2021-06-24: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-24). Biden funnels pandemic relief funds into strengthening the police. wsws.org On Wednesday, President Biden announced that he will allow states and localities to divert the $350 billion earmarked for pandemic relief in his American Rescue Plan to hire more police and purchase new equipment for their police departments.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Migrant children speak of horrifying conditions in detention centers set up by the Biden administration. wsws.org Children detained in federal custody face horrifying conditions including being deprived of edible food, clean drinking water, access to health care, education and legal support.

Staff (2021-06-24). Venezuela Demands Government of Cape Verde Guarantee Right to Life & Due Process to Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com Given the most recent information on the state of his health, and Cape Verde's refusal to release Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela issued a Below the is full unofficial translation of the communiqué: | The Bolivari…

Robert Kellar QC (2021-06-24). Supreme Court Revisits Wrongful Birth Claims: an extended look — Robert Kellar QC and Owain Thomas QC. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Khan v. Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 the Supreme Court has revisited the principles to be applied in "wrongful birth" claims: claims for the cost of bringing up a disabled child who would not have been born but for a doctor's negligent medical advice/treatment. However, the judgment has implications beyond the world of clinical negligence litigation. …

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Admin Urged to Release Trans and HIV+ Asylum Seekers Following Deaths. truthout.org Image Credit: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement | Ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant rights activists marched on the White House to call on the Biden administration to stop detaining trans asylum seekers, who often face severe abuse, discrimination and medical neglect in custody. Their actions included a service honoring and mourning the deaths of several trans people who died due to ICE negligence. Eight immigrant rights groups also sent a le…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

Thomas Klikauer — Catherine Link (2021-06-24). Capital, Profits and Wages in 2021. counterpunch.org One might begin the journey into capital, profits and wages with a helpdesk worker called Erin. Erich was, despite having numerous degrees, squeezed into an open-plan office until the Coronavirus pandemic hit her workplace. Erin works around forty hours a week, thus making $480.- a week, or $23,000 a year. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the annual real median personal income at $35,977 in 2019.

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-06-24). Key workers denied 'dignity, security and safety' through lack of sick pay. thecanary.co New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on 24 June shows that one in 12 key workers in Britain don't currently qualify for statutory sick pay — and haven't over the course of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. TUC is calling on the government to provide decent sick pay for all workers to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to self-isolate. | Frontline workers at risk: | TUC highlights that many frontline key workers are at greater risk from contracting coronavirus than those who are able to work from home. In spite of this, the body has found that in Britain, mo…

Staff (2021-06-24). Rise in Fake News Tarnishing Venezuela's Mass Vaccination Campaign against COVID-19. orinocotribune.com Since the transformation process led by Commander Hugo Chávez began, Venezuela has continuously been in the eye of the media hurricane. A good research project for the new generations of communicators and journalists would be to make a detailed inventory of the many and varied lies against the Bolivarian Revolution, all set against the country and its people over the last two decades. The media disinformation campaign has even worsened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Surely the list of falsehoods will be as surprising as it is extensive. But perhaps it has been in these last 5 or 6 years of extreme aggre…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-06-24). U.N. again denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba; Biden administration maintains Trump stance. peoplesworld.org The United Nations General Assembly on June 23 overwhelmingly approved a Cuban resolution condemning the U.S. economic, commercial, and financial blockade of Cuba, in place for 60 years. The Assembly has done precisely that every year since 1992, except for 2020, when the vote was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote this time …

WSWS (2021-06-24). Australian state government rejects calls for lockdown as Sydney Delta outbreak grows. wsws.org The NSW Liberal government is essentially declaring that it will do nothing to stem a rapidly-growing outbreak of one of the most infectious variants of COVID, in the country's largest city.

DLI (2021-06-24). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

WSWS repost (2021-06-24). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-24). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-24). Wednesday 7/7: Oakland: Deadline for Democracy Rally to Demand Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Oscar Grant / Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94705 | Follow all and any current COVID guidelines…

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-24). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

Staff (2021-06-24). Biden Urges Cities to Use COVID Funds to Hire More Police. truthout.org Racial justice advocates say President Biden's new plan for addressing crime and gun violence could encourage cities to divert pandemic relief funding away from communities and into the police departments that terrorize them. Moreover, they say, the plan does little to reverse decades of racist policies that both target and abandon Black, Indigenous and people of color, making their communities more vulnerable to violence. | As activists around the country call for a defunding of police, the White House announc…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

news.un (2021-06-24). COVID pandemic fuelling major increase in drug use worldwide: UN report. news.un.org Around 275 million people used drugs worldwide in the last year of unprecedented upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, up by 22 per cent from 2010. That's among the key findings of the latest annual report released on Thursday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which also provides an overview of global drug markets, as well as their impact on people's health and livelihoods.

news.un (2021-06-24). 91 countries now offer COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, says UNHCR. news.un.org UN refugee agency UNHCR, on Thursday welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees before urging others to do the same.

news.un (2021-06-24). UN chief urges European Parliament to support COVID vaccines for all. news.un.org The European Union (EU) must use its leverage to ensure people everywhere have access to COVID-19 vaccines, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

Editorial Team (2021-06-24). Protest erupts in Brazil in retaliation to Bolsonaro COVID disaster. challenge-magazine.org Bolsonaro's government has not made a concerted effort to fight the pandemic, on the contrary, the president has sought to undermine the legitimacy of COVID-19 as a genuine threat and has actively obstructed plans to improve the country's situation. Only 11% of Brazil's 211 million people have been vaccinated, and acquisitions of new vaccines have been made few and far between.

WSWS (2021-06-24). Governments abandon COVID-19 restrictions as Delta variant surges worldwide. wsws.org Epidemiologists and public health experts are ringing the alarm about the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, which is up to 60 percent more transmissible than the previously dominant variant, and at least partially resistant to some vaccines.

WSWS (2021-06-24). COVID-19 outbreak worsens in Taiwan amid vaccine row. wsws.org In addition to the big business-driven chaos of the government's response to the pandemic, the island's vaccine supply has been subordinated to the Biden administration's drive to use Taiwan as a tool to confront Beijing.

Editorial Team (2021-06-24). The future is being stolen, again. challenge-magazine.org Frank Rowley examines the future implications of public spending cuts for the youth of today; and the general lack of optimism and hope for the future capitalism produces among the youth and working people. | Recently the government announced that it is attempting to claw back cash for the public budget after the pandemic has blown a hole in their already miniscule spending, the proposed method for this is to both eliminate the pensions tax relief and slashing the pensions lifetime allowance. | For those unaware, tax relief is paid at a person's lower limit rate of income tax as an incentive to save money. But…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Biju Samkutty named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Biju Samkutty has been named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. Samkutty will partner with G. Anton Decker, MBBCh, president of Mayo Clinic International, to extend the reach of Mayo Clinic's services worldwide. Mayo Clinic Healthcare, 15 Portland Place, London Samkutty was selected for his wealth of global and domestic business experience. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Headaches and menstruation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Ever since I was a teenager and began menstruating, I seem to get headaches that come on around the first day of my period. I am now in my 30s, and over the past year or so, they seem to be getting more severe and lasting longer — sometimes up to three days. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Science Saturday: The regenerative alternative to hip replacement for baseball player. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mikaili Robertson has a passion for playing college sports, so the second baseman was devastated when at age 18 he learned he needed a hip replacement. Worried his playing days might be over, he turned to Mayo Clinic and a surgery that — along with a cadaver tissue transplant — would tap the body's power to assist …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Staying hydrated, healthy during extreme heat. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing scorching hot temperatures as a heat dome settles in over the West and Southwest. However, no matter the location, summer heat and humidity can cause people to experience heat-related illness. But people can take steps to avoid a trip to the emergency department for heat-related illness.Dr. Michael Boniface, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Minute: Blurry vision as you age. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Are you over 40 and suddenly feel like your straining to read things right in front of your face? Eye experts at Mayo Clinic say it's actually a normal — and sometimes annoying — condition of the eye that is a part of aging. Reporter Jason Howland explains in today's Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Consumer Health: Blood donation — you can make a difference. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The World Blood Donor Day campaign, observed Monday, June 14, is an effort by the World Health Organization intended to recognize the critical contribution of blood donors and raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion, year-round. The role of young people in ensuring a safe blood supply is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). New dad: Tips to help manage stress. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Becoming a new dad can bring joy — and stress. Find out how to deal with the difficulties of parenthood and develop a rewarding relationship with your newborn. This article is written by Mayo Clinic Staff. _____________________________________________________________ Becoming a new dad can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. But you can take steps to prepare …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic experts discuss new Alzheimer's treatment option. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. Aducanumab targets amyloid plaques in the brain that are believed to be an essential component of Alzheimer's disease. But what does the approval of a new Alzheimer's drug …

teleSUR (2021-06-23). Bridges of Love Will Walk From Miami to Washington for Cuba. telesurenglish.net In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina, the activist assured that they would walk the two thousand kilometers that separate both cities to reiterate to President Joe Biden that "it is time to lift the sanctions against the Cuban family." | RELATED: | "It is time to confront hatred and intolerance, to extend generosity and humanity to a people that, in the midst of a pandemic, resist the economic siege," said Lazo. | The Cuban-born professor…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-23). Imperial graduate wins both Fulbright and Kennedy awards. imperial.ac.uk Medicine graduate Dr Harun Khan has won both the Fulbright Nursten Award in Medical Studies and a Kennedy scholarship to study at Harvard University.

Global Research News (2021-06-23). Selected Articles: Canadians Aren't Being Told About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca By At the top of the medical hierarchy is the neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeons are surrounded by a mystique of omniscience and omnipotence. Imagine my surprise, therefore, as …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

Edward Curtin (2021-06-23). What I Know and Don't Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus. dissidentvoice.org After fifteen months of assiduous reading, study, observation, and research, I have come to some conclusions about what is called COVID-19. I would like to emphasize that I have done this work obsessively since it seemed so important. I have consulted information and arguments across all media, corporate and alternative, academic, medical, books, etc. I …

Dr. David Halpin (2021-06-23). The British Medical 'Profession' Is Complicit in the Inoculation of an Unnecessary and Toxic Experimental 'Vaccine'. globalresearch.ca

Greg Glaser (2021-06-23). California Medical Board Hears Testimony in Trial of Physician Who Risks Losing License for Writing Vaccine Medical Exemptions. globalresearch.ca

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2021-06-23: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-23). Delta Variant Linked to COVID Surges Amid Slow U.S. Vaccination Rates as Global Inequity Persists. democracynow.org The White House says it will miss its goal of getting 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Vaccinations are available for anyone age 12 and up in the U.S., but just 45% of people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated, and only 16 states have fully vaccinated more than half of their populations. Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan says despite more than 150 million people in the U.S. now being vaccinated against the coronavirus, the highly contagious Delta variant is quickly becoming a concern. "Our expectation should be, by July, this will be the dominant variant," he says.

Teodrose Fikremariam (2021-06-23). WHO Issues Critical Guidance Urging Children and Adolescents to Stop Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-06-23). The COVID Lockdowns Showed Us How Dangerous Social Engineers Have Become. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-06-23). India's COVID-19 tally crosses 30 million. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 30 million-mark and the death toll crossed 390,000 on Wednesday, said the federal health ministry.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Quebec establishment demands end to strike by food processing workers, invoking plight of chickens-for-slaughter. wsws.org The same politicians who are now whipping up a furor over the "euthanizing" of chickens have prioritized big-business profit over human life throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-23). COVID deaths rise among Brazil's Petrobras oil workers. wsws.org There has been a 125 percent increase in oil workers' deaths over the last two months, from 20 deaths as of April 5 to 45 deaths by June 15.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Brazil's Workers Party seeks right-wing electoral alliances as generals warn of "breaking point" wsws.org Mass demonstrations against Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened fears within the Brazilian ruling class of an eruption of class struggle.

Satata Karmakar (2021-06-23). Delhi Girl Suffers Deadly Neurological Complications Post COVID-19 Vaccination with Covishield, Dies Within Days. globalresearch.ca

news.un (2021-06-23). Small businesses unprepared for pandemic-sized climate shock 'every decade'. news.un.org Small businesses which make up more than half of the global workforce were 2.5 times more likely to go under than larger firms in the first months of COVID-19, the International Trade Centre (ITC) said on Wednesday, warning that the impact of climate change could cause pandemic-scale disruption "every decade".

Yanis Varoufakis (2021-06-23). Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Vaccinating Humanity. zcomm.org More than 2.6 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, but many countries have yet to see a single shot amid mounting infections…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Staff (2021-06-23). The blockade is a virus, too, eliminate it! en.cubadebate.cu The country was unable to access a total of 32 pieces of equipment and supplies related to the production of anti-COVID candidate vaccines and the completion of clinical studies of these products, including equipment for the purification of the candidates, attachments for production equipment, filtration tanks and capsules, potassium chloride solution, thimerosal, packaging and reagents.

