch.ca "A tyrant needs above all a tyrant-state, so he will use a million little civil servant tyrants who each have a trivial task to perform, and each will perform that task competently, and without remorse"

Anonymous103 (2021-10-10). Another Batch Of U.S. Military Supplies Arrived In Ukraine (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 10th, another shipment of international technical assistance from the US had arrived to Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry reported. | The shipment arrived at Kiev's Boryspil airport, following the agreements reached during the recent visit of President Vladimir Zelensky to Washington. | In addition to the previously agreed assistance of $250 million, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received medical equipment, weapons, ammunition, precision weapons and radar surveillance equipment for $ 60 million more from the US government."The cargo arrives in sev…

David Skripac (2021-10-10). "Our Species Is Being Genetically Modified": What Happened in 2020-21. The "Pandemic" globalresearch.ca This year marks a seminal turning point in human history. For the first time since human civilization began, our species is being genetically modified. Vaccine manufacturers have now made it possible for the human genome to be permanently altered—and humanity's relationship with nature forever changed…

_____ (2021-10-10). Biden Tells Supreme Court Publicly Documented Torture Is A State Secret. popularresistance.org When Abu Zubaydah was apprehended in Pakistan in 2002, the George W. Bush administration falsely characterized him as chief of operations for al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden's number three man. For the next four years, the CIA sent Zubaydah to its "black sites" in Thailand and Poland where he was viciously tortured. In 2006, Zubaydah was taken to Guantánamo, where he remains to this day. He has never been charged with a crime. | The torture of Abu Zubaydah is thoroughly documented in the 2014 report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In fact, several of the justices at the October 6 Supreme Court oral a…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-10). Biden Tells Supreme Court That Publicly Documented Torture Is a State Secret. zcomm.org This case is a pivotal test of the willingness of the Supreme Court to check and balance the executive when it perpetrates torture and other war crimes in its "war on terror"

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2021-10-10: News Headlines

Marjorie Cohn (2021-10-10). Biden Tells Supreme Court That Publicly Documented Torture Is a State Secret. zcomm.org This case is a pivotal test of the willingness of the Supreme Court to check and balance the executive when it perpetrates torture and other war crimes in its "war on terror"

Kit Klarenberg (2021-10-10). Bellingcat funded by US and UK intelligence contractors that aided extremists in Syria. thegrayzone.com Supposedly "independent" website Bellingcat raked in money from scandal-ridden Western intelligence firms that wreaked havoc — and reaped massive profits — in Syria. Since its launch in July 2014, the self-styled open-source investigations website Bellingcat has cemented itself as a darling of mainstream Western media, with its dives into alleged Syrian government chemical weapon attacks and Russian intelligence operations showered with praise, puff pieces, and glitzy awards. While vehemently insisting that it is independent of government influence, Bellingcat is funded …

sputniknews (2021-10-10). Plane With Bolivian Health Ministry Staff Crashes in North Killing 6 People, President Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Six people, including four specialists from the Bolivian Ministry of Health, were killed as a military plane crashed in the Amazon area, President Luis Arce said.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-10-10). Brigada médica cubana Henry Reeve recibe Premio a la Paz de los Pueblos. telesurtv.net Durante la pandemia de la Covid-19, más de 50 destacamentos médicos cubanos han colaborado en unos 40 países.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

Staff (2021-10-10). Venezuela Evaluates Traffic Light for Health Scheme to Allow Entry to Public Spaces. orinocotribune.com On Friday, October 8, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, informed that a technological platform that would allow the progressive normalization of commercial life in the country during the pandemic, is being evaluated. This platform, called "traffic light for health," will make it possible to determine whether anyone who wants to enter certain public areas, such as restaurants, have been vaccinated or have recently tested positive in a PCR test. | At a working meeting in the Miraflores Palace, the president explained that this traffic light "will be green when you are vaccinated; yellow when you are not v…

Sarah Hughes (2021-10-10). Two Thousand Hospital Workers Strike in Buffalo. zcomm.org Two thousand nurses, clerical workers, technologists, and service workers have walked out of Mercy Health in Buffalo, New York, in an open-ended strike over the hiring and retention of workers throughout the hospital.

Tania Glyde (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Rebuilding happiness. thelancet.com It may seem courageous, even foolhardy, for a scientific and cultural institution to put on exhibitions dedicated to joy and tranquillity. Foolhardy because a joyful experience in western culture might well have been underpinned by someone else's labour in the Global South. And in the COVID-19 pandemic, joy and tranquillity, for many, have been hard to come by. The Joy and Tranquillity exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection, London, UK, are part of the On Happiness season, which aims to "celebrate the complexity of positive emotions".

David Penner (2021-10-09). The Branch Covidians are Waging War on Humanity. dissidentvoice.org All embarked, the party launched out on the sea's foaming lanes while the son of Atreus told his troops to wash, to purify themselves from the filth of the plague. They scoured it off, threw scourings in the surf and sacrificed to Apollo full-grown bulls and goats along the beaten shore of the fallow barren …

Fight Back (2021-10-09). Kellogg's workers on strike in Michigan. fightbacknews.org Battle Creek, MI – Workers on strike at the Kellogg's plant in Battle Creek walked the picket line Thursday, October 7. They discussed two major issues leading to the strike. The first, a proposed two-tier payment system, where lower seniority employees have significantly lower pay and worse benefits. The second issue workers cited was overwork during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many employees working seven days a week with no days off, for months on end. | One worker explained he worked 3700 hours in a single year, or more than 70 yours per week without a vacation. His motivation to strike is so he can spend mo…

WSWS (2021-10-09). 375 Michigan children infected with COVID-19 every day. wsws.org Data shows that the increase in both child infections and community spread are being driven by the forced reopening of schools.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down COVID-19 vaccine booster approvals. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The path to approvals for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has seemed complicated. "This is a confusing set of recommendations," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So let's look at the four groups approved for only the Pfizer booster, thus far. If you got a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine, you're 65 and older, and it's been six months or more, you…

news.un (2021-10-09). Make mental healthcare for all a reality, urges Guterres. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on mental health worldwide, and action must be taken to "redress the glaring inequalities exposed by the pandemic", including over access to vital services, declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres, ahead of World Mental Health Day, marked on Sunday.

