2020-11-11: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-11-11). Majority of patients have 'long Covid' symptoms seven weeks after discharge. thecanary.co More than two-thirds of patients hospitalised due to coronavirus (Covid-19) continue to suffer from debilitating symptoms more than seven weeks after being discharged, a new study suggests. | Researchers found that 54 days after discharge, 69% of patients were still experiencing fatigue. And 53% were suffering from persistent breathlessness. | They also found that 34% still had a cough and 15% reported depression. | In addition, 38% of chest radiographs (X-rays) remained abnormal. And 9% were getting worse, according to the study. It was carried out in collaboration with clinicians at the Royal Free London (RFL)…

Stacey Lennox (2020-11-11). Dr. Fauci Told the Truth About COVID-19 Tests in July and Has Been Misleading the Public Ever Since. globalresearch.ca One of the most frustrating aspects of COVID-19 coverage has been the emphasis on "cases," reinforced by Dr. Anthony Fauci. In fact, he was wringing his hands

G. Dunkel (2020-11-11). COVID-19 surges while the economy sputters. workers.org Both the economy and COVID are vitally important issues for working people in the United States. Lost in the tension of…

The Canary (2020-11-11). Airline boss says failure to issue holiday refunds is 'theft'. thecanary.co Travel firms' failure to issue prompt refunds for cancelled holidays is "a bit like theft", according to the boss of Jet2. | Steve Heapy, chief executive of the airline and tour operator, said delays in making payouts during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have given "a very bad impression" of the travel industry. | Money withheld: | Recent analysis by consumer group Which? claimed more than £1bn is being withheld in partial or full refunds from package holiday customers. In July, the Civil Aviation Authority published a report stating that Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, Ryanair, and Tui were among t…

Zoe PC (2020-11-11). What is happening with the Berta Cáceres case? peoplesdispatch.org The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges in the struggle for justice for Berta Cáceres, a leader of COPINH assassinated by hitmen with links to the Honduran state in 2016…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-11). Workers mobilize across Greece demanding protection of public health and safer workplaces. peoplesdispatch.org The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors' Associations has presented a series of demands in light of the spike in COVID-19 cases. These include urgent mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-11). French teachers holds strike demanding safety measures in schools. peoplesdispatch.org Teachers and students across France are outraged at the government's failure to provide safety arrangements in overcrowded schools across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2020-11-11). How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed. globalresearch.ca There's been a lot of talk lately about whether or not the fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine will in fact be safe and effective. While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the way …

Labor Video Project (2020-11-11). UCSF Hospital Bosses Cutting Staffing In Middle Of Covid Pandemic! indybay.org CNA UCSF nurses and workers from AFSCME 3299 and CWA UPTE spoke up against the cutbacks of nurses and other staff threatening the health and safety of the workers and patients. The UCSF management, UC Regents and Governor Newsom according to the workers are continuing to put profit before patients and workers.

Andrea Arroyo (2020-11-11). CoVIDA- Homage to Victims of the Pandemic. thenation.com CoVIDA- Homage to Victims of the Pandemic…

Peter Koenig (2020-11-11). The Post Covid World, The WEF's Diabolical Project: "Resetting the Future of Work Agenda" — After "The Great Reset". A Horrifying Future. globalresearch.ca The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published (October 2020) a so-called White Paper, entitled " This 31-page document reads like a blueprint on how to "execute" — …

MEE staff (2020-11-11). UK urged to boycott G20 over Saudi Arabia's plans to displace Bedouin tribe. middleeasteye.net UK urged to boycott G20 over Saudi Arabia's plans to displace Bedouin tribe | Saudi Howeitat tribe accuses Riyadh of planning to expel them from their ancestors' land to build the megacity Neom on the Red Sea | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 13 | Britain's Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab (Reuters) | A Saudi tribe has called on Britain's foreign secretary to boycott the G20 Summit set to be hosted b…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2020-11-11). A Plea to MPs from Mike Yeadon: "Don't Vote for Lockdown". "The Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca Dear Sirs and Madams, | I am an independent scientist of over 30 years experience leading research into new medicines, operating up to Vice President and head of Respiratory Research at Pfizer, a US pharmaceutical company and founder and CEO of …

_____ (2020-11-11). Energy Transitions And Colonialism. popularresistance.org The year 2020 has seen an unprecedented oil price crash, causing a shock to the fossil fuel industry. The impact has been brutal among oil companies, especially in the high-cost US shale oil sector. As for oil-producing African countries, such as Angola, Algeria, Libya, and Nigeria, more economic strain has been added to their economies with mounting budget deficits and a hemorrhaging of their foreign exchange reserves. Against this backdrop, some analysts have rushed to speculate that the pandemic could kill the oil industry and help save the environment.