Global Research News (2021-06-23). Selected Articles: Canadians Aren't Being Told About Vaccine Risks. globalresearch.ca By At the top of the medical hierarchy is the neurosurgeon. Neurosurgeons are surrounded by a mystique of omniscience and omnipotence. Imagine my surprise, therefore, as …

Edward Curtin (2021-06-23). What I Know and Don't Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus. dissidentvoice.org After fifteen months of assiduous reading, study, observation, and research, I have come to some conclusions about what is called COVID-19. I would like to emphasize that I have done this work obsessively since it seemed so important. I have consulted information and arguments across all media, corporate and alternative, academic, medical, books, etc. I …

Dr. David Halpin (2021-06-23). The British Medical 'Profession' Is Complicit in the Inoculation of an Unnecessary and Toxic Experimental 'Vaccine'. globalresearch.ca

Greg Glaser (2021-06-23). California Medical Board Hears Testimony in Trial of Physician Who Risks Losing License for Writing Vaccine Medical Exemptions. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-23). Imperial graduate wins both Fulbright and Kennedy awards. imperial.ac.uk Medicine graduate Dr Harun Khan has won both the Fulbright Nursten Award in Medical Studies and a Kennedy scholarship to study at Harvard University.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Consumer Health: Testicular self-exam. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health care providers and medical organizations differ on their recommendations for testicular self-exams. Routine testicular self-exams can help you learn how your testicles normally look and feel. Then you're more likely to notice subtle changes. Changes in your testicles could be a sign of a common benign condition or, less likely, a serious condition such …

Editor (2021-06-23). Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines: A journey of collaboration and revolutionary solidarity. mronline.org With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to Che Guevara's values of international solidarity and people-oriented medicine. | June 23, 2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cardiology pumps AI into patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to technology, Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing the tools and science of artificial intelligence, or AI, into practice. In health care, AI is simply a way of programming a computer to process and respond to data for better patient outcomes. Mayo's AI work in Cardiovascular Medicine uses computer algorithms applied …

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-06-23). Coach Fired for Tortilla-Throwing Incident at High School Basketball Game. latinorebels.com On Tuesday night, the Coronado Unified School Board voted unanimously, 5-0, to fire its high school basketball coach head, JD Laaperi, who allegedly confronted the opposing team's coach after the game.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Credit Suisse report reveals vast increase in global wealth inequality amid pandemic in 2020. wsws.org The twelfth annual wealth report issued by the global financial services company Credit Suisse shows that trillions of dollars were transferred into the pockets of the rich during the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-06-23). How science demolishes the right-wing fiction of a Wuhan "lab leak" as the source of coronavirus. wsws.org The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.

The Canary (2021-06-23). Sturgeon brands Gove's indyref2 comments 'sneering, arrogant condescension'. thecanary.co The "sneering, arrogant condescension" by Michael Gove in comments about another referendum are strengthening support for Scottish independence, Nicola Sturgeon has said. | The UK Cabinet Office minister has said he "can't see" Boris Johnson agreeing to another vote before the next general election, adding it is "reckless" to discuss the issue while the country is still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. | Democracy: | But Scotland's First Minister said the argument that the nations of the United Kingdom are equals "completely disintegrates" if the UK Government refuses to allow another vote on ind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Sharing Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. _______________________________________ When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Examining reports of heart inflammation in young people after second COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is holding an emergency COVID-19 meeting this week to discuss COVID-19 vaccine safety as it relates to news that young people may develop myocarditis after receiving a second dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. Myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-23). Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca. counterpunch.org In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply. The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been getting a good deal of bad press, with its COVID vaccines seen to be a riskier proposition, notably to

Editor2 (2021-06-23). G-7 Offers Crumbs from Its Table to 'Developing' Countries. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patnaik — Jun 19, 2021 | As of now the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised amounts to mere 7.4% of this requirement. | The G-7 (Group of 7 countries) meeting that has just concluded has promised to donate one billion doses of anti-COVID vaccine to the rest of the world, consisting primarily of the so-called "developing" countries. The US has promised 500 million doses, Britain 100 million doses; the other G-7 countries, Italy, Japan, France, Germany and Canada are supposed to make up the rest. | "One billion doses" sounds a lot, but it is…

Divad Durant (2021-06-23). Work in Progress. thenation.com Work in Progress…

Staff (2021-06-23). Pandemic's High Toll at the Texas Border Lays Bare Gaps in Health and Insurance. truthout.org El Paso, Texas — Alfredo "Freddy" Valles was an accomplished trumpeter and a beloved music teacher for nearly four decades at one of the city's poorest middle schools. | He was known for buying his students shoes and bow ties for their band concerts, his effortlessly positive demeanor and a suave personal style — "he looked like he stepped out of a different era, the 1950s," said his niece Ruby Montana. | While Valles was singular in life, his death at age 60 in February was par…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-23). Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19. counterpunch.org Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and China. That's not

Deadline for Democracy Coalition (2021-06-23). Tuesday 6/29: Sacramento: Deadline for Democracy Rally for Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse on front steps, 501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Follow any and all COVID guidelines. This is a peaceful event.

Indivisible groups South Bay (2021-06-23). Tuesday 6/29: We Demand Voter Rights Now! Deadline for Democracy Rally in San Jose. indybay.org Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd at the San Jose / Santa Clara border (sidewalk intersection of Santana Row shopping center). | Follow all and any COVID guidlines…

DLI (2021-06-23). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

Indivisible East Bay & SF, partners (2021-06-23). Wednesday 7/7: Oakland: Deadline for Democracy Rally to Demand Voting Rights Now! indybay.org Oscar Grant / Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94705 | Follow all and any current COVID guidelines…

WSWS repost (2021-06-23). Hotel chains plan to lay off housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. indybay.org Major US hotel chains are making use of the collapse of business during the COVID-19 pandemic to permanently eliminate hundreds of thousands of housekeeping jobs.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

Maywa Montenegro de Wit (2021-06-23). Abolitionist agroecology, food sovereignty and pandemic prevention. mronline.org COVID-19 and other zoonotic outbreaks such as Ebola are illustrative of the complex interactions between deforestation, biodiversity loss, ecosystem destruction, and human health and safety. | June 22, 2021…

Punnee Pitisuttithum, Jittima Dhitavat, Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Arom Pitisuthitham, Yupa Sabmee, Pailinrut Chinwangso, Chawanee Kerdsomboon, Librada Fortuna, Jane Spiegel, Mukesh Chauhan, Indrajeet Kumar Poredi, Anita H.J. van den Biggelaar, Wassana Wijagkanalan, Simonetta Viviani, Souad Mansouri, Hong Thai Pham (2021-06-23). [Research Paper] Antibody persistence 2 and 3 years after booster vaccination of adolescents with recombinant acellular pertussis monovalent aPgen or combined TdaPgen vaccines. thelancet.com Considering the persistence of elevated antibody responses 3 years post-booster vaccination, genetically detoxified monovalent aPgen and TdaPgen vaccines can be expected to induce longer-lasting protection than chemically inactivated Tdap vaccines.

WSWS (2021-06-23). Lebanon's social crisis deepens amid internal political turmoil and imperialist scheming. wsws.org The economic crisis has been intensified by the pandemic, the default last year on Lebanon's sovereign debt to international lenders and the Beirut port blast last August that killed 211 people, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed much of the northern part of the city.

Matt Sedlar (2021-06-23). Over 3.8 Million Young Adults Found Not Working or in School in Early 2021. cepr.net Young adults tend to get hit harder during recessions and experience more long-term consequences from downturns in comparison to older workers. Previous analysis from CEPR has found that young people were hit hard by the pandemic and were largely employed in sectors that did not allow remote work options and would not be as quick …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). First test to detect recently discovered autoimmune disease associated with testicular cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a first-of-its-kind test to detect an autoimmune disease called testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. The test, available nationally and internationally, detects the Kelch-like protein 11 antibody, or KLHL11, and is a result of the breakthrough study from 2019 that discovered the disease. This test has already provided patients, such as Steven Wopperer of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

Editor2 (2021-06-23). Attempting Coups in Nicaragua with Tax Dollars Through US Agencies and Corporate Foundations. orinocotribune.com By Nan McCurdy — Jun 18, 2021 | USAID does not provide aid, it carries out coups. | Since the Sandinistas won the 2006 election their anti-poverty policies have had enormous success. | The country is 90% self-sufficient in food. 99% of the population have electricity in their homes that is now generated with over 70% green energy; International financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Development Bank and The Central American Bank for Economic Integration praise Nicaragua for its excellent, efficient project execution. It has one of the best health systems in Latin America praised b…

The Canary (2021-06-23). Health workers stage protest to press the PM on pay decision. thecanary.co Health workers are pressing the prime minister to end their long wait for a pay rise amid continuing anger over the government recommending a 1% increase. | Fair pay for key workers: | Unison is staging a protest at Westminster on 23 June, saying thousands of health workers across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be looking to Boris Johnson to announce his decision in the coming days. | NHS staff were due a pay rise in April, but ministers said they would await the recommendations of the pay review body, which is expected to deliver its report within days. Last month, health workers across Scotla…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-23). The Great Barrier Reef Wars. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km. There are other stunning formations on the planet, but the Great Barrier Reef has such dimension, form and cocksure brilliance as to make others shrink, not so much because of beauty as due to sheer scale and ecological variety. | But the Reef's health record has been patchy. Each year brings a series of negative assessmen…

_____ (2021-06-23). Graduate Student Researchers Seek Union Representation. popularresistance.org In one of the largest public employee organizing drives California has seen in over a decade, some 17,000 graduate student researchers at the University of California may soon become union members. | Student Researchers United, a committee of graduate student researchers, filed a petition for union certification with the California Public Employment Relations Board May 24. Organizers say they are seeking better wages and healthcare benefits, written protections against harassment and discrimination and a formal grievance procedure. They're also calling for more legal and political support for international studen…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-23). Biju Samkutty named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Biju Samkutty has been named chief operating officer for Mayo Clinic International. Samkutty will partner with G. Anton Decker, MBBCh, president of Mayo Clinic International, to extend the reach of Mayo Clinic's services worldwide. Mayo Clinic Healthcare, 15 Portland Place, London Samkutty was selected for his wealth of global and domestic business experience. …

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2021-06-22: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-22). Headlines for June 22, 2021. democracynow.org South African President Blasts Big Pharma for Refusing to Share COVID-19 Vaccine Technology, Cuba Says Abdala Vaccine Shows 92% Efficacy Against COVID-19, Coronavirus Surges in Indonesia; Colombia Death Toll Passes 100,000, White House Falls Behind Goal of Donating 80 Million Vaccine Doses by End of June, Deaths Soared by 32% in U.S. Nursing Homes, Where 4 in 10 Had COVID-19 in 2020, Senate GOP to Filibuster Restoration of Voting Rights Protections, Belarus Hit with New Sanctions as U.N. Rights Chief Decries Torture and Other Abuses, Zapatistas Arrive in Spain, Marking 500 Years Since Cortés's Conquest of Mexico,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-22). Cuba's Abdala and Soberana 02 Vaccines Near the Finish Line. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch "In name of Cuba, congratulations," said Miguel Díaz-Canel to the researchers of CIGB that worked to create Abdala, the anti-COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Granma The Abdala vaccine showed 92.28% efficacy with three doses during the third phase of clinical trials and the Soberana 02 vaccine showed 62% efficacy with just two of its three…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

RT News (2021-06-22). Video: Another Day, Another Dollar. Pfizer Defends Price for Its COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-06-22). Video: What's the Latest on Variants and COVID Vaccine Safety? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Global Research News (2021-06-22). Selected Articles: Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca By The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial inte…

Arvind Dilawar (2021-06-22). Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid. thenation.com Universities Are Slashing Faculties and Blaming Covid…

Jasmine Norden (2021-06-22). Employees suffering with long Covid are being discriminated against at work. thecanary.co The TUC is calling for the government to recognise long Covid as a disability to prevent suffering employees being discriminated against at work. | The union's NICE defines

Labor Video Project (2021-06-22). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

DLI (2021-06-22). 600,000 deaths later, time for a "Negligent Genocide" inquest? indybay.org After 600,000+ U.S, deaths–that number is more than 200 times(!) more than those killed from the 9-11 attacks; and the hundreds of thousands(collateral damage?) who died needlessly from the Covid 19 pandemic, according to most objective health experts–one would think that there would be thunderous clamor for a full-throttle Congressional investigation? Apparently, that would only happen in an alternative Universe different than the current existing one in Washington DC.

Slomski A. (2021-06-22). Hospital-at-Home Rivals Inpatient Care for Some Older Adults. jamanetwork.com So-called hospital-at-home (HAH) programs accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic to decrease older patients' risks. In a recent UK multicenter trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, older adults who received hospital-level care at home coupled with a comprehensive geriatric assessment had similar outcomes as patients who received inpatient care.

WSWS (2021-06-22). Educators in California, Oregon and Washington stand with victimized London bus driver David O'Sullivan. wsws.org Our committees call for the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan and are particularly sensitive to his plight as school bus drivers throughout the US and globally have lost their lives to COVID-19 at an alarming rate.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). NIH Addresses COVID-19 Disparities. jamanetwork.com The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently funded $29 million in new grants to address COVID-19 disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.