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-10-09). Protestan en Brasil en honor a los 600.000 fallecidos por Covid. telesurtv.net Según el epidemiólogo Pedro Curi Hallal, de las 600.000 fallecimientos, 400.000 podían haberse evitado.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Biden downplays disastrous September jobs report, touts pandemic "success" wsws.org In the face of a report showing a gain of just 194,000 jobs in September, the president sought to change the subject, playing up the modest drop in new COVID-19 cases and "progress" on his spending bills.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Philippines overwhelmed by COVID-19 onslaught. wsws.org Amid a devastating COVID surge, and with fewer than 22 million people fully vaccinated in a population of 110 million, the Duterte government is overseeing a social disaster.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Day of thanks for Mayo Clinic staff Nov. 26. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic will close most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspend scheduled surgeries for the day, in gratitude for staff. ___________________________ Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients. We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff. In gratitude…

Richard Horton (2021-10-09). [Comment] Offline: How others see us. thelancet.com "A victory for science!" Who could possibly disagree with Christel van Geet, Vice-Rector of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leuven? She was opening a symposium about the defence of rationality during the COVID-19 pandemic, held at the University of Sorbonne, Paris, last week. Jean-Franàßois Delfraissy, President of France's COVID-19 Scientific Council, called COVID-19 vaccines a "miracle". The Rector of the University of Geneva, Yves Flàºckiger, described the contribution of science to the pandemic as "spectacular".

Staff (2021-10-09). President Maduro: 50% of Population is now Vaccinated & 2.6 Million COVAX Vaccines Arrive on Saturday. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported this Friday, October 8, that in Venezuela 50% of the population has already received at least one dose of immunization against COVID-19. | During a televised address broadcast by state-owned TV station VTV, the president stressed that the goal, which he announced last Sunday, was reached "by overcoming barriers, obstacles, and financial persecution"—a reference to the criminal hardship imposed on millions of Venezuelans by US and European illegal sanctions. | "Today in Venezuela we reached 50% of the population vaccinated," said the head of state. "We have a goal…

Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Giovanni Zuliani, Loris Roncon (2021-10-09). [Correspondence] Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoffs to guide anticoagulation in COVID-19. thelancet.com We read with great interest the Article by Renato D Lopes and colleagues1 showing that, among patients hospitalised with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer concentration, in-hospital therapeutic anticoagulation with rivaroxaban or enoxaparin followed by rivaroxaban to day 30 did not improve clinical outcomes but increased bleeding compared with prophylactic anticoagulation. However, in their analysis, the authors do not appear to have adequately considered the potential influence of the D-dimer concentration calculated with an age-adjusted cutoff.

Editor (2021-10-09). Extracting Profits — imperialism, climate change and resistance in Africa. mronline.org 2018 seems like a lifetime ago. When 'Extracting Profit' came out that year, the COVID-19 pandemic was two years away. Since then, the world has been plunged into a devastating crisis, with 4.5 million lives lost globally, including close to 200,000 reported deaths on the African continent.

Andrew Green (2021-10-09). [Obituary] Abebech Gobena. thelancet.com Humanitarian and founder of an organisation to support orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities. She was born on Oct 20, 1935, in Shebel Abo, Ethiopia, and died of COVID-19 on July 4, 2021, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aged 85 years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids a step closer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 is one step closer to reality. Pfizer announced that it submitted data of their phase 2 and phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 in children ages 5—11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A formal submission to request emergency use authorization (EUA) of the company's COVID-19 vaccine in children in this age group is expected in the coming weeks. The FDA will need to analyze data before a decision…

Stephanie Tromblay (2021-10-09). Indigenous Peoples Day in the time of COVID-19. workers.org This article was first published in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of Workers World. On Oct. 7, 2021, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly one in 500 children in the U.S. have experienced the loss of a parent or caregiver since the . . . |

Editor (2021-10-09). U.S. Covid death toll hits 700,000: A massacre by the capitalist system. mronline.org The United States marked a grim milestone Oct. 1 as the 700,000th death from COVID-19 was officially registered. Since January of 2020 the United States has also counted over 43 million cases, the most of any country on the planet for both deaths and infections.

Renato D Lopes, Pedro Gabriel Melo de Barros e Silva, Remo H M Furtado, John H Alexander, Otavio Berwanger (2021-10-09). [Correspondence] Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoffs to guide anticoagulation in COVID-19 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We appreciate the issues related to normal age-related D-dimer concentrations raised by Marco Zuin and colleagues. The ACTION study1 is a randomised trial designed pragmatically to answer the question of whether patients hospitalised with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer concentration, without another indication for anticoagulation, should routinely receive therapeutic anticoagulation with the factor Xa inhibitor, rivaroxaban. We found that rivaroxaban 20 mg once daily for 30 days had no benefit and significantly increased bleeding compared with in-hospital prophylactic heparin.

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-09). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. dissidentvoice.org In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? — Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? [p. 141] The …

WSWS (2021-10-09). Jacobin boosts Teamsters bureaucracy's campaign to "organize" Amazon workers. wsws.org Jacobin and the Democratic Socialists of America speak for a privileged upper middle-class layer that wants to block a rank-and-file movement of workers and prevent it from coming under the influence and leadership of genuine socialists.

Chan Joon Kim, Mahn-Won Park, Min Chul Kim, Eun-Ho Choo, Byung-Hee Hwang, Kwan Yong Lee, Yun Seok Choi, Hee-Yeol Kim, Ki-Dong Yoo, Doo-Soo Jeon, Eun-Seok Shin, Young-Hoon Jeong, Ki-Bae Seung, Myung Ho Jeong, Hyeon Woo Yim, Youngkeun Ahn, Kiyuk Chang, TALOS-AMI investigators (2021-10-09). [Articles] Unguided de-escalation from ticagrelor to clopidogrel in stabilised patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (TALOS-AMI): an investigator-initiated, open-label, multicentre, non-inferiority, randomised trial. thelancet.com In stabilised patients with acute myocardial infarction after index PCI, a uniform unguided de-escalation strategy significantly reduced the risk of net clinical events up to 12 months, mainly by reducing the bleeding events.

_____ (2021-10-09). Kaiser Permanente Employees May Strike Over Two-Tier Pay System. popularresistance.org For 13 years, registered nurse Kim Mullen has been part of a successful experiment: a collaborative partnership between the health care professionals at Kaiser Permanente and the executives who run the massive nonprofit. Decisions about the day to day delivery of care were shared among physicians, managers and employees. Workers' input was actively and continuously solicited. Staffing ratios, wages and benefits, patient care — all were subject to group-based discussion and problem solving. | "It's a model that puts patients first," says Mullen, who works at Kaiser's South Bay Medical Center in the Harbor Ci…

Fight Back (2021-10-09). Transit workers demonstrate against CTA's attempt to fire bus driver. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – After several takeback contracts in a row, the imposition of part-time status on new hires, sub-par health insurance with an ever growing price tag that eats up wage increases, and being left to fend for themselves during the pandemic with no PPE or hazard pay, CTA workers in Amalgamated Transit Union Local 241/308 are fighting back. They've organized themselves into a caucus called the Justice Coalition. This rank-and-file caucus publishes a newsletter called Finally Got the News, which was inspired by the documentary of the same name, about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit…

WSWS (2021-10-09). Striking Buffalo Mercy Hospital workers speak out. wsws.org The strike by 2,200 nurses and other health care workers against South Buffalo's Mercy Hospital is entering its second week.

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-10-09). Friday 10/15: Spooky Business: Trick or treating at Pelosi's for Peace/Clean Energy/Healthcare/Housing. indybay.org Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights home, Broadway near Divisadero, San Francisco.

