Daily Archives: October 9, 2020

2020-10-09: News Headlines

Lisa Jane Waters (2020-10-09). Removal of "Form 5 Cremation Certificate" for U.K. Deaths Relating to COVID-19. Under Britain's "Coronavirus Act" globalresearch.ca As we head in to winter watch death statistic manipulation go into overdrive, check out this " Did you know that the UK Government have removed

Anthony DiMaggio (2020-10-09). The Case Against Social Media: Mass Misinformation in the Covid-19 Era. counterpunch.org Americans are now witnessing a new era of conspiracy mongering and fake news via the rise of the fringe "QAnon" movement, among a plethora of paranoid claims that Covid-19 is an elite-fueled hoax and that it was secretly created by powerful people working in the shadows.

Joshua Cho (2020-10-09). Evidence-free 'lab leak' speculation boosts Trump's Xenophobic approach to Coronavirus. mronline.org Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China has been the target of relentless hostile and racist media coverage, depicting the country as a uniquely nefarious source of disease (FAIR.org, 3/24/20, 5/7/20).

Brian Cloughley (2020-10-09). Britain is on the Skids, Economically and Morally. counterpunch.org Countless millions in Britain are suffering economically and/or medically from the effects of the government's erratic whack-a-mole approach to the Covid-19 crisis. On the other hand, criminal gangs and some very rich citizens have prospered greatly from the effects of the pandemic, and morally it is difficult to draw a line between these elements of the

Catherine Austin Fitts (2020-10-09). "Reimagine and Reset Our World": "COVID-19, The Great Reset" by Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret. globalresearch.ca "In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One." ~ Yakov Smirnoff | Professor Klaus Schwab founded and runs the World Economic …

Kenny Stancil (2020-10-09). US Labor Unions File UN Complaint Accusing Trump Administration of 'Outrageous' Violations of Workers' Rights. zcomm.org Covid-19 "has demonstrated that not only is the U.S. violating workers' rights, but those violations are resulting in people dying."

Rosita Zakeri, Rebecca Bendayan, Mark Ashworth, Daniel M. Bean, Hiten Dodhia, Stevo Durbaba, Kevin O'Gallagher, Claire Palmer, Vasa Curcin, Elizabeth Aitken, William Bernal, Richard D. Barker, Sam Norton, Martin Gulliford, James T.H. Teo, James Galloway, Richard J.B. Dobson, Ajay M. Shah (2020-10-09). A case-control and cohort study to determine the relationship between ethnic background and severe COVID-19. thelancet.com Black and Mixed ethnicity are independently associated with greater admission risk with COVID-19 and may be risk factors for development of severe disease, but do not affect in-hospital mortality risk. Comorbidities and socioeconomic factors only partly account for this and additional ethnicity-related factors may play a large role. The impact of COVID-19 may be different in Asians.

Staff (2020-10-09). Headlines for October 9, 2020. 18.224.45.15 13 Charged in Far-Right Terror Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor & Attack State Capitol, Sickened with COVID-19, Trump Rejects Remote Debate and Plans New Rallies, Trump's Erratic Behavior Sparks Fears over His Physical and Mental Health, House Speaker Pelosi Questions Trump's Fitness as Vice President Pence Returns to D.C., North Dakota Hospitals Fill to Capacity as Coronavirus Cases Surge Nationwide, White House Superspreader Event May Have Exposed Thousands to Coronavirus, Whistleblowing Vaccine Specialist Calls Out Trump's "Reckless and Deadly" Misinformation, Trump Received COVID-19 Drugs Developed Using Huma…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-10-09). Omnibus Collisions: Coronavirus Policing and Overreach in Victoria. dissidentvoice.org In her September 17 speech to parliament, the Attorney General of the Australian state of Victoria, Jill Hennessy, explained various provisions of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill. Of most interest was the proposal that would dramatically inflate the scope of public health power in ostensibly preventing a spread of COVID-19. …