Maeve Higgins (2021-06-22). Maeve in America: Hobbling Away to Hide. progressive.org Through COVID-19, one thing I've missed is spending time alone in public. I'd forgotten about the slight but constant vigilance required just to navigate my way through the world.

Ryan L. (2021-06-22). Vaccinated but Not Protected—Living Immunocompromised During the Pandemic. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, an internist, conflicted about returning to life before the COVID-19 pandemic, worries about her vulnerability to an infection she cannot fight even after vaccination.

news.un (2021-06-22). Link between education and well-being never clearer, UN pushes for 'health-promoting' schools. news.un.org With school closures triggered by COVID-19 disrupting both education and access to nutritious meals, two UN agencies on Tuesday launched new measures to help improve the well-being of 1.9 billion school-aged children and adolescents around the world.

news.un (2021-06-22). 'Invisible' stateless people could miss out on COVID-19 jabs, UNHCR warns. news.un.org Millions of stateless people around the world could miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations because they lack identity papers and are essentially "invisible to the authorities".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Editor2 (2021-06-22). US Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela Hamper the Global Fight Against COVID-19. orinocotribune.com By Cole Stangler — Jun 18 2021 | Critics say the sanctions undermine U.S. ambitions to vaccinate the world, while new polling shows a clear majority favors a policy change. | IN CUBA, the smallest country in the world to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines, five immunizations are currently in clinical trials. Soberana 2 and Abdala have reached Phase 3, making the island nation the only country in Latin America to reach the final stage in vaccine development. In the meantime, three other kinds of Cuban Covid-19 shots are in early trial phases. | Last month, Cuban authorities opted to begin early distribution of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota: June 22-July 8. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). Vaccination in Residential Facilities. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a rule requiring that long-term care facilities and intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities educate residents, clients, and staff about COVID-19 vaccines and offer them the shots.

Rubin R. (2021-06-22). Funding for Rural COVID-19 Care. jamanetwork.com The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that it would spend nearly $1 billion to improve the COVID-19 response and increase the uptake of vaccines in rural areas.

Staff (2021-06-22). Rand Paul Sows Confusion by Wrongly Implying COVID Survivors Don't Need Vaccine. truthout.org Last week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a The social media communication represented his latest salvo in the ongoing debate over whether natural immunit…

Newsclick (2021-06-22). Could Novavax's COVID vaccine address some challenges in the current vaccination process? peoplesdispatch.org In the latest episode of 'COVID Watch', Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss Covavax, the protein subunit-based vaccine manufactured by the US manufacturer Novavax. They talk about how it could address some of the challenges that the currently available vaccines are facing, such as cold storage, difficulty in scaling up production, etc. They also discuss how having multiple vaccines is better than using a single one across the globe.

WSWS (2021-06-22). COVID outbreak in Sydney as Australia hit by vaccine supply shortage. wsws.org The outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant occurs after most restrictions have been lifted and amid the ongoing shambles of Australia's quarantine and vaccination programs.

WSWS (2021-06-22). How science demolishes the right-wing fiction of a Wuhan "lab leak" as the source of coronavirus. wsws.org The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.

WSWS (2021-06-22). WHO warns that Delta variant of coronavirus will "pick off" the unvaccinated. wsws.org The warning applies particularly to the poor countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, which are virtually without vaccines, but also to the unvaccinated in the richer countries.

Staff (2021-06-22). California Rent Forgiveness Shows It's Possible to Shift Our National Priorities. truthout.org Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people have found themselves out of work, clinging to credit cards or a savings account, making use of the local food bank, and worrying about making the rent each month as the cash dried up. | The relief packages passed by Congress were a lifeline for many, from the checks to the extended unemployment benefits and, perhaps most importantly, the eviction protections for those who simply couldn't make rent because there was no work. T…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). US workers left in limbo as States decide to prematurely cut unemployment aid. peoplesdispatch.org 12 States have imposed an early end to the USD 300 additional federal unemployment benefit for pandemic-affected workers, with another 14 States planning to do so in the coming weeks. Over 15 million who depend on this aid and stimulus plans are set to be affected…

Peter Byrne (2021-06-22). Congressperson's Town Hall Disrupted by Angry Anti-Vaxxers. counterpunch.org In early June, Rep. Jared Huffman invited 100 constituents to register online to attend his first in-person town hall since the pandemic struck. Attendees were told to wear face masks and bring proof of vaccination to enter the San Rafael Community Center on Tuesday evening. Chairs were spaced six feet apart. "Large signs" and "banners"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-22). Cuba's Abdala and Soberana 02 vaccines near the finish line. peoplesdispatch.org The Abdala vaccine showed 92.28% efficacy with three doses during the third phase of clinical trials and the Soberana 02 vaccine showed 62% efficacy with just two of its three doses…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

WSWS (2021-06-22). UK educators expose spread of Delta virus, denounce unions for lack of opposition. wsws.org One teacher said of the National Education Union that she felt, "Disgusted and let down. They rolled over, played along with the government and took our fees anyway."

Julia Conley (2021-06-22). Schumer backs Sanders' proposal to include dental, hearing, and vision care in Medicare. nationofchange.org "With the current Medicare platform, those three things are just left out, like it's no big deal," said the Democratic leader. "But it is a big deal and we should fix it."

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-22). Botulism Guidelines Aim to Help Prepare Clinicians for Outbreaks. jamanetwork.com CDC officials have issued the first comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines to help physicians, hospitals, and public health agencies respond in the event of a large-scale botulism outbreak.

Liao JM, Lavizzo-Mourey RJ, Navathe AS. (2021-06-22). A National Goal to Advance Health Equity Through Value-Based Payment. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint proposes payment reforms to incentivize health equity, including setting of national goals, equity audits of payment models independent of quality and cost, and creation of a payment equity learning and action network to guide the work of achieving payment equity goals.

_____ (2021-06-22). Chicago Amazon Workers Help Win Megacycle Pay Nationwide. popularresistance.org The Chicago chapter held its first public action in 2019 to demand access to drinking water on the job. Members quickly made connections with workers in other facilities to organize around issues ranging from health and safety to the lack of paid time off. Over the next two years, workers at DCH1 organized petition campaigns, built community through social events, marched on the boss, and struck.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Cancer isn't the only prostate problem for men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Nearly 1 in 7 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. This week is International Men's Health Week. And as Dr. Matthew Tollefson, a Mayo Clinic urologic oncologist, explains, cancer isn't the only problem men have to worry about when it comes …

Tom H. Hastings (2021-06-22). Juneteenth for white folk. nationofchange.org Is Juneteenth the national holiday going to fix the disparate outcomes for black people in education, health, income, wealth, home ownership, death by police, imprisonment, unemployment, and other inequities?>

Minneci PC, Hade EM, Metzger GA, et al. (2021-06-22). Initial Treatment With Antibiotics vs Surgery and Treatment Success and Disability in Children With Appendicitis. jamanetwork.com This study investigates differences in 1-year outcomes by clinical and socioeconomic factors among US children with uncomplicated appendicitis who were treated with antibiotics vs surgery.

Baumgart P, Garrick T. (2021-06-22). Assessment of Depressive Symptoms in Medically Ill Patients. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update proposes an algorithm to determine the cause of depression in people with chronic and severe medical illness and summarizes screening, diagnosis, and management recommendations.

Ramirez AH, Gebo KA, Harris PA. (2021-06-22). Progress With the All of Us Research Program: Opening Access for Researchers. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint summarizes enrollment to date in the All of Us Research Program, a cohort study launched in 2018 designed to enroll ‚â•1 million participants, including those from historically underrepresented backgrounds, to diversify the human genome database and the infrastructure it is building to broadly share its data assets to improve and accelerate biomedical research.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-22). Adults Lag Behind Children in Reduced Head Injuries From Biking. jamanetwork.com Child and adolescent emergency department (ED) visits for biking-related traumatic brain injuries dropped by almost 50% between 2009 and 2018, a CDC study reported. Despite the decline, a much smaller 5.5% reduction among adults points to a need for improved safety measures.

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2021-06-21: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-21). Mass demonstrations erupt across Brazil as COVID deaths pass 500,000 mark. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands took to the streets against the homicidal policies pursued by the Bolsonaro government in the face of the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). COVID Causes Latin America's Worst Drop in Foreign Investment. telesurenglish.net The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) annual study, which updates data from the beginning of the year, indicates that Latin America received 88 billion dollars in foreign direct investments, far from the 160 billion in 2019. | In contrast, the flow of investments in Africa fell by 16 %; in Asia, it even rose (by 4 %), and on average, in developing economies, the fall was around 8 %. | RELATED: | "Latin Am…

Emma Sron (2021-06-21). Peer-Reviewed and Published: Adoption of Ivermectin to Combat COVID-19 is Justified. theantimedia.com The study's authors conclude that "large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin."

Staff (2021-06-21). Venezuela Includes Foreign Refugees in COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Program. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan National Commission for Refugees (CONARE), through its office in Guasdualito, Apure state, in coordination with the government, the mayor of the José María Romero Municipality and the Venezuelan Ministry of Health, carried out a COVID-19 mass vaccination day on June 18 for senior citizens in the state. Several refugees of Colombian and Mexican nationalities who live in Venezuela were vaccinated in this session. | Thanks to the cooperation of the governments of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, Venezuela has been able to launch the immunization program against COVID-19 in pr…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-21). The Pandemic is us (but now mostly them). nationofchange.org Power, wealth, and justice in the time of COVID-19.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-21). 4 British Airways Pilots Dead Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit "Vaccinated" from Air Travel. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Staff (2021-06-21). Trump Complained COVID Testing Would Lose Him the Election, New Book Says. truthout.org I have mostly failed to be impressed by the "blockbuster" books about the Trump administration that have come out over the years. Part of it is simple exhaustion; the man was screaming at me from the TV when most of these books came out, so who needs it? The "revelations" were few and far between because Trump's White House was itself an open book thanks to the leaks and the former president's own unfiltered bluster. He's a venal racist sexist blowhard who can't be trusted? GET OUT NO WAY. | Of a…

Rajan Menon (2021-06-21). The Pandemic Is Us (But Now Mostly Them). zcomm.org Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19…

Mara Hvistendahl (2021-06-21). I Visited a Chinese Lab at the Center of a Biosafety Debate. zcomm.org What I Learned Helps Explain the Clash Over Covid-19's Origins…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-21). Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply. The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been getting a good deal of bad press, with its COVID vaccines seen to be a riskier proposition, notably to younger adults, than those of its rivals. But the matter of rare blood clotting was less a bother to one of the company's main…

Staff (2021-06-21). End Vaccine Apartheid: Summit on Vaccine Internationalism Demands Urgent Action to Help Global South. democracynow.org We look at the push to end what the World Health Organization is calling "vaccine apartheid," as many countries have yet to see a single COVID-19 vaccine shot amid mounting infections. "What we're looking for is an alternative to a system that has basically allowed for COVID-19 vaccines to be absolutely concentrated in the higher-income countries," says Carina Vance Mafla, former health minister of Ecuador, who co-chaired this weekend's emergency Summit on Vaccine Internationalism. She argues vaccine access can be improved by expanding vaccine "production in other countries … that have developed vaccine candida…

Staff (2021-06-21). Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Funds to Vaccinate Humanity. democracynow.org More than 2.6 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, but many countries have yet to see a single shot amid mounting infections. Eighty-five percent of vaccines administered worldwide have been in high- and upper-middle-income countries. Only 0.3% of doses have been administered in low-income countries. Last week, G7 nations pledged to donate just 613 million new vaccine doses — far less than the 1 billion originally promised. This was the focus of an emergency four-day virtual Summit for Vaccine Internationalism this weekend, attended by government ministers, parliamentarians and public…

Staff (2021-06-21). Schumer Backs Sanders Plan to Expand Medicare Cover to Dental, Vision & Hearing. truthout.org Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is embracing a push by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and other progressive lawmakers to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Surviving soaring summer temperatures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down," says Dr. Claypool. He adds a reminder that people should begin the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

Steve Sweeney (2021-06-21). U.S. blockade on Cuba causes record losses during coronavirus pandemic. mronline.org CUBA'S economy lost more than $9 billion ( £6.5bn) amid the coronavirus pandemic last year, due to the impact of the six decade-long U.S. blockade, government officials said on Thursday. | June 21, 2021…

WSWS (2021-06-21). How science demolishes the right-wing fiction of a Wuhan "lab leak" as the source of coronavirus. wsws.org The science underlying the origins of SARS-CoV-2 distinctly points to the virus emerging from nature rather than from a laboratory.

