Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

2020-10-07: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-07). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Mike Whitney (2020-10-07). Gates, Kissinger and Our Dystopian Future. The Political Side of Covid. globalresearch.ca "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." George Orwell | Can we agree that there are two types of Covid-19? | The first type, is Covid-19 ,"The Virus", which is a fairly …

Fight Back (2020-10-07). Technical workers strike at two Twin Cities hospitals. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Around 200 technical workers from Allina's Abbot Northwestern and Saint Francis Hospitals began a two-day strike at 6 a.m. on Monday, October 5. The workers on strike include diagnostic imaging technicians, medical lab technicians, surgical technicians and others. | The techs are demanding to be paid and receive benefits to stay home and quarantine if needed due to COVID-19 exposure. They work in medical settings where being exposed at work is a serious everyday risk and they deserve to be able to quarantine without loss of pay and benefits, especially given the nature of their jobs, but current…

Spiro Skouras (2020-10-07). Video: Covid-19, We Are Being Lied to! Here Is How… The PCR Test. globalresearch.ca As we approach the one year anniversary of the novel coronavirus outbreak, we find ourselves facing many unanswered questions. | We find ourselves worse off in many ways, in comparison to when the outbreak just began, as we receive signals from …

news.un (2020-10-07). UN chief urges greater investment in universal health coverage, starting now. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of strong public health systems and emergency preparedness for communities and economies globally, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, calling for greater investments in universal health coverage.

Staff (2020-10-07). Mary Trump: My Uncle Is Responsible for 210,000 Deaths and Is Now "Willfully Getting People Sick" democracynow.org As President Trump compares the deadly COVID-19 outbreak to the flu despite being hospitalized for the virus, we speak to his only niece, Mary Trump, about his increasingly erratic behavior in the final weeks of the election season and how his family views illness as a weakness. "To be treated for something is to admit that you need the treatment, and I don't see him having any self-awareness," she says. "Clearly the people closest to him don't care about his well-being. If they did, he'd still be at Walter Reed." She also warns that the "worst-case scenario" would be for President Trump to overcome his illness r…

Staff (2020-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2020. democracynow.org Stephen Miller Tests Positive for COVID-19 as Top Pentagon Generals Quarantine, Rudy Giuliani Coughs Through TV Interview While Awaiting Coronavirus Test Result, White House Refuses Contact Tracing Help as Trump Puts Residence Staff at Risk of COVID-19, Two Presidential Valets Who Carry Nuclear Launch Codes Test Positive for Coronavirus, Six States Report Record Hospitalizations as U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 211,000, Trump Calls Off Stimulus Talks, Then Reverses Course in Erratic Series of Tweets, Facebook, Twitter Crack Down on Trump's False Claim COVID-19 Is Less Lethal Than Flu, FDA to Require Two Month Sa…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Iran records highest COVID-19 death toll since outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran hit a high record on Wednesday as 239 new deaths were registered over the past 24 hours, the highest since the virus outbreak in the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). COVID-19 Children's Art Competition winners announced. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) — The Ministry of Interior and UNICEF announced the winners of the joint COVID-19 Art Competition for children called "We Are All Champions" on Children's Day and Week.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-07). Watershed moment to tackle widening health inequalities as a result of COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that there is limited time to address fundamental health inequalities in the UK, said an Imperial expert.

The Canary (2020-10-07). Concerns over coronavirus testing kits following supply chain breakdown. thecanary.co Concerns have been raised over the supply of vital testing materials for a range of conditions, including coronavirus (Covid-19), following a supply chain problem with pharmaceutical giant Roche.Significant drop: On 6 October, Roche said it had experienced a "very significant drop" in its processing capacity due to a problem with its Sussex distribution centre, the only one in the UK. It's been reported that the shortage includes vital reagents, screening kits, and swabs.In addition to providing these chemicals and parts used in coronavirus tests, Roche also provides materials for a wide range of procedure…

Staff (2020-10-07). 2020 Vice Presidential Debate Recap. therealnews.com Trump's battle with COVID-19 has raised the stakes for the VP debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence.