T.J. Coles (2020-10-09). How Boris Johnson Killed Tens of Thousands of Britons: The First Four Months. counterpunch.org Epidemiologists agree that if swift and effective measures are put in place early, COVID-19 infects and kills fewer people. Johnson's response was neither swift nor effective. Having a "particularly extreme form of capitalism," Britain was already disadvantaged when it came to facing a pandemic. By May, 60,000 people in the UK had died: by far

Yanis Iqbal (2020-10-09). Colombia Covid Lockdown: Collapse of Healthcare, Social Crisis, Poverty. globalresearch.ca As the confirmed Coronavirus cases in Colombia

John C. A. Manley (2020-10-09). Everybody's Favourite COVID Jester Makes a Big Math Blunder. globalresearch.ca In his recent Imitating a spokesperson of unclear affiliation, with tape on his glasses and a psychedelic T-shirt, JP starts off …

_____ (2020-10-09). Insulin Copay Caps Fall Short, Fuel Underground Exchanges. popularresistance.org Denver – D.j. Mattern had her Type 1 diabetes under control until COVID's economic upheaval cost her husband his hotel maintenance job and their health coverage. The 42-year-old Denver woman suddenly faced insulin's exorbitant list price — anywhere from $125 to $450 per vial — just as their household income shrank. | She scrounged extra insulin from friends, and her doctor gave her a couple of samples. But as she rationed her supplies, her blood sugar rose so high her glucose monitor couldn't even register a number. In June, she was hospitalized.

Women's March Action (2020-10-09). Tuesday 10/13: The Truth About Voting By Mail: Your Right to Vote Safely During COVID & the 2020 Election. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Steve Watson (2020-10-09). Over 6000 Scientists, Doctors Sign Anti-lockdown Petition. globalresearch.ca Over six thousand scientists and doctors have signed a petition against coronavirus lockdown measures, urging that those not in the at risk category should be able to get on with their lives as normal, and that lockdown rules in both …

Alan Macleod (2020-10-09). Critics Say New Iran Sanctions Designed To "Choke off Humanitarian Exports" Amid Pandemic. mintpressnews.com The Trump administration's new sanctions on Iran are so wide-reaching that many fear they are meant to directly harm the Iranian people as they struggle to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Alan Macleod (2020-10-09). World Bank: Up to 150 Million More People Will Live in Extreme Poverty by 2021. mintpressnews.com The convergence of the coronavirus, combined with global conflict and climate change has put the goal of ending global poverty by 2030 virtually out of sight.

_____ (2020-10-09). Pandemic Could Push Up To 150 Million Into 'Extreme Poverty' By 2021. popularresistance.org Amid findings that the combined wealth of the planet's billionaires skyrocketed to $10.2 trillion during the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned Wednesday that the public health crisis could cause global extreme poverty to rise for the first time in over two decades and push tens of millions of people into that category by next year. | "Between 88 million and 115 million people could fall back into extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic, with an additional increase of between 23 million and 35 million in 2021, potentially bringing the total number of new people living in extreme poverty to between 11…

Hendrik Stroeck (2020-10-09). More pragmatism in dealing with Corona. indybay.org Pragmatic approaches are needed to find solutions to allow life without breaks. Scientists must make their contribution. It is more important than ever that we are not only stubbornly clinging to concepts, but that we are prepared to break new ground. Also new ways of communication. A Corona traffic light would make both possible as a first step.

Editor (2020-10-09). Surviving the Pandemic In a Broken Country. scheerpost.com The National Guard / CC BY 2.0] By Frida Berrigan / TomDispatch After all these months and 210,000 deaths, you'd think I'd be used to it all, but I'm not. It doesn't seem even a little normal yet. I'm still full of absences, missing so much I used to take for granted: hugs and handshakes, rooms crowded for funerals and weddings, potluck dinners and house parties. I miss browsing the stacks at the… |

LWVSF (2020-10-09). League of Women Voters Launches Essential Voter Resources to Help San Franciscans Vote. indybay.org Online programs, events, and materials continue LWVSF's 100-year tradition of nonpartisan voter services, despite the pandemic.

