Daily Archives: September 2, 2020

2020-09-02: News Headlines

Leonardo Sakamoto (2020-09-02). In Times of COVID-19, Black People Die Twice in Brazil. globalresearch.ca Leonardo Sakamoto reflects on the police killing of Joà£o Pedro Matos Pinto, a 14-year-old black boy, and one of many Brazilian George Floyds. | *** | Joà£o Pedro Matos Pinto was a 14-year-old black boy. On 18 May, he was playing with …

WSWS (2020-09-02). COVID-19 pandemic leads to huge spike in global hunger. wsws.org By the end of the year more people will die every day from hunger as a result of disruptions to the global food chain brought about by the pandemic, than from the virus itself.

Editor (2020-09-02). EDITORIAL — Manifestantes de BLM protestan asesinato de Jacob Blake. workers.org La reciente convención republicana, encabezada por el supremacista blanco en jefe, actual presidente de Estados Unidos y enemigo del pueblo, reunió a sus tropas con tácticas racistas de miedo sobre los "disturbios civiles" de manifestantes de Black Lives Matter y activistas de izquierda. La convención demócrata ofreció una alternativa, pero . . . |

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-02). What is Covid-19, SARS-2. How is it Tested? How is It Measured? The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca The data and concepts have been manipulated with a view to sustaining the fear campaign. | The estimates are meaningless. The figures have been hyped to justify the lockdown and the closure of the national economy, with devastating economic and social …

Juan Cole (2020-09-02). 6 Million Stricken with Covid-19. zcomm.org Trump has turned the US into a Sh*thole Country…

James K. Galbraith (2020-09-02). Rebuilding the Economy Will Require Joe Biden to Think Very Differently Than 2009. zcomm.org It is a delusion to think that merely injecting money will bring back the happy mix of jobs and incomes we've lost in the Covid-19 pandemic…

Staff (2020-09-02). The End of Oil? Pandemic Adds to Fossil Fuel Glut, But COVID-19 Relief Money Flows to Oil Industry. democracynow.org As the coronavirus pandemic contributes to a glut of fossil fuels, groups like Greenpeace are calling on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to ban fossil fuel interests from his campaign and administration, if he wins, even as he recently declared at a campaign stop that he "will not ban fracking." We discuss the politics of fossil fuels with reporter Antonia Juhasz, who says the end of oil could be near, and look at how the industry has profited from the COVID bailout. "The pandemic has taken essentially every weakness that already existed in the oil industry and then made each of them much, much worse,…

Staff (2020-09-02). Headlines for September 2, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Refuses to Join Global Effort to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine, NIH Panel: No Evidence Convalescent Plasma Works Despite FDA Approval, Florida Cuts Ties to Quest Diagnostics over Delay in COVID-19 Tests, Faced with Possible Teacher Strike, NYC Delays Reopening Schools Until Sept. 21, Russia Surpasses 1 Million COVID Cases; India Becomes New Epicenter, Trump Travels to Kenosha But Never Says Name of Jacob Blake, Trump Spreads Conspiracy Theories About Biden, "Dark Shadows" & Thugs on Airplanes, Sheriff Deputies in L.A. Shoot Dead Black Bicyclist Stopped over Alleged Bike Violation, Over 50 Black Former Franchise O…

Staff (2020-09-02). "We Feel Betrayed": NYC Reaches Deal with Teachers to Reopen Schools & Avert Strike, But Is It Safe? democracynow.org New York unions representing teachers and principals have reached a deal with the city over how to reopen the largest public school system in the United States, averting a planned strike by educators. "We feel betrayed, and we feel as if it's an inadequate plan," says Aixa Rodriguez, a Bronx-based high school teacher. We also speak with education writer Eric Blanc, who says New York has failed to learn the lessons of other school districts that reopened too quickly without adequate safety measures in place against COVID-19. "When educators in New York are saying it's not safe to go back, that's not just born out…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-02). COVID-19 less deadly and causes milder symptoms in children. imperial.ac.uk Children and teenagers are less likely than adults to develop severe COVID-19 or die from the disease.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-09-02). Steroid found to improve survival of critically ill COVID-19 patients. imperial.ac.uk Treating critically ill patients with COVID-19 with the steroid hydrocortisone improves their chances of recovery, according to a new study.

