2020-11-12: News Headlines

Peter Koenig (2020-11-12). 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.

news.un (2020-11-12). Seafarers, heroes of the pandemic as shipping plays vital role in crisis. news.un.org The global shipping industry has played a vital role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand for its services has limited the annual decline in maritime trade volumes to around 4.1 per cent in 2020, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in its annual report on the shipping industry on Thursday.

news.un (2020-11-12). Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts. news.un.org Thousands of people continue to be killed and injured every year by landmines and explosive weapons in conflicts around the world, while the COVID-19 pandemic has forced mine-clearance efforts to be scaled back, a UN-backed civil society report on the issue said on Thursday.

Shirley Sze, Daniel Pan, Clareece R. Nevill, Laura J. Gray, Christopher A. Martin, Joshua Nazareth, Jatinder S. Minhas, Pip Divall, Kamlesh Khunti, Keith R. Abrams, Laura B. Nellums, Manish Pareek (2020-11-12). Ethnicity and clinical outcomes in COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Individuals of Black and Asian ethnicity are at increased risk of COVID-19 infection compared to White individuals; Asians may be at higher risk of ITU admission and death. These findings are of critical public health importance in informing interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality amongst ethnic minority groups.

Steve Topple (2020-11-12). The whitewashing of ME just continued. Long Covid patients could be next. thecanary.co THIS JOURNALIST'S PARTNER LIVES WITH SEVERAL OF THE ILLNESSES MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE. ONE OF THE DOCTORS MENTIONED IS ALSO THEIR FAMILY GP. | The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has left some people living with so-called "

WSWS (2020-11-12). Workers' lives are not expendable! Take action to stop the COVID-19 pandemic! wsws.org Rank-and-file safety committees must be expanded and organized to prepare walkouts to shut down non-essential plants, warehouses and other workplaces.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Australian government slashes JobSeeker to force more workers into low-paid jobs. wsws.org Both major parties agree on using the mass unemployment and financial distress triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic to further restructure economic and social relations in the interests of the capitalist class.

news.un (2020-11-12). 'Bring life to those fighting for breath', UNICEF urges on World Pneumonia Day. news.un.org Pneumonia is not a new emergency, it takes the lives of some 800,000 children each year, but this year's COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more critical to stop the deadly infection, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-12). French teachers go on national strike. peoplesdispatch.org French teachers went on strike demanding effective safety measures in school amid a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A key demand was recruitment so that there would be more classes with fewer students in each…

Mike Walter (2020-11-12). The Heat: U.S. prepares for worst days ahead with COVID-19. america.cgtn.com The United States is preparing for its worst days ahead with coronavirus cases spiking across the entire country.

Zach Conti (2020-11-12). G20 Holds Extraordinary Debt Reduction Meeting. indybay.org On Friday, the G20 convenes an extraordinary meeting on debt reduction for developing countries affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis.

RT (2020-11-12). US Covid task force chief Fauci says coronavirus vaccines should reach all parts of the world, not only rich states. rt.com America's top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on pharmaceutical companies and institutes developing coronavirus vaccines to ensure that they are available in all countries, not only the wealthy ones. | As companies talk about the ability to make billions of doses, "we don't need hundreds of millions for the rich countries," Fauci told a webinar held by British thinktank Chatham House. | "We need billions [of vaccine doses], so whether you live in the darkest part of the developing world, or if you live in London, you should have the same access." | Vaccines clearly have the potential to…

Staff (2020-11-12). Brazil: Trump Ally Bolsonaro Refuses to Acknowledge Biden Win & Downplays COVID as Death Toll Mounts. democracynow.org The White House has ordered agencies not to cooperate with Biden's presidential transition team, and President Donald Trump continues to refuse to accept defeat in the 2020 election, which means Biden cannot receive security briefings or access government funds for the transition. But while the standoff continues in the U.S., other countries are already preparing for a new administration. For more on how the historic U.S. election is playing out internationally, we speak with analysts from around the world, including Maria Luísa Mendonàßa, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazi…