LWVSF (2020-10-09). League of Women Voters Launches Essential Voter Resources to Help San Franciscans Vote in. indybay.org Online programs, events, and materials continue LWVSF's 100-year tradition of nonpartisan voter services, despite the pandemic.

Staff (2020-10-09). U.N. World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Tackling Hunger Amid War, Pandemic & Climate Crisis. 18.224.45.15 As the World Food Programme wins the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger around the world, we speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, who says the United Nations body is doing vital work around the world. "I couldn't be happier that the World Food Programme won the Nobel Prize for peace, because this hunger pandemic is paralyzing perhaps 2.7 billion people," he says.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2020-10-09). Video: "Contact Tracing", A Certified Contact Tracer Exposes the Truth. globalresearch.ca On July 2nd, 2008, former US President Barack Obama spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in Colorado Springs, Colorado about expanding a "civilian national security force" to meet national security goals in areas from education, healthcare to saving the environment. | He …

Labor Video Project (2020-10-09). Striking AHS SEIU 1021 & CNA Workers Hear Alameda Supervisors Promise To Fire AHS Bosses. indybay.org Hundreds of striking SEIU 1021 & CNA AHS workers rallied at the Alameda County Building to protest the union busting tactics of this group that runs the Alameda public health system. Two County supervisors promised to remove them from running the public healthcare system…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-09). Tackling mental health and non-communicable disease to build a healthier society. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers are helping policymakers and industry build a healthier society with the support of the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-09). Imperial scientists help artists re-imagine 'Albertopolis'. imperial.ac.uk The Imperial led Great Exhibition Road Festival, and Kensington & Chelsea Art Week have launched a new exhibition to mark World Mental Health Day…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-10-09). Roaming Charges: A Fly in the Anointment. counterpunch.org A return to normalcy, you say? Normalcy brought us the Iraq War, torture, assassination by drone, 607 billionaires & 600k homeless, the gutting of welfare, warrantless wiretaps, militarized police, the war on drugs, globalized fracking, the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico & an atmospheric C02 level of 411.08 ppm and rising. Screw normalcy.

Prof. Bill Willers (2020-10-09). Evidence that the Face Mask does not Impede Viral Transmission. globalresearch.ca Dr. Redfield: | I made it a point to watch you after seeing Wisconsin's Chief Medical Officer and Epidemiologist, Dr. Ryan Westergaard, "Now the science is in. [Because of] recent studies with large numbers …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-09). Highlighting housing affordability and space safety to build a smarter society. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers are helping policymakers and industry build a smarter society with the support of the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-10-09). Post-traumatic stress experienced by partners following miscarriage. imperial.ac.uk One in 12 partners experience post-traumatic stress after miscarriage, suggests a new study.

Prof. Anthony J. Hall (2020-10-08). Assaulting Science in the Name of Science: Exploring the Coronavirus Crisis of 2020. globalresearch.ca There is a battle going on over who and what most credibly represents science. As the months pass, the contest over science is integral to the acrimony concerning the nature of COVID-19. In February of this year the UN's World …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-08). 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 closure of the national economy. Covid-19 is a public health concern but it is NOT a dangerous virus.

Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson (2020-10-08). COVID-19 Masks Are a Crime Against Humanity and Child Abuse. globalresearch.ca The following is a

Peter Koenig (2020-10-08). The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.

WSWS (2020-10-08). New York governor closes some schools and businesses while COVID-19 infections spike. wsws.org With anger increasing over the unsafe opening of the nation's largest school system, Governor Andrew Cuomo is moving to close a limited number of schools in communities that have become COVID-19 hotspots.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-08). Evo Morales' Ally Has Real Chance of Winning Bolivia's Upcoming Elections. globalresearch.ca A corrupt, manipulative and indolent government in Bolivia, coupled with problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has only exacerbated the many issues the country has faced since Evo Morales was ousted from power on November 10, 2019. Interior Minister Arturo …

WSWS (2020-10-08). With more than 1 million dead, who have been the victims of the coronavirus pandemic? wsws.org More than 1 million people globally have succumbed to COVID-19. The working class has faced the brunt of this pandemic, with all indications that the worst is still to come.

