Monthly Archives: April 2021

2021-04-30: News Headlines

Farzana Versey (2021-04-30). Corona in Cow Land — India Critical. counterpunch.org People are dying outside hospitals because there are no beds available. A big private hospital known for its celebrity patients has transformed its lobby into a Covid ward. In other hospitals patients are sharing beds; some are getting oxygen while lying down on the floor or even in an autorickshaw parked outside. These are the lucky few. Many are still begging for help.

Matthew Stevenson (2021-04-30). Letters From Minsk: The Pripet Marshes. counterpunch.org This is the eighth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Before leaving the Brest Fortress (on the Belarus-Polish border) I inspected various museums and monuments from the Second World War, when again the fortress was a bastion fought over by Russians and

David Yearsley (2021-04-30). All Dressed Up for the Oscars and Nowhere to Go. counterpunch.org This past Sunday a pared-down pandemic contingent of Hollywood elites conducted the annual Academy Award rituals of self-glorification not, as they have done since 2002, in the modern glitz of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood itself, but in the Art Deco splendor of downtown Los Angeles's Union Station. It seemed oddly fitting, more than a

Global Research News (2021-04-30). Selected Articles: The Covid-19 "Experimental" mRNA Vaccine. Are You Being Told the Truth? globalresearch.ca By The American people are not being told the truth about Covid, masks, social distancing, lockdowns, mortality or vaccines. In fact, the only …

Staff (2021-04-30). Third Round of COVID Checks Led to Historic Monthly Rise in Household Income. truthout.org The third round of coronavirus relief checks, which have been sent to Household income rose 21.1% in March after Presid…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-30). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-30). 'Bernie Sanders and I Agree,' Says Schumer on Lowering Medicare Age and Drug Prices. commondreams.org Senate Majority Leader Schumer says "Bernie Sanders and I agree" on lowering Medicare age and drug prices. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12325842691.jpg

WSWS (2021-04-30). Australian unions' report underlines economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org According to the report, if workers' share of GDP had remained at the levels recorded in 1970 then total wages would have been $200 billion higher in 2019 and workers would have received on average $15,000 in additional income.

Emir Sader (2021-04-30). Critical Thinking: Who Will Apologize to Brazil? orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Apr 27, 2021 | Brazil is immersed in a humanitarian catastrophe. The country—which a little more than five years ago was an example in the fight against poverty, the fight against inequality and income distribution—has become, in just a few years, a hell, both for Brazilians and for the rest of the world. | More than three thousand people die every day because of the pandemic. Others die anonymously because of hunger and still others because of the violence of militias and drug traffickers. More people die than are born in Brazil. | From having a president who was an example to th…

teleSUR (2021-04-30). The 'Doctor of the Poor' To Be Beatified Today in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuela will hold the beatification ceremony of Jose Gregorio Hernandez, a scientist who was popularly known as the "Doctor of the Poor" due to his humanitarian work during his lifetime between 1864 and 1919. | RELATED: | "Hernandez's beatification is a special blessing from God for Venezuela. It Invites us to be more supportive with each other, so we can revive and reborn after the pandemic," Pope Francis told t…

WSWS (2021-04-30). Michigan teachers conduct wildcat sickout against in-person learning, cuts to pandemic safety measures. wsws.org Teachers in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe took matters into their own hands by calling off sick after their school board cut safety measures and refused to go virtual even as record numbers of children are hospitalized across the state.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Exploiting social and economic crisis, Amazon launches massive expansion in New York City. wsws.org After gorging on profits during the pandemic, Amazon is capitalizing on the social crisis in New York City to launch a huge expansion in operations in the area.

Johnisha Levi (2021-04-30). Eradicating Child Poverty Beyond the Pandemic. commondreams.org "Moral and ethical obligations aside, child poverty is expensive: an estimated $800 billion to $1.1 trillion annually in health expenditures, lost productivity, and higher crime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/children_10_0.jpeg

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

WSWS (2021-04-30). Canadian single mother infected by COVID-19: "They said schools are safe. They said kids cannot get it. Liars!" wsws.org Having likely caught the virus from one of her two kids, who were forced to attend school by the reckless policy pursued by the British Columbia NDP government, Lily has become a vocal advocate for the closure of all schools to bring the pandemic under control and save lives.

Stefan Hockertz, Marco Schott & Susan Bonath (2021-04-30). Stolen childhood and The Language of Violence. indybay.org To make the hospitals fit for the "pandemic of the century", the government did nothing… the population that will suffer in every respect – with one lockdown after another, inadequate health care, increasing impoverishment and lack of prospects, and presumably with endless depression.

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Cuba Offers Its COVID-19 Vaccines to Eurasian Countries. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced that his nation is willing to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). | RELATED: | "Given the incidence of COVID-19 in our countries, the high prices of vaccines, and estimates that it would take 21 years to immunize the world population, we reiterate our willingness to support the EEU states in the fight against this pandemic with our vaccines,"

Pradeep Baisakh (2021-04-30). Case for a People's Vaccine. counterpunch.org The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed an unending onslaught on humanity. The world has seen 3.12 million deaths due to the Coronavirus till April 27 and several people have died due to hunger owing to the lockdowns, shutdowns resulting in disastrous economic consequences. The countries are in 2nd, 3rd and 4th waves of COVID-19. The governments have intervened

WSWS (2021-04-30). As COVID-19 infections engulf India, Modi government fails to guarantee free vaccines. wsws.org The tsunami-like spread of the coronavirus exposes the Modi government's refusal to develop a serious and scientifically-based response to the pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Election Commission of India Asks Court to Prohibit Media Reports of Judges' Comments. sputniknews.com Four Indian states and one union territory underwent polling for their state legislative election right in the midst of the pandemic's virulent and devastating return. Assembly polls were held for 294 seats in West Bengal, 234 seats in Tamil Nadu, 140 seats in Kerala, 126 seats in Assam, and 30 seats in Puducherry. The results are due on 2 May.

