2021-03-22: News Headlines

Brenton Brookings (2021-03-22). Workers report COVID-19 health violations at iconic Seattle-area burger chain. liberationnews.org Dick's Drive-In did not provide workers with any training on coronavirus symptoms or prevention and pressured them to come to work while waiting for COVID-19 test results.

Graham Peebles (2021-03-22). The Emerging Culture of Compassion. counterpunch.org 'Take your Brothers Need as the Measure for Your Actions' Given the level of divisive conditioning, with its emphasis on competition and selfishness, that we are all exposed to, it's a wonder that kindness and compassion exist at all. But exist they do, and since the global calamity that is Covid-19 hit our streets, a

Kristen Lee (2021-03-22). Lack of Full Statehood Rights Continues to Cause Harm to D.C. Residents. aclu.org Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding a hearing on a bill to establish statehood for Washington, D.C. Since the last congressional hearing on statehood in September 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic, protests in D.C. after the killing of George Floyd, and the insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol building have all highlighted how the lack of full statehood rights continues to cause serious harm to the health and safety of D.C. residents. These events underscore the urgency with which our country must grant full and equal rights to the 712,000 residents of D.C. | Historically, Congress has tre…

WSWS (2021-03-22). Data shows schools are fueling third surge of COVID-19 in Michigan. wsws.org New COVID-19 cases in Michigan have nearly tripled in the last month, and K-12 schools and school sports are the largest sources of outbreaks.

teleSUR (2021-03-22). Oxygen, Medicines, Beds Are in Short Supply in Brazil. telesurenglish.net Brazil begins the week with a bleak outlook: supplies and medical facilities to care for COVID-19 patients are dramatically scarce in 25 of its 27 states. | RELATED: | In these territories, beds in intensive care units (ICUs) have an occupancy rate of over 80 percent and the average number of COVID-19 related deaths exceeds 2,000 cases. | Although President Jair Bolsonaro's administration expressed "concern" over…

Victor Grossman (2021-03-22). Coronavirus mess, scandal contribute to right-wing defeats in Germany. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—Germany, once viewed as an exaggerated model of exactitude and discipline, is currently in a muddle. Above all, it's the Covid mess. Seen last spring as a model of swift, effective response, Germany is now torn by controversy, with its sixteen states and dozens of politicians squabbling about when to send which kids (if any) …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-03-22). IBM Partners with Moderna for "COVID Reset". "Health Passports Are Here" globalresearch.ca Better hang on folks, as technocracy's plan to digitize you to …

Jordan Schachtel (2021-03-22). "The Chicken Little" Act Isn't Working — COVID Mania Is Wearing Off. Resistance is Unfolding. globalresearch.ca The "public health experts" are scrambling to remain in the spotlight, …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-22). Green Passes and Dark Inequalities: the Push for COVID Immunity Passports. counterpunch.org Sensible, ideal, wonderful — if you happen to be in the European Union. This is the air of confidence surrounding the March 17 proposal for a digital COVID immunity passport, or what is officially being called the Digital Green Certificate. The Digital Green Certificate is actually a bundle of three: vaccination certificates stating the brand

Editor (2021-03-22). [rewind] Janet Yang on the Power and Pain of Being Asian American During the Coronavirus Crisis. scheerpost.com In this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence," host Robert Scheer speaks with Janet Yang, the legendary film producer of "The Joy Luck Club" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt," among many other films, about the appalling onslaught of racism people of Asian descent are currently facing. Yang, who was born in the U.S. and has experienced discrimination since her childhood, notes the difference between what she faced her whole life and the terrifying shape racism is taking today amid the unprecedented crisis.

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-03-22). Un huracán genocida golpea a Brasil. globalizacion.ca En medio a la tragedia que produce el mayor número de muertes diarias por el coronavirus en todo el mundo — son casi dos muertos por minuto en los últimos 15 días —, Brasil vive una situación insólita, retrato perfecto…

WSWS (2021-03-22). Left Party's coronavirus policy fuels massive increase in infections in German states. wsws.org There has been a particularly dramatic increase in infections in states where the Left Party participates in government.