The Canary (2021-06-21). Matt Hancock dismisses PM's 'hopeless' jibe as ancient history. thecanary.co Health secretary Matt Hancock has dismissed Boris Johnson's claims that he was "hopeless" as "ancient history". The prime minister's former top adviser Dominic Cummings last week released WhatsApp messages from the early days of the pandemic in which Johnson was highly critical of the health secretary. | In one exchange about efforts to expand the coronavirus (Covid-19) testing programme, Johnson complained Hancock was "totally f****** hopeless". | "Ancient history": | Appearing on BBC Breakfast, Hancock acknowledged that people say "all sorts of things in private" when they are under pressure but insiste…

The Canary (2021-06-21). HS2 costs rose by £1.7bn in the past year. thecanary.co HS2's costs have reportedly jumped by another £1.7bn in the past year as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic adds further pressure to the high-speed railway project. | The suspension of work at most sites at the start of the virus crisis, combined with social distancing measures causing delays and reduced productivity, mean costs for phase one between London and Birmingham have risen by up to £800m, sources close to the scheme told the Financial Times. | Rising costs: | This follows an £800m increase announced by HS2 Ltd in October 2020, which was partly driven by problems redeveloping E…

The Canary (2021-06-21). Scotland's deputy first minister defends the Manchester travel ban decision. thecanary.co The Scottish government's decision to impose a travel ban on people entering the country from Greater Manchester has been defended by the deputy first minister. John Swinney said the restriction on non-essential travel was justified by rising coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the Greater Manchester and Salford areas. | At the weekend, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham spoke out against the move, saying it was disproportionate and his administration was not contacted prior to the announcement. Nicola Sturgeon announced on Friday that all non-essential travel to Manchester and Salford would be banned from Monday.

Tomdispatch (2021-06-21). The Wealthy Countries are getting Past the Pandemic, but the Poor are in Catastrophe, which is a looming Catastrophe for the Wealthy. juancole.com By Rajan Menon | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the …

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Haiti's Ex-President Aristide To Get COVID-19 Treatment in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Haiti's Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will travel to Cuba to receive COVID-19 treatment. | RELATED: | On Sunday, outlet Le Nouvelliste reported that Haiti's immigration services, at the request of President Jovenel Moise, issued a one-year diplomatic passport to Aristide to allow him to travel abroad. | Cuban authorities agreed to receive him and already informed Haitian officials that they are following up on the procedures. | Pr…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Stellantis relaxes workplace safety protocols as COVID-19 Delta variant spreads. wsws.org Even as the highly contagious and deadly COVID-19 Delta variant spreads, automaker Stellantis says it is ending temperature screening and some safety protocols Monday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-06-21). Is the Danger COVID or the Vaccine? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Moderator (2021-06-21). Vaccine Nationalism Will Be the Death of Us All. scheerpost.com U.S. Indo-Pacific Command / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Rajan Menon / TomDispatch Fifteen months ago, the SARS-CoV-2 virus unleashed Covid-19. Since then, it's killed more than 3.8 million people worldwide (and possibly many more). Finally, a return to normalcy seems likely for a distinct minority of the world's people, those living mainly in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European… |

Leonard Manson (2021-06-21). Pakistan to Block Cell Phone Signal of Those Who Refuse COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Lance Johnson (2021-06-21). Royal Caribbean Discovers that Vaccines Cause Outbreaks, after Eight Vaccinated Crew Members Test Positive for COVID. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

teleSUR (2021-06-21). South Africa To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines Using mRNA Tech. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) and France will support the creation in South Africa of a center dedicated to the production of COVID-19 vaccines using messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based technologies. | RELATED: | "Relying on a few companies to supply global public goods is restrictive and dangerous," the WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said and stressed that the pandemic demonstrates that "resource-p…

Staff (2021-06-21). Iranian Sputnik vaccine to be unveiled on Sat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) — Health Minister Namaki informed that the Iranian version of the Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine will be unveiled on Sat.

Staff (2021-06-21). Headlines for June 21, 2021. democracynow.org More Transmissible Delta Variant Becoming Dominant, Threatening COVID Recovery, Cuba's Soberana 02 Vaccine Offers Hope as COVID Surges in Latin America, Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Japan, Uganda Impose New Measures Amid Mounting COVID Cases, Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iranian Presidency as Nuclear Deal Talks Continue, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Meet with Biden Amid Surging Violence and Taliban Advance, MSF Warns Access Urgently Needed to Bring Aid to Syria's Idlib Region, Authorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After Disappearance, Ethiopia Holds Twice-Del…

news.un (2021-06-21). COVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a 'great step forward'. news.un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a South African consortium in establishing the first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, the UN agency announced on Monday.

Association of American Physicians, Surgeon (2021-06-21). Majority of US Physicians Decline COVID Shots, According to Survey. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-21). Video: Cancer: The Forbidden Cures — The Original Big Pharma Playbook Long Before COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-06-21). Brasil: Medio millón de víctimas. globalizacion.ca Poco después de las doce del mediodía de ayer se supo: el viernes, el número oficial de muertos por covid en Brasil alcanzó la marca de 500.022. Se trata del número oficial, conviene repetir: es que para investigadores, médicos y…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-21). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

news.un (2021-06-21). Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief's call for a 'new social contract' after COVID-19. news.un.org UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world's most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.

news.un (2021-06-21). Pandemic 'rolled back' sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD. news.un.org Financial assistance to the world's 83 weakest economies fell by 15 per cent in 2020, to $35 billion as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Monday.

news.un (2021-06-21). Grave violations against children in conflict 'alarmingly high', latest UN report reveals. news.un.org More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for experts to reach them, the UN said in its annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), published on Monday.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-21). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

WSWS (2021-06-21). Italian artist auctions off invisible sculpture. wsws.org Artists have lost on average tens of thousands of dollars each and hundreds of millions collectively since the beginning of the pandemic, but Salvatore Garau has made money by selling literally nothing.

WSWS (2021-06-21). US hotel chains plan to lay off hundreds of thousands of housekeepers in post-pandemic restructuring. wsws.org The US hotel industry is developing plans to end daily cleanings for guests, resulting in the elimination of hundreds of thousands of jobs for housekeepers and other staff.

Chuck Collins (2021-06-21). How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality. counterpunch.org A new IPS/Inequality.org report finds that the U.S. continues to suffer from the extreme and growing wealth and power of inherited-wealth family dynasties — and the growth of their extreme wealth accelerated during the pandemic. The report, "Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality," tracks the 50 wealthiest families from 1983

WSWS (2021-06-21). As unemployment claims surge and mass evictions loom, Louisiana becomes first Democratic-run state to impose early end to federal jobless aid. wsws.org Jon Bel Edwards became the first Democratic governor to sign legislation ending pandemic-related unemployment benefits, even as a new report from Harvard estimated that 2.3 million homeowners across the US are at risk of eviction.

WSWS (2021-06-21). Despite threat of Delta variant, German government continues reopening policy. wsws.org Sporting and social events are going ahead with virtually no restrictions, to give the impression that the pandemic is over, when danger remains acute.

Al-Shabaka (2021-06-21). Gaza's Summer: Destruction, Pandemic, and Climate Change. juancole.com By Asmaa Abu Mezied | — ( Al-Shabaka ) — In 2013, the UNDP warned of the increasing occurrence of dangerous heatwaves in Palestine over the coming years as a result of climate change. Indeed, at the end of August 2020, the Palestine Meteorological Office issued a warning about an impending heatwave, where the temperature …

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Staff (2021-06-20). 1st Iranian medical oxygen tanker arrives in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The first tanker of Iranian liquid medical oxygen arrived in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Surviving soaring summer temperatures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down," says Dr. Claypool. He adds a reminder that people should begin the …

Editor2 (2021-06-20). Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccines: A Journey of Collaboration and Revolutionary Solidarity. orinocotribune.com By Jyotsna Singh — Jun 17, 2021 | With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to Che Guevara's values of international solidarity and people-oriented medicine | Cuba's emergency rollout of two homegrown vaccines last month has awed the world. For a developing country the size of the US State of Tennessee, it is quite a feat. The achievement is all the more significant when we consider the enormous difficulties caused by the US blockade which restricts access to high-technology equipment, state-of-the-art technolog…

_____ (2021-06-20). On Contact: Virus. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the coronavirus with investigative journalist and author, Nina Burleigh. | "There are many ways to begin to tell the story of why more Americans died of Covid-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, than in any other nation on earth," Nina Burleigh writes in her new book 'Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC and the Hijacking of America's Response to the Pandemic'. "We could start at the Washington, DC hospital with doctors amputating the lower leg of the White House chief of security, a man who caught Covid in Donald Trump's mask-free domain. Or we could talk to the families o…

Mohammad Ali Haqshenas (2021-06-20). Concerns rise as Uganda team member tests positive for COVID. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — A member of Uganda's Olympic team has tested positive for the coronavirus and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among athletes arriving for the Tokyo Games opening in five weeks.

Staff (2021-06-20). US issued waiver after Iran gained access to COVID-19 vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — In a tweet, Iran Human Rights Center reacted to the US claim about issuing a waiver on imports of anti-coronavirus equipment to Iran, noting that the US issued the waiver after Iran gained access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

_____ (2021-06-20). Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Mismanagement. popularresistance.org On Saturday, Brazil's leftist political parties and social organizations called on Brazilians to protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. | The Brazil Popular and Fearless People Fronts, the Workers' Party (PT), trade unions and student organizations are supporting the demonstrations in over 450 cities.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-20). Iran COVID update: 8,161 infections, 111 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 8,161 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

ŸÖÿ±ÿ∂€åŸá ÿ±ÿ≠ŸÖÿߟ܀å (2021-06-20). Cuban Soberana 02 COVID-19 vaccine showing 62% efficiency. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — The Cuban biopharmaceutical corporation BioCubaFarma announced that the Soberana 02 vaccine against COVID-19 has an efficacy of over 60 percent.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-20). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Paul Rogers (2021-06-20). COVID-19 is a bigger threat than war. zcomm.org So why isn't it funded the same?>

Amitabha Sarkar (2021-06-20). Immunity is liberty: Vaccine internationalism during a pandemic. zcomm.org The various grassroots-based community initiatives active across the world are breaking the barriers of identities as well as challenging divisive capital-politics linkages to embrace each other…

_____ (2021-06-20). The US job market is about to turn into a giant science experiment. popularresistance.org The biggest variable in this 50-state experiment is the new unemployment benefits created during the pandemic. Republican governors in nearly two dozen states are rolling back key benefits that helped people through the downturn: expansions in unemployment insurance to workers not previously covered, increased length of coverage for unemployed workers, and topped-up weekly payments are some of the initiatives…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic experts discuss new Alzheimer's treatment option. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. Aducanumab targets amyloid plaques in the brain that are believed to be an essential component of Alzheimer's disease. But what does the approval of a new Alzheimer's drug …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Why discussing racism with children matters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are always watching and learning behaviors from those around them, and parents are usually a child's first role model. But when it comes to discussing racism with children, parents and caregivers may wonder how to begin the conversation about race and bias, and what is age-appropriate to discuss with their children. The American Academy …

Karen Conner (2021-06-19). A Father's Day Guide to Paid Family Leave. cepr.net Nation of Change See article on original site As announced recently, President Biden has included paid family and medical leave in the American Families Plan. Additionally, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has introduced a similarly generous and inclusive paid family and medical leave bill. Both proposals raise the possibility that working fathers in any state will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Surviving soaring summer temperatures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down," says Dr. Claypool. He adds a reminder that people should begin the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

_____ (2021-06-19). US States Press Reopening Amid Mounting Dangers From COVID Variants. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 600,000 people in the United States, according to the semi-official tabulation by Johns Hopkins University. But while more people have been killed in the US by coronavirus than in any other country, American state governments are moving pell mell to drop all public health protection against the deadly virus, while the Biden administration points to a July 4 reopening of the entire country. | Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that all the state's restrictions on social distancing, indoor gatherings and mask-wearing will be lifted next Tuesday, ending 1…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-19). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

WSWS (2021-06-19). As COVID-19 variant continues to spread, World Health Organization warns "we expect things to only get worse" wsws.org Surges of the Delta variant in countries around the word, including in Asia, Africa and Europe, have in some cases more than doubled the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases.

Editor2 (2021-06-19). Interview with Nicaraguan Sandinista: Pandemic Recovery, New Elections Follow Defeat of US Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com Fight Back! interviewed Rosalía Bohórquez, a leader in the youth sector of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). | Fight Back!: What organization are you a member of? | Rosalía Bohórquez: Sandinista Youth | Fight Back!: How has the experience with COVID-19 been in Nicaragua? | Bohórquez: Nicaragua took a preventive attitude since the very beginning of the global pandemic. Thanks to the public health system, a community model, we succeeded in an awareness campaign by going house to house, neighborhood by neighborhood all over the country. | Alongside this campaign, the government began a health mapping…

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Mismanagement. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Brazil's leftist political parties and social organizations called on Brazilians to protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The Brazil Popular and Fearless People Fronts, the Workers' Party (PT), trade unions and stu…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-19). 4 British Airways Pilots DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit "Vaccinated" From Air Travel. globalresearch.ca A man claiming to be a friend with a British Airways pilot has stated that 3 pilots have just died within the past week shortly after receiving COVID-19 injections, and his recording has gone viral on social media. | Here is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

news.un (2021-06-19). Refugees disproportionately exposed to COVID impact: Guterres. news.un.org Everyone has a duty to help refugees rebuild their lives after a particularly difficult year for so many — that's the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June.