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Greece reports 1st COVID-19 case in Moria refugee camp. yenisafak.com The first coronavirus case was reported in the Moria refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, Greece, local media reported on Wednesday.A 40-year-old Somali national, who was granted asylum, tested positive for coronavirus, daily Ekathimerini English said.The man was in Athens but returned to the Lesvos island after not being able to settle the capital.A team from the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) will investigate the situation to trace back people whom the infected refugee came into contact, according the to report.The Moria camp, which currently hosts more than 20,000 though original…

John C. A. Manley (2020-09-02). Canadian Media Disinformation, Touts COVID "Compliance" Instead of "Science". Face Masks, Social Distancing, Why are People Protesting. globalresearch.ca The

Global Research News (2020-09-02). Video: London Mass Protest against Covid "Fear Campaign" globalresearch.ca

Richard Falk (2020-09-02). Global Governance After the COVID Pandemic. zcomm.org Just as the COVID pandemic came to the world as a shocking surprise,…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-02). Wasting the Elderly: Coronavirus and the Calculus of Death. globalresearch.ca The director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has welled-up because of it. In March,

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-02). Big Pharma's Man at FDA to Approve Coronavirus Vaccine Before Clinical Trials Completed? globalresearch.ca At times, meds are more dangerous than diseases they're supposed to protect against or cure. | Independent experts agree that all vaccines are hazardous to human health because they contain mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and other toxins able to weaken …

yenisafak (2020-09-02). N.Korean troops, vehicles seen preparing for huge parade, US think-tank says. yenisafak.com Masses of North Korean troops and vehicles have been practicing for a major military parade despite the country's ongoing coronavirus restrictions, satellite imagery released by a U.S. think-tank shows.Commercial satellite imagery analysed by 38 North, a think-tank that specialises in North Korea, showed formations of troops and vehicles at the Mirim Parade Training Ground, in the suburbs of the capital city of Pyongyang on Monday."North Korea has been widely expected to hold a major military parade on October 10 this year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea," the 38 North report said. "Th…

Shraddha Agarwal (2020-09-02). "We Don't Have a Home to Stay at Home:" the Plight of Nomadic Families During the Pandemic. counterpunch.org "We walk nearly 30 kilometres every day, but during this lockdown people stopped allowing us to stay in their lands…They said we are risking lives by coming to their lands and told us to stay at home. But this is how we have always lived. My father and his father, all of us, wandered with our animals. We have never stayed in just one place. We don't have a home to stay at home."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-02). Health workers face off against host of obstacles in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org Shatha Odeh of the Palestinian Health Work Committees talks about the state of health workers in Palestine, as well as the situation of health infrastructure and the impact of occupation…

Glenn Greenwald (2020-09-02). The Social Fabric of the U.S. Is Fraying Severely, if Not Unravelling. zcomm.org Why, in the world's richest country, is every metric of mental health pathology rapidly worsening?>

APTP (2020-09-02). Anti Police-Terror Project Launches MH First Oakland. indybay.org A new model for non-police response to mental health crises now available in Oakland…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-02). Muharram mourning ceremony at Tehran's Imam Hossein sq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) — Hundreds of women convened at Imam Hossein square, downtown Tehran, on Tuesday noon to hold Muharram morning rituals. The ceremony was held with all health protocols in place.