Labor Video Project (2020-11-12). 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.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-11-12). The Covid "Pandemic": Destroying People's Lives. Engineered Economic Depression. Global "Coup d'Etat"? globalresearch.ca Introduction: | Red Zones, the facemask, social distancing, the closing down of schools, colleges and universities, no more family gatherings, no birthday celebrations, music, the arts: no more cultural events, sport events are suspended, no more weddings, "love and life" is …

C. Douglas Lummis (2020-11-12). 'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'. thenation.com 'We Won't Quit Until We Stop It'

Reiner Fuellmich (2020-11-12). 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. | . | Their …

WSWS (2020-11-12). German schools become coronavirus hotspots: 300,000 students in quarantine. wsws.org Although studies show that the closure of schools, day-care centres and non-essential businesses effectively slow down the increase of infections, governments in Germany and Europe generally reject such closures.

Pip Hinman (2020-11-12). Rich Listers grow as JobSeeker is cut. greenleft.org.au The Australian Financial Review Rich List 2020 reveals that the pandemic and associated economic crisis hasn't impacted the 1%. Jim McIlroy reports.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Thousands protest in Peru against impeachment, pandemic and economic implosion. wsws.org In Lima, Peru's capital, the decision to replace Martín Vizcarra with Manuel Merino brought many people into the streets.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-12). Greek health workers observe national protests. peoplesdispatch.org The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors' Associations, the key organiser put forth a set of demands to fight the pandemic. These include mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors…

Editor (2020-11-12). Fighting the Wildfires of Our Dystopian Present and Future. scheerpost.com Daria Devyatkina / CC BY 2.0] By Katharine Wilkinson / OtherWords As a writer and climate activist, I have a deep faith in our ability to heal the planet and ourselves. Even so, 2020 has been a heavy year, with the pandemic spreading, inequality growing, and our democracy fraying — all against a backdrop of wildfires and hurricanes. Our leaders have been focused on short-term profits for the few… |

Prof. Bill Willers (2020-11-12). Who Chooses the Official, Governmentally-Approved "Health Experts"? globalresearch.ca "My budget [is] highly earmarked, so it is driven by what I call donor interests." — "For the world at large, normalcy only returns when we've largely vaccinated the …

Dan Landau (2020-11-12). Attacking Science as the Virus Surges. thenation.com Attacking Science as the Virus Surges…

Lucile Leclair (2020-11-12). The Biosecurity Myth That is Destroying Small Farming. counterpunch.org Chen Yun's pigs stopped eating, then developed a fever. Within a week, all 10,000 on his farm in Jiangxi, in southeast China, had died of African swine fever (ASF). In 2018-19 the virus affected every province and led to the slaughter of half the country's pigs. The outbreak spread from China to Southeast Asia; the

_____ (2020-11-12). Supreme Court Challenge To ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare For All. popularresistance.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 replacement with Amy Coney Barrett.

Hajira Asghar (2020-11-12). Healthcare for millions on the line as ultra-right Supreme Court hears challenge to ACA. liberationnews.org For the third time in the past 10 years, Republicans have launched yet another legal attack at the Supreme Court in an attempt to eliminate healthcare coverage for millions.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-11-12). There Are No War Heroes, Only War Victims: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. thealtworld.com It's still really, really weird that we don't all talk about Yemen all the time. It's like there's someone in the room being tortured with a blowtorch and we're all just chatting about politics at the dinner table without noticing. | ‚ùñ | I'm sorry your election results are being disputed as fraudulent, America. Have you tried not having the ‚ùñ | "The media do not decide who's president!"

Telesur (2020-11-12). Capital of Biggest US State Seeks Medical Exchange with Cuba. globalresearch.ca The Mayor and City Council of Sacramento, California passed a resolution Tuesday night urging the U.S. President and Congress to lift restrictions on access to Cuban medical expertise. | *** | The capital city of the most populous state in the United …

WSWS (2020-11-11). Wall Street and global stocks boosted by news of COVID-19 vaccine. wsws.org The surge in the equity markets does not indicate any underlying strength in the economy but is more an expression of the highly speculative character of shifts by Wall Street investors.

