Daily Archives: March 3, 2021

2021-03-03: News Headlines

Raul Diego (2021-03-03). The Bits and Bytes of The Great Reset: COVID-19 and the Scaling Up of Data-Capitalism. mintpressnews.com The so-called Great Reset amounts to little more than a campaign to turn humanity into datasets, which the world's most powerful hedge funds and transnational corporations can use to create more profits for themselves and their clients.

Special to People's World (2021-03-03). The devastating, irreparable death of Aruká Juma. peoplesworld.org Manaus, Amazonas — The death of the last survivor of the Juma people, the warrior Amoim Aruká, from complications linked to COVID-19, is an incalculable tragedy. The Juma people suffered innumerable massacres throughout their history. There were 15,000 of them at the turn of the 20th century and by 2002 there were only five Jumas …

teleSUR (2021-03-03). US Halts Trials of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in Patients. telesurenglish.net The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has halted a clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in treating emergency department patients who developed mild to moderate symptoms. | RELATED: | An independent data and safety monitoring board met for the second planned interim analysis of the trial data, and determined that while the convalescent plasma intervention cau…

Luis Manuel Arce Isaac (2021-03-03). Un año de pandemia de COVID-19 y de infodemia en México. globalizacion.ca El 27 de febrero se cumplió un año de pandemia de Covid-19 en México cuando se detectó el primer caso de un enfermo con lo que se denominó entonces el "nuevo coronavirus" aun sin clasificarse como SARS-CoV2. Y al día…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-03). Irish left slams violent anti-lockdown protests and government's poor handling of COVID-19 crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Far-right groups in Ireland were part of a violent demonstration in capital Dublin on February 27, protesting the extension of the lockdown due to COVID-19…

Tomdispatch (2021-03-03). The Real Threats to America are the Pandemic and Poverty; why Give Ever More Money to the Pentagon? juancole.com By Mandy Smithberger | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — This country is in a crisis of the first order. More than half a million of us have died thanks to Covid-19. Food insecurity is on the rise, with nearly 24 million Americans going hungry, including 12 million children. Unemployment claims filed since the pandemic began have …

Eds. (2021-03-03). The class character of the expansion of COVID-19: The case of Peru's Capital City Lima. mronline.org At the end of December 2019, the world was notified about the existence of a new coronavirus in the city of Wuhan in China. This virus, SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19), rapidly spread and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Spain king's sisters stir controversy by getting vaccine on Abu Dhabi trip. laprensalatina.com Madrid, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The Spanish royal family has found itself at the heart of another scandal after it was revealed that the sisters of King Felipe VI were vaccinated against Covid-19 during a trip to the United Arab Emirates, where they went to visit their father, the self-exiled former monarch Juan Carlos I. Reports …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). India's homegrown Covid-19 vaccine shows 81 percent interim efficacy. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- India's homegrown Covid-19 vaccine, branded Covaxin, has shown an interim efficacy of nearly 81 percent in its late-stage clinical trials, its developer Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday. The company said the first interim analysis was based on 43 cases of Covid-19 recorded in the trial of 25,800 participants between 18-98 …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Hard hit early by Covid-19, Chile now is Latin America's clear vaccine leader. laprensalatina.com By Maria M. Mur Santiago, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- Chile on Wednesday marked one year since its first coronavirus case, a 12-month period in which it has gone from being one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic worldwide to Latin America's undisputed Covid-19 vaccine leader. A total of 3.6 million people in that South …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Turkey's sex workers struggle to survive as Covid rules hit industry. laprensalatina.com Istanbul, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The closure of brothels and nightly curfews to stem the spread of Covid-19 in Turkey has left the country's sex workers in dire straits. Prostitution is legal in Turkey but sex workers lack the same access to labor rights enjoyed by other professions. "The coronavirus has left many sex workers in …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Biden: State leaders' ending mask mandate is Neanderthal thinking. laprensalatina.com Washington, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- President Joe Biden on Wednesday said that the decision by the Texas and Mississippi governors to end their statewide facemask mandates initially implemented to protect the public against Covid-19 was a "big mistake," adding that the last thing the country needs while the pandemic is still raging is "Neanderthal thinking." "I …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). UK to raise corporation tax in 2023 in bid to ease Covid debt. laprensalatina.com London, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The United Kingdom's government will raise corporation tax on large firms from 10% to 25% in 2023 as a way to repair the damage wrought on the economy by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Conservative Party government's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak outlined the economic plans in the Budget on Wednesday. …