yenisafak (2020-09-02). Turkish firm wins global healthcare device award. yenisafak.com A Turkish-based international medical device and pharmaceutical company has been selected as the leading medical device manufacturer in the field of vascular surgery for 2020. According to a statement by RD Global INVAMED, Global Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (GHP), a global information sharing platform, gave a health award to the company for the first time in 2020."Although this award is given to our company, it is a result of our country's strong health system," said Rasit Dinc, the company chairman."I present this important award to all Turkish healthcare professionals, together with all my companions," he conclu…

RT (2020-09-02). US healthcare priciest in the world, with huge gap between cost and quality, research reveals. rt.com Despite being the most expensive in the world, US healthcare lags behind many European and Asian countries in terms of quality of services, a study by a top medical magazine says. | A This puts America in the same basket with countries such as Saudi Arabia, the Central A…

WSWS (2020-09-01). Stop the UAW-management cover-up of COVID-19 in the auto plants! wsws.org The claims by auto companies that they are following extensive safety protocols and testing workers exposed to COVID-19 are lies that do not withstand scrutiny.

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-01). Russia-Sanctions-Gate: Trump Sanctions Three Russian Research Institutes. globalresearch.ca Russia won the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. On August 11, its Sputnik V was registered for use by the Russian Ministry of Health. | Development of the vaccine followed 20 years of research, what its scientists called another …

John Feffer (2020-09-01). COVID-19 and the Future of Autocrats. counterpunch.org The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world. What better pretext for a state of emergency than a pandemic? It was a golden opportunity to close borders, suppress civil society, and issue decrees left and right (mostly right). Donald Trump in the United States, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Rodrigo

Jaklevic M. (2020-09-01). Researchers Strive to Recruit Hard-Hit Minorities Into COVID-19 Vaccine Trials. jamanetwork.com This Medical News article discusses efforts to ensure participation of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines.

news.un (2020-09-01). Attacks on journalists are attacks on all civil society: UN rights chief. news.un.org UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has urged all countries to do more to protect journalists, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, as their work helps save lives.

Wilensky G. (2020-09-01). The Importance of Reestablishing a Pandemic Preparedness Office at the White House. jamanetwork.com As the country tries to make sense of all that has happened during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, one idea that should cause little controversy is the importance of health to the security of the US, to its economy, and to the well-being of its citizenry. Given health's fundamental importance to national security, a disaster preparedness and response unit should be reestablished as part of the National Security Council (NSC) and remain there on a permanent basis. This response unit would be in addition to, not a replacement for, the Office of Pandemics and Emerging Threats. The latter currently…

news.un (2020-09-01). Deal to reduce recent Gaza tensions will aid fight against COVID-19. news.un.org The top UN official in the Middle East has hailed an agreement to reduce the latest tensions in and around Gaza amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2020-09-01). New Zealand government ends Auckland lockdown. wsws.org The decision to reopen schools and workplaces, despite new cases of COVID-19 being reported every day, was opposed by some of the government's own health advisors.

_____ (2020-09-01). COVID-19 Is A Great Unequaliser. popularresistance.org Rome – Any of the first names that the media reported as having Covid were those of the rich and powerful, from movie stars to political leaders. Be ye ever so high, the virus is above thee — or so it seemed. | Now we understand that this perception, that came in part because at first only the wealthy and well-connected were getting tested, was misleading. The data is now crystal clear: Covid risk maps on to inequality, and Covid is a great unequaliser — in health, and in wealth. | But just as the initial "optimistic" take about Covid — that it would equalize us — got it wrong, so too the…

Staff (2020-09-01). Headlines for September 1, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Heads to Kenosha, WI After Defending White Teen Who Killed Two People, Cops Who Kill, Biden Blames Trump for Recent Violence as Trump Defends Violent Supporters in Portland, Progressive Groups Call on Biden to Ban Fossil Fuel Interests from Campaign and Admin, KY Prosecutors Offer Breonna Taylor's Ex-Boyfriend Plea Deal to Name Taylor in Drug Case, Trump's Newest Pandemic Adviser Reportedly Pushing "Herd Immunity" Strategy, Honduran Man Dies of COVID-19 in ICE Jail, Reports: Hamas and Israel Reach Deal to Cease Hostilities, Imprisoned Turkish Human Rights Lawyer Dies After 7-Month Hunger Strike, EPA Rolls B…