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…

sputniknews (2020-11-11). Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez in Isolation After Encountering a COVID-19 Patient. sputniknews.com The president, whose coronavirus test came back negative, nonetheless went into preventive isolation after Secretary for Strategic Affairs Gustavo Beliz tested positive for the disease.

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)…

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…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Chinese CoronaVac Vaccine's Clinical Trials Resume in Brazil. telesurenglish.net Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) Wednesday announced the resumption the Chinese COVID-19 CoronaVac vaccine candidate's clinical trials, which are being conducted in collaboration with the Brazilian Butantan Institute. | RELATED: | The announcement comes just one day after ANVISA decided to suspend phase 3 of CoronaVac clinical trials on Tuesday, following the death of a volunteer who committ…

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…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Costa Rica: Government's Multisectoral Dialogue Advances. telesurenglish.net Focused on fiscal and public debt management issues, the 7th session of the multisectoral dialogue convened by Costa Rica's government began on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Tax evasion, tax avoidance and fraud, and the management of state assets will be also included in the talks which seek to find solutions to the health, economic, and social crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. | "We hope that with the same sense of r…

RT (2020-11-11). 'It's about people's lives': Vaccines should not be politicized & Hungary will work with everyone on Covid-19, Hungarian FM to RT. rt.com Political tensions should not affect international cooperation in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in the field of vaccination, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told RT. | International cooperation based on mutual respect is now more important than ever before, Szijjarto said, adding that "hypocrisy, political correctness, judging and lecturing each other should be left behind" as the world struggles to cope with the pandemic that already claimed the lives of more than 1.2 million people. | "I have a feeling that the issue of vaccines is becoming over-politicized," he said.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-11-11). Senate GOP Blasted for Proposing OSHA Cuts as Covid-19 Crisis 'Makes Many Jobs Much More Dangerous'. commondreams.org The proposed cut to the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program was announced on the same day as senators floated nearly $700 billion in new military spending. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/osha.jpg

John Winstead (2020-11-11). 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 …

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 …

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…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-11). 'Going to Get a Lot of People Killed': Covid-19 Soars to New Heights as Trump Sabotages Transition. commondreams.org "We're in an unbelievably dangerous moment with coronavirus where the full weight of government at all levels needs to be focused on saving lives, and instead Donald Trump is trying a ham-fisted theft of the election." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/icu_covid.jpg

Global Research News (2020-11-11). Selected Articles: How COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Are Designed. globalresearch.ca By While vaccine makers insist that any vaccine reaching the market will have undergone rigorous testing, the way trial protocols are designed suggests these vaccines may leave …

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…

WSWS (2020-11-11). French government escalates cover-up of COVID-19 infections in schools. wsws.org Two government ministries published contradictory figures amid a state campaign to suppress public knowledge of COVID-19 transmission in French schools.

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Rural Workers and Indigenous People Demonstrate in Paraguay. telesurenglish.net Rural workers and indigenous groups mobilized on Tuesday in Paraguay's capital, Asunción, to demand the government comply with an agreement on debt cancellation in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The protest was called by the Rural Workers, Indigenous and Popular Action Front (ACIP) and the Intersectoral Coordinator Union (CNI) | Demonstrators demand policies to tackle the COVID-19-triggered econom…

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

RT (2020-11-11). Working from home? You need to be TAXED for the privilege, Deutsche Bank proposes. rt.com Those working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic need to pay a tax to subsidize those who can't, as well as fund the infrastructure lying idle, a Deutsche Bank researcher has proposed as part of a recovery strategy. | "For years we have needed a tax on remote workers — [Covid-19] has just made it obvious," wrote Luke Templeman, a London-based 'Macro Strategist' for Deutsche Bank, in the November 2020 issue of the bank's research publication

WSWS (2020-11-11). COVID-19 cuts through Missouri and Kansas uncontrolled. wsws.org Hospitalizations again hit another high Tuesday at 2,055 across Missouri, and some St. Louis-area hospitals are postponing elective procedures to free up capacity.