2021-01-08: Social Media Postees

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Is Israel practicing vaccine leadership or medical apartheid?
Ariel Gold | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-08
The media is abuzz these days with headlines such as "How Israel Became a World Leader in Vaccinating Against Covid-19." While the US has vaccinated only 1.67% of its population against COVID-19 so far, Israel has already given the vaccine to more than 16% of…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/08/is-israel-practicing-vaccine-leadership-or-medical-apartheid/

How to Make a COVID-19 Vaccine @Home
Jackie Fox | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-08
This is a script of the video embedded below. | Hello Internet, I'm Jackie Fox and I have a new idea I want to bring you in the final hours of a dark year. This may be a very bright light at the end of the tunnel. It combines video games, community, scientific research, and even vaccines and medical treatments. In some ways it's a follow up to cover new info about vaccines in general I learned since the last series, but the core concept is about this project called Folding@Home. | See, back in 2007, I bought a PlayStation 3, and after a few updates, there was a mysterious app added called "Folding@Home" and I…
realprogressives.org/make-a-covid-19-vaccine-home/

How to Make a COVID-19 Vaccine @Home
Jackie Fox | realprogressives.org | 2021-01-08
This is a script of the video embedded below. | Hello Internet, I'm Jackie Fox and I have a new idea I want to bring you in the final hours of a dark year. This may be a very bright light at the end of the tunnel. It combines video games, community, scientific research, and even vaccines and medical treatments. In some ways it's a follow up to cover new info about vaccines in general I learned since the last series, but the core concept is about this project called Folding@Home. | See, back in 2007, I bought a PlayStation 3, and after a few updates, there was a mysterious app added called "Folding@Home" and I…
realprogressives.org/make-a-covid-19-vaccine-home/

Is Israel Practicing Vaccine Leadership or Medical Apartheid?
Ariel Gold | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Israel has a population of around 9 million. About 20 percent of Israel's population are Palestinian citizens of Israel. These people can vote in elections, have representation in the Knesset, and are being vaccinated against COVID-19. But, there are another around 5 million Palestinians who live under Israeli rule, without rights, and like the rest of the world, are suffering from the pandemic.
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/is-israel-practicing-vaccine-leadership-or-medical-apartheid/

The good, the bad and the ugly: Medical heroes, anti-maskers, and rotten politicians
Michael Payne | nationofchange.org | 2021-01-08
We know who the Good are, they are exemplary, the very best of Americans. We know that the bad and ugly are personified by one Donald. J. Trump, someone who bends or breaks any law that stands in his way.
nationofchange.org/2021/01/08/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-medical-heroes-anti-maskers-and-rotten-politicians/

Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus
Chien-Te Tseng | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
This article was originally published in April 2012. | It pertains to Severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV (2002) which has, according to the WHO and the CDC similar features to SARS-CoV-2. | A vaccine was envisaged in relation to SARS-1. | This article …
globalresearch.ca/immunization-sars-coronavirus-vaccines-leads-pulmonary-immunopathology-challenge-sars-virus/5733902

Vaccine distribution mired in delays across Europe
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread out of control throughout the European continent, the program of vaccination organized by the European Union is already widely recognized to be a debacle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/vacc-j08.html

Immunization with SARS [1] Coronavirus Vaccines Leads to Pulmonary Immunopathology on Challenge with the SARS Virus
Chien-Te Tseng | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
This article was originally published in April 2012. | It pertains to Severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS-CoV (2002) which has, according to the WHO and the CDC similar features to SARS-CoV-2. | It is of relevance to the current debate on the …
globalresearch.ca/immunization-sars-coronavirus-vaccines-leads-pulmonary-immunopathology-challenge-sars-virus/5733902