Andrew Green (2021-06-19). [Obituary] Sindisiwe van Zyl. thelancet.com HIV clinician and radio presenter. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, on April 3, 1976, she died of COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 10, 2021, aged 45 years.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-06-19). [World Report] A beautiful idea: how COVAX has fallen short. thelancet.com COVAX was meant to supply COVID-19 vaccines for all based on solidarity and equity. Instead, it relies on rich countries' willingness to share their doses. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Justin Koonin (2021-06-19). [Correspondence] A call to action on UHC commitments. thelancet.com Global health is at an extraordinary moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all the inequities that prevent achieving health for all. At the same time, the pandemic has given countries the opportunity to rebuild health systems differently, and the determination to ensure that bridges are built across geographies and sectors in doing so. This task will only be successful if everyone—communities and civil society, governments, multilateral organisations, philanthropists, and the private sector—does their part.

The Lancet (2021-06-19). [Editorial] Protecting refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com This World Refugee Day, June 20, coincides with 70 years of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a multilateral treaty that shaped the standards that provide the bedrock of international protection for refugees against discrimination and violation of their human rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the 26 ∑3 million refugees worldwide today. International guidelines and national programmes to curb transmission have not always considered the needs of refugees living in densely populated shelters without water and sanitation facilities.

thelancet (2021-06-19). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Boum Y, Bebell LM, Zoung-Kanyi Bisseck A-C. Africa needs local solutions to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet 2021; 397: 1238—40—This Comment should have been published with the copyright line "Published by Elsevier Ltd". This correction has been made to the online version as of June 17, 2021.

Edward Curtin (2021-06-19). What I Know and Don't Know about SARS-CoV-2 Virus. globalresearch.ca I know that vast numbers of people have been hypnotized by fear, threats, and bribes to accept the corporate mainstream media's version of COVID-19. I have concluded that many millions are moving in a trance state and do not know this. They have been induced into this state by a well-organized, very sophisticated propaganda campaign.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-19). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

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2021-06-19: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

_____ (2021-06-19). US States Press Reopening Amid Mounting Dangers From COVID Variants. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 600,000 people in the United States, according to the semi-official tabulation by Johns Hopkins University. But while more people have been killed in the US by coronavirus than in any other country, American state governments are moving pell mell to drop all public health protection against the deadly virus, while the Biden administration points to a July 4 reopening of the entire country. | Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that all the state's restrictions on social distancing, indoor gatherings and mask-wearing will be lifted next Tuesday, ending 1…

WSWS (2021-06-19). As COVID-19 variant continues to spread, World Health Organization warns "we expect things to only get worse" wsws.org Surges of the Delta variant in countries around the word, including in Asia, Africa and Europe, have in some cases more than doubled the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases.

Editor2 (2021-06-19). Interview with Nicaraguan Sandinista: Pandemic Recovery, New Elections Follow Defeat of US Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com Fight Back! interviewed Rosalía Bohórquez, a leader in the youth sector of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). | Fight Back!: What organization are you a member of? | Rosalía Bohórquez: Sandinista Youth | Fight Back!: How has the experience with COVID-19 been in Nicaragua? | Bohórquez: Nicaragua took a preventive attitude since the very beginning of the global pandemic. Thanks to the public health system, a community model, we succeeded in an awareness campaign by going house to house, neighborhood by neighborhood all over the country. | Alongside this campaign, the government began a health mapping…

WSWS (2021-06-19). Global Wealth Report: Fortunes of Germany's super-rich soared during pandemic. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic has enormously increased social inequality throughout the world. This development finds extraordinary expression also in the rise of the superrich in Germany.

WSWS (2021-06-19). COVID-19 cases surge in Britain as government considers ending restrictions weeks earlier than announced. wsws.org Based on official government figures, the UK's 34 percent increase in cases is second only to Russia (40 percent) in Europe…

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Mismanagement. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Brazil's leftist political parties and social organizations called on Brazilians to protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The Brazil Popular and Fearless People Fronts, the Workers' Party (PT), trade unions and stu…

WSWS (2021-06-19). Fiji regime resists lockdown despite escalating COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org Amid record daily infections, former military coup leader and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is resisting calls for a 28-day lockdown, saying it would "destroy" the economy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Surviving soaring summer temperatures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down," says Dr. Claypool. He adds a reminder that people should begin the …

Karen Conner (2021-06-19). A Father's Day Guide to Paid Family Leave. cepr.net Nation of Change See article on original site As announced recently, President Biden has included paid family and medical leave in the American Families Plan. Additionally, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has introduced a similarly generous and inclusive paid family and medical leave bill. Both proposals raise the possibility that working fathers in any state will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

news.un (2021-06-19). Refugees disproportionately exposed to COVID impact: Guterres. news.un.org Everyone has a duty to help refugees rebuild their lives after a particularly difficult year for so many — that's the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Labor Video Project (2021-06-19). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-19). 4 British Airways Pilots DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit "Vaccinated" From Air Travel. globalresearch.ca A man claiming to be a friend with a British Airways pilot has stated that 3 pilots have just died within the past week shortly after receiving COVID-19 injections, and his recording has gone viral on social media. | Here is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Andrew Green (2021-06-19). [Obituary] Sindisiwe van Zyl. thelancet.com HIV clinician and radio presenter. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, on April 3, 1976, she died of COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 10, 2021, aged 45 years.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-06-19). [World Report] A beautiful idea: how COVAX has fallen short. thelancet.com COVAX was meant to supply COVID-19 vaccines for all based on solidarity and equity. Instead, it relies on rich countries' willingness to share their doses. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Justin Koonin (2021-06-19). [Correspondence] A call to action on UHC commitments. thelancet.com Global health is at an extraordinary moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all the inequities that prevent achieving health for all. At the same time, the pandemic has given countries the opportunity to rebuild health systems differently, and the determination to ensure that bridges are built across geographies and sectors in doing so. This task will only be successful if everyone—communities and civil society, governments, multilateral organisations, philanthropists, and the private sector—does their part.

The Lancet (2021-06-19). [Editorial] Protecting refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com This World Refugee Day, June 20, coincides with 70 years of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a multilateral treaty that shaped the standards that provide the bedrock of international protection for refugees against discrimination and violation of their human rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the 26 ∑3 million refugees worldwide today. International guidelines and national programmes to curb transmission have not always considered the needs of refugees living in densely populated shelters without water and sanitation facilities.

thelancet (2021-06-19). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Boum Y, Bebell LM, Zoung-Kanyi Bisseck A-C. Africa needs local solutions to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet 2021; 397: 1238—40—This Comment should have been published with the copyright line "Published by Elsevier Ltd". This correction has been made to the online version as of June 17, 2021.

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Over 200k Jamaicans Have Been Shot With Astrazeneca Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Health Ministry official Melody Ennis confirmed that over 220,000 Jamaicans have received at least one dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | She noted that 51,908 people have completed the vaccination process, while 168,758 people have only received one dose. These figures account for 6.2 percent of the Caribbean island's population. | "Please be reminded that persons are not fully protected until after they…

WSWS (2021-06-19). Sri Lankan health unions shut down protests following rotten deal with government. wsws.org The agreement will do virtually nothing to address the crisis facing frontline health workers during the pandemic, instead serving to suppress their recent wave of strikes and protests.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-19). Crush anti-trans legislation in Ohio! workers.org Ohio is one of over 30 states where bigoted legislators have introduced bills that attack trans youth. Ohio House Bill 61 and Senate Bill 132 would bar trans-youth athletes from playing on the teams of their gender identity and would deny access to health care for trans youth who are . . . |

Marjorie Cohn (2021-06-19). Affordable Care Act Survives Right-Wing Attack in Supreme Court. zcomm.org In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court rejected a right-wing challenge to the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas, preserving health insurance for 21 million people…

Julia Conley (2021-06-19). GOP state laws attacking trans kids' rights are 'unconstitutional': DOJ. nationofchange.org "These filings from the Department of Justice confirm what we have been telling legislatures all year: Banning trans youth from sports and denying trans youth health care violates the Constitution and federal law."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic experts discuss new Alzheimer's treatment option. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. Aducanumab targets amyloid plaques in the brain that are believed to be an essential component of Alzheimer's disease. But what does the approval of a new Alzheimer's drug …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Why discussing racism with children matters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are always watching and learning behaviors from those around them, and parents are usually a child's first role model. But when it comes to discussing racism with children, parents and caregivers may wonder how to begin the conversation about race and bias, and what is age-appropriate to discuss with their children. The American Academy …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

Kiyoshi Shikino, Rurika Sato, Nao Hanazawa, Masatomi Ikusaka (2021-06-19). [Clinical Picture] Chronic clicking tinnitus due to palatal tremor: essential or secondary? thelancet.com A 51-year-old woman presented to our department with a 5-year history of a loud clicking sound in her left ear. The patient said that the clicking was persistent and distressing; it disappeared during eating and talking, and she could suppress it at will for a few minutes.

Emilie Koum Besson (2021-06-19). [Perspectives] Confronting whiteness and decolonising global health institutions. thelancet.com Centuries ago, Voltaire satirised the glorification of white men's benevolence in his novel of 1759 Candide. The reader follows Candide's erratic adventures, observing his self-defined good intentions and denial of his own complicity in the atrocities he sees. The text describes the naive optimism of those not directly affected by structural violence but complicit in the creation of the social structures and institutions that enable it. Candide contains a powerful warning. As Carlos Wallace has argued: "Ignorance is a progressive thinker's enemy; acceptance, awareness, accountability and action are the tools of t…

Miranda Wolpert (2021-06-19). [Perspectives] Making a noise about noise. thelancet.com Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment is a call to take the problem of unwarranted variation in decision making much more seriously. Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein contend that although many people are concerned with bias, we remain largely unconcerned by noise. Bias is defined as systematic deviation, noise as random scatter. The aim of the book is to bring noise out of the shadows.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Over 10,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said.

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Player Martins Fined for Talking About COVID-19 in Copa America. telesurenglish.net The South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL) fined Bolivian athlete Marcelo Martins US$20,000 and a one-match suspension for allegedly blaming organizers for COVID-19 contagions at the Copa America being played in Brazil. | RELATED: | CONMEBOL Disciplinary Commission warned that sanctions could increase if Martins continues to violate the confederation's code. It also opened a file against the player for alleged…

Jim McIlroy (2021-06-18). Medicare changes will mean higher patient costs. greenleft.org.au The federal government plans to reduce the number of health services it is prepared to subsidise with Medicare rebates. Jim McIlroy reports.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Child malnutrition and hunger skyrocket in Haiti as COVID-19 infections spike. wsws.org Haiti has seen an alarming acceleration of infections and deaths, with its dilapidated medical infrastructure completely unequipped to handle a significant outbreak.

_____ (2021-06-18). The Farmers' Revolt In India. popularresistance.org India is gripped by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The daily confirmed cases crossed 400,000 in May as the health system convulsed, hospital beds filled up, and medical oxygen canisters emptied. The spike in the death rate has created queues at crematoriums. While the spotlight is on Delhi and other urban centres, silent deaths are spreading in rural north India. People are dying of 'fever' and 'breathlessness', the common-sense terms used to describe COVID-19 symptoms. Since many have not been tested for the disease, their deaths are not part of the official numbers. | In September 2020, India's gover…

WSWS (2021-06-18). Nurses in Everett, Washington authorize strike for better pay, benefits and more staff. wsws.org Hospital administration is attempting to cut pay as well as health and leave benefits at the two Providence Medical Center facilities.

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2021-06-18: News Headlines

Andrew Green (2021-06-19). [Obituary] Sindisiwe van Zyl. thelancet.com HIV clinician and radio presenter. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, on April 3, 1976, she died of COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 10, 2021, aged 45 years.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-06-19). [World Report] A beautiful idea: how COVAX has fallen short. thelancet.com COVAX was meant to supply COVID-19 vaccines for all based on solidarity and equity. Instead, it relies on rich countries' willingness to share their doses. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Justin Koonin (2021-06-19). [Correspondence] A call to action on UHC commitments. thelancet.com Global health is at an extraordinary moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all the inequities that prevent achieving health for all. At the same time, the pandemic has given countries the opportunity to rebuild health systems differently, and the determination to ensure that bridges are built across geographies and sectors in doing so. This task will only be successful if everyone—communities and civil society, governments, multilateral organisations, philanthropists, and the private sector—does their part.

The Lancet (2021-06-19). [Editorial] Protecting refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com This World Refugee Day, June 20, coincides with 70 years of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a multilateral treaty that shaped the standards that provide the bedrock of international protection for refugees against discrimination and violation of their human rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the 26 ∑3 million refugees worldwide today. International guidelines and national programmes to curb transmission have not always considered the needs of refugees living in densely populated shelters without water and sanitation facilities.

thelancet (2021-06-19). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Boum Y, Bebell LM, Zoung-Kanyi Bisseck A-C. Africa needs local solutions to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet 2021; 397: 1238—40—This Comment should have been published with the copyright line "Published by Elsevier Ltd". This correction has been made to the online version as of June 17, 2021.

Kiyoshi Shikino, Rurika Sato, Nao Hanazawa, Masatomi Ikusaka (2021-06-19). [Clinical Picture] Chronic clicking tinnitus due to palatal tremor: essential or secondary? thelancet.com A 51-year-old woman presented to our department with a 5-year history of a loud clicking sound in her left ear. The patient said that the clicking was persistent and distressing; it disappeared during eating and talking, and she could suppress it at will for a few minutes.