_____ (2021-10-09). Thousands Of Police Killings Are Unreported. popularresistance.org The New York Times and other outlets report that most police killings in this country are "mislabeled." The sanitized language is worse than an understatement because it implies that these murders are categorized improperly due to ordinary human error. In fact, there is a long and sordid history of covering up these crimes. The initial coroner's report for George Floyd, whose murder was witnessed by millions of people, reported drug use and underlying health conditions as the causes of death. | According to a report in the Lancet , between 1980 and 2018 police in the U.S. killed an estimated 30,800 people. This n…

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2021-10-09: News Headlines

Tania Glyde (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Rebuilding happiness. thelancet.com It may seem courageous, even foolhardy, for a scientific and cultural institution to put on exhibitions dedicated to joy and tranquillity. Foolhardy because a joyful experience in western culture might well have been underpinned by someone else's labour in the Global South. And in the COVID-19 pandemic, joy and tranquillity, for many, have been hard to come by. The Joy and Tranquillity exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection, London, UK, are part of the On Happiness season, which aims to "celebrate the complexity of positive emotions".

David Penner (2021-10-09). The Branch Covidians are Waging War on Humanity. dissidentvoice.org All embarked, the party launched out on the sea's foaming lanes while the son of Atreus told his troops to wash, to purify themselves from the filth of the plague. They scoured it off, threw scourings in the surf and sacrificed to Apollo full-grown bulls and goats along the beaten shore of the fallow barren …

WSWS (2021-10-09). Biden downplays disastrous September jobs report, touts pandemic "success" wsws.org In the face of a report showing a gain of just 194,000 jobs in September, the president sought to change the subject, playing up the modest drop in new COVID-19 cases and "progress" on his spending bills.

WSWS (2021-10-09). 375 Michigan children infected with COVID-19 every day. wsws.org Data shows that the increase in both child infections and community spread are being driven by the forced reopening of schools.

WSWS (2021-10-09). Philippines overwhelmed by COVID-19 onslaught. wsws.org Amid a devastating COVID surge, and with fewer than 22 million people fully vaccinated in a population of 110 million, the Duterte government is overseeing a social disaster.

Andrew Green (2021-10-09). [Obituary] Abebech Gobena. thelancet.com Humanitarian and founder of an organisation to support orphaned and vulnerable children and their communities. She was born on Oct 20, 1935, in Shebel Abo, Ethiopia, and died of COVID-19 on July 4, 2021, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aged 85 years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down COVID-19 vaccine booster approvals. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The path to approvals for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has seemed complicated. "This is a confusing set of recommendations," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So let's look at the four groups approved for only the Pfizer booster, thus far. If you got a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine, you're 65 and older, and it's been six months or more, you…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

Richard Horton (2021-10-09). [Comment] Offline: How others see us. thelancet.com "A victory for science!" Who could possibly disagree with Christel van Geet, Vice-Rector of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leuven? She was opening a symposium about the defence of rationality during the COVID-19 pandemic, held at the University of Sorbonne, Paris, last week. Jean-Franàßois Delfraissy, President of France's COVID-19 Scientific Council, called COVID-19 vaccines a "miracle". The Rector of the University of Geneva, Yves Flàºckiger, described the contribution of science to the pandemic as "spectacular".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Day of thanks for Mayo Clinic staff Nov. 26. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic will close most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspend scheduled surgeries for the day, in gratitude for staff. ___________________________ Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients. We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff. In gratitude…

Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Giovanni Zuliani, Loris Roncon (2021-10-09). [Correspondence] Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoffs to guide anticoagulation in COVID-19. thelancet.com We read with great interest the Article by Renato D Lopes and colleagues1 showing that, among patients hospitalised with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer concentration, in-hospital therapeutic anticoagulation with rivaroxaban or enoxaparin followed by rivaroxaban to day 30 did not improve clinical outcomes but increased bleeding compared with prophylactic anticoagulation. However, in their analysis, the authors do not appear to have adequately considered the potential influence of the D-dimer concentration calculated with an age-adjusted cutoff.

Staff (2021-10-09). President Maduro: 50% of Population is now Vaccinated & 2.6 Million COVAX Vaccines Arrive on Saturday. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported this Friday, October 8, that in Venezuela 50% of the population has already received at least one dose of immunization against COVID-19. | During a televised address broadcast by state-owned TV station VTV, the president stressed that the goal, which he announced last Sunday, was reached "by overcoming barriers, obstacles, and financial persecution"—a reference to the criminal hardship imposed on millions of Venezuelans by US and European illegal sanctions. | "Today in Venezuela we reached 50% of the population vaccinated," said the head of state. "We have a goal…

Renato D Lopes, Pedro Gabriel Melo de Barros e Silva, Remo H M Furtado, John H Alexander, Otavio Berwanger (2021-10-09). [Correspondence] Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoffs to guide anticoagulation in COVID-19 — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We appreciate the issues related to normal age-related D-dimer concentrations raised by Marco Zuin and colleagues. The ACTION study1 is a randomised trial designed pragmatically to answer the question of whether patients hospitalised with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer concentration, without another indication for anticoagulation, should routinely receive therapeutic anticoagulation with the factor Xa inhibitor, rivaroxaban. We found that rivaroxaban 20 mg once daily for 30 days had no benefit and significantly increased bleeding compared with in-hospital prophylactic heparin.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

Stephanie Tromblay (2021-10-09). Indigenous Peoples Day in the time of COVID-19. workers.org This article was first published in the Oct. 14, 2020, issue of Workers World. On Oct. 7, 2021, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nearly one in 500 children in the U.S. have experienced the loss of a parent or caregiver since the . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

teleSUR, lvm, JL (2021-10-09). Protestan en Brasil en honor a los 600.000 fallecidos por Covid. telesurtv.net Según el epidemiólogo Pedro Curi Hallal, de las 600.000 fallecimientos, 400.000 podían haberse evitado.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids a step closer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 is one step closer to reality. Pfizer announced that it submitted data of their phase 2 and phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 in children ages 5—11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A formal submission to request emergency use authorization (EUA) of the company's COVID-19 vaccine in children in this age group is expected in the coming weeks. The FDA will need to analyze data before a decision…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Medications in use and being tested for treatment of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they, and how do they work? ANSWER: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, finding an effective drug to combat COVID-19 has been on the minds of many. While many medications are being tested to treat COVID-19, only one has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has approved remdesivir (Veklury) to treat COVID-19 in adults and children who are age…

news.un (2021-10-09). Make mental healthcare for all a reality, urges Guterres. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on mental health worldwide, and action must be taken to "redress the glaring inequalities exposed by the pandemic", including over access to vital services, declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres, ahead of World Mental Health Day, marked on Sunday.