Staff (2020-11-11). Supreme Court Challenge to ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare for All. truthout.org Once again, the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health law passed under the Obama administration in 2010, will be in the hands of the Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments in the case, California v. Texas, on Tuesday. A decision is expected in the spring. This is the third time the law has been tested in the Supreme Court, but this time experts are not certain the outcome will be as favorable as it was in 2012 and 2015 due to the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her replac…

_____ (2020-11-11). More Than 14 Million May Have Lost Health Coverage. popularresistance.org In the latest analysis, researchers first tried to assess how many workers and dependents relied on job-based coverage as of March 2019. Then, using data from the Labor Department, they estimated how many workers lost jobs and how many of those had employer-based coverage. Researchers examined this information by industry, age and gender. | Some industries were affected more than others and a few were almost spared entirely. "As a result, we would expect the number of people losing jobs with [employer-sponsored insurance] to vary greatly by industry, and possibly by other characteristics, such as age and gender,"

Betsey Piette (2020-11-11). Wallace family calls for firing of police. workers.org The Oct. 26 police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia was caught on a video that went viral, bringing thousands into the streets to demand justice for the 27-year-old Black man, who had been experiencing a mental health crisis. Despite a series of 911 callers saying Wallace needed an . . . |

Health Care Voter (2020-11-11). Tuesday 11/10: #SaveTheACA Rally at Supreme Court w/ Health Care Voter (livestream). indybay.org Livestream recording of protest rally…

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

Yasmina Allouche (2020-11-11). Algeria journalist hospitalised after facing threats for uncovering online abuse. middleeasteye.net Algeria journalist hospitalised after facing threats for uncovering online abuse | Stress of Abir Benrabah's work exposing those exploiting and blackmailing minors online said to have led to her medical condition | Wed, 11/11/2020 – 12: 19 | A medical examination reportedly concluded that Benrabah was suffering from internal bleeding due to high blood pressure (Screengrab) | An Algerian jo…

Kuehn BM. (2020-11-10). COVID-19 Deaths Among US Clinicians. jamanetwork.com More than 100‚ÄØ000 US health care personnel have contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) since February and at least 641 have died, according to a report by health officials from the CDC and several states.

_____ (2020-11-10). Experts Temper Expectations For Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine. popularresistance.org Public health experts were among those who urged cautious optimism on Monday as pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that the first formal review of its coronavirus vaccine showed the vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing the virus in trial volunteers who had never before had Covid-19. | Pfizer shared the news in a press release—not in a peer-reviewed medical journal, noted consumer advocacy group Public Citizen—amid its ongoing 44,000-person trial, which it is conducting with German drug manufacturer BioNTech.

RT (2020-11-10). Paris prosecutor's office advances criminal investigation into alleged mismanagement of Covid-19 in France. rt.com Four judicial inquiries have begun into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in France, with criminal charges under consideration including "voluntary abstention from fighting a disaster" and "endangering the life of others." | On Tuesday, five months after opening a wide preliminary inquiry into the potential mismanagement of the Covid pandemic in France, the Paris prosecutor's office decided to escalate the investigation. | The public prosecutor, Remy Heitz, claimed that the inquiry would focus on the impact of public decision-making on healthcare workers, public servants and those who were infected with, o…

news.un (2020-11-10). COVID-19: Slow road to jobs recovery for Latin America and the Caribbean. news.un.org The labour market in Latin America and the Caribbean faces a slow recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for "active macro policies" and other measures to promote sustainable development alongside getting people back into the workforce.