RT (2020-10-07). Wisconsin opens field hospital outside Milwaukee to handle Covid-19 hospitalization spike. rt.com After hospitalizations for Covid-19 nearly tripled over the past month, straining Wisconsin's healthcare system, Governor Tony Evers has announced the state will open a field hospital outside Milwaukee to handle the surge. | Speaking alongside health officials on Wednesday, Evers announced the field hospital would open next week on the state fairgrounds outside Milwaukee. Built months ago, in anticipation of an expected surge in infection, the facility had sat disused until now. | According to the state Department of Health Services, just 16 percent of Wisconsin's hospital beds were available as of Tuesday aft…

RT (2020-10-07). France records all-time daily high in new Covid-19 cases of almost 19,000, as authorities eye new restrictions. rt.com A total of 18,746 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in France over the latest 24-hour recording period, an all-time daily high for the country, the nation's health authorities announced on Wednesday. | The amount of new cases almost doubled compared to Tuesday when 10,489 infections were registered. The overall number of cases in the country since the start of the pandemic has now reached 653,509. | An additional 80 people had succumbed to the disease during the previous day, according to Wednesday's update, putting the cumulative death toll at 32,445. | Meanwhile the number of Covid-19 patients bein…

Torsten Engelbrecht (2020-10-07). COVID19 PCR Tests Are Scientifically Meaningless. globalresearch.ca First published on June 29, 2020 | Lockdowns and hygienic measures around the world are based on numbers of cases and mortality rates created by the so-called SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests used to identify "positive" patients, whereby "positive" is usually equated with …

Hans-Jàºrgen Steinhagen (2020-10-07). The Covid Crisis: A Brief History of the Pandemics of the 21st Century (2000-2020). globalresearch.ca First published on September 10, 2020 | In times of great confusion and anxiety, when it feels like everything is going down the drain, like everyone is stumbling down a steep road, driven by a supposedly unstoppable disaster, it might be …

Joshua J. McElwee (2020-10-07). Pope's Post-COVID Encyclical Envisions a Less Populist, Less Capitalist World. zcomm.org "Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation"

Staff (2020-10-07). Pence takes on Harris in high stakes vice presidential debate. therealnews.com With Trump infected with COVID, Wednesday's sole presidential debate could be the most important of all time. Real News will recap it live at 11PM Est on 10/7.

Global Research News (2020-10-07). Selected Articles: From Great Lockdown to Great Transformation. The COVID Aftermath. globalresearch.ca By Selected Articles: From Great Lockdo…

Norman Solomon (2020-10-07). The Man Who Would Be President: Mike Pence, Corporate Theocrat. counterpunch.org If President Trump dies from the coronavirus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans largely due to his deliberate negligence, the man replacing him will be no less dangerous. While Mike Pence has eluded tough media scrutiny — in part because he exhibits such a low-key style in contrast to Trump — the pair has

The Tricontinental (2020-10-07). Youth in Brazil's peripheries in the era of CoronaShock. mronline.org Across the world, youth have become important political actors, especially since the 1960s. Along with workers, women, and people of colour, youth have been main protagonists in the fight for national, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist liberation in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-10-07). Video: "Crimes Against Humanity": The German Corona Investigation. "The PCR Pandemic" globalresearch.ca The German Corona Investigative Committee has taken testimony from a large number of international scientists and experts since July 10, 2020. | Scroll down for the Video and Full Transcript of Dr. Reiner Fuellmich's presentation. | . …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-07). Imam Ali (PBUH) Holy Shrine in Najaf Ashraf on eve of Arbaeen. en.mehrnews.com NAJAF, Oct. 07 (MNA) — Although Arbaeen March will not be attended by Shiites around world this year due to outbreak of corona pandemic and restrictions on travel of foreigners to Iraq, Iraqi Shiites have gathered in Imam Ali Shrine to hold ceremony.