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-10-09). Awakening: Martin Luther King and the Poor People's Campaign. dissidentvoice.org In the days ahead we must not consider it unpatriotic to raise certain basic questions about our national character. We must begin to ask: Why are there forty million poor people in a nation overflowing with such unbelievable affluence? — Martin Luther King, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? [p. 141] The …

WSWS (2021-10-09). Jacobin boosts Teamsters bureaucracy's campaign to "organize" Amazon workers. wsws.org Jacobin and the Democratic Socialists of America speak for a privileged upper middle-class layer that wants to block a rank-and-file movement of workers and prevent it from coming under the influence and leadership of genuine socialists.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Expert Alert: Advancing individualized medicine through genomics. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The virtual 10th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on Oct. 8—9 will highlight the latest discoveries, diagnostics, therapeutics and emerging approaches in the field of genomics. Attendees will hear from renowned experts and learn first-hand how individualized medicine is transforming clinical practice, research and education. Highlighted topics will include artificial intelligence, health disparities, precision oncology, microbiome, genomic clinical applications and challenges, and many others. Taking the virtual center stage will be keynote speakers Gianrico…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-09). Mayo Clinic Minute: Long-term survival improving for kidney transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you're a kidney transplant patient, your chances of living a longer life are improving. That's according to a recent review published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It showed that the five-year survival rate of transplant recipients who received a deceased donor kidney increased from 66% in 1996—1999 to 78% in 2012—2015. And for patients who received a kidney from a living donor, that number improved from 79.5% to 88%. What's behind the…

Chan Joon Kim, Mahn-Won Park, Min Chul Kim, Eun-Ho Choo, Byung-Hee Hwang, Kwan Yong Lee, Yun Seok Choi, Hee-Yeol Kim, Ki-Dong Yoo, Doo-Soo Jeon, Eun-Seok Shin, Young-Hoon Jeong, Ki-Bae Seung, Myung Ho Jeong, Hyeon Woo Yim, Youngkeun Ahn, Kiyuk Chang, TALOS-AMI investigators (2021-10-09). [Articles] Unguided de-escalation from ticagrelor to clopidogrel in stabilised patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (TALOS-AMI): an investigator-initiated, open-label, multicentre, non-inferiority, randomised trial. thelancet.com In stabilised patients with acute myocardial infarction after index PCI, a uniform unguided de-escalation strategy significantly reduced the risk of net clinical events up to 12 months, mainly by reducing the bleeding events.

Fight Back (2021-10-09). Transit workers demonstrate against CTA's attempt to fire bus driver. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – After several takeback contracts in a row, the imposition of part-time status on new hires, sub-par health insurance with an ever growing price tag that eats up wage increases, and being left to fend for themselves during the pandemic with no PPE or hazard pay, CTA workers in Amalgamated Transit Union Local 241/308 are fighting back. They've organized themselves into a caucus called the Justice Coalition. This rank-and-file caucus publishes a newsletter called Finally Got the News, which was inspired by the documentary of the same name, about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit…

WSWS (2021-10-09). Striking Buffalo Mercy Hospital workers speak out. wsws.org The strike by 2,200 nurses and other health care workers against South Buffalo's Mercy Hospital is entering its second week.

Richard Lane (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Dévora Kestel: global leader in mental health policy. thelancet.com "I never had any ambitions to become director within a large international agency", says Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at WHO. Yet her formative experiences as a mental health adviser at country level and her commitment to advancing the rights of people with mental illness have equipped her well for this global leadership position. At WHO's Geneva headquarters, Kestel directs teams of technical and policy experts across a range of mental health and related specialties, including child and adolescent mental health, suicide prevention, mental health policy relating to humanitarian crise…

Cynthia Papermaster (2021-10-09). Friday 10/15: Spooky Business: Trick or treating at Pelosi's for Peace/Clean Energy/Healthcare/Housing. indybay.org Nancy Pelosi's Pacific Heights home, Broadway near Divisadero, San Francisco.

NARAL Pro-Choice America (2021-10-09). Wednesday 10/20: Doubling Down for Passing the Women's Health Protection Act w/ NARAL. indybay.org Online teach-in and call to action…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-10-09). [World Report] Experts criticise WHO response to sex abuse allegations. thelancet.com An independent report has documented allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, but commentators have called for stronger outcomes. Udani Samarasekera reports.

Chris Piech, Ali Malik, Eric J Topol (2021-10-09). [Perspectives] Digitising the vision test. thelancet.com The Dutch ophthalmologist Herman Snellen invented his visual chart in 1862 and it has remained the basis for assessing visual acuity since then. The Snellen chart relies on assessing the ability to discriminate high contrast symbols (optotypes) by asking a person to identify rows of letters at a fixed distance, showing them increasingly smaller sizes. Yet quantifying how well an individual can distinguish visual information in a fast and reliable way is a surprisingly difficult task. Despite the ubiquity of chart-based visual acuity assessments, these tests suffer from some shortcomings.

The Lancet Editors (2021-10-09). [Comment] Retraction—Hidden harm. thelancet.com On March 5, 2011, The Lancet published a Case Report by Masahiro Suzuki, Chisato Konno, Sakae Takahashi, and Makoto Uchiyama on pheochromocytoma.1 The Case Report was accepted after we had been informed in writing by the authors that it had not been submitted for publication elsewhere. However, the same case had already been reported by the same authors and published in Seishinka, a Japanese journal of psychiatry.2 The Lancet was alerted to this fact on Aug 2, 2021. Since the Case Report in The Lancet is a duplicate publication, we retract this Case Report.

Jake Johnson (2021-10-09). 'A Huge Win': DC Council Passes Medicare for All Resolution. zcomm.org "We need Medicare for All now, and this resolution sends a strong message that the leadership of our nation's capital puts patients first—and we demand Congress do the same by backing Medicare for All."

Zero Hedge (2021-10-09). University of California, Irvine Director of Medical Ethics Placed on 'Investigatory Leave' over Challenge to Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

Fight Back (2021-10-09). Memphis Kellogg's workers on the picket line. fightbacknews.org Memphis, TN – At midnight on Tuesday, October 5, workers at Kellogg's factories across the United States went on strike. Union workers in Memphis say the company made an unacceptable offer at contract time. | Rob Eafan, a member of the local union's leadership, said of the contract, "The company wants to have a permanent two-tier wage system, with reduced wages and benefits for our new employees. The bottom line: it's all about corporate greed. The company made record profits throughout this pandemic while working us record hours," he said. "And they had record bonuses of 158%." | The Bakery, Confectionery, Toba…

WSWS (2021-10-09). Ticket-sellers' dispute with concert venue forces Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to relocate performances. wsws.org The dispute between the IATSE ticket-sellers union and the Music Center at Strathmore in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. is part of a rising wave of working class struggle which has been building against the corporate efforts to force workers to bear the burden of the pandemic.

Divya Karthikeyan (2021-10-09). What If Pandemic Aid Went to Tenants, Not Landlords? zcomm.org As landlords refuse federal pandemic rental assistance, some places are simply cutting them out of the process.

