2021-01-09: Social Media Postees

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Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka deliberately infected the cat with the novel coronavirus
KUKU | indybay.org | 2021-01-09
Animal cruelty! Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo deliberately infected the cat with the novel coronavirus and conducted an experiment.
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[Comment] Offline: The cosmopolitan state
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Britain feels broken. Broken by COVID-19. Broken by Brexit. Broken by the lies that have been dripped into British political debates these past 5 years. Those scientists and doctors who voted to remain in the European Union–perhaps based on a belief in the public value of research and clinical networks that have been painstakingly built over half a century between the UK and its European neighbours–were accused of Project Fear. But now that the UK has finally left the EU, with the thinnest of thin deals, one can look back and say that the arguments to leave were themselves based on nothing but fear[md…
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[World Report] Polio in Afghanistan: a changing landscape
Sophie Cousins | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Resurgent violence and the COVID-19 pandemic have set back polio programmes in Afghanistan. Sophie Cousins reports from Kandahar.
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[Perspectives] Parenting in the time of COVID-19
Shana Kusin, Esther Choo | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Before COVID-19, you could put any two physician parents together and we'd have a shared narrative of all our "fails" as we juggled hospital work with child rearing: missed teacher conferences, late sign-ups for activities, being the only one who didn't attend the field trip. These were all crises in the Before Times. Our lives changed abruptly with COVID-19. The ways we educated, enriched, and entertained our kids were obliterated overnight. For many parents, child care evaporated, as did the endless march of activities that helped to keep our kids happy.
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[Perspectives] Thinking across disciplinary boundaries in a time of crisis
Roger Kneebone, Claudia Schlegel | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
The COVID-19 pandemic forced clinicians and researchers to look beyond traditional professional boundaries, working at a speed that would have previously been unthinkable. A widespread shortage of essential equipment in the early stages of the pandemic prompted health-care staff to search outside their clinical domains for new solutions. Reports from the UK and beyond showed clinicians, engineers, and racing car teams collaborating to design and produce respiratory support apparatus such as ventilators and continuous positive airway pressure machines for treating seriously ill patients.
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[Correspondence] ECMO support for COVID-19: a balancing act
Yang Zhang, Bingyang Ji, Zhou Zhou | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
We read with great interest the analysis of data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)1 Registry. It provides valuable data that support the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with COVID-19. However, it is widely acknowledged that many critically ill patients with COVID-19 present with coagulation abnormalities that include thrombotic microangiopathy and venous and arterial thromboembolic complications.2,3 Hence, anticoagulants have been used in these critically ill patients both therapeutically and prophylactically.
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[Correspondence] ECMO support for COVID-19: a balancing act — Authors' reply
Ryan P Barbaro, Graeme MacLaren, Daniel Brodie | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
We thank Yang Zhang and colleagues for their thoughtful letter in response to our study of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for COVID-19 from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry.1 They raise difficult questions concerning bleeding, thrombosis, and the use of anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19 receiving ECMO support.
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[World Report] Health systems neglected by COVID-19 donors
Ann Danaiya Usher | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator is short of billions of dollars, and the funds committed so far are skewed towards vaccines, with little for health systems. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.
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Pa. prisoner on COVID crisis — Guards were the transmitters
| workers.org | 2021-01-09
Since Workers World received this letter, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has confirmed nearly 7,000 cases of COVID-19 among prisoners and over 2,500 among staff, who are not subject to mandatory testing. Many prisoners who report COVID-19 symptoms have been placed in restricted housing units, reviled as "the hole." Prisoners . . . | Continue reading Pa. prisoner on COVID crisis — Guards were the transmitters at Workers.org
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Infamous US Record during Covid-19 Pandemic
John V. Walsh | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-01-09
A health worker conducts a nucleic acid test on a resident in Chengdu, in western China's Sichuan province, on December 8, 2020, after new Covid-19 cases were detected in the city. Almost from the start, China has responded rapidly to outbreaks. Photo: AFP / STR December 11, 2020, is another December day that should "live …
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[Comment] Public health role for fractional dosage of yellow fever vaccine
J Erin Staples, Alba-Maria Ropero Alvarez | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In The Lancet, Aitana Juan-Giner and colleagues1 compare seroconversion rates, neutralising antibody titres, and adverse events in patients given full dose (0 ∑5 mL) and one fifth dose (0 ∑1 mL) of all four WHO pre-qualified yellow fever vaccines among 960 healthy adults aged 18–59 years in Kenya and Uganda. Each group contained 110–117 participants and participant demographics were similar between groups, with an overall mean age of 35 ∑7 years (range 34 ∑5–37 ∑2), and 55% of participants were female (range 49–61%).
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[Articles] Immunogenicity and safety of fractional doses of yellow fever vaccines: a randomised, double-blind, non-inferiority trial
Aitana Juan-Giner, Derick Kimathi, Kyra H Grantz, Mainga Hamaluba, Patrick Kazooba, Patricia Njuguna, Gamou Fall, Moussa Dia, Ndeye S Bob, Thomas P Monath, Alan D Barrett, Joachim Hombach, Edgar M Mulogo, Immaculate Ampeire, Henry K Karanja, Dan Nyehangane, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Derek A T Cummings, Philip Bejon, George M Warimwe, Rebecca F Grais | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Fractional doses of all WHO-prequalified yellow fever vaccines were non-inferior to the standard dose in inducing seroconversion 28 days after vaccination, with no major safety concerns. These results support the use of fractional dosage in the general adult population for outbreak response in situations of vaccine shortage.
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Editorial: La pandemia de los especuladores capitalistas
| workers.org | 2021-01-09
Hay un nuevo término para describir a los superricos: "centimillonarios". Son individuos cuyo patrimonio neto asciende a más de $100 mil millones. Después de haber agregado $67,2 mil millones a su patrimonio neto en el 2020, el propietario de Amazon, Jeff Bezos, encabeza la lista de centimillonarios globales: $182,2 mil . . . | Continue reading Editorial: La pandemia de los especuladores capitalistas at Workers.org
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[Correspondence] Adhesions after open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery
Kjetil Sà∏reide, Benedicte Skjold-àòdegaard, Kenneth Thorsen, Hartwig Kà∏rner | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In the SCAR update, Pepijn Krielen and colleagues1 suggested that laparoscopic abdominal surgery reduces the incidence of adhesion-related readmissions. In a linked Comment, Liane S Feldman and Raul J Rosenthal argued for more widespread use of laparoscopic surgery.2 Laparoscopic surgery is increasingly used3 and has advantages, such as reduced hospital stay, but it has limitations too.4 We have concerns about the generalisability of the SCAR data and the size of the effect attributed to laparoscopy alone.
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[Correspondence] Adhesions after open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery — Authors' reply
Richard P G ten Broek, Pepijn Krielen, Harry van Goor | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
Kjetil Sà∏reide and colleagues raise concerns about overestimating the positive effects of laparoscopy on adhesion-related morbidity in the SCAR update.1 They highlight that, when comparing outcomes of laparoscopy with those of open surgery, case selection might jeopardise the generalisability of the results.
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[Clinical Picture] Leg weakness and paraesthesia provide a clue to sudden death due to aortic dissection
Megha Agarwal, Lee How, Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Attila Kardos | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
An 86-year-old man was seen at home by an ambulance crew after a fall associated with sudden severe lower back pain and weakness in his legs. The paramedics reported that they found the patient alert and haemodynamically stable; his legs appeared pale–although the colour returned during the journey to the hospital–and he had weak pedal pulses.
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[Obituary] Gordon Wesley Perkin
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
PATH co-founder and radical visionary in global health. He was born in Toronto, ON, Canada, on April 25, 1935, and died of lung cancer in Seattle, WA, USA on Aug 21, 2020, aged 85 years.
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[Perspectives] Building power
Michelle Morse, Delan Devakumar | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
It was a raw response to yet another social injustice. A response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of the murderer of Trayvon Martin. A response that many people had, but Alicia Garza's response became a global movement. As she describes in her book The Purpose of Power, this was a moment decades in the making. Garza's courageous reflections document her personal transformation alongside the growth of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the USA. As public health physicians of colour from the USA and UK humbly engaging in the work of social change to advance global health equity, for us Garza's words ar…
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[World Report] Argentina to legalise elective abortion
Amy Booth | thelancet.com | 2021-01-09
In a landmark vote for women in the region, Argentina's senate has passed a law allowing abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Amy Booth reports from Buenos Aires.
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Researchers 'find no sign' that patients on immunosuppressive drugs at higher risk from severe Covid-19 — Johns Hopkins
rt.com | 2021-01-08
In promising coronavirus news, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that, contrary to widespread fears, patients on immunosuppressive drugs are not at higher risk from severe Covid-19. | Immunosuppressed patients are typically classed as those taking medications to prevent organ rejection following transplant or to treat a variety of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases and conditions. Roughly 10 million people in the US alone would fall under this category. | The medical status has been touted as a potential risk factor throughout the pandemic, with patients advised to…
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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…
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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/

