2020-11-13: News Headlines

World Travel & Tourism Council (2020-11-13). U.S. Looks Set to Lose 9.2 Million Jobs in 2020 Due to COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions, Says WTTC. globalresearch.ca A staggering 9.2 million jobs could be lost in the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain in place, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. | The new figure comes from WTTC's latest …

Brasil de Fato (2020-11-13). What's at stake in Brazil's municipal elections this Sunday. peoplesdispatch.org The municipal elections, originally scheduled for October, were postponed to Sunday November 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The change was approved by the National Congress in July. | The COVID-19 health crisis in the country, far from being under control, is one of the factors that might lead to greater abstention in

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). Cancer patients at increased risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk Patients with cancer have a much higher risk of severe outcomes and death from COVID-19 than non-cancer patients.

Zach Conti (2020-11-13). 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.

Bob Hennelly (2020-11-13). COVID explodes in Newark: Tragic result of a long legacy of urban abuse and neglect. salon.com New Jersey's largest city has shocking rates of COVID infection. The media has barely noticed, which is no surprise…

Vincent Emanuele (2020-11-13). COVID Horror: The Holiday Edition. counterpunch.org In less than two weeks, tens of millions of Americans will travel to see their friends and relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday. At this point, most Americans have developed what some experts call 'pandemic fatigue,' although it's hard to imagine how Americans can feel so "fatigued" after having been asked to do so little, especially

David Yearsley (2020-11-13). Campus Pandemics, Then and Now. counterpunch.org I've been teaching a music journalism class here at Cornell this semester. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings over the past eleven weeks I've joined eight students for an hour-and-a-quarter in a windowless rehearsal room in the basement of the music building. No other classes meet in the building during our sessions or for several hours

Steve Watson (2020-11-13). PM Boris Johnson Meets Bill Gates to Discuss Implementing 'Global' Vaccine Program. Gates and Big Pharma call the Shots. globalresearch.ca The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, currently being criticised for imposing another lockdown based on questionable data, has met with Bill Gates to discuss implementing a global "health security" program using Britain's G7 presidency to speed up the process. |

PHIFRE (2020-11-13). The Health Effects of Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR): RF Emissions from Mobile Phone Networks, Wi-Fi, and the Rollout of 5G. globalresearch.ca Medical experts and practitioners from around the world have united once again to make clear their concerns regarding the health effects of escalating non-ionising radiation (NIR) exposures. NIR is electromagnetic energy ranging from Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) waves right the …

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). Isolation insights and microbial adaptability: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). AI pioneer recognised for outstanding contribution to computing. imperial.ac.uk Imperial Vice-Provost Professor Nick Jennings has been jointly awarded the British Computer Society's Lovelace Medal, the UK's top award in computing.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). New green materials could power smart devices using ambient light. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-13). Imperial teams compete in second ever 'bionic Olympics' from home. imperial.ac.uk After winning a silver medal in the 2016 Cybathlon, Imperial College London is competing again in these 'bionic Olympics'.

teleSUR (2020-11-12). Health Workers Go on Strike in Chile. telesurenglish.net Chile's National Federation of Health Workers (FENATS) Thursday announced a 48-hour strike to demand the Sebastian Piñera's government better working conditions. | RELATED: | The strike was called after a deadlock in the talks with the Health Ministry to address the social requests. | Health workers demand the approval of the COVID-19 Bonus set to grant special aid for vulnerable families affected by the economic…

WSWS (2020-11-12). Flint, Michigan nurse dies from COVID-19. wsws.org Santa Staples, an operating room nurse at McLaren Hospital who died Saturday, was much loved and respected by co-workers.

RT (2020-11-12). German company says its Covid-19 vaccine could be ready for use by September 2021. rt.com Germany's CureVac AG is about to launch third phase clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, the company's CEO, Franz-Werner Haas, said on Thursday. The jab could get final approval by September 2021. | The company seeks to launch its third and final vaccine trial phase "as soon as possible," Haas told journalists during an online media conference. The study is expected to involve 36,000 participants and be completed in about three months. | If things go smooth, CureVac plans to file for its vaccine candidate emergency approval with the European Medicines Agency as early as in the first quarter of…

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.

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…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Trump virus more lethal than COVID-19: Iran OPEC governor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — Iran's OPEC governor says the impact of the economic terrorism imposed by Donald Trump Administration on Iran was more severe to its gas production than the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Metro Detroit hospitalizations rise sharply as second wave of COVID-19 cases surges across Michigan. wsws.org An alarming surge in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is underway in metropolitan Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan, threatening to overrun the capacity of the health care system.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). Iran COVID-19 fatalities pass 40,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 457 new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the death tally to 40,121.