Staff (2021-04-30). Headlines for April 30, 2021. democracynow.org India COVID Cases Continue to Soar as Arundhati Roy Decries "Crime Against Humanity", Deaths Soar in Latin America; Brazil COVID Death Toll Tops 400,000, 44 Ultra-Orthordox Jews Die in Stampede at Religious Site, Abbas Postpones Palestinian Elections, USAID Watchdog Criticizes Trump's Politicization of Aid to Venezuela, Thousands Flee into Thailand as Burmese Junta Launches Airstrikes Near Border, Florida Approves Sweeping Voter Suppression Bill, West Virginia, Florida & Texas Bills Target Trans Youth, Biden Vows to Close Private Detention Centers in Response to Georgia Protesters, Right-Wing Extremists Face New…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-30). The Truth About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca National and global crises are seen as opportunities by government technocrats, …

WSWS (2021-04-30). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Indefinite walkout by 3,000 Georgian manganese miners and supporters in Chiatura over pay and conditions; pay strikes across the Netherlands in metal and electronics industries over employers' 1.1 percent offer; teachers' disputes in France and England over lack of COVID safety, privatisation and victimisations.

Seth Sandronsky (2021-04-30). Work to Die For: COVID-19 and U.S. Labor. counterpunch.org Gustavo "Kike" Ramirez would have turned 17 this year. He died when his employer failed to provide him with a safety harness at a Nashville, Tennessee construction site on June 23, 2020. "It was ten months ago, and I still think about him every day," said Jenifer Enamorado Ayala, recalling her brother's preventable fall that

Dain Pascocello (2021-04-30). Identifying Post-Vaccination Complications and Their Causes: An Analysis of COVID-19 Patient Data. globalresearch.ca Statement of Position | After several months dealing with capacity-related issues in …

news.un (2021-04-30). Europe: COVID must spark rethink to prioritize 'human lives' over economic policies. news.un.org The devastating impact of COVID-19 serves as a stark reminder that the European Union must "put human lives" above economic policy considerations, that privilege competition between EU Member States, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday.

news.un (2021-04-30). Myanmar approaching point of economic collapse: UN report. news.un.org The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people — nearly half of the country's population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday.

Staff (2021-04-30). Entry of passengers from eastern borders halted due to COVID. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that entry of Pakistani and Afghan passengers and also other nationals from eastern borders into the country was completely prohibited.

Staff (2021-04-30). Iran to start public COVID-19 vaccination as of June 'Likely'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — A member of the National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters revealed that the country will kick off the mass vaccination of people against COVID-19 as of June.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Combating allergies, asthma during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am allergic to many types of pollen, and spring is always a challenging time of year for me. This year, my allergies seem to be worse. I am wondering if I need to be concerned that my symptoms may be related to COVID-19, as I have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-30). Imperial feeds into proposals on Covid recovery. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has contributed to a new report on how the UK can recover from the impacts of Covid-19.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-30). 8,430 Dead 354,177 Injuries: European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 "Vaccines" globalresearch.ca The European database of suspected drug reaction reports is

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-30). 1,047 Dead 725,079 Reported Injuries following COVID19 Experimental "Vaccines" Reported in the U.K. globalresearch.ca The UK Government's

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-04-30). Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Interview: COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Risk Was Known, Ignored & Buried. globalresearch.ca Joining us today is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, here to discuss …

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Russia Produces First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccine for Animals. telesurenglish.net Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) announced the production of the first batch of 17,000 doses of "Carnivac-Cov", which are the first COVID-19 vaccines specifically designed for application in animals. | RELATED: | So far, over 20 companies and institutions have expressed interest to negotiate its registration and supply in Germany, Greece, Poland, Austria, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-04-30). 'Keep Your Promise': Ady Barkan Urges Biden to Support Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/barkan_biden.png

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-04-30). The Nuremberg Doctors Trial and Modern Medicine's Panic Promotion of the FDA's Experimental and Unapproved COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines. globalresearch.ca Should physicians in the NIH, the CDC, the NIAID and the FDA (all of whom presumably pledged the hippocratic oath at the beginning of their medical careers) who then promoted the untested experimental emergency use authorized (EEUA) Covid-19 Vaccines, be subject to the Nuremberg Code of Ethics?

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccine confidence and the importance of that second dose. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While the number of people being vaccinated for COVID-19 is dropping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical experts continue to strongly encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. And that means that those who are being vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should get their first and second doses …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Albania Approves Use of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Albania has approved the use of Sputnik V, a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Friday, adding that the Balkan country has already received its first shipment.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Joe Rogan Clarifies His Remarks on COVID-19 Vaccination: 'I'm Not a Doctor'. sputniknews.com Previously, Rogan got in hot water after he said during his podcast that if asked, he would not advise young and healthy people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Sinking Feeling: Canadian Man Builds Submarine During COVID Lockdown. sputniknews.com The miniature sub can dive to a depth of 400 feet and has enough oxygen for its one-man crew for 72 hours.

John W. Whitehead (2021-04-30). The Global Deep State: A New World Order Brought to You by COVID-19. globalresearch.ca "A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power."‚Äï …

Sharon Lerner (2021-04-30). Factory Owners Worldwide Stand Ready to Manufacture Covid-19 Vaccines. zcomm.org Bill Gates said he doesn't think the recipe for the vaccine should be shared. Drugmakers are eager to retrofit their facilities and get to work…

Seth Sandronsky (2021-04-30). Work to