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

Denmark restricts travel from all countries to 'win time' in battle against Covid-19
rt.com | 2021-01-08
The Danish Foreign Ministry has raised its travel guidance to the maximum level for all countries on Friday, in an effort to limit the spread of more transmissible Covid variants discovered in the UK and South Africa. | Entering Denmark without a recognizable purpose and a negative coronavirus test will not be permitted between January 10 and 17, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod told journalists. | He also advised locals against leaving the country, saying: "the message…
rt.com/news/511970-denmark-coronavirus-travel-restrictions/

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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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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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

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. | A vaccine was envisaged in relation to SARS-1. | This article …
globalresearch.ca/immunization-sars-coronavirus-vaccines-leads-pulmonary-immunopathology-challenge-sars-virus/5733902

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…
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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/

Nineteen-year-old Chicago, Illinois auto mechanic dies of COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
Arnold Herrera had just recently been certified as a brakes and electrics specialist before succumbing suddenly to the coronavirus last weekend.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/herr-j08.html

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

'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…
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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…
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As US Sets Daily Record With 4,085 Dead From Covid-19, Governors Demand More Vaccine Doses
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-01-08
The World Health Organization now says the interval between two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be extended to up to six weeks. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12303770731.jpg
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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…
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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/

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…
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Modi boasts about "Indian" vaccines as COVID-19 virus rages through the country
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
Workers and the poor continue to be the primary victims of the pandemic, while India's media focuses on vaccinations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/indi-j08.html

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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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…
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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

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

Record numbers of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations across the US as pandemic surge continues
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
The situation in southern California remains especially dire, with Los Angeles County emerging as a global epicenter of the virus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/cali-j08.html

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.
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COVID-19 infections out of control at Cricklewood Bus Garage! For a walkout and strike action to save lives!
wsws.org | 2021-01-08
At least 12 staff have been diagnosed with COVID in recent days, including up to ten bus drivers, a manager and the garage's full time Unite Health and Safety Rep…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/08/lond-j08.html