The Climate Crisis Sets Another Grim Record
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-01-08
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CC BY 2.0] By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams Highlighting global campaigners' demands for urgent and bold climate action, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service announced Friday that despite coronavirus-related lockdowns, 2020 tied with 2016 for being the warmest year on record and closed out the warmest decade on the books. "It is notable that… | Source…
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COVID Scientist Rebekah Jones Condemns Armed Police Raid on Her Home & Florida's Pandemic Response
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-08
As Florida sets new records for daily coronavirus cases, we speak with a whistleblower who was fired in May from the Florida Department of Health after she refused to censor information about the state's COVID-19 outbreak. Rebekah Jones is a data scientist who helped build Florida's coronavirus tracking dashboard, and she says her termination came after she refused to manipulate data to support the state's reopening. In December, police raided Jones's home in Tallahassee, seizing her computer and phone and holding her family at gunpoint, as part of an alleged investigation into a hacking of the Florida Health Dep…
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/8/rebekah_jones_florida_coronavirus_dashboard

This Pandemic Shows How Elites Have Forgotten Us
Peter Mertens | zcomm.org | 2021-01-08
Belgium has suffered the world's worst rate of coronavirus deaths…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/this-pandemic-shows-how-elites-have-forgotten-us/

Coronavirus hits jobs again, 140k jobs lost in December
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-01-08
WASHINGTON–The national coronavirus pandemic has hit workers' jobs again. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Jan. 8 that companies shed a net of 140,000 jobs in December. The U.S. ended 2020 with a 6.7% jobless rate, compared to 3.6% in Dec. 2019. But those jobs numbers actually understate the virus's impact. And the day …
peoplesworld.org/article/coronavirus-hits-jobs-again-140k-jobs-lost-in-december/

Vaccinating equitably 'saves lives, stabilizes health systems' — WHO chief
news.un.org | 2021-01-08
Two billion doses of "safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines" have been secured by the international equitable vaccine alliance COVAX, and they will be ready for distribution as soon they are delivered, the UN health agency chief said on Friday.
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Survival of the Fittest? Florida Seniors Forced to Camp Overnight in Cars, Hoping for Vaccine
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-08
As the United States reports record COVID-19 deaths, Florida broke the record for the highest single-day increase in new cases Thursday. Across the state, long lines to get vaccinations against COVID-19 left senior citizens camping in their cars overnight in cold weather, after Governor Ron DeSantis lowered the priority age to 65, 10 years below the CDC recommended age of 75. Those aged 79 and older are reportedly four times as likely to die from COVID. We speak with John and Maria Luisa Schoch, aged 79 and 80, as they enter their second day in line waiting for shots.
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/8/florida_covid_19_vaccine_distribution_lines

Florida Seniors Forced to Camp Overnight in Cars in Hope of Vaccine
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-08
As the United States reports record COVID-19 deaths, Florida broke the record for the highest single-day increase in new cases Thursday. Across the state, long lines to get vaccinations against COVID-19 left senior citizens camping in their cars overnight in cold weather, after Governor Ron DeSantis lowered the priority age to 65, 10 years below the CDC recommended age of 75. Those aged 79 and older are reportedly four times as likely to die from COVID. We speak with John and Maria Luisa Schoch, aged 79…
truthout.org/video/florida-seniors-forced-to-camp-overnight-in-cars-in-hope-of-vaccine/

Israel: Netanyahu hearing postponed amid Covid-19 lockdown
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-01-08
Israel: Netanyahu hearing postponed amid Covid-19 lockdown | The attorney-general also announces he intends to file criminal charges over tax offences against Interior Minister Aryeh Deri | MEE and agencies | Fri, 01/08/2021 – 11: 18 | Deri, left, was appointed as interior minister in Netanyahu's, right, cabinet in January 2016 (AFP) | A planned court appearance next week by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin N…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-netanyahu-court-postponed-covid-lockdown

Patriarchy And The Pandemic
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-08
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it agonizingly clear that the systems under which we are living were already broken. The pandemic has only exacerbated the crisis of the capitalist system and removed any illusions about this reality. However, the impact of the crisis has not been uniform. The neoliberal capitalist model, which survives and profits by exploiting the vulnerable, again fell back on its same old ways. As a result, it has been the workers, the migrants, the women, and others, whose unpaid and underpaid labor serves as the basis for capitalists to profit, who have suffered the most. | In this conversatio…
popularresistance.org/patriarchy-and-the-pandemic/