WSWS (2021-03-22). Educators, students and parents discuss opposition against the reopening of schools in Germany. wsws.org Countless scientists and medical experts have unequivocally condemned the removal of pandemic safeguards, highlighting in particular the key role played by schools in the spread of the virus.

WSWS (2021-03-22). Homelessness in the US exploded before the pandemic. wsws.org The latest report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows a drastic pre-pandemic increase in homelessness.

WSWS (2021-03-22). Germany: The WISAG business model—spinoffs, layoffs and wage cuts. wsws.org The struggle being carried out by WISAG ground workers at Frankfurt Airport is throwing a sharp light on the antilabour attacks by major corporations during the pandemic and the complicity of the trade unions.

Dr. Anthony Fauci (2021-03-22). The Fauci Interview on the Pandemic You Won't See on Mainstream Media. Mexico's Eugenio Derbez. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-22). La OMS confirma que la prueba de PCR defectuosa: Las estimaciones de "casos positivos" no tienen sentido. El confinamiento no tiene base científica. globalizacion.ca La prueba de reacción en cadena de la polimerasa con transcripción inversa en tiempo real (rRT-PCR) fue adoptada por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) el 23 de enero de 2020 como un medio para detectar el virus SARS-COV-2,…

Rob Okun (2021-03-22). Where Are the "Other" White Men? counterpunch.org Years ago, the pork industry ran a campaign touting its product as the "other white meat." It was angling to ally itself with the "chicken-is-healthier-than-red-meat" crowd. Most people saw it for what it was: a cynical ploy. Today, when it comes to white men, the sound and fury is all coming from the red meat

Louis Proyect (2021-03-22). Shattered Lands: A Short History of the Syrian Conflict. counterpunch.org When the Arab Spring came to the Middle East ten years ago, most on the left welcomed the protests, except in Libya and Syria largely out of geopolitical concerns. If the world was made up of opposing camps, you had to support Washington's enemies even if their secret police were torturers and their governments little

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-03-22). Experts Urge World Leaders to 'Put Marine Ecosystems at the Heart of Climate Policy'. commondreams.org "A healthy ocean, teeming with life, is a vital tool in the bid to tackle global heating." | www.flickr.com/photos/berkeleylab/2826539120

Pacifica TF (2021-03-22). Pacifica CRD 3/22/21 Covid, Amazon Billions and Workers' Rights. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy focuses on the medical conditions of Mumia Abu-Jamal and also the struggle of the Bessemer Alabama Amazon warehouse workers who are voting this month for a union.

Socialized Medicine is What We Need (2021-03-22). HR 1976 Medicare for All Act of 2021. indybay.org On March 17, 2021, Rep. Jayapal Pamila of Wash. state and Rep. Deborah Dingell of Michigan introduced this year's version of the urgently needed Medicare for All Act of 2021 with a total of 112 sponsors, all Democrats, and it needs 218 to pass. See www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1976/cosponsors?q={%22search%22: [%22actionSessionCode: \%22117-1 | 1000\%22+AND+billIsReserved: \%22N\%22%22]}&r=9&s=4&searchResultViewType=compact…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-22). Imperial Covid-19 Response Team: A year tracking the global pandemic. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's COVID-19 Response Team has spent over a year tracking the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-22). 'Disastrous' consequences of cuts to global science collaboration, warn experts. imperial.ac.uk Experts have emphasised the value of international collaborative science and the need for its long-term financial security.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-22). Artificial intelligence can help spot traces of natural selection. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have used advanced AI and large sets of genomic data to unveil how humans have adapted to recent diseases.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-22). Direction of needle penetration in brain affects drug uptake, finds new study. imperial.ac.uk The direction at which drug-delivering needles enter the brain affects how well medicine permeates, a new Imperial study on sheep brains has found.