Frida Berrigan (2020-10-07). How to Cope With Daily Life During a Pandemic. thenation.com How to Cope With Daily Life During a Pandemic…

Paul Street (2020-10-07). The Virus and Voting Will Not Suffice to Fell This Beast. counterpunch.org No Sympathy for the Devil Many online liberals and lefties celebrated news that the pandemo-fascist Donald Trump contracted his own virus. I've held back. It's not that I find wishing bad things for the president morally offensive. I think doing so is politically problematic, but I don't see it as morally incorrect. Not at all.

Laura Nadine (2020-10-07). SEIU Local 73, Illinois Nurses Association reach deals with University of Illinois. liberationnews.org On Oct. 1, INA co-chief steward at UI Health Paul Pater announced that a supermajority of nurses voted to approve the contract, which guarantees safe patient limits.

Media Lens (2020-10-07). "None Of It Reported": How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial. dissidentvoice.org One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the 'mainstream' media have to convince the public that 'our' government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods of the general population, rather than the private interests of an elite stratum of society that owns and runs all …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-07). Lockdown not 'a trade-off between health and the economy' says Imperial academic. imperial.ac.uk Consumer concerns over the rise in the UK infection rate is likely to hit social spending regardless of whether a lockdown is put in place.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-07). Bangladesh erupts against repeated incidents of sexual abuse against women. peoplesdispatch.org On October 5, Monday, hundreds of people protested in Shahbag area of Bangladeshi capital Dhaka after a video of a woman being gangraped and tortured by at least nine men went viral on social media. The incident reportedly took place in Noakhali district's Begumganj upazila on September 2. The victim's 65-year-old father was also assaulted by some of the alleged rapists at his house in Jagannathpur upazila of Sumangunj, as per reports. | Protesters on Monday carried banners demanding the resignation of home minister Asadduzzam Khan for the government's failure to stop sexual violence against women in the country.

WSWS (2020-10-06). Protests erupt in Chile after police throw 16-year-old off bridge. wsws.org Chile's murderous police violence proves that all of the tensions that gave rise to the social convulsions one year ago have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-06). "Collective Narcissism" and the "Dark Triad": Those Who Protest against the "Official" Covid-19 Narrative are Categorized as "Psychopaths". Is It A Witch Hunt? globalresearch.ca First published on August 26, 2020. | in recent developments, medical doctors are being arrested for challenging the official Covid "scientific" narrative. | *** | A diabolical process is underway which consists in "identifying" all those who are opposed to the governments' management …

Butler SM. (2020-10-06). Medicare Advantage for All, Perhaps? jamanetwork.com The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing a much-needed questioning of the US health system. What is the right balance of authority between the federal government and the states? How should the profound inequities and gaps in the system be better addressed? Should emergency regulations, like those allowing more telemedicine and flexible funding, become permanent features of the system?

Peter Koenig (2020-10-06). COVID-19: President Trump Tested Positive — A Reelection Campaign Bonanza? globalresearch.ca May President Trump and his wife recover fast, fully and for good from their nasty corona disease. After being airlifted four days ago to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and after receiving high-quality professional medical care, both were …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-06). Polls Show that Trump's COVID-19 Infection Has Not Impacted His Re-election Campaign. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump will need all the points he can score in the run up to next month's presidential elections where he will face off against Democrat candidate Joe Biden. Events such as war or threats to a …

WSWS (2020-10-06). Third wave of COVID-19 expected to sweep across the United States. wsws.org Health officials reviewing the case reports from across the country are concerned that the trends indicate another wave is on the horizon, bringing with it rising hospitalization rates and an increase in the number of deaths.

Rubin R. (2020-10-06). Is Blood Type Linked to COVID-19 Risk? jamanetwork.com This Medical News Quick Uptake discusses research into whether blood type is linked to COVID-19 risk.