Plunge in Restaurant Jobs Due to COVID Leads to First Job Loss Since April
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-08
The economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, all of which can be attributed to a plunge in restaurant employment of 372,000. Other sectors highly sensitive to the pandemic, such as hotels and recreation, also lost jobs. The unemployment rate and employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) were both unchanged at 6.7 percent and 57.4 percent, respectively. | The resurgence of the pandemic further heightened the two-track nature of this recession. Construction and manufacturing, two sectors normally hard…
truthout.org/articles/plunge-in-restaurant-jobs-due-to-covid-leads-to-first-job-loss-since-april/

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows the Dangers of For-Profit Housing
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-01-08
A recently published article in The Atlantic titled " The Pandemic Disproved Urban Progressives' Theory About Gentrification" begins with a celebratory cheer for the performance of supply and demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. | As white-collar workers have left expensive urban cores in droves, apartments have emptied and rents have fallen, just as your average economist would predict.
truthout.org/articles/the-covid-19-pandemic-shows-the-dangers-of-for-profit-housing/

'F***ing hell, this isn't a parody account': UK police backtrack after being mocked for threatening Covid fines over SNOWBALLS
rt.com | 2021-01-08
Police in England have deleted an angry Twitter message and issued a clarification, apparently trying to save face after being ridiculed for seemingly threatening to impose fines for throwing snowballs amid a Covid-19 lockdown. | "We were trying (to) highlight that leaving your home to carry out acts of antisocial behaviour could be considered a breach of the Covid-19 regulations," West Mercia Police tweeted on Friday. "On reflection, we really didn't word this very well. Sorry." | Obviously, this isn't the case. | We were trying highlight that leaving your home to carry out acts of antisocial behaviour could…
rt.com/uk/511973-uk-police-snowball-covid-crackdown/

Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-01-08
The filthy conditions, indefinite incarceration and escalating COVID infections have touched off desperate hunger strikes at three New Jersey county jails. Each jail operates as a prison-for-profit, renting space at $120 a day for ICE to jail out-of-state migrant detainees. The N.J. counties use the contracts to generate tens of . . . | Continue reading Hunger strikes at three New Jersey prisons at Workers.org
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Capitalism on a Ventilator: A new book analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. and China
Danny Haiphong | mronline.org | 2021-01-08
While China contained COVID-19 and preserved its economy, the U.S. spins lies while hundreds of thousands of its people die for lack of even a semblance of a national health system.
mronline.org/2021/01/08/capitalism-on-a-ventilator-a-new-book-analyzes-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-u-s-and-china/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=capitalism-on-a-ventilator-a-new-book-analyzes-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-u-s-and-china

2020 Year in Review: COVID, Collapsing America and the Most Censored Stories of the Year
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
"Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life….
globalresearch.ca/2020-year-in-review-covid-collapsing-america-and-the-most-censored-stories-of-the-year/5733883

Ontario care worker denounces political establishment over disastrous conditions in care homes
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
Five workers at Canada's long-term–care facilities have died from COVID-19 within little more than a week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/onta-j08.html

Jackson, Miss. schools 'Smart Restart' pushed by capitalism, not families
Liberation staff, Mississippi | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-08
JPS leaders are making the decision to reopen campus because our racist capitalist system refuses to prioritize public health and safety, even during a global pandemic.
liberationnews.org/jackson-miss-schools-smart-restart-pushed-by-capitalism-not-families/

Pandemic-Caused Plunge in Restaurant Jobs Leads to First Job Loss Since April
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2021-01-08
The pain from the recession is heavily concentrated among the long-term unemployed. The economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, all of which can be attributed to a plunge in restaurant employment of 372,000. Other sectors highly sensitive to the pandemic, such as hotels and recreation, also lost jobs. The unemployment rate and employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) …
cepr.net/jobs-2021-01/