RT (2020-11-10). Displaced Syrians settle in ancient Roman ruin instead of 'overcrowded' refugee camps amid Covid-19 pandemic (PHOTOS). rt.com In a bid to avoid overcrowded refugee camps a family of refugees in Syria has set up home in the ruins of a Roman temple of the ancient settlement of Baquirha in the north of the war-torn country. | Abdelaziz al-Hassan, his wife and three children fled their home in Idlib last winter after a series of attacks on the city. | They now live in a tent village, pitched at the second-century temple of the ancient local god Baal, also called 'Zeus' in Greek mythology. "I chose this place because it provides peace of mind, far from overcrowded places and those riddled with disease," al-Hassan told the AFP news agency,…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-11-10). UN Agencies Warn of Global Hunger and Displacement 'Surge' From Coronavirus Pandemic. commondreams.org "The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on health and human mobility threatens to roll back global commitments," said one official, "and hinder ongoing efforts to support those in need of assistance." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12289564071.jpg

Ragip Soylu (2020-11-10). Covid-19: Turkey to be prioritised in receiving vaccine, official says. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey to be prioritised in receiving vaccine, official says | BioNTech founder says vaccine could be given to Turkish citizens in the first three months of 2021 | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 15: 12 | Vials carrying a potential vaccine against coronavirus (Reuters) | Turkey will be among the first countries to receive the experimental vaccine that is proven to be 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-…

MEE staff (2020-11-10). Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, dies after contracting Covid-19. middleeasteye.net Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, dies after contracting Covid-19 | The 65-year-old senior Palestine Liberation Organisation official was being treated for the disease in a Jerusalem hospital | Tue, 11/10/2020 – 09: 12 | Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian negotiator, speaking to reporters in 2014 (AFP) | Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator and senior Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) official,…

The Canary (2020-11-10). Matt Hancock suggests vaccine will be rolled out from December, but not for everyone. thecanary.co The military and NHS staff are on standby to roll out a coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine across the UK from the start of December, according to the health secretary.Matt Hancock said there were many hurdles to overcome before the "vast task" of vaccination could begin. These include regulatory approval of the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and assessment of its safety data.No escaping second wave: On Monday 9 November, England's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam told the Downing Street press conference he was "hopeful" there would be "some vaccine by Christmas". But he also urged caution.H…

teleSUR (2020-11-10). Sinovac Rejects Halt of its COVID-19 Vaccine's Trials in Brazil. telesurenglish.net Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech reaffirmed that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate CoronaVac is safe, following the announcement by Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) over the suspension of clinical trials in the country on Tuesday. | RELATED: | "After communicating with our Brazilian partner, the Butantan Institute, we learned that their board believes that this serious adverse event is not r…

news.un (2020-11-10). Can 'Open Science' speed up the search for a COVID-19 vaccine? 5 things you need to know. news.un.org The UN is calling for authoritative scientific information and research to be made freely available, to accelerate research into an effective vaccine against the COVID-19 virus, help counter misinformation, and "unlock the full potential of science".

Staff (2020-11-10). Consumer Advocates Warn Pfizer Data Is Incomplete — Vaccine Is Still Months Away. truthout.org As the United States shatters global records for COVID-19 infections, news on Monday of early trial data suggesting that a potential vaccine for the virus is 90 percent effective provided a brief sense of relief. | However,

WSWS (2020-11-10). COVID-19 pandemic creating a social disaster in India. wsws.org Contrary to Modi's lies, a humanitarian crisis is being generated in the world's second most populous country.

Jim Miles (2020-11-10). Days of the Future Passed — Point of No Return. Covid-19 and The 2020 Presidential Elections. globalresearch.ca One of the more pivotal years in modern history was 1979 and its geopolitical events. Until recently I had considered them to be the most important alignment of events influencing future actions. It is still of paramount importance in the …

Staff (2020-11-10). As U.S. Faces Out-of-Control Pandemic, Pfizer Raises Hope for Vaccine, But Many Questions Remain. democracynow.org Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced that a Phase 3, late-stage study found their potential COVID-19 vaccine showed more than 90% effectiveness. The two-dose vaccine still faces several challenges, including how to store and transport it, since it must be refrigerated at subzero temperatures. Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett says the news is hopeful, but urges caution. "There's been no scientific release. There's no published data," she says. "We don't have anything to go with except what the lawyers at Pfizer massaged carefully into a single-page press release. So, we have to take th…

Jasmine Norden (2020-11-10). The second lockdown will highlight the need for mental health service reform more than anything before it. thecanary.co The UK is now in its second national lockdown in an attempt to curb the still rising coronavirus (Covid-19) case numbers. While sorely needed, this lockdown could worsen the negative psychological effects of the first. | This is particularly evident in terms of mental health. Countless academics and charities have already warned about the mental health crisis facing the UK. The Centre for Mental Health The…

RT (2020-11-10). WHO panel urges governments to share experience on 'effective fight' against Covid-19. rt.com A World Health Organization (WHO) panel has called on governments to pool their experiences in tackling the novel coronavirus, and so pass on the best methods they have discovered or developed in fighting the pandemic. | Former New Zealand PM Helen Clark, co-chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, said member states had been invited to make contributions to the group's work. | A "one size fits all" approach to the pandemic will not be appropriate, she added, but countries will still find it useful to "share experiences, and to consider policy alternatives and solutions developed…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-10). Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 700,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 10 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 10,339 COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the total cases in the country to 703,288.