Staff (2020-09-01). Meet the New Yes Man on Trump's COVID Task Force: Dr. Scott Atlas Wants U.S. to Adopt Herd Immunity. democracynow.org As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States passes 6 million, with a death toll of over 183,000, the Trump administration is loosening coronavirus restrictions, fast-tracking vaccine approval and disregarding safety tests, and now one of Trump's top medical advisers is pushing for the country to adopt a controversial "herd immunity" strategy, raising alarm among public health officials. Washington Post health reporter Yasmeen Abutaleb says Dr. Scott Atlas is not an epidemiologist and was brought on specifically because he would back President Trump's position "about how the pandemic was going,…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Iran, Asian nations discuss agri. challenges amid COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with its 46 member nations, convened in a conference to address the immediate threats posed to the agriculture sector and rural development amid pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Iran's daily COVID-19 death toll declines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Iran's daily coronavirus fatalities dropped for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with 101 deaths, down by six compared to a day earlier, according to the Health Ministry's spokeswoman.

sputniknews (2020-09-01). US Will Not Join WHO Effort to Develop Global COVID-19 Vaccine – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Trump administration will not join a global program to develop a new COVID-19 vaccine in part because it is led by the World Health Organization, media reported on Tuesday.

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Germany sees economy recovering faster than expected in 2020. yenisafak.com Germany expects the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to be less severe than originally feared this year, but it sees a weaker rebound for Europe's largest economy next year due to sluggish foreign demand.Presenting the government's updated forecasts on Tuesday, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said the economy was doing better than expected and was recovering quickly from the coronavirus shock thanks to a strong response from the state."Overall, we can say that at least for now, we are dealing with a V-shaped development," Altmaier told reporters, adding that he did not expect authorities to im…

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Millions return to work and school in France. yenisafak.com Amid strict health protocols schools and offices, opened in France on Tuesday after months of restrictions to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.Wearing masks, nearly 12.4 million children walked to schools, the first time since March. An estimated 25.5 million people also returned to work from their offices in the country.Masks have been made compulsory for all students over the age of 11, which means those studying in middle school and above.Since the lockdown enforced by the pandemic, students have not been inside classrooms. Many of them studying form home lacked the necessary technology — computers or…

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Coronavirus deaths continue to rise in Palestine, Oman. yenisafak.com The coronavirus pandemic claimed seven lives in Palestine and another four in Oman, local health authorities said on Tuesday.In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry said it had recorded seven COVID-19 fatalities, 552 cases, and 282 recoveries.The ministry figures pushed the total numbers of cases to 30,490, including 180 deaths. The tally covers the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.In the Gulf state of Oman, the Health Ministry registered four deaths, 206 cases, and 214 recoveries from the virus.The total number of cases rose to 85,928, including 689 deaths and 8,124 recoveries.Since it origi…

yenisafak (2020-09-01). US Congress hails Turkey's coronavirus aid to Maryland. yenisafak.com The US-based Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) said US Congressional Record recognized the contribution of the committee and Turkey in fight against coronavirus."US Congressional Record recognizes TASC and Republic of Turkey in fight against COVID-19 in Maryland and the United States," the TASC tweeted late Monday."@RepDavidTrone @StateMaryland We Turkish Americans stands with American people. Be Negative on COVID, Stay Positive on Life," the commitee added.Trone addressed the House of Representatives to express his gratitude for the "generosity" of Turkish Americans and their "gracious" suppor…

yenisafak (2020-09-01). Sanofi halts trials of failed COVID-19 drug. yenisafak.com Recent international clinical trials conducted with the drug — typically used for rheumatoid arthritis — have produced adverse reactions in some patients, including pneumonia and even death.Sanofi is one of several companies currently attempting to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. It manufactures Kevzara with its American partner Regeneron.John Reed, Sanofi's global head of research and development, expressed appreciation for his team's efforts in testing the drug."Although this trial did not yield the results we hoped for, we are proud of the work that was achieved by the team to further our understanding o…