Staff (2021-03-22). Headlines for March 22, 2021. democracynow.org Nationwide Protests Call for an End to Anti-AAPI Violence After Atlanta Massacre, AstraZeneca Vaccine Is 79% Effective in U.S. Trial, Shows No Risk of Blood Clotting, CDC Updates School Distancing Guidelines to 3 Feet; Miami Beach Imposes Emergency Curfew, Drug Companies Plan to Hike COVID Vaccine Prices After Pandemic Is Over, Pakistani PM Khan Has COVID; Tokyo Olympics Bars Int'l Spectators; More European Nations Lock Down, U.S. Says "Border Is Closed" as Number of Unaccompanied Children in Gov't Custody Tops 15,000, Defense Sec. Austin in Afghanistan Amid Questions over May 1 Troop Withdrawal Deadline, Women,…

Dharam Kaushik (2021-03-22). [Letter] COVID-19 and health care workers burnout: A call for global action. thelancet.com In recent years, increased administrative burden, productivity metrics and work-life imbalance have caused a high burnout rate amongst healthcare workers (HCW) [1]. A survey of 7500 physicians from 8 countries during the COVID-19 pandemic reveals that this burnout has reached an alarmingly high-rate [2]. HCW responsible for the care of COVID-19 patients are more likely to have depression, anxiety, and mental distress. Psychological distress from witnessing COVID- related deaths, deep despondency, and extra-long work hours are fueling HCW burnout at an exponential rate [3].

Franklin Frederick (2021-03-22). Cuba's Contributions in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic. zcomm.org The Cuban Revolution shows that when resources are distributed equitably, health outcomes previously unimaginable are possible…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-03-22). Video: COVID-19 the "Pandemic" Is Over. "A Novel Virus Closely Related to Corona Viruses Which Contribute to the Common Cold" globalresearch.ca First published on September 14, 2020 | Mike Yeadon, Pfizer former chief scientific advisor: Ferguson's model has no validity in the view of most scientists: | "Yes, its a novel virus but its very closely related to at least four other …

Alec MacGillis (2021-03-22). In a Devastating Pandemic Year, Amazon Was Its Biggest Winner. commondreams.org How the virus that battered the economy was a boon for Jeff Bezos. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/amazon_5.jpg

Nanjala Nyabola (2021-03-22). Vaccine Nationalism Is Patently Unjust. thenation.com Vaccine Nationalism Is Patently Unjust…

WSWS (2021-03-22). New surge in COVID-19 pandemic accelerates internationally. wsws.org As cases of COVID-19 and deaths from the virus rise around the world, vaccine nationalism becomes an increasingly lethal impediment to a scientifically grounded, internationally coordinated response to the global pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-03-22). Peru's President Sagasti Refuses To Declare Over 'Vaccinegate'. telesurenglish.net Peru's President Francisco Sagasti announced that he would not attend a congressional subpoena scheduled for Monday to respond to the allegations of COVID-19 illegal vaccinations in his Cabinet. | RELATED: | On March 18, the Congress' Constitutional Accusations Subcommittee summoned Sagasti on "the Vaccinegate", a scandal involving former Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti and former Foreign Affairs Minister Elizabeth Astet…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-22). Vacuna AstraZeneca suspendida en toda Europa. "Posibles reacciones autoinmunes, coagulación sanguínea, accidente cerebrovascular y hemorragia interna" globalizacion.ca ACTUALIZACIàìN | Francia, Alemania e Italia, que habían suspendido la vacuna AstraZeneca, reanudaron su aplicación "después de que los funcionarios de salud intentaron disipar las preocupaciones de que pueda provocar coágulos de sangre" (Informe VA) | Esta decisión fue tomada tras las…

Megan Redshaw (2021-03-22). CDC Ignores Inquiry into Increasing Number of Deaths, Injuries Reported After COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Special to People's World (2021-03-22). Brazilian State of Maranhà£o obtains 4.5 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine. peoplesworld.org The Governor of the Brazilian State of Maranhà£o, Flávio Dino, a member of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB), signed a contract on March 17 with the Sovereign Russian Fund authorizing the acquisition of 4.582 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to combat the coronavirus. This vaccine, produced by the Gamaleya laboratory, has …