Staff (2020-11-10). Dehumanizing the disabled won't end with a Dem in office. therealnews.com People with disabilities have loudly pointed out the ways our society and our healthcare system are made inaccessible to them. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the cruelty of these systemic exclusions and injustices, and we can no longer ignore the fact that denying disabled rights means denying human rights.

news.un (2020-11-10). UN agency for Palestine refugees runs out of money as COVID-19 spreads. news.un.org The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) has run out of cash on hand to keep vital services going amid the worsening health emergency, UNRWA spokesperson Tamara Alrifai told a regular UN press briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

WSWS (2020-11-10). Possible COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough makes measures to stop virus spread now more urgent. wsws.org The announcement of progress on a COVID-19 vaccine makes all the more necessary urgent measures to stop the spread of the virus until the vaccine is widely available.

Krumholz HM, Bloom T, Sever R, et al. (2020-11-10). Submissions and Downloads of Preprints in the First Year of medRxiv. jamanetwork.com This study describes submissions, postings, abstract views, downloads, comments, and withdrawals on the medRxiv preprint server from June 2019 to June 2020 and compares submissions and postings before and after COVID-19.

Kuehn BM. (2020-11-10). COVID-19 Poses Pregnancy Risks. jamanetwork.com Preventing and identifying coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pregnant women is essential, as new data suggest some are at risk of severe illness or pregnancy loss.

WSWS (2020-11-10). Face-to-face teaching resumed at Australian universities, despite continuing COVID-19 cases. wsws.org Despite the clear dangers, the trade unions covering university workers—such as the National Tertiary Education Union—have mounted no opposition to the return to campuses.

WSWS (2020-11-10). Auto parts workers demand full disclosure as COVID-19 cases surge at Indiana Faurecia plant. wsws.org We demand that the company and the IBEW union make public all information, including dates and locations of cases, on the spread of the coronavirus in the plant.

John Winstead (2020-11-10). Why pharma giant Pfizer should not control the COVID vaccine. liberationnews.org Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, along with its German partner BioNTech, is hoping to cash in on the promising new vaccine for COVID-19 unveiled this week. Studies have shown that when taken twice three weeks apart, the vaccine was up to 90 percent effective at preventing symptomatic occurances of the disease compared to those who took only …

Staff (2020-11-10). Headlines for November 10, 2020. democracynow.org William Barr Says Prosecutors Can Probe Voter Fraud Claims, as GOP Backs Trump Refusal to Concede, GA Republican Senators Call for Sec. of State to Step Down After They Fail to Win Their Races, Joe Biden Pleads for Use of Face Masks as U.S. Cases Top 10 Million, Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dies After Contracting COVID-19, Trump Fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper, SCOTUS Hearing Arguments in GOP Attack on Obamacare, Which Could Strip Healthcare for Millions, Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia, One Year After Coup That Ousted Him, Peru Removes President Vizcarra in Impeachment Trial, Protests Erupt in Ar…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-10). 'A Great Loss for Palestine': Veteran Diplomat and PLO Leader Saeb Erekat Dies of Covid-19. commondreams.org Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hailed Erekat—who served a quarter century as the occupied state's chief negotiator—as "our dear brother and friend, the great fighter." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/erekat.jpg

WSWS (2020-11-10). Spain's PSOE-Podemos regime rejects lock-downs as COVID-19 soars. wsws.org The priorities of the ruling class in Spain are clear: even if lockdown measures could largely eliminate the virus in only a few weeks, they would rather see mass contagion and death in order to ensure the working class keeps producing profits.

Julian Rose (2020-11-10). Life Starts from Here. Counteract the "Great Reset" by "Puppet Master Big Banker" globalresearch.ca Let's do a reality check: many of us wake-up in the morning with our default memory sleepily reverted back to a pre-covid state of seeming 'normality'. But after splashing our face with cold water, taking the dog for a walk …