WSWS (2020-10-08). Police shut down protests, fine students at University of Sydney. wsws.org On the pretext of enforcing COVID-19 safety measures, the state government has deployed police to conduct anti-democratic operations on a university campus.

WSWS (2020-10-08). Quebec educator urges teachers to build rank-and-file safety committees to oppose reckless school reopening. wsws.org There is no longer any doubt that the reopening of schools in Quebec, as across Canada, is fueling the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Raul Diego (2020-10-08). New DARPA-Funded Tech Promises to Diagnose COVID-19 Through Implantable Biochip. mintpressnews.com The POC (point-of-care) diagnostics market stands at about $18.8 billion globally, according to recent market

WSWS (2020-10-08). UK COVID-19 cases triple in a fortnight. wsws.org The spread of COVID-19 in the north of England is presented in the media as a regional disparity. But the most infected areas are in deindustrialised, socially deprived regions where fewer people work from home.

Whitney Webb (2020-10-08). Secretive HHS AI Platform to Predict US Covid-19 Outbreaks Weeks in Advance. thealtworld.com A new AI-powered module known as HHS Vision has been added to the controversial and secretive HHS Protect system for amassing data related to Covid-19. By year's end, this opaque, yet increasingly influential, system is set to predict Covid-19 outbreaks without traditional testing. | Two weeks ago, on September 24, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Thomas Magstadt (2020-10-08). An infected president, a disease of the heart, an imperiled republic. nationofchange.org It's a supreme irony that President Trump has chosen to call Covid-19 "the China virus".

WSWS (2020-10-08). COVID-19 cuts a swathe through official Washington. wsws.org The coronavirus is cutting a swathe through official Washington, hitting dozens of White House aides, the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff and well over a hundred members of Congress and their staff.

WSWS (2020-10-08). Appalachian State University faculty and students demand action after death of healthy student from COVID-19. wsws.org Following the death of 19-year-old Chad Dorrill, students and professors have spoken out against the poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the university's administration.

news.un (2020-10-08). Universal Health Coverage 'more urgent than ever' — UN chief. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that "our health systems are inadequate", the UN chief told a ministerial meeting on Thursday, citing weak structures and unequal access to healthcare as "major reasons" why the coronavirus has killed one million people and infected more than 30 times that, globally.

news.un (2020-10-08). Pandemic has forever changed online shopping, UN-backed survey reveals. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way consumers shop online, the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, said on Thursday, announcing results of a survey of some 3,700 consumers across nine countries.

_____ (2020-10-08). Dangerous Use Of Crowd-Control Weapons Against Protestors And Medics. popularresistance.org Portland, OR – Regardless of where we are, we are living in a reign of violence in which "we can't breathe." We are witnessing a global downward trend in terms of respect for fundamental human rights, freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. In most parts of the world, the human rights environment is radically transforming in a way that brings into question the basic concept of human rights: holding, possessing, claiming, and asserting rights legally as a human being. This deterioration in the human rights environment has accelerated over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

_____ (2020-10-08). Over 44,000 Meatpackers Tested Positive For COVID19. popularresistance.org According to a tracker maintained by the Food & Environment Reporting Network, more than 44,000 meatpackers have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 200 have died from it. | Now, a new exposé by the New York Times shows how many meatpacking families have struggled to get compensated for their loved one's death on the job: | Workers' compensation has traditionally been used to address on-the-job injuries — not fatalities tied to a pandemic that has disrupted millions of lives and killed more than 200,000 people in the United States. Tracing the exact origins of individual infections can be diffic…