Cuba's revolution continues during the pandemic
Minnie Bruce Pratt | workers.org | 2021-01-08
During the first week of January, Cubans celebrated the 61st anniversary of their great Revolution, marking the day when Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Camilo Cienfuegos and the revolutionary forces entered Havana and ousted the U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. Since the victory in 1959, Cuba has resisted attack after attack by . . . | Continue reading Cuba's revolution continues during the pandemic at Workers.org
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Jackson, Miss., schools 'Smart Restart' pushed by capitalism, not families
Liberation staff, Mississippi | liberationnews.org | 2021-01-08
JPS leaders are making the decision to reopen campus because our racist capitalist system refuses to prioritize public health and safety, even during a global pandemic.
liberationnews.org/jackson-miss-schools-smart-restart-pushed-by-capitalism-not-families/

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
Employees at British Gas walk out to defend pay and conditions; UK University students rent strike across 31 universities; Kenyan healthcare workers' strike continues despite union sending doctors back…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/wkrs-j08.html

Personal use of all recreational drugs should be decriminalised, experts argue
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-08
Non-violent criminals serving time for drug use or possession should be freed and personal use of recreational drugs decriminalised, experts have said, arguing that the 'war on drugs' is fuelling racism. | "Costly and ineffective": | Personal use of all recreational drugs should be decriminalised immediately, followed by legalisation, regulation, and restrictions on age, advertising and licensing, according to more than 60 international experts. | The group — including bioethicists, drug experts, criminal justice researchers, and psychologists — say prohibition and criminalisation has been "co…
thecanary.co/uk/2021/01/08/personal-use-of-all-recreational-drugs-should-be-decriminalised-experts-argue/

Space plasma and exoplanet experts receive Royal Astronomical Society awards
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-08
Imperial's Dr Julia Stawarz and Dr James Owen have received honours in the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) annual awards.
imperial.ac.uk/news/212033/space-plasma-exoplanet-experts-receive-royal

Rare quadruple-helix DNA found in living human cells with glowing probes
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-01-08
New probes allow scientists to see four-stranded DNA interacting with molecules inside living human cells, unravelling its role in cellular processes.
imperial.ac.uk/news/211973/rare-quadruple-helix-dna-found-living-human

Security Culture and a New Day in Portland
Saskia Hostetler Lippy | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-08
Truth be told, I should not be writing this to you now. It was part of the code I signed in order to do the behind-the-scenes protest mental health work that I would never contact "the media." Anarchists, I've learned, like most humans, are on a continuum of extremes. The anarchists I admire most would…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/08/security-culture-and-a-new-day-in-portland/

Is the Virus Real? Has It Been Photographed? What About Koch's Postulates?
Dr. Meryl Nass | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-08
Even though I thought I had answered these questions, smart people whom I respect keep asking if the virus is real. So here is another stab at answering this. | Yes, the virus is real. A misleading CDC/FDA document originally written …
globalresearch.ca/virus-real-photographed-what-about-koch-postulates/5733904

Chicago educators returning to buildings find substandard conditions days before reopening to students
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-01-08
Chicago, IL – Thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers, clinicians and staff returning to school buildings last Monday found conditions far below the standards and promises touted by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools in preparation for opening doors to students on January 11. Throughout the week, educators submitted photos, video and detailed reports of their findings, which included no masks available upon arrival, empty hand sanitizer dispensers, hallways filled with debris from locker installation and brown water in bathroom sinks. | Many classrooms appeared as if they had not been cleaned si…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/1/8/chicago-educators-returning-buildings-find-substandard-conditions-days-reopening-students

Not believing in God 'as dangerous' as Covid-19 denialism says Head of Russian Church, asking followers to trust the experts
rt.com | 2021-01-07
Coronavirus isn't the only pandemic sweeping through society, the Russian Orthodox Church's top cleric has said. According to Patriarch Kirill, disbelief is public health enemy number one, ahead of purely biological threats. | In a sermon to mark the start of Christmas in Russia on Wednesday, the bishop told worshippers that "there are people who do not believe in anything at all — not in disease or in danger, and neglect medical advice." | "But we believers know that these stupid people exist. There are also many people who do not believe in God… which is very dangerous, even deadly," he added. "Just a…
rt.com/russia/511839-believing-god-dangerous-covid-denial/