MEE staff (2020-10-06). Donors slash funding to Yemen by half to 25 US cents a day per person. middleeasteye.net Donors slash funding to Yemen by half to 25 US cents a day per person | Cut in funding comes despite Covid-19 heaping further challenges on a country suffering the world's worst humanitarian disaster | Tue, 10/06/2020 – 17: 11 | An elderly woman sitting on a make-shift bed as others try to salvage tents damaged by torrential rain at a displacement camp in the northern Hajjah province on 30 September (AFP/File…

WSWS (2020-10-06). Bangladesh's Awami League government intensifies anti-democratic attacks on its critics. wsws.org Prime Minister Sheik Hasina has responded to the social crisis exacerbated by COVID-19 by suppressing information on the disease and persecuting journalists.

Joyce Nelson (2020-10-06). Billionaires' Media: The Smearing of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. globalresearch.ca The Globe and Mail published an extraordinary and very lengthy article vilifying Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and calling him "a top voice of misinformation on social media." The headline for the piece summarizes its range: "How a Kennedy became a 'superspreader' of hoaxes on COVID-19, vaccines, 5G and more".

Nathaniel Chase (2020-10-06). Trump, COVID and poetic justice. workers.org Donald Trump, who sat by while so many died, undercut health professionals' recommendations for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, mocked wearing a mask, placed capitalist profits over the lives of thousands and put forward no serious plan to address the pandemic, is now sick himself. The chickens have come home to . . . |

Hampton T. (2020-10-06). Insight on Sex-Based Immunity Differences, With COVID-19 Implications. jamanetwork.com Women and men have striking differences in their autoimmune disease risk, their predisposition to and prognosis with various cancers, and their ability to respond to some infections—including the novel coronavirus. New research offers a potential explanation for these distinctions: sex-based differences in neutrophils, humans' most common circulating immune cells.

Bauchner H, Malani PN, Sharfstein J. (2020-10-06). Reassuring the Public and Clinical Community About the Scientific Review and Approval of a COVID-19 Vaccine. jamanetwork.com Public perception of the review of medications and vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become enmeshed in politics. The pressure on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, to approve the broad use of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months will be immense. However, a lack of clarity about the agency's approach—coupled with a stream of announcements from various federal agencies and pharmaceutical companies—has led to confusion and concern. Greater clarity and transparency about the review process as well as the full engagement of the relevant feder…

Brave New Films (2020-10-06). Watch: One family's tragic Covid-19 story shows why voting matters. nationofchange.org Vote like your life depends on it because someone you love could be the next COVID-19 tragedy.

Abbasi J. (2020-10-06). The Science of Persuasion Offers Lessons for COVID-19 Prevention. jamanetwork.com In this Medical News article, science communications expert Dominique Brossard, PhD, discusses research-based strategies to encourage COVID-19-mitigating behaviors.

WSWS (2020-10-06). Révolution Permanente (NPA) silent on Greek youth protests against COVID-19. wsws.org The New Anticapitalist Party's (NPA) web site is silent on the mass struggles in Greece because it supports the official policy of herd immunity on COVID-19.

Stephens DS, McElrath M. (2020-10-06). COVID-19 and the Path to Immunity. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint reviews what is known about acute and long-term B-cell, antibody, and T-cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection and explains how each are implicated in vaccine candidates likely to be effective and durably protective again COVID-19.

Staff (2020-10-05). A still-contagious, mask-less Trump returns to the White House to lie about COVID-19. therealnews.com After receiving cutting-edge treatment, Trump downplays COVID-19 danger and compares it to the flu, after privately admitting in February that it's far more deadly.

WSWS (2020-10-06). India to reopen schools, despite COVID-19 death toll surging past 100,000. wsws.org The Modi government long ago abandoned any effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and is insisting workers be forced back on the job to produce profits for big business, whatever the cost in human lives.

WSWS (2020-10-06). Tens of thousands of UK COVID-19 cases and contacts went unreported. wsws.org Besides giving a completely false picture of the spread of the disease, the failure to report 15,841 positive Covid-19 cases has left tens of thousands of their potentially infected contacts untraced for up to a week.

WSWS (2020-10-06). COVID-19 infections on the rise in Germany. wsws.org The age of the infected, for both mild and severe cases, has been decreasing as infections rise. The average age of those hospitalised has dropped to 37 years.