RT (2020-09-01). Tony Abbott slams 'health dictatorship' of Covid-19 lockdowns, says 'fear of falling sick' cancels out 'being fully alive'. rt.com Former Australian PM has condemned the demise of personal freedom embraced amid the Covid-19 pandemic: a world of lockdowns, unsustainable government benefits, and "health dictatorships" trying to conquer death. | The ex-leader urged politicians to stop thinking like "trauma doctors" willing to pour unlimited resources into preserving every life and start thinking like "health economists" in a speech to the UK think tank Policy Exchange on Tuesday. The levels of spending required to sustain a country's economy during a prolonged shutdown aren't sustainable, he argued, pointing out that the devastating financia…

RT (2020-09-01). Zuckerberg to donate $300 million to ensure Covid-safe US elections as Facebook hunts for Russian disinformation. rt.com Mark Zuckerberg has said he will donate $300 million to help ensure a "secure" election process amid the Covid-19 pandemic, while Facebook remains on the prowl for alleged "foreign interference" from Russia. | Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced on Tuesday that they will donate the hefty pile of cash to "two non-partisan organizations" — the Center for Tech and Civic Life and the Center for Election Innovation & Research. The donation will help with the highly controversial mail-in voting system and go towards ensuring safety measures at polling stations. | "There will be historic levels of v…

RT (2020-09-01). As Covid-19 pandemic rolls on, Russia becomes fourth country to pass one million confirmed cases, joining Brazil, India & the US. rt.com As children head back to school, Russia's coronavirus case numbers continue to break records. On Tuesday, confirmed infections in nationwide reached seven figures, becoming the first European country to break the million mark. | Behind just the US, Brazil, and India, Russia is the fourth country in the world to break the milestone nobody wanted to get near. However, when compared to these other three countries, it at least seems to be on the right track. On August 31, the US reported 38,560 new cases, India 68,770, and Brazil 48,590. Russia has had less than 5,000 per day since August 15. | Despite being fourt…

RT (2020-09-01). 'Different rules for different folks': Nancy Pelosi caught getting hair done in closed salon amid Covid-19 restrictions. rt.com San Francisco has kept hair salons shut for months amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but that didn't stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from nipping in for a quick wash and blowout at a closed salon — without even wearing a mask. | Security footage obtained by Fox News and published on Tuesday, shows the Democrat walking through eSalon in San Francisco on Monday, while a stylist follows behind wearing a mask. | Salons in the city have been closed since March, but were notified they could reopen for outdoor services starting on September 1 — the same day the footage of Pelosi was released. Salon owner Erica…

RT (2020-09-01). Coronavirus cases in Europe surge past 4 MILLION, but account for only 16% of global number — AFP tally. rt.com The number of Covid-19 cases in Europe has surpassed 4 million, according to the latest tally by the AFP news agency using official government sources. The total number of cases on the continent now stands at 4,006,077. | Europe surged past the four million mark on Tuesday, but at the same time, its share in the global number of cases has fallen to just 16 percent — down from almost 40 percent back in May when the total number of infections was around half of the current number. | Since the onset of the pandemic, more than 216,000 people in Europe have died due to Covid-19, while more than 2.2 million hav…

Dana Floberg (2020-09-01). On September 1, Struggling Families Face Evictions Both Online and Off. commondreams.org "During the COVID-19 emergency, closing this digital divide has gotten even harder," writes Floberg, "Recent research shows that more than half of all low-income broadband users in the United States are worried about paying their internet bills." (Photo: Graciolli Dotcom/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nointernet_0.jpg