Cuba: Infant Mortality Stayed Low in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Cuba's Health Ministry (MINSAP) reported an infant mortality rate of 4.9 per 1,000 live births in 2020 despite the pressures put by the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. sanctions on the health system. | RELATED: | Implementation of New Monetary System Begins in Cuba | The Medical Records and Statistics Division informed that 105,030 children were born on the island, which represents 4,686 fewer births than in 2019. | Experiencing a reduction in the under-five years' mortality rate, the Carib…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Infant-Mortality-Stayed-Low-in-2020-20210107-0005.html

Pamela Winn Fights the Shackling of Pregnant People
Pamela Winn | aclu.org | 2021-01-07
Pamela Winn was sent to federal prison when she was six weeks pregnant. In prison, she fell down attempting to step into a van while shackled. She was not given prenatal care and she miscarried a little over three months later, shackled to a prison bed., , Winn, who was released from prison in 2013, is now an activist for the rights of incarcerated women. She helped enact a law to prevent the shackling of pregnant people in Georgia and is leading a mission to end prison birth altogether , But her story is not unique. There are currently thousands of pregnant people in prison. Many are not given proper medical…
aclu.org/news/prisoners-rights/pamela-winn-fights-the-shackling-of-pregnant-people

"Americans Are Now Getting a Mild Taste of Their Own Medicine" of Disrupting Democracy Elsewhere
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-01-07
World leaders reacted in horror over the storming of the U.S. Capitol, with the U.N. secretary-general calling on political leaders to demand their followers refrain from violence. Leaders of the U.K., New Zealand, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, France, Germany, NATO and the European Council called for a peaceful transfer of power to Joe Biden. Investigative journalist Allan Nairn looks at what steps Trump may take next, and says despite protestations from President-elect Joe Biden and others that the insurrection was "not who we are," the U.S. has a long track record of disrupting democratic processes elsewher…
www.democracynow.org/2021/1/7/us_foreign_election_interference_allan_nairn

In Cuba, All International Travelers to Receive Nasalferon
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
As announced during a session of Havana's Provincial Defense Council, the medicine will be administered in Boyeros and Diez de Octubre's municipalities. It then will be extended gradually to the rest of the capital city. | RELATED: | Cuba Restricts International Arrivals After COVID Cases Spike | The director of Science and Technological Innovation at the Ministry of Public Health, Ileana Morales, explained that a drop of Nasalferon would be administered nasally in the morning a…
telesurenglish.net/news/In-Cuba-All-International-Travelers-to-Receive-Nasalferon-20210107-0020.html

First Country Bans Ivermectin, a Lifesaver for COVID — Will the US be Next?
Dr. Meryl Nass | globalresearch.ca | 2021-01-07
Ivermectin, a cheap generic drug used for hookworm, heartworm and scabies, with a half life causing it to remain in your system for months, is used as a "worming" medicine in children, dogs, horses. Due to its tremendous value as …
globalresearch.ca/first-country-bans-ivermectin-lifesaver-covid-us-next/5733764

Bolivia Restricts Flights From Europe Until Mid-February
telesurenglish.net | 2021-01-07
Bolivia's President Luis Arce on Wednesday issued a decree that prohibits the entry of flights from Europe until February 15 as a preventive measure to prevent the spread of the British coronavirus strain in the Andean country. | RELATED: | Bolivia Allows Use of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine | The new rule changes a decree issued on December 23 that suspended the entry to Bolivia of European flights until January 8, 2021. | The decision was adopted within the framework of the National…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Restricts-Flights-From-Europe-Until-Mid-February-20210107-0003.html