Rafael Figueroa (2021-03-03). SHELBY COUNTY TO MOVE TO PHASE 1C NEXT WEEK FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS. laprensalatina.com Phase includes individuals 16 and older with high-risk health conditions La fase 1C incluye a personas de 16 años o más con afecciones de salud de alto riesgo SHELBY COUNTY, TN (SCHD) — In alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, the Shelby County Health Department will move into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination …

RT (2021-03-03). You're not supposed to say that out loud! Covid-19 vaccines & 'return to normal' might hurt Facebook's bottom line, CFO admits. rt.com Facebook's CFO is concerned that as more people get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, they'll be less likely to click on Facebook ads and more likely to seek out travel and non-sedentary pursuits. | CFO David Wehner Speaking at the Morg…

RT (2021-03-03). Can we kick out immigrants like Denmark does? Critics snicker after AOC lauds McDonald's workers' wages in European nation. rt.com A time-tested talking point about wages of McDonald's workers in Denmark was invoked by AOC in a call for a minimum wage boost in the US. Her opponents asked if Washington should also adopt Copenhagen's harsh immigration policies. | The fact that paying workers a living wage is even up for debate is "embarrassing," progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) tweeted on Tuesday as she called to override the Senate parliamentarian and push forward with the $15/hour minimum wage. The official ruled last Thursday that the proposal cannot be included in President Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus bill…

Matthew Rozsa (2021-03-03). Zombie mink, infected escapees, and COVID outbreaks: How mink farms became a political flash point. salon.com Mink farms are notoriously oppressive, but COVID-19 outbreaks at facilities are putting them in the spotlight…

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-03). Rebuilding from the bottom up. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — The COVID-19 pandemic raised serious questions about crisis management models and brought emerging trends on citizen-driven and collaborative crisis management to the attention.

Staff (2021-03-03). Latinx Farmworkers Risk Their Lives During Pandemic. Many Now Struggle to Access Vaccines. democracynow.org There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agricultural Worker Program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says an uneven rollout in California as well as technical barriers have left many farmworkers unvaccinated. "There's been a lot of inequities that we've seen," she says. We also speak with Mary Jo Du…

Staff (2021-03-03). Latinx Farmworkers Risk Their Lives During Pandemic. Many Now Struggle to Access Vaccines. democracynow.org There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agriculture Worker Program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says an uneven rollout in California as well as technical barriers have left many farmworkers unvaccinated. "There's been a lot of inequities that we've seen," she says. We also speak with Mary Jo Dud…

Global Research News (2021-03-03). Selected Articles: C.Y.A. and "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine is an "Unapproved Product" globalresearch.ca By Pfizer Inc…

Kareem Chehayeb (2021-03-03). Covid-19 in Lebanon: Health workers yet to receive vaccines as MPs jump the queue. middleeasteye.net Covid-19 in Lebanon: Health workers yet to receive vaccines as MPs jump the queue | After Lebanese lawmakers were controversially inoculated, half of the country's overwhelmed medical workers anxiously await their turn | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 10: 58 | A medic prepares a dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at Lebanon's American University Medical Centre in the capital Beirut, on 14 Februa…

teleSUR (2021-03-03). Cuba Offers Soberana 02 and Abdala to Lebanon to Fight COVID-19. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Cuba expressed its willingness to assist Lebanon to combat COVID-19, offering its most advanced vaccines, Soberana 02 and Abdala, which will start their final-phase clinical trials sometime this month. | RELATED: | Cuban Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Pellicer made the offer during a meeting with Major General Mahmoud Al Asmar. The latter heads the working group to tackle the pandemic in this Mediterranean country…

teleSUR (2021-03-03). Guatemala Receives 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccines Donated by India. telesurenglish.net Guatemala on Tuesday received 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines donated by India that will allow authorities to continue the vaccination campaign in the country. | RELATED: | The donation of Covishield vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca laboratory arrived at 23h00 local time on a plane from Mumbai, India. | The immunizer, which requires the injection of two doses between eight and twelve weeks apart, joins the 2,500 Moderna…

Dr. Simone Gold (2021-03-03). Video: Dr. Simone Gold — The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Dr. Simone Gold of America's Frontline Doctors shared information about the …

teleSUR (2021-03-03). Brazil: Senate Pass Bill to Allow Companies to Buy Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Senate Tuesday passed a bill that allows the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines by private companies and subnational governments before the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) registers the immunizers. | RELATED: | Buying drugs without Anvisa's approval will allow the country to purchase India's Covaxin vaccine and the Russian Sputnik V. The rule, however, establishes that the immunizers can be adminis…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-03). C.Y.A. and "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine is an "Unapproved Product" which is "Permitted for Use" globalresearch.ca Pfizer Inc, is currently involved in marketing its experimental mRNA vaccine …

news.un (2021-03-03). 'Historic moment' as COVID-19 vaccines touchdown in Sudan and Rwanda. news.un.org Through the UN-led vaccine initiative COVAX, Sudan and Rwanda have become the latest beneficiaries to receive the lifesaving COVID-19 inoculation, UN agencies reported on Wednesday.

news.un (2021-03-03). FROM THE FIELD: Taming the illegal wildlife trafficking trade. news.un.org Cargo ships have become increasingly favoured over the last year as a means for criminal organizations to transport illegal wildlife products, , after COVID-19 related restrictions disrupted other forms of transportation.