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.

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.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-12). Biden Health Adviser Has a Plan to Get Pandemic Under Control and Revive Economy: Pay People to Stay Home for 4-6 Weeks. commondreams.org The government "could pay for a package right now" to cover economic losses—making it possible to curb Covid-19 transmission without increasing the financial suffering associated with shutting down commerce, said epidemiologist Michael Osterholm. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/michael_osterholm.jpg

WSWS (2020-11-12). North Dakota reaches 100 percent hospital capacity, tells health care workers to continue working if infected with COVID-19. wsws.org North Dakota is facing a critical health emergency, with hospitals at full capacity. The state's herd immunity policy has resulted in a crisis so dire that infected health care workers are being told to continue working to avoid staff shortages…

WSWS (2020-11-12). As COVID-19 cases surge across Canada, governments press forward with "reopening" of the economy. wsws.org That Canada's governments are pursuing a "herd immunity" policy that will result in mass death is increasingly being admitted even within the corporate media.

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 "

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

teleSUR (2020-11-12). OPEC: Global Oil Demand To Shrink Further in 2020. telesurenglish.net The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forecasted a year-on-year contraction of 9.8 million barrels a day, a downward assessment compared to the previous report. | RELATED: | The OPEC explained that that economic recovery has been slowest than expected amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "These downward revisions mainly take into account downward adjustments to the economic outlook in OECD economies due t…

WSWS (2020-11-12). As COVID-19 cases explode, Iowa remains "open for business" wsws.org In a state that has seen a 200 percent increase in cases over the last two weeks, the governor's new regulations fall short of the most basic precautions established in much of the United States. Iowa is being used by the most craven elements of the ruling class as an experiment in herd immunity.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Three more bus drivers die in Britain as Covid-19 surges. wsws.org Three more bus drivers have died in the UK from COVID-19, this time in Leeds, West Yorkshire and Kilmarnock, Scotland. The Leeds drivers were from the same depot, while the death in Kilmarnock was also part of a workplace cluster.

WSWS (2020-11-12). Maryland governor re-imposes restrictions as COVID-19 cases reach record levels in the Washington, DC region. wsws.org Daily COVID-19 cases have more than doubled in the past month throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region.

RT (2020-11-12). Paris beefs up policing amid 'lack of respect' for Covid-19 rules as France mulls tighter lockdown. rt.com France is to increase policing in Paris and other big cities amid a "lack of respect" for Covid restrictions, the prime minister has said, warning that lockdown could be tightened if the situation worsens in the coming days. | Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, PM Jean Castex confirmed that France's current measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 would remain unchanged for the next fortnight, explaining it would be "irresponsible" to lift them now amid serious pressure on the health system. | Currently, someone is admitted to hospital in France every 30 seconds and to intensive care every three minute…

WSWS (2020-11-12). Massachusetts governor pushes for in-person learning as COVID-19 cases surge. wsws.org As Massachusetts reports over 2,000 daily cases for the first time since the spring, Republican Governor Charlie Baker and state officials are continuing their pressure campaign to herd students and teachers back into classrooms.

RT (2020-11-12). Northern Ireland politicians work to WRONG deadline on lifting Covid lockdown. rt.com The power-sharing political parties in Northern Ireland have been debating for days what measures to put in place after the country's four week 'circuit breaker' lockdown ends — except they've been working to the wrong date. | The Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont was working on the belief that restrictions it had introduced were set to end at midnight on Thursday. However, the Department of Health has received "revised legal advice" showing it actually expires 24 hours later, at midnight on Friday. | The confusion is likely to add to the growing frustration among business owners in Northern Ireland,…

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.

Staff (2020-11-12). Jair Bolsonaro Downplays COVID and Refuses to Acknowledge Biden Win. truthout.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 wor…

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…

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

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 …

news.un (2020-11-12). COVID disruption will 'pale in comparison' if world fails to act on climate change, SDGs. news.un.org The fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "go hand in hand", the UN chief told a major development bank conference on Thursday.

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.

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 …

teleSUR (2020-11-12). US Border Smugglers Benefit From Pandemic Border Policy. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump's administration in March announced that it would begin to quickly expel nearly all migrants caught at the border under the authority of an existing federal public health act, known as Title 42, saying the move was necessary to prevent coronavirus from spreading into the United States. | But the order appears to be having unintended effects. | RELATED: | Previously, Central American mi…

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.