Emilie Koum Besson (2021-06-19). [Perspectives] Confronting whiteness and decolonising global health institutions. thelancet.com Centuries ago, Voltaire satirised the glorification of white men's benevolence in his novel of 1759 Candide. The reader follows Candide's erratic adventures, observing his self-defined good intentions and denial of his own complicity in the atrocities he sees. The text describes the naive optimism of those not directly affected by structural violence but complicit in the creation of the social structures and institutions that enable it. Candide contains a powerful warning. As Carlos Wallace has argued: "Ignorance is a progressive thinker's enemy; acceptance, awareness, accountability and action are the tools of t…

Miranda Wolpert (2021-06-19). [Perspectives] Making a noise about noise. thelancet.com Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment is a call to take the problem of unwarranted variation in decision making much more seriously. Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein contend that although many people are concerned with bias, we remain largely unconcerned by noise. Bias is defined as systematic deviation, noise as random scatter. The aim of the book is to bring noise out of the shadows.

Julio C. Gambina (2021-06-18). Argentina — Empleo, salarios y pymes. globalizacion.ca En el informe que se discute en estos momentos en la asamblea anual de la OIT se pone el acento en el perjuicio de la crisis agravada por la covid 19 sobre los/as trabajadores/as, pero también sobre las pymes, en…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-06-18). Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback. thenation.com Gavin Newsom Is Headed for a Comeback…

WSWS (2021-06-18). UK Delta variant surges with cases rising fastest among schoolchildren. wsws.org Up to the start of half-term, the proportion of pupils in England absent from school because of Covid nearly doubled from 1 to 1.8 percent, amounting to more than 140,000 pupils.

WSWS (2021-06-18). US states press reopening amid mounting dangers from COVID variants. wsws.org Michigan is only the latest Democratic-run state to announce the scrapping of all public health measures even though more than half the population is unvaccinated.

Michele de Mello (2021-06-18). The US suspends sanctions against Venezuela for COVID-19 related purchases. peoplesdispatch.org The United States suspended part of the sanctions against Venezuela on Thursday June 17. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a license that lifts the penalties to companies that carry out transactions with the Venezuelan state related to combatting COVID-19. | The document provides for the Central Bank of Venezuela and three other state banking entities to carry out operations with US companies. However, it does not allow transactions with Petróleos da Venezuela S.A (PDVSA) or the Economic and Social Development Bank (BANDES). | The license also does not authorize the exportation or re-exportati…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

news.un (2021-06-18). Famine risk spikes amid conflict, COVID-19 and funding gaps: WFP. news.un.org The impact of conflicts old and new, climate shocks and COVID-19, in addition to a lack of funding, have left millions more on the verge of famine than six months ago, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

news.un (2021-06-18). António Guterres secures second term as UN Secretary-General, calls for new era of 'solidarity and equality'. news.un.org António Guterres was on Friday re-appointed to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

news.un (2021-06-18). COVID-19: Vaccines donated next year, 'too late for those who are dying today'. news.un.org Millions more COVID vaccines need to be donated now to save lives and help the UN health agency reach the key global target of having 70 per cent of all national populations vaccinated, by the middle of 2022.

news.un (2021-06-18). Forced displacement at record level, despite COVID shutdowns: UNHCR. news.un.org The number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution, and human rights violations, rose last year to nearly 82.4 million people, a further four percent increase on top of the already record-high of 79.5 million, recorded at the end of 2019.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

Young Communist League of Britain (2021-06-18). England host Scotland at Wembley in tonight's Euro 2020 draw. challenge-magazine.org England host Scotland in the second Group D game of Euro 2020. The game kicks off at 8pm, while Croatia and the Czech Republic meet at 5pm at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Despite Covid restrictions meaning less than half the Stadium be filled will be able to watch the game live at Wembley Stadium, tens of thousands of Scots are expected to travel to London for the game.

Zero Hedge (2021-06-18). Hong Kong Pays Off 3 Patients Who Suffered "Adverse" Reaction to COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca For the first …

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Over 10,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said.

Jim McIlroy (2021-06-18). Medicare changes will mean higher patient costs. greenleft.org.au The federal government plans to reduce the number of health services it is prepared to subsidise with Medicare rebates. Jim McIlroy reports.

Marina Wheeler QC (2021-06-18). Cases against the medical profession: an extended review by Marina Wheeler QC. ukhumanrightsblog.com During the pandemic, the public's gratitude to the medical profession has been palpable. But rightly, practitioners continue to be regulated, supervised by the Courts. Here we report a clutch of decisions highlighting some common themes: the importance of transparency and maintaining public confidence in the profession; managing conflicts of interest; making and handling findings of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

Staff (2021-06-18). US Eases Some Sanctions Against Venezuela to 'Address the Pandemic'. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, June 16, the The Office for the Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC) explained that the license granted permits transactions and activities with the Central Bank of Venezuela, Banco de Venezuela and Banco Bicentenario, among others, that involve masks, ventilators and oxygen tanks, vaccines and the production of vacci…

Eds. (2021-06-18). The Techfare state: The 'new' face of neoliberal state regulation. mronline.org recent article in the New York Times takes aim at 'How Big Tech Won the Pandemic', highlighting how in the last year alone, Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook posted a combined revenue of more than $1.2 trillion. | June 18, 2021…

Rob Urie (2021-06-18). How the Federal Government Crushed Racist Organizing. counterpunch.org According to data collected by the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center), white racist organizing in the U.S. saw a continued decline in 2020 from its peak in 2008, in the pit of the Great Recession. While unemployment skyrocketed due to pandemic shutdowns, the Federal response through the CARES Act prevented anything like the scale and

Mike Ervin (2021-06-18). Smart Ass Cripple: Defund the Nursing Homes. progressive.org The pandemic has made clear that people in nursing homes are extremely vulnerable and that something needs to be done about it.

Joe Glenton (2021-06-18). Civil liberties group takes aim at the secret dossiers internet firms keep on all of us. thecanary.co Civil liberties activists will sue global advertisers and social media giants who keep secret dossiers of our private information. The Irish Council For Civil Liberties (ICCL) It is claimed the dossiers can include financial and mental health information, and "even whether our children have special needs". | Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter are targets of the lawsuit, as well as Verizon, AT&T and the entire online advertising…

WSWS (2021-06-18). Indian chemical factory explosion and fire kill 18. wsws.org The tragic loss of life and terrible injuries are a direct result of the callous indifference of management and the state authorities towards mandatory occupational safety measures and workers' health and lives.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating disorders affect all genders, races. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's the stereotypical image of an eating disorder: a young, white female who is extremely thin. But as Jason Howland reports in the Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/wtUmE6xlFYg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). FDA approves aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease on Monday, June 7. About 6 million people in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. "I think this is good news for our patients with Alzheimer's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Science Saturday: Patients need to know how their data affects their health outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Consumer Health: Life after cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Cancer Survivors Day will be observed on Sunday, June 6, which make this a good time to learn more about life after cancer. One in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors alive today, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Groundbreaking Early Cancer Detection Test Studied at Mayo Clinic Introduced Nationally. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri? that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the new test. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Why discussing racism with children matters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are always watching and learning behaviors from those around them, and parents are usually a child's first role model. But when it comes to discussing racism with children, parents and caregivers may wonder how to begin the conversation about race and bias, and what is age-appropriate to discuss with their children. The American Academy …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Largest cargo of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Tehran: IRCS. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Spokesperson for Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced that the largest shipment of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine will arrive in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday which is high in number since the outbreak.

Ano Turtiainen MP (2021-06-17). Member of Parliament in Finland Warns Government that They Are Guilty of Genocide for Misleading Public on COVID-19 Injections. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

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WSWS (2021-06-17). At G7 summit, Tokyo escalates tensions with China over Taiwan. wsws.org Japan, in line with Washington, is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to challenge the "One China" policy and pressure Beijing.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Nepal plunges deeper into political crisis as pandemic rages across the country. wsws.org One of the poorest countries in Asia, Nepal is now being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and politically roiled by the explosive geopolitical rivalry between the US and India, on the one hand, and China, on the other.

Claudia Chaufan (2021-06-17). Socialism or Barbarism in Times of COVID. orinocotribune.com By Claudia Chaufan — Jun 14, 2021 | "With every forced postponement, the capital's systems contradictions can only be aggravated, bringing with them even greater danger for the very survival of humanity. If the next century is really going to be capital's triumphant "American century," there will be no more centuries for humans afterwards, let alone a full millennium. | Given the present stage of development, with its greatly intertwined problems crying out for a lasting solution, only a universally viable approach can work. But despite its enforced "globalization," capital's incurably iniquitous system is s…

WSWS (2021-06-17). Jon Stewart promotes the "Wuhan Lab" lie: An enraged petty bourgeois loses his mind. wsws.org Jon Stewart, the comedian who as host of "The Daily Show" became a critic of the Iraq war, has embraced the false claim that COVID-19 was created by Chinese scientists.

WSWS (2021-06-17). Jon Stewart promotes the "Wuhan Lab" lie: An enraged petty bourgeois loses his mind. wsws.org Jon Stewart, the comedian who as host of The Daily Show became a critic of the Iraq war, has embraced the false claim that COVID-19 was created by Chinese scientists.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-17). Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccines: A Journey of Collaboration and Revolutionary Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com Jyotsna Singh The Soberana 01 and Soberana 02 vaccines and the Soberana Plus Booster shot have been developed by the Finlay Institute of Vaccines. Photo: Mixael Porto Chiong, Javier Martínez Acosta, La Pupila Asombrada With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Schanelle Saldanha (2021-06-17). Lives First, Profits Later: How to Close the Global Vaccine Gap. aclu.org Here in the United States, many are finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. More than 60 percent of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and the vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 12. However, across the world we see a stark contrast to this American experience. Today, Africa only accounts for 1 percent of the world's vaccine administration, and much of Asia and South America are struggling to even acquire access to the vaccines. This alarmingly high discrepancy in vaccine access and administration around the world, known as the global vaccine gap, is…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-06-17). Video: Covid-19 Criminality. globalresearch.ca First published on June 13, 2021 | Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | SARS-2 is upheld as the "killer virus". And now the Covid …

Joshua Barocas (2021-06-17). Covid-19 Stopped Progress on the Drug Epidemic in Its Tracks. thenation.com Covid-19 Stopped Progress on the Drug Epidemic in Its Tracks…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

Staff (2021-06-17). To Pave the Way for Medicare for All, We Need to Overcome "Citizens United" truthout.org There's only one person in this photograph/video of last week's G7 meeting who represents a country where an illness can destroy an entire family, leaving them bankrupt and homeless, with the repercussions of that sudden fall into poverty echoing down through generations. | Most Americans have no idea that the United States is quite literally the only country in the "developed world" that doesn't define healthcare as an absolute right for all of its citizens. That's it. We're the only one left.

Matthew Grace (2021-06-17). Video: Our Son Died of Heart Attack 12 Hours After Vaccine Jab. "Murdered by J and J" globalresearch.ca Important report by Matthew Grace | Medical researcher and health consultant Matthew Grace interviews grieving parents Pam and Jeff Goodman to discuss and dissect the coverup and criminal promotion of the Covid 19 "vaccination," | Many shocking revelations and irrefutable facts are …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-17). Exhibition of knowledge-based products in medical field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — An exhibition of knowledge-based products in the field of medical simulators was held at Tehran International Exhibition Center on Wednesday with the attendance of Sorena Sattari, VP for Science and Technology.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-17). Imperial partner Apollo receives £100m to boost medical research at leading unis. imperial.ac.uk Imperial will benefit from continued support for translational biomedical research under a unique technology transfer model.

United Health Professionals (2021-06-17). International Alert Message about COVID-19. United Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We are more than 1,500 members (including professors of medicine, intensive care physicians and infectious disease specialists) from more than 30 countries. The lockdown has not only killed people, it has destroyed physical and mental health, economy, education and other aspects of social life.

Jyotsna Singh (2021-06-17). Cuba's COVID-19 vaccines: A journey of collaboration and revolutionary solidarity. peoplesdispatch.org With its development of five COVID-19 vaccines and the promise of sharing know-how with developing countries, Cuba has remained faithful to Che Guevara's values of international solidarity and people-oriented medicine…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

WSWS (2021-06-17). California lifts all coronavirus restrictions amid warnings of a surge in infections among the unvaccinated. wsws.org The state, the first in the US to impose a lockdown last year, ended allrestrictions on Tuesday.

WSWS repost (2021-06-17). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Largest cargo of COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Tehran: IRCS. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Spokesperson for Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) announced that the largest shipment of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine will arrive in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday which is high in number since the outbreak.