Staff (2021-03-03). Cuomo Must Go: Calls Grow to Remove NY Governor over COVID Nursing Home Cover-up & Sexual Harassment. democracynow.org New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing mounting calls from fellow Democrats and progressive organizations to resign or be impeached over sexual harassment allegations and his cover-up of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in New York nursing homes. New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation after three women — two former aides and a woman who met Cuomo at a friend's wedding reception — accused Cuomo of sexual harassment. "Credible accusations of sexual harassment made by these courageous women coming forward show a clear pattern of Cuomo's abuse of power," says New York Assembly…

Reposted article by Dave Lindorff (2021-03-03). Urgent: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal! indybay.org This article was first published by ThisCantBeHappening.net as "Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal –Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19," and was reprinted today at Counterpunch.org.

George Ochenski (2021-03-03). When Legislatures Go on Break, It's Time to Give Them an Earful. counterpunch.org During a regular Montana legislative session in the pre-pandemic past, the Capitol would have been regularly filled with hundreds of citizens, groups and organizations holding rallies in support of or opposition to the measures being heard and voted upon every day. But due to the necessary precautions to prevent COVID infection, those rallies and in-person

_____ (2021-03-03). Ukraine Intensifies Shelling Of Donbass As Western Media Are Silent. popularresistance.org While much of the world is focused on Covid-related issues, Ukraine's seven-year war on the people of Donbass continues. In recent weeks, Kiev's shelling of civilians has intensified, met by the predictable Western media silence. | Ostensibly, following the Minsk agreements, there was a ceasefire. In reality, Donbass residents in villages bordering peace lines are incessantly subject to Ukrainian shelling. | Ukraine uses heavy weapons in violation of the agreement, including 82mm and 120mm mortar shells, routinely shelling at night when Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observers are not…

Joseph Grosso (2021-03-03). Andrew Cuomo: Legend of a Fall. counterpunch.org Future historians will have a field day examining the daily commentary of the COVID pandemic. Early on there was Madonna sitting nude in a marble bathtub filled with rose petals proclaiming COVID 'the great equalizer.' Trump of course supplied his daily dose of schizophrenic fare so incoherent that even conservative TV hacks were unable to morph it into a convincing picture of brave leadership. Yet nothing tops the spectacle of Ellen Degeneres and Trevor Noah actually declaring themselves to be 'Cuomosexuals', in honor of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, a term that was immediately plastered on various merchandise…

Joseph Grosso (2021-03-03). Andrew Cuomo: Legend of a Fall. counterpunch.org Future historians will have a field day examining the daily commentary of the COVID pandemic. Early on there was Madonna sitting nude in a marble bathtub filled with rose petals proclaiming COVID 'the great equalizer.' Trump of course supplied his daily dose of schizophrenic fare so incoherent that even conservative TV hacks were unable to morph it into a convincing picture of brave leadership. Yet nothing tops the spectacle of Ellen Degeneres and Trevor Noah actually declaring themselves to be 'Cuomosexuals', in honor of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, a term that was immediately plastered on various merchandise…

Staff (2021-03-03). Headlines for March 3, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Vows Vaccine Supply Will Be Enough to Vaccinate All U.S. Adults by End of May, Texas Lifts All COVID Restrictions; Sanders to Force Vote on $15 Minimum Wage, WH Pulls Tanden OMB Bid, Senate Confirms Raimondo for Commerce Dept., Rouse as Top Economic Adviser, Seth Harris, Who Wrote Blueprint for California's Prop 22, Tapped for Top Labor Role, FBI Director Says Domestic Terrorism Has Been "Metastasizing" as Capitol Increases Security, 3 Women Media Workers Shot Dead in Afghanistan, Protests in Lebanon After Currency Plummets to Record Low, Family of Hunger-Striking Western Sahara Political Prisoner Refused V…

Matt Nelson (2021-03-03). Trump Made His 'American Carnage' Fever Dream True. thenation.com Trump Made His 'American Carnage' Fever Dream True…

WSWS (2021-03-03). Texas, Mississippi abandon coronavirus restrictions as CDC warns of variant-induced surge. wsws.org An average of 7,000 new cases and 230 new deaths are still being reported each day in Texas, making it the state with the second worst outbreak in the country.