World Socialist Web Site, IWA-RFC (2021-10-09). Sunday 10/24: How to end the pandemic: The case for eradication. indybay.org International online webinar.

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2021-10-08: News Headlines

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-10-08). Otra Caja de Pandora: Estados Unidos es un gran paraíso fiscal para los ultrarricos. globalizacion.ca Los 400 estadounidenses más ricos incrementaron su riqueza total 40 por ciento el año pasado, en plena pandemia, la misma que ha devastado a millones de personas en este país y el resto del mundo, y elevaron el monto de…

Dr. Rochagné Kilian (2021-10-08). Video: "Did We Ever Ask Granny?" Emergency Physician Dr. Rochagné Kilian Exposes Health Care Corruption. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-08). Over 140,000 US children have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19. wsws.org While the ruling elite and their media endlessly repeat the mantra that everyone must "learn to live with the virus," in reality more and more families are being ripped apart as nearly 7,000 people continue to die from COVID-19 worldwide each day.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-10-08). 'We're in the Middle of a Major Biological Catastrophe': COVID Expert Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-08). No retreat from elimination! The New Zealand and international working class must fight to stamp out COVID-19! wsws.org The working class must oppose the Ardern government's plan to "transition" away from a strategy of elimination, which threatens to allow COVID-19 to spread throughout the country, killing thousands of people.

WSWS (2021-10-08). Maritime Union of Australia calls off strikes at Patrick Terminals. wsws.org More than 100 workers at Patrick's Melbourne port are in isolation due to COVID-19 exposure.

Mauro Sandri (2021-10-08). Sentenza Epocale: Illegittimi i Licenziamenti degli OSS per problema Covid. globalresearch.ca Sentenza epocale del tribunale di Milano: dichiarate l'illegittimità dei licenziamenti degli OSS (Operatore Socio Sanitario) e ribaltate le decine di sentenze contrarie fino ad ora emesse. Ricadute di questa sentenza sui sanitari e sul personale scolastico | La sentenza n. 2135/2021 …

WSWS (2021-10-08). India to provide pittance in "compensation" to families of COVID-19 dead. wsws.org The Modi government's compensation scheme is a cruel sham. The families of the vast majority of the 5 million Indians whose deaths are attributable to the pandemic will never receive the paltry 50,000 rupee (US$671) payment.

WSWS (2021-10-08). 10,000 Alberta Superstore workers vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. wsws.org The poorly-paid grocery workers are outraged over poverty wages, the company's erratic scheduling practices and the virtual absence of COVID-19 protections in the workplace.

Ana Vraƒçar (2021-10-08). Nurses left behind by Croatian government. peoplesdispatch.org Several hundred health workers from the trade union Nurses United, held a protest on 23 September this year in Zagreb, Croatia, calling on the government to improve their working conditions. The rally was the first significant public action in the healthcare sector after a large protest in 2019, when over 2,000 nurses, ambulance drivers, and other health workers protested exhausting working hours and worsening rights in the workplace. | In addition to the unresolved issue of overtime work, the nurses' requests expanded to more employment in public health facilities and a reversal of mandatory COVID-19 passes for…

Gary Weglarz (2021-10-08). Examining the Methods and Means of COVID Propaganda Dissemination. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Day of thanks for Mayo Clinic staff Nov. 26. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic will close most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspend scheduled surgeries for the day, in gratitude for staff. ___________________________ Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients. We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff. In gratitude…

Mia Barnes (2021-10-08). Health experts say getting your flu shot is extra important during Covid-19. nationofchange.org Getting this year's flu vaccine is an excellent way to protect yourself against the most prevalent strain as the year comes to a close.

Staff (2021-10-08). Family of Henrietta Lacks Files Lawsuit over Use of Stolen Cells, Lambasts Racist Medical System. democracynow.org The family of Henrietta Lacks has filed a lawsuit against biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific for making billions in profit from the "HeLa" cell line. Henrietta Lacks was an African American patient at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Doctors kept her tissue samples without her consent for experimental studies while treating her for cervical cancer in 1951. Benjamin Crump, one of the lawyers for the case, filed 70 years after her death, calls Henrietta Lacks a "cornerstone of modern medicine," as her cells have since played a part in cancer research, the polio vaccine and even COVID-19 vaccines. Ron Lacks,…

Makia Freeman (2021-10-08). COVID Vaccine Contents, What's Inside the Vial? Scientific Findings Reveal Microscopy Images. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The case for continuing COVID-19 precautions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. are reportedly dropping. While the news headlines are encouraging, the country is in its fourth surge heading into flu season and winter holidays. That is why medical experts are keeping their predictions and recommendations fluid. How the virus spreads depends on human behavior. "What happens is that people read the news and say: 'We're done. We're free. It's over,'" says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids a step closer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 is one step closer to reality. Pfizer announced that it submitted data of their phase 2 and phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 in children ages 5—11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A formal submission to request emergency use authorization (EUA) of the company's COVID-19 vaccine in children in this age group is expected in the coming weeks. The FDA will need to analyze data before a decision…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down COVID-19 vaccine booster approvals. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The path to approvals for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has seemed complicated. "This is a confusing set of recommendations," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So let's look at the four groups approved for only the Pfizer booster, thus far. If you got a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine, you're 65 and older, and it's been six months or more, you…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-10-08). As Deaths and Injuries to Teens Increase after COVID-19 Shots Pfizer Asks FDA for Emergency Authorization to Inject 5 to 11-Year-Olds. globalresearch.ca

Markela Panegyres (2021-10-08). Domestic violence shelters essential during COVID-19 lockdowns. greenleft.org.au Domestic and family violence shelters with good connections to communities have fared better in the lockdowns. Markela Panegyres spoke to Liz Scully from the Parramatta Women's Shelter.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

Staff (2021-10-08). Headlines for October 8, 2021. democracynow.org Pfizer-BioNTech Requests Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11, COVID Deaths in Russia Top 900/Day; Venezuela Accuses IMF of Withholding Pandemic Funds, Senate Cmte. Says Trump Repeatedly Asked DOJ for Help Overturning Election Loss, Senate Votes to Lift Debt Ceiling Until Early December, Minneapolis Police Joke About "Hunting Activists" During 2020 Racial Justice Uprising, Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, WSJ: U.S. Military Secretly Training Taiwanese Forces for Possible Conflict with China, Gunmen Kill 2 School Teachers in Kashmir Amid Mounting Attac…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

Fred Gardner (2021-10-08). In Defense of Andrew Wiggins. counterpunch.org Andrew Wiggins, 26, the Golden State Warriors smooth small forward, had a valid reason to fear the Covid-19 vaccine. He had once had an allergic reaction to Tylenol so severe that he started carrying an Epipen. Presumably this was known to the Warriors front office. After Wiggins's unwillingness to get vaccinated became known to the

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Minute: When asthma attacks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Asthma is a lung condition that causes swelling of the airways. It can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It's the most common chronic disease among children, though it affects adults, as well. More than 262 million people globally are affected by asthma and more than 461,000 have died due to the disease, according to the World Health Organization.While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can be treated, says…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). CDC investigating unknown source of salmonella outbreak in US. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A fast-growing salmonella outbreak has health officials looking for the source. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says they have not yet identified the specific food responsible for outbreaks in at least 29 states. If you have symptoms of a salmonella infection, the CDC asks that you talk to your health care provider and report your illness to your health department to help investigators solve this outbreak.Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, is a common bacterial disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Expert Alert: Back and neck pain treatments cover self-care to surgery; prevention is key. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Spine Day is Oct. 16 ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back or neck pain strikes, normal activity is disrupted. Seeking relief for back or neck pain is one of the most common reasons people go to their health care provider or miss work. "The spinal column of the back and neck is made up of many joints, and each of those joints can degenerate and cause pain," says Mohamad Bydon, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

George Wuerthner (2021-10-08). Lies the Timber Industry Tells. counterpunch.org An employee of RY Timber presented misleading commentary in his essay "Forest Service is Right to Restore Forest Health." First, keep in mind that the timber industry and forestry profession (both dependents on logging for their employment) have conveniently defined forest health. For example, the commentator suggests dead beetle-kill lodgepole pine represents an "unhealthy" forest.

Staff (2021-10-08). Six Palestinian hunger strikers "starving for freedom" — take action to defend their lives! samidoun.net Six Palestinian prisoners are facing an increasingly urgent health crisis as they continue their hunger strike to end administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. Kayed Fasfous, Miqdad Qawasmeh and Alaa al-Araj have all been hospitalized after 85, 78 and 60 days of hunger strike, respectively, and both are pledging to continue their hunger strikes […] | The article

Staff (2021-10-08). "Until I Am Free": Keisha Blain on the Enduring Legacy of Voting Rights Pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer. democracynow.org As Republican lawmakers attempt to make it harder to vote in states across the country, we look at the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, the civil rights pioneer who helped organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Historian Keisha Blain writes about Hamer in her new book, "Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America." In addition to fighting for voting rights, Hamer challenged state-sanctioned violence and medical racism that Black women faced. Blain based the book's title on a frequent saying of Fannie Lou Hamer's: "Whether you are Black or white, you are not free until I am free…

Russell Mokhiber (2021-10-08). Why Did the Democrats Take Single-Payer Off the Table? An Interview with Dr. Anne Scheetz. counterpunch.org Democrats in Congress and their supporters inside the beltway have taken single payer off the table. Instead of pursuing Medicare for All they are pursuing incremental improvements in Medicare — also known as Medicare for Some. They are also pursuing single payer at the state level. Long time national single payer advocates, like Dr. Anne

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-08). Teen vaccines and Nobel prizes: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-08). Collaboration key for science Imperial Provost tells Conservatives conference. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Provost Professor Ian Walmsley spoke at the Conservative Party conference this week on the importance of science advice within government.

Staff (2021-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2021. democracynow.org Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Texas's Near-Total Ban on Abortions, Senate GOP Leader McConnell to Allow Debt Limit Extension into December, WHO Approves Use of First-Ever Vaccine Against Malaria, U.S. COVID Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020's Total, U.N. to Pay Salaries of Aid Workers in Afghanistan, U.N. Appoints Envoy to Western Sahara After Two-Year Vacancy, Education Department to Expand Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Workers, Crude Oil Spills from Galveston Bay, TX Refinery, Biden Administration Restores Key Environmental Review Provisions to NEPA, Appeals Court Blocks California Law Banning Private Prisons…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Puebla Group Rejects Practices Exposed in Pandora Papers. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Puebla Group spoke out against the tax evasion practices by presidents and former governors of the region, exposed after the Pandora Papers scandal. | RELATED: | In a communiqué, the progressive alliance declared itself in favor of fiscal equity and transparency to strengthen the social role of the State in times of Covid-19. | For the same reason, the Group proposes the penalization of tax evasio…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-07). Report: US And Chinese Scientists Were Planning to Create a Brand New Coronavirus In 2018, Leaked Proposals Show. moguldom.com Leaked proposals show that U.S. and Chinese scientists were planning to create a brand-new coronavirus in 2018 before the covid-19 pandemic erupted. A grant application filed in 2018 and submitted to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) revealed that the international team of scientists planned to blend genetic data of closely related strains …

teleSUR (2021-10-07). COVID-19: Chile Relaxes Travel Restrictions. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Chile's Health Undersecretary Paula Daza announced that all persons entering the country would be allowed to avoid a five-day quarantine if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and test negative for it. | RELATED: | Some of the old measures to regulate the entry into the country will remain in force. These include validating the complete immunization schedule on the website 'mevacuno.gob.cl', a sworn declaration, a…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Commodity Markets In Africa To Remain Volatile Amid COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Commodity markets in Africa are expected to remain volatile in the coming months following the persistence of COVID-19 constraints in the supply chain and other global economic pressures, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) warned. | RELATED: | This came during the UNECA's Price Watch session with African finance ministers, Stephen Karingi, Director of Regional Integration and Trade Division at the ECA, told African financ…

teleSUR (2021-10-07). Electricity and Gas Prices Soar to New Records in Europe. telesurenglish.net Natural gas prices have soared in Europe as economic activity resumes after the Covid-19 confinements, costs that have also pushed up electricity prices, fueling a crisis that will impact consumer bills this winter. | RELATED: | The cost of gas in Europe has increased fivefold in a year and continues to rise, making it unlikely that the crisis will abate before spring. | Natural gas is the second most-consumed fuel in the…

WSWS (2021-10-07). Close New York City schools to protect children and stop the spread of COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee demands the closing of schools to protect the lives of children and as a first step in a global program by the working class to eradicate COVID-19.

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Staff (2021-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2021. democracynow.org Federal Judge Temporarily Halts Texas's Near-Total Ban on Abortions, Senate GOP Leader McConnell to Allow Debt Limit Extension into December, WHO Approves Use of First-Ever Vaccine Against Malaria, U.S. COVID Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020's Total, U.N. to Pay Salaries of Aid Workers in Afghanistan, U.N. Appoints Envoy to Western Sahara After Two-Year Vacancy, Education Department to Expand Student Loan Forgiveness for Public Workers, Crude Oil Spills from Galveston Bay, TX Refinery, Biden Administration Restores Key Environmental Review Provisions to NEPA, Appeals Court Blocks California Law Banning Private Prisons…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down COVID-19 vaccine booster approvals. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The path to approvals for a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has seemed complicated. "This is a confusing set of recommendations," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So let's look at the four groups approved for only the Pfizer booster, thus far. If you got a primary series of the Pfizer vaccine, you're 65 and older, and it's been six months or more, you…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Vaccines and kids — what you need to know about COVID-19, flu. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With flu season approaching, Mayo Clinic experts remind parents of the importance of vaccinating children for influenza and COVID-19 when possible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for flu each year. The CDC also says people who are eligible can be vaccinated for flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Currently, children ages 12 and older are permitted to get vaccinated for COVID-19 using the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Day of thanks for Mayo Clinic staff Nov. 26. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic will close most of its U.S. outpatient practices and suspend scheduled surgeries for the day, in gratitude for staff. ___________________________ Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic has remained strong and resilient, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. They come to work each day to provide compassionate care to our patients. We recognize that the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional and physical toll on staff. In gratitude…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Treating and preventing liver cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations. "Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to whites," says Dr. Sumera Ilyas, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. "And that, in turn, means the odds of being eligible for potentially curative treatments are lower for these patients." These disparities are due to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration aim of NIH-funded grant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder ROCHESTER, Minn. — People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to 80% chance of developing a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if your child has a bellyache. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are back in the classroom, and a common back-to-school sickness is viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu. It's an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jwxQ2L4ZVXE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. If your child is showing symptoms of a stomach bug, such as vomiting…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.From protective measures to monoclonal antibody therapy and other treatments, Dr. Raymund Razonable, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, discusses the current treatments for COVID-19 and explains why prevention is the best medicine. Watch: Dr. Razonable discusses current COVID-19 therapies and treatments. youtu.be/TE0nH1u9kXo Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: When asthma attacks. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Asthma is a lung condition that causes swelling of the airways. It can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It's the most common chronic disease among children, though it affects adults, as well. More than 262 million people globally are affected by asthma and more than 461,000 have died due to the disease, according to the World Health Organization.While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can be treated, says…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). CDC investigating unknown source of salmonella outbreak in US. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A fast-growing salmonella outbreak has health officials looking for the source. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says they have not yet identified the specific food responsible for outbreaks in at least 29 states. If you have symptoms of a salmonella infection, the CDC asks that you talk to your health care provider and report your illness to your health department to help investigators solve this outbreak.Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, is a common bacterial disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic to offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn where you can get initial and booster vaccinations, and third doses, Oct. 4-22 Mayo Clinic in Rochester will offer COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics for patients, visitors and community members the week of Monday, Oct. 4. Pfizer booster vaccinations Pfizer booster vaccinations will be offered to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 initial vaccination series, as directed by the Food and Drug Administration. A booster vaccination is recommended six months after the initial vaccination series…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). COVID Queries: The speed of vaccine development. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: How can I be expected to trust the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine when it was developed so rapidly? A: We hear this question frequently, and we can understand how it may seem like the development of the vaccine was quick. The speed was a result of many pharmaceutical companies simultaneously investing significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating a rare skin disorder known as morphea. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About six months ago, a large, white dent appeared on my left buttock. I went to a dermatologist who performed a biopsy. I was diagnosed with morphea and prescribed methotrexate. The doctor said the condition is not systemic, but that the drug could prevent future skin lesions and possibly cure the morphea. Can you share more about the condition, and the risks and benefits of the treatment? ANSWER: Morphea, which is a rare skin…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 setback right before brain surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Julie Berg's life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie's health was tested, she leaned on her family, friends and faith for support. For 10 years, Julie and her husband, Jim…

Staff (2021-10-07). Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Ban, Blasts "Offensive Deprivation of Such an Important Right" democracynow.org A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas's near-total ban on abortions, granting the Justice Department's emergency request to halt the law while courts consider its legality. In his ruling, Judge Robert Pitman slammed the Texas ban's unconstitutionality, writing, "This Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right." "Judge Robert Pitman ruled and said what advocates in Texas and clinics operators in Texas have been saying all along … a near-total ban on abortion in the state of Texas is flagrantly unconstitutional," says Amy Littlefield, abortion access corr…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). COVID-19 Queries: Can I develop a COVID infection from the vaccine? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: I've heard stories of people getting very sick from the vaccine. If I do decide to get it, do I run the risk of getting COVID-19 from the shot, and what is a typical reaction? A: Due to our body's immune response to the vaccine — the response to which varies from person to person — it may seem like the vaccine has resulted in a COVID-19 infection in some people. But it's impossible…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Concord Hospitality and Whitman Peterson to Construct New Hilton Hotel at Mayo Clinic in Florida. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — To offer patients and visitors a premiere hospitality experience, Concord Hospitality Enterprises and Whitman Peterson, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, will build an eight-story Hilton hotel with 252 guest rooms at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Expected to join Hilton's flagship brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, construction on the $70 million project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022, with completion slated for early 2024. The 179,000-square-foot hotel will offer guests…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Elbow replacement. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have bad arthritis in my elbow. After several failed surgeries, I have been told that my only option is elbow replacement. I've heard others say that elbow replacements do not work. Does Mayo Clinic have experience with elbow replacements? ANSWER: The surgeons at Mayo Clinic are considered world experts in elbow replacement. Traditionally, elbow replacement has been reported to lead to complications more often than replacements of other joints, like the hip or…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Science Saturday: A robotic GPS for targeting, delivering regenerative biotherapies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A remote-controlled bronchoscope that acts like a GPS system hunts down hard-to-find lung masses and accurately biopsies them, according to a Mayo Clinic collaborative study. This multisite research, which is published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, lays the foundation for precisely finding early-stage cancer and targeting it with regenerative biotherapeutics needed to stimulate healing. Artificial intelligence gleaned from CT scans directs the robotic fiber optic cable, providing a GPS-like pathway to tiny nodules, or masses, that manual bronchoscopes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: The importance of stretching during your workday. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for some people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as "sitting disease." In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani P. Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, demonstrates how to integrate more movement into your daily life. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/XOIqLNElikI Journalists: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimmer's ear. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter is 7 and has been taking swim lessons this summer. She has been complaining about her ears hurting, and our pediatrician diagnosed her with otitis externa and prescribed eardrops. What is otitis externa, and how do I prevent it in the future? ANSWER: Otitis externa is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from the eardrum to the outside of the head. The condition is also known as swimmer's ear…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-10-07). COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids a step closer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 is one step closer to reality. Pfizer announced that it submitted data of their phase 2 and phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 in children ages 5—11 to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A formal submission to request emergency use authorization (EUA) of the company's COVID-19 vaccine in children in this age group is expected in the coming weeks. The FDA will need to analyze data before a decision…

WSWS (2021-10-07). The growing strike movement in the United States and the case for rank-and-file committees. wsws.org Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, a major strike movement is gaining momentum in the United States, with profound implications for the class struggle all over the world.

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-07). Covid-19 provoca orfandad a miles de menores mexicanos. telesurtv.net Alertan que la cifra de niños afectados por la pérdida de madres, padres o abuelos podría aumentar.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Canada's military sends nurses to Alberta hospitals as COVID-19 crisis worsens. wsws.org Swamped by an influx of severely ill patients, many Alberta hospitals have had to implement aspects of their triage protocols, under which those deemed least likely to survive are denied needed care.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Close New York City schools to protect children and stop the spread of COVID-19! wsws.org Our committee demands the closing of schools to protect the lives of children and as a first step in a global program by the working class to eradicate COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-10-07). State of California removes COVID-19 benefits for workers, allows companies to keep outbreak details secret. wsws.org The recent actions by the governor's office and the state legislature in the "bluest" of US states, demonstrates that the Democrats are just as committed to sacrificing thousands of workers lives for profit.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Spanish authorities declare COVID-19 will become "endemic" wsws.org By declaring COVID-19 to be "endemic," the Spanish ruling class is signalling its intention to allow the virus to spread, no matter the cost in health and lives.

WSWS repost (2021-10-07). CA removes COVID-19 benefits for workers, allows companies to keep outbreak details secret. indybay.org The recent actions by the governor's office and the state legislature in the "bluest" of US states, demonstrates that the Democrats are just as committed to sacrificing thousands of workers lives for profit.

Staff (2021-10-07). Trump out, Big Pharma in: Top Moderna executives make Forbes' top 400 richest list. rt.com Three major figures at Big Pharma firm Moderna have made their way onto the prestigious Forbes 400 list, after raking in billions in Covid-19 vaccine sales to governments amid the global pandemic. | Two founding members and a top investor at the company cracked into the catalogue of American affluence this week. The list charts the 400 richest citizens by net worth, and now includes Moderna's chairman and co-founder, Noubar Afeyan, another co-founder, Robert Langer, as well as Timothy Springer, among the firm's earliest investors. All three reportedly boast net worths of at least $3.5 billion each. | Also on r…

Jake Johnson (2021-10-07). 'Entirely unsurprising': Merck slammed for 4,000% markup of taxpayer-funded COVID-19 drug. salon.com "Another example of Big Pharma reaping billions from public investment into research"

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-07). Children orphaned due to COVID-19 continues to surge during pandemic. imperial.ac.uk The numbers of children orphaned due to COVID-19 continues to grow rapidly and is accelerating, according to new research.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-07). Heroin Is "Good for Your Health": Occupation Forces Support Afghan Narcotics Trade. globalresearch.ca Multibillion dollar earnings for organized crime and Western financial Institutions…

WSWS (2021-10-07). Australia: Victorian Labor government pressing ahead with reopening despite record surge. wsws.org The Labor government is imposing the same profit-driven policies, at the expense of health and lives, as its counterparts in other states and at the federal level.

Jake Johnson (2021-10-07). As Rich Nations Waste Doses, Most African Countries Miss 10% Vaccination Goal. zcomm.org "We have recently seen a billionaire take a healthcare worker on a journey into space. But back here on planet Earth we have millions of nurses waiting for a vaccine."

RWS (2021-10-07). Alameda's Women's March has New Twist on Hanger Theme. indybay.org The San Francisco East Bay city of Alameda was one of over six hundred across the nation calling for women's rights to health care including abortion services.

Brad R. Fulton (2021-10-07). Americans are in a mental health crisis — especially African-Americans. Can churches help?>. salon.com Churches' mental health programs represent an underutilized resource for much-needed care in the United States…

Michael Cooke (2021-10-07). Stuff and nonsense: The musings of Gina Rinehart. greenleft.org.au Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart, warns that unless the federal government restrains its pandemic spending, the country will end up like Sri Lanka. Michael Cooke and Lionel Bopage argue that this is neoliberal nonsense.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Biden administration defends CIA against torture victim. wsws.org The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal by Abu Zubaydah, held at Guantanamo Bay, for the disclosure of additional information about his torture, including being waterboarded 83 times in a month.

John Kiriakou (2021-10-07). Ex-CIA Officer Who Led Raid that Captured Leading Al Qaeda Suspect Is Now Denouncing CIA for Torturing Him for 20 Years In Guantanamo Without Ever Charging Him With A Crime. covertactionmagazine.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from attorneys for Abu Zubaydah, a Guantánamo prisoner once thought to be the third-ranking leader in al-Qaeda, about whether their client would be allowed to depose two CIA contract psychologists who devised and carried out the Agency's torture program and who personally participated in Zubaydah's torture.

Staff (2021-10-07). Abu Zubaydah Was Tortured for Years at CIA Black Sites. Biden Is Trying to Keep the Abuse Secret. democracynow.org The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case brought by Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo prisoner who was the first subject of the CIA's torture program. Zubaydah's legal team has spent years trying to obtain testimony from two psychologists who helped the CIA design and implement his torture, and the Biden administration is continuing the Trump's administration strategy to keep key information about Zubaydah's torture in Poland classified despite the fact that the two psychologists are willing to testify. Several justices contradicted the Biden administration, suggesting Zubaydah, the only witness besi…

Sarah Burris (2021-10-07). Trump had dinner with Mitt Romney to "torture the guy": book. salon.com A new book reveals Trump's infamous dinner with Mitt Romney was exactly what people thought…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-10-07). First images from latest Mars rover show ancient river delta in Jezero crater. imperial.ac.uk The NASA Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars in February, has sent back its first images of a 3.7-billion-year-old ancient river delta.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-10-06). "The Harmful Behaviour of Facebook": Social Media Destabilizes Democracy and Harm Users' Mental Health. globalresearch.ca

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-10-06). "The Harmful Behaviour od Facebook": Social Media Destabilizes Democracy and Harm Users' Mental Health. globalresearch.ca

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-10-06). 'Fauci' film goes beyond the doctor to showcase vicious cycle of deadly outbreaks. peoplesworld.org At the time of writing this review, we are still in the midst of a deadly global pandemic. Despite what misinformation one might have scrolled across on Facebook, the thousands of deaths cannot be denied. On second thought, that isn't true. These truths can be denied—and have been denied—depending on one's source of "information." No …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-06). Social Media Destabilizes Democracy And Harm Users' Mental Health. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageFormer Facebook employee speaks out against Big Tech companies at the US Senate and pushes the fight for regulation of social media. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Controversies involving the role of social networks in the contemporary world are on the rise. Far beyond the blackout on October 4, large technology companies have recently been criticized for acting in a socially destructive way, harming the mental health of their users and fostering the polarization of society. The dissemination of hate speech…

Kevin Mwanza (2021-10-06). Fact Check: It Takes 24 Hours To Digest A Single Meal, 3 Meals A Day Is A European Thing. moguldom.com European settlers, calorie count, three square meals, British Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, intermittent fasting, Eating three meals a day stems from European settlers and it grew into the normal routine, eventually becoming the eating pattern of the New World and the world. It takes 24-to-72 hours to digest a single meal …

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-10-06). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" Are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

Peter Koenig (2021-10-06). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020". Vaccination as a Platform for "Digital Identity" globalresearch.ca What is the infamous ID2020? It's an electronic ID program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identity. The program harnesses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide newborns with a portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity.

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