'Irresponsible and inhumane' Home Office continuing with deportations despite lockdown
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-01-07
The Home Office plans to press forward with the deportation of up to 60 people despite a full national lockdown and a massive spike in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the UK. | The Independent newspaper reported on 6 January that two flights were set to leave in the next week despite current restrictions. One is bound for Romania, the other for Poland. | "Irresponsible and inhumane": | New lockdown rules say that people cannot leave their homes or travel abroad except wh…
thecanary.co/trending/2021/01/07/irresponsible-and-inhumane-home-office-continuing-with-deportations-despite-lockdown/

'There's only so much you can see' — heartbreaking words from hospital staff on the pandemic frontline
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-01-07
Hospital staff on the coronavirus frontline have described how there is "very little joy" in the job during the second wave, with some in intensive care units resigning and managers concerned over the long-term mental health impact on employees.Tori Cooper, head of nursing in the Emergency Department at St George's Hospital in Tooting, south-west London, said the usually good staff morale had been chipped away during the Covid-19 pandemic.Cooper told the PA news agency: "There is very little joy in our work at the moment."It's hard to find that joy when you come into work — you're scared for your colleagues,…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2021/01/07/theres-only-so-much-you-can-see-heartbreaking-words-from-hospital-staff-on-the-pandemic-frontline/

The DWP is continuing with sanctions despite a national lockdown
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-01-07
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has just announced that Jobcentres will remain open during the latest coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. While this is not new, the devil is in the detail. Because the DWP has not publicly said whether it is suspending sanctions or not, like it did in March 2020. But now, The Canary has received confirmation that the DWP will continue to impose sanctions on claimants in some circumstances. | DWP Jobcentres: remaining open: | On Wednesda…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2021/01/07/the-dwp-is-continuing-with-sanctions-despite-a-national-lockdown/

Global wildlife trading body under fire over highly questionable Asian elephant exports
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2021-01-07
2020 was a bumpy year for the wildlife trade and the UN body that is meant to oversee the buying and selling of wild lives on an international level. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is widely believed to have originated in this trade. As a result, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) h…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2021/01/07/global-wildlife-trading-body-under-fire-over-highly-questionable-asian-elephant-exports/

UK may need to 'revaccinate' every 6 MONTHS and Covid testing will still be needed next year, health secretary warns
rt.com | 2021-01-07
The UK may need to revaccinate people for immunisation to coronavirus every six months, while Covid-19 testing will still be required in 2022, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said during a select committee hearing on Thursday. | "I anticipate that we will probably need to revaccinate because we don't know the longevity of the protection from these vaccines," Hancock said in response to an MP's question. "It might need to be every six months, it might need to be every year." | Hancock added that "yes" he did think that England's current national lockdown would be the country's last, but said: "There's absolutely…
rt.com/uk/511832-uk-revaccinate-covid-tests/

Bolivia approves emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-01-07
Bolivia hopes to vaccinate up to 20% of its population in the first quarter of this year. The health ministry has endorsed Russia's Sputnik V and China's CoronaVac vaccines against COVID-19…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/01/07/bolivia-approves-emergency-use-of-russias-sputnik-v-vaccine/

University Of Michigan Strike Showed The Power Of Student Organizing
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-01-07
As the winter university semester is set to begin, the coronavirus is surging. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, like many universities reliant on tuition dollars, tried to reopen in September with a "public health-informed" semester, as the university called it. That meant a mix of in-person and remote classes and dormitories operating at about 70 percent capacity. | Throughout the summer, the graduate workers union at the University of Michigan, the Graduate Employees Organization, or GEO, and Local 3550 of the American Federation of Teachers, had also been preparing for the fall semester by organizing a…
popularresistance.org/university-of-michigan-strike-showed-the-power-of-student-organizing/

What to Look for in the December Jobs Report
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-01-07
The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, January 8th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time. Soaring coronavirus infection rates are likely to be the main story in the employment report in December. Fear of the pandemic, coupled with new state and local restrictions, has led to a fall in…
counterpunch.org/2021/01/07/what-to-look-for-in-the-december-jobs-report/