John Wojcik (2021-03-03). Biden: With Defense Production Act, enough vaccines by end of May. peoplesworld.org President Joe Biden made history in the nation's fight against the coronavirus Tuesday by announcing that the United States will have enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all American adults for coronavirus by the end of May, two months earlier than the end-of-July date he had previously rolled out. Biden credited the stepped-up timetable to his …

news.un (2021-03-03). Over 168 million children miss out on nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says. news.un.org More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.

news.un (2021-03-03). Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says. news.un.org More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.

Staff (2021-03-03). Asian American Communities Organize Against Rise in Hate Crimes, Say More Policing Is Not the Answer. democracynow.org Anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked across the U.S. over the past year, fueled in part by Donald Trump's racist rhetoric about the coronavirus. One recent study found a 150% increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans in 2020, even though overall hate crimes fell last year. Ron Kim, member of the New York State Assembly representing the 40th District in Queens, New York, says anti-Asian sentiment tends to flare up during times of crisis. "There's a long history of Asian Americans in this country feeling targeted and scapegoated whenever we experience economic downturns," says Kim. We also speak with Kim Tran…

Children's Health Defense (2021-03-03). Investigation Links Fauci to Controversial Experiments that May Have Led to Pandemic. globalresearch.ca Fox News investigation says there's "reasonable grounds to suspect" that SARS-CoV-2, …

Roberta K. Timothy (2021-03-03). 5 ways to address internalized white supremacy and its impact on health. nationofchange.org In this era of multiple pandemics, discussing the impact of internalized racism on our health is crucial to furthering Black resistance, healing and emancipation.

_____ (2021-03-03). Chris Hedges: The Age Of Social Murder. popularresistance.org The two million deaths that have resulted from the ruling elites mishandling of the global pandemic will be dwarfed by what is to follow. The global catastrophe that awaits us, already baked into the ecosystem from the failure to curb the use of fossil fuels and animal agriculture, presage new, deadlier pandemics, mass migrations of billions of desperate people, plummeting crop yields, mass starvation and systems collapse. | The science that elucidates this social death is known to the ruling elites. The science that warned us of this pandemic, and others that will follow, is known to the ruling elites. The scien…

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Qantas offers 'mystery' flights to boost Australia's tourism. laprensalatina.com Sydney, Australia, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- To boost domestic tourism amid the pandemic, air carrier Qantas began offering "mystery" flights Wednesday in which passengers will not know the destination of their trip until they board. Starting tomorrow, these flights of about two hours will depart from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to an unknown destination outside the …

Steve Topple (2021-03-03). Only Fools and Trojan Horses. thecanary.co Rishi Sunak just repeated a
| What do you think the biggest porky the Tories have told during the pandemic is? | Is it that Dominic 'Rodney' Cummings was Or that all the 'don't ask questions' contracts Matt 'Del Boy' Han…

_____ (2021-03-03). Progressives Push Biden To End 'Vaccine Apartheid'. popularresistance.org Last Friday, three days before a crucial meeting of the World Trade Organization, progressives in the trade, faith, labor, consumer, and human rights communities sent an urgent request to the Biden administration. | These nonprofits and unions are urging the administration to act quickly to assert its leadership on a pressing trade issue—whether trade rules will be allowed to hamper global efforts to combat the pandemic. | In a letter and a press event, a coalition of 400 organizations asked President Joe Biden to make good on his promise to "absolutely positively" ensure access to vaccines in the developin…

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-03-03). Arabic press review: Egypt tries to boost human rights credentials for Biden. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Egypt tries to boost human rights credentials for Biden | Meanwhile, Jordan has reportedly received $1bn from the European Union to fight the pandemic, and Iraq's PM vows to crack down on militias | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 15: 03 | Watchtowers at the notorious Tora prison on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on 11 February 2020 (AFP) | Egypt concerned by US…

The Jamal Journal (2021-03-03). Pam Africa on Black Agenda Radio: Mumia thinks he has COVID. indybay.org The nation's best known political prisoner told the publisher of The Jamal Journal "that he believes he has Covid. His breathing feels like an elephant sitting on his lungs," said Pam Africa, who is also coordinator of International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal. The new issue of the Journal includes a petition demanding that Philadelphia DA Larry Krassner — a purported progressive — stop standing in the way of Mumia's freedom.