Staff (2021-06-17). No Ôªøfunding? No problem, for Baltimore's co-ops. therealnews.com While large corporations received billions in tax breaks and subsidies, worker co-ops struggled to raise capital. So worker-owners in Baltimore started their own revolving loan fund, supporting nearly two dozen co-ops as they successfully weathered COVID-19.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

Ano Turtiainen MP (2021-06-17). Member of Parliament in Finland Warns Government that They Are Guilty of Genocide for Misleading Public on COVID-19 Injections. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-17). Video: Pharmacist Quits CVS Job Over Refusal to Kill People with COVID-19 Shots and Becomes a Whistleblower. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-17). Iran, India to coop. in producing 'Rotavirus' vaccine jointly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and India will cooperate with each other in transferring technical knowhow and producing 'Rotavirus' vaccine jointly.

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-06-17). Oakland city budget changes would prevent homelessness and create good jobs. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—As a June 30 deadline nears for the City Council to adopt a balanced, two-year spending plan in the wake of the pandemic, Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and three Council colleagues are calling for a budget that builds a safe and healthy community through preventing and overcoming homelessness, preventing violence, creating good jobs …

John Wojcik (2021-06-17). Republicans lose again: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, 7 to 2. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge by red states to Obamacare, preserving health insurance coverage for many millions of Americans. Barely able to control his delight, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain immediately tweeted: "It's still a Big F—ing Deal," referencing then-Vice President Biden's 2009 remarks when the Affordable Care Act was first …

Anonymous103 (2021-06-17). Healthcare Systems Are Adopting Bitcoin Operating Systems For The Payment Processes. Why? Unveil The Details Here!! southfront.org SPONSORED Bitcoin trading is the best method of earning money, and even it works on the best principles. Bitcoin works on…

Disability Rights California (2021-06-17). Tuesday 6/22: LGBTQ+ Communities & Mental Health: Thriving with Courage in the Face of Adversity. indybay.org Online webinar…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Dealing with an overactive bladder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my mid-30s and a mom of twins, and it seems that I recently developed what must be an overactive bladder. It hinders my daily activities and makes me feel embarrassed, as I often must excuse myself abruptly. I wake up multiple times at night, too. Sometimes I also seem to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Science Saturday: Patients need to know how their data affects their health outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am — I'm grandpa'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For John Roby, the road to recovery from injuries to his face has been paved with teamwork between Plastic Surgery and Radiology using 3D printing. __________________________________________________ In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Consumer Health: Life after cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Cancer Survivors Day will be observed on Sunday, June 6, which make this a good time to learn more about life after cancer. One in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and there are more than 16.9 million cancer survivors alive today, according to the American Cancer Society. Survival rates …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). FDA approves aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease on Monday, June 7. About 6 million people in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. "I think this is good news for our patients with Alzheimer's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating disorders affect all genders, races. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's the stereotypical image of an eating disorder: a young, white female who is extremely thin. But as Jason Howland reports in the Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/wtUmE6xlFYg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Why discussing racism with children matters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are always watching and learning behaviors from those around them, and parents are usually a child's first role model. But when it comes to discussing racism with children, parents and caregivers may wonder how to begin the conversation about race and bias, and what is age-appropriate to discuss with their children. The American Academy …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-17). Groundbreaking Early Cancer Detection Test Studied at Mayo Clinic Introduced Nationally. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri? that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the new test. …

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2021-06-16: News Headlines

Global Research News (2021-06-16). Selected Articles: The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." globalresearch.ca By We say: STOP to all crazy and disproportionate measures that have…

Elena Garcia (2021-06-16). Morrison's 'gas-led recovery' is failing regional Australia. greenleft.org.au The Socialist Alliance has put forward a plan for rural and regional COVID recovery that seeks to address ecological, economic and social crises.

news.un (2021-06-16). 'Families came first' for remittances in year of pandemic, says Guterres. news.un.org Migrants working away from their families made significant sacrifices to send money home last year as they did before COVID, UN chief António Guterres said on Wednesday, warning that now is not the time for countries to withdraw their support to these key workers.

DLI (2021-06-16). Huge disconnects in US-G7 pronouncements. indybay.org The global Covid pandemic has glaringly exposed several giant disconnects in the policy intentions of the Gang of Seven(G7, also euphemistically self-labeled as "market democracies"!). At the conclusion of the latest meeting in England, the joint statement focused on 2 blatant unsubstantiated charges on China and a "dodgy" commitment to send vaccines to needy countries.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

Malkia Devich-Cyril (2021-06-16). Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life. thenation.com Loss Runs Like a River Through My Life…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-06-16). The COVID Vaccine Is Causing the COVID Variants. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Anand Naidoo (2021-06-16). The Heat: COVID-19 deaths in U.S. reach 600,000. america.cgtn.com The United States reaches a tragic milestone. 600,000 Americans now dead from Covid-19. And Africa suffers from a critical shortage of vaccines.

Editor2 (2021-06-16). Medicine, the Pandemic and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. orinocotribune.com By Girish Phonde — Jun 14, 2021 | It is critical to understand why the poor become victims of any disease or outbreak. Social medicine in Latin America, Guevara's legacy, provides some answers. | It is evident that Cuba, a small island nation in the Caribbean, managed the Covid-19 pandemic better than countries with vast territories, such as the United States or India. It is because the revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara laid the foundations for

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2021-06-16). The Global COVID-19 Inequality Virus. counterpunch.org By early June 2021, the world was about one and a half years into the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic had not only a tragic human cost when millions of lives were lost, but it also impacted inequality, and it did so on a global scale. Recently, the global charity Oxfam surveyed approximately 300 economists

WSWS (2021-06-16). Delta variant spreads to 74 countries as data suggests it will become dominant coronavirus mutation worldwide. wsws.org The World Health Organization is warning of a massive global resurgence of the pandemic.

The Canary (2021-06-16). Claims Boris Johnson's borders indecision has 'blown' coronavirus road map. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's indecision over securing the UK's borders has "blown" his coronavirus (Covid-19) road map to freedom, according to Labour leader Keir Starmer. | "Indecision": | The Labour leader repeatedly pressed the prime minister to explain the UK's high rates of the Delta variant first identified in India, which has been blamed for the four-week delay on easing restrictions. Starmer also suggested the amber travel list, which includes France and Spain, should be scrapped and replaced by an approved list and a banned list of countries, in a bid to "save the British summer". | Boris Johnson hit back, cl…

Thomas Klikauer (2021-06-16). Covid-19 and Global Working Conditions. zcomm.org Capitalism under the conditions of the Coronavirus pandemic has made working life for many that much worse predominantly for the workers of the Global South…

WSWS repost (2021-06-16). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

The Canary (2021-06-16). Boris Johnson described Hancock as 'totally f*cking hopeless', according to Cummings. thecanary.co Boris Johnson described health secretary Matt Hancock as "hopeless" early in the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a message published by former aide Dominic Cummings. | "Totally fucking hopeless": | Cummings, who has blamed Hancock for failings during the coronavirus response, published a screenshot apparently showing a WhatsApp exchange between himself and the prime minister. On 3 March 2020, the controversial former aide highlighted the US's ramping up of testing capacity and criticised Hancock for saying he was "sceptical" about meeting a target. | Johnson purportedly responded: Totally fuc…

Ramesh Thakur (2021-06-16). The Covid Lockdown: So What About Sweden, Huh? globalresearch.ca It's amazing how …

Brasil de Fato (2021-06-16). Brazil leads 2021 COVID-19 death toll worldwide. Number of victims nears 490k. peoplesdispatch.org Brazil is the country with the second highest number of COVID-19 victims in total and in 2021,

_____ (2021-06-16). Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba a Priority. popularresistance.org This initiative is in response to the dire economic situation in Cuba, where the economy shrank by 11 percent last year — Cuba's worst economic downturn since the early 1990s, when the country was left reeling from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Eastern bloc. The present economic meltdown is largely a result of the COVID-induced shutdown of the tourist industry and a tightening of the embargo under Trump.

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-06-16). Pandemic Recovery Must Include Care Worker Protections. counterpunch.org Between daycare closures, school closures, and nursing homes becoming hotbeds for the deadly virus, the Covid-19 pandemic turned millions of people into caregivers overnight. These additional caregiving responsibilities are a key factor holding many Americans back from re-entering the workforce. While Republicans try to argue that overly generous unemployment benefits are causing staffing shortages in

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-06-16). COVID, Ivermectin and the Crime of the Century. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Eds. (2021-06-16). Outrage as COVAX reports blocked vaccine payments, U.S. sanctions blamed. mronline.org Venezuela's efforts at the Copa America football tournament have also been derailed after 15 players and staffers caught the virus, prompting calls for an investigation. | June 16, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-06-16). US nonprofit arts, culture organizations have lost estimated $17.3 billion in pandemic. popularresistance.org In fact, the suffering of the population continues, long- and short-term physical and economic suffering. For example, Feeding America reports that more than 50 million people in the US experienced food insecurity in 2020, up from 35 million in 2019, while more than 42 million face the same condition this year. A new study also indicates that one-third of Americans planning to retire now say the pandemic has delayed their retirement.

WSWS (2021-06-16). US nonprofit arts, culture organizations have lost estimated $17.3 billion in pandemic. wsws.org While hundreds of people in the US and 10,000 globally continue to die each day, American media outlets lose no opportunity to assure their viewers and readers that the pandemic is "over."

Sharon Zhang (2021-06-16). CEO Pay Has Risen to Unprecedented Levels During Pandemic. zcomm.org While the CEOs were reaping ever-larger pay packages from the pandemic, the workers who buttress their companies weren't paid nearly as much…

John C. A. Manley (2021-06-16). A Forthcoming Novel About True Love and a Fake Pandemic. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-16). AI breast cancer screening project wins government funding for NHS trial. imperial.ac.uk UK researchers have secured government funding to study the use of artificial intelligence for breast cancer screening in NHS hospitals.

RobertAlvarez (2021-06-16). REPORT: Silver Spoon Oligarchs. ips-dc.org Silver spoon oligarchs: How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality: | Chuck Collins | Joe Fitzgerald | Helen Flannery | Omar Ocampo | Sophia Paslaski | Kalena Thomhave: | Introduction: | Much of the media's focus today is on new wealth billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, or Elon Musk, who have become centi-billionaires in their lifetimes. Lurking behind these dynamic first-generation stories, however, are persistent examples of even greater multi-generational dynastic wealth. | In healthy, equitable democratic societies, great fortunes dissipate ove…

RobertAlvarez (2021-06-16). Silver Spoon Oligarchs. ips-dc.org Silver spoon oligarchs: How America's 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality: | Chuck Collins | Joe Fitzgerald | OMar Ocampo | Sophia Paslaski | Kalena Thomhave: | Introduction: | Much of the media's focus today is on new wealth billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, or Elon Musk, who have become centi-billionaires in their lifetimes. Lurking behind these dynamic first-generation stories, however, are persistent examples of even greater multi-generational dynastic wealth. | In healthy, equitable democratic societies, great fortunes dissipate over a few generatio…

_____ (2021-06-16). Nicaragua: CIA Attempting A Coup Through US Agencies And Foundations. popularresistance.org Since the Sandinistas won the 2006 election their anti-poverty policies have had enormous success. | The country is 90% self-sufficient in food. 99% of the population have electricity in their homes that is now generated with 70+% green energy; International financial Institutions including the World Bank, the International Development Bank and The Central American Bank for Economic Integration praise Nicaragua for its excellent, efficient project execution. it has one of the best health systems in Latin America praised by the International Monetary Fund, with 20 new state of the art hospitals since 2007 achievin…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-16). Celebrations in full swing as staff win 2021 President's Awards for Excellence. imperial.ac.uk Winners of this year's President's Awards for Excellence have been announced.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-16). Mark Carney — 'Divest' from companies without credible net zero plans. imperial.ac.uk Companies must set net zero emissions targets and devise plans for adapting their business models for a low emission world, says Mark Carney.

Disability Rights California (2021-06-16). Tuesday 6/22: LGBTQ+ Communities & Mental Health: Thriving with Courage in the Face of Adversity. indybay.org Online webinar…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic Minute: Eating disorders affect all genders, races. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's the stereotypical image of an eating disorder: a young, white female who is extremely thin. But as Jason Howland reports in the Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/wtUmE6xlFYg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am — I'm grandpa'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For John Roby, the road to recovery from injuries to his face has been paved with teamwork between Plastic Surgery and Radiology using 3D printing. __________________________________________________ In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Science Saturday: Patients need to know how their data affects their health outcomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In the near future, genome sequencing, among other biological measures, will be as routine as X-rays and cholesterol testing. The challenge, though, will be accurately interpreting the vast amount of data and effectively using it to guide decisions about health care. In a position statement published in Hepatology, Mayo Clinic researchers layout perspectives of various stakeholders …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). FDA approves aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease on Monday, June 7. About 6 million people in the U.S. and 30 million worldwide are living with Alzheimer's disease, a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. "I think this is good news for our patients with Alzheimer's …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Groundbreaking Early Cancer Detection Test Studied at Mayo Clinic Introduced Nationally. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic today recognized the debut of a groundbreaking multi-cancer early cancer detection (MCED) test called Galleri? that can detect more than 50 types of cancers[1] through a simple blood draw. The Galleri test is intended to complement U.S. guideline-recommended cancer screenings. Mayo Clinic Oncologist Minetta Liu, M.D. was involved in the development of the new test. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Dealing with an overactive bladder. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my mid-30s and a mom of twins, and it seems that I recently developed what must be an overactive bladder. It hinders my daily activities and makes me feel embarrassed, as I often must excuse myself abruptly. I wake up multiple times at night, too. Sometimes I also seem to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

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2021-06-15: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-06-15). COVID cases rise in Russia as government fails to contain pandemic. wsws.org Officials in Moscow and Saint Petersburg announced a week's worth of limited restrictions, as infections in Russia surge well past the peak reached at the onset of the pandemic and vaccinations stall.

Staff (2021-06-15). Vaccine Refusal in Trump Country Makes It a Sitting Duck for COVID Delta Variant. truthout.org Great Britain had great plans for June 21. English citizens had been calling it "Freedom Day," the day that nation's COVID restrictions would be lifted after the pandemic's long siege. A well-managed vaccine rollout has more than half the population fully inoculated, and everything appeared to be moving in the right direction. | Upon the emergence of the COVID-19 variant dubbed "Delta," however, the U.K.'s plans have changed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed "Freedom Day" for anot…

Staff (2021-06-15). Headlines for June 15, 2021. democracynow.org China Blasts "Cold War Mentality" as Biden Pushes NATO to Declare China a Security Risk, WHO Says G7 Vaccine Pledge Falls Far Short of What's Needed to End Pandemic, COVID-19 Surges in Unvaccinated African Nations; Chile Locks Down Santiago Despite Vaccinations, Brazilian Indigenous Leaders March Against Copa América, Demanding Vaccines, Not Soccer Matches, U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 600,000, the Worst Toll in the World, NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Released from Prison, Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Republicans Won't Confirm Biden SCOTUS Nominees After 2022 Election, Boeing to Resume Campaign Contributions to…

Stephen Lendman (2021-06-15). Another Toxic COVID Vaccine Coming. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-15). 8 Fully Vaccinated Die of COVID in Maine, as States Continue to Report 'Breakthrough' Cases. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Aldo Caliari (2021-06-15). Jubilee USA Statement on G7 Summit and Communiqué. indybay.org The G7 Summit concludes in the United Kingdom and leaders release a communiqué on COVID-19 response, vaccines, trade, debt relief, tax reform and climate change.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

Jon Queally (2021-06-15). On climate and COVID-19, G7 judged a 'colossal failure'. greenleft.org.au Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage after the G7 effectively abdicated responsibility in the face of savage economic inequality, a rapidly-heating planet, and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, writes Jon Queally.

DLI (2021-06-15). Huge disconnects in US-G7 pronouncements. indybay.org The global Covid pandemic has glaringly exposed several giant disconnects in the policy intentions of the Gang of Seven(G7, also euphemistically self-labeled as "market democracies"!). At the conclusion of the latest meeting in England, the joint statement focused on 2 blatant unsubstantiated charges on China and a "dodgy" commitment to send vaccines to needy countries.

Chaudhry HJ, Walker-McGill C, Dzau VJ. (2021-06-15). Addressing Clinician Well-being and the Opioid Epidemic. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint describes the connections between the US opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic and crises in health care workforce well-being and describes a collaboration between the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to address both and harmonize regulatory standards and practices where possible.

jamanetwork (2021-06-15). Drugs for Menopausal Symptoms. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter provides 2 Tables summarizing key information about drugs for menopausal symptoms published as part of a comprehensive review on the topic.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Maruti Suzuki worker jailed for life on frame-up charges dies due to authorities' negligence—a victim of ruling class justice. wsws.org Indian authorities are directly responsible for the death of the worker-militant Jiyalal at just 35 years of age, having callously refused to provide him with proper medical care even after his cancer diagnosis.

Voelker R. (2021-06-15). Do Magnets in Consumer Electronics Disable Implanted Medical Devices? jamanetwork.com After reviewing published articles and conducting its own testing, FDA officials said it doesn't appear that consumer electronics such as cellphones or smartwatches with high—field strength magnets pose serious risks for people with implanted medical devices.

Voelker R. (2021-06-15). Guidance to Develop Devices That Improve Glycemic Control. jamanetwork.com As manufacturers' interest grows in the development of medical devices that can improve glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes, the FDA has issued draft guidance on how to design clinical studies to evaluate the devices.

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba begins Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial in pediatric ages. en.cubadebate.cu Cuba has begun on Monday phases I/II of the clinical trials of its Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus Covid-19 vaccines on Children and teenagers, with two doses of the former and one of the later. Approved on June 10 by the Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED), this trials that will take place at the Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital in Havana will be sequential, open and adaptive for three to 18 years of age.

United Health Professionals (2021-06-15). The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals. globalresearch.ca We say : STOP disproportionate measures to fight SARS-CoV-2 (lockdown, blocking the economy and education, social distancing, wearing of masks for all, etc.) because they are totally unjustified, are not based on any scientific evidence and violate the basic principles of evidence-based medicine.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

WSWS (2021-06-15). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit r/coronavirus and r/politics forums? wsws.org We are calling on Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links from the World Socialist Web Site .

WSWS repost (2021-06-15). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

WSWS (2021-06-15). Germany: Green-Christian Democrat government in Baden-Wàºrttemberg presses ahead with reopening. wsws.org Despite warnings from virologists of a looming increase in COVID-19 infections, governments at the federal and state levels in Germany are largely dismantling all public health restrictions.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-15). Despite Improvements, COVID-19's Health Care Disruptions Persist. jamanetwork.com The COVID-19 pandemic's disruption of essential health care services has eased somewhat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its latest survey showed that about a third of those services worldwide were still disrupted during the first quarter of 2021—an improvement from 2020 when half of essential services had been interrupted.

news.un (2021-06-15). Domestic workers among hardest hit by COVID crisis, says UN labour agency. news.un.org Domestic workers globally have been among the hardest hit by the COVID crisis, losing more jobs and working hours than other sectors, the UN labour agency ILO said on Tuesday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-15). Army inaugurates COVID-19 vaccination center in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iran's Army opened a COVID-19 vaccination center in Lavizan, north-eastern neighborhood of Tehran, on Tuesday.

Staff (2021-06-15). Cuba keeps solidarity movement for blood donation. en.cubadebate.cu President Miguel Díaz-Canel underlined on Monday that Cuba keeps its solidarity movement to save lives through blood donations despite the impact of Covid-19. In his account in twitter, the president remembered the World Blood Donor ¥s Day, celebrated today. Covid-19, having stopped so many things, has not being able to stop this solidarity movement in Cuba, he wrote.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-15). Britain is a Parasite on Other Countries. counterpunch.org The British government pretends that, despite the drastic cut to its foreign aid budget, subsidies flow in one direction only, which is from the UK to poor countries. At the G7 summit, Boris Johnson is making much of Britain's generosity in donating surplus vaccines to places where health systems are collapsing under the impact of the pandemic.

Eds. (2021-06-15). In workplace rights debate, who's looking out for China's interns? mronline.org Fueled by pandemic restrictions and a glut of qualified applicants, competition for internship slots is growing fiercer all the time. | June 15, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-06-15). The American ruling class "experiments" with eliminating unemployment benefits for millions of workers. wsws.org The cutoff of unemployment benefits is aimed at lowering wages in the face of rising inflation and blackmailing the jobless into accepting dangerous work as the pandemic continues to claim hundreds of lives daily.

Bien J, Lin A. (2021-06-15). A Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. jamanetwork.com To the Editor We believe there are 2 topics that deserved inclusion in the recent state-of-the-art Review on metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). First, it would be valuable for a discussion of therapeutic options for metastatic CRC to include tissue-agnostic therapy options. As mentioned in the article, the approval of immunotherapy for tumors with microsatellite instability—high or mismatch repair deficiency in 2017 marked a new era for therapeutic approaches. Targeted therapies for neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) gene fusion—positive solid tumors and immunotherapy based on total tumor m…

_____ (2021-06-15). US Supreme Court Rejects Case On Native American Sovereignty. popularresistance.org Rapid City, South Dakota – In a devastating blow to the Self-Determination of all Native American Indian Tribes in the United States, the Supreme Court denied the Petition in the case, Gilbert v. Weahke. In doing so, the Justices also violated Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, the Indian Self-Determination Act, the Lanham Act, the Transfer Act, and the Abstention Doctrine. | The case began when a federal agency, the Indian Health Service (IHS), gave an Indian Self-Determination Act multi-million dollar contract to a South Dakota non-profit corporation to manage the Sioux San IHS Hospital in Rapid City, SD. As…

South Front (2021-06-15). Video: Ankara Prepares to Plunge Syria's North into Pandemonium. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at

Staff (2021-06-15). Rep. Cori Bush Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Possession of All Drugs. truthout.org A pair of House Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday that would decriminalize possession of all drugs at the federal level for personal use and begin the process of prioritizing a public health approach to drug use over punishment and policing. These are the necessary first steps, advocates say, for

Anonymous103 (2021-06-15). Publicity and Exploitation: Fortress Australia and the Family from Biloela. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Australian officials and paper mad types are running out of ideas as to how to be cruel towards refugees. We need to give them some credit: for years they have tried to do what most autocratic and murderous regimes do in a heartbeat: ignore international law, treat it with disdain and use those feeble excuses in the service of sovereignty. | As with any system of harm and torture, the justifiers cite a h…

Winner PK, McAllister P, Chakhava G, et al. (2021-06-15). Effects of Eptinezumab vs Placebo on Headache Pain and Most Bothersome Symptom in Migraine Attack. jamanetwork.com This randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of intravenous eptinezumab vs placebo on times to headache pain freedom and absence of most bothersome symptom (nausea, photophobia, or phonophobia) among patients experiencing a moderate to severe migraine attack.

Lamvu G, Carrillo J, Ouyang C, et al. (2021-06-15). Review of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women. jamanetwork.com This narrative review summarizes the evaluation and management of chronic pelvic pain using recommendations from consensus guidelines to facilitate clinical evaluation, treatment, improved care, and more positive patient-clinician interactions.

jamanetwork (2021-06-15). Bacteria and the Telephone. jamanetwork.com Early in the history of modern bacteriology, when the ubiquity of bacteria and the harm which certain micro-organisms can do was beginning to be demonstrated, the widespread search for these microscopic enemies became a popular exercise among trained observers. Everywhere about us the newly exploited hidden dangers loomed up; in food and drink, in our clothing and shelter, on the earth and in the air bacteria continued to be discovered. For a time it seemed as though few places were healthful habitations, few environments fit to be called sanitary. Gradually, however, it began to be realized that not all bacteria…

Rome BN, Gagne JJ, Kesselheim AS. (2021-06-15). Association of California's Prescription Drug Coupon Ban With Generic Drug Use. jamanetwork.com This pharmacoepidemiology study uses insurance claims data to compare generic substitutions for drugs with vs without manufacturer copayment coupons in California vs surrounding states in the year before and after a January 2018 California ban on coupons intended to incentivize use of more expensive brand-name medication.

Wynn M. (2021-06-15). It Starts With the Brain. jamanetwork.com Half. Hemi. Two hemispheres scribed by fold and furrow, the primal font of the gothic novel ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉ‚ÄÉWhat Hath Evolution Wrought?

Celaj S, Kourkoumpetis T. (2021-06-15). Patient Information: Gallstones in Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms and complications of and the diagnosis and treatment options for gallstones in pregnant people.

VanderPluym JH, Halker Singh RB, Urtecho M, et al. (2021-06-15). Acute Treatments for Episodic Migraine in Adults. jamanetwork.com This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the benefits and harms associated with acute treatments for episodic migraine, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies, with a focus on pain-related outcomes, function, and adverse events.

Burch R, Rayhill M. (2021-06-15). Acute Treatment for Migraine. jamanetwork.com Acute treatment for migraine, also called abortive or symptomatic treatment, is used at the time of a migraine attack with the aim of relieving both pain and the associated symptoms of migraine such as photophobia, phonophobia, and nausea. Available data and expert consensus agree that acute treatment should be reliably and quickly effective, have a low incidence of symptom recurrence, be safe and free from bothersome adverse effects that negate the functional benefits of treatment, and be accessible and affordable. Despite the availability of migraine-specific therapies and nonspecific analgesic acute treatments…

Voelker R. (2021-06-15). Contaminated Water Is Suspected in Massive Salmonella Outbreak. jamanetwork.com A months-long investigation has pointed to contaminated water at a Holtville, California, farm as a contributor to the largest US Salmonella outbreak in more than a decade, according to a recent FDA report.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-15). Imperial Physics students launch skincare tracking app. imperial.ac.uk Two Imperial College London students have created an app to track, share and compare skincare routines.

Kuehn BM. (2021-06-15). Drug-Resistant Malaria Detected in Africa Will Require Monitoring. jamanetwork.com Evidence in Africa that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum has developed genetic variants that confer partial resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is a warning of potential treatment failure on the horizon, a drug-resistance monitoring study suggested.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Supporting rural communities across southern Minnesota with a mobile health clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A mobile health clinic will launch this summer in southern Minnesota and offer a new way for patients in rural communities to connect with Mayo Clinic Health System, expanding access to Mayo Clinic care. ____________________________________________________________ ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System will launch a new mobile health clinic that will expand services by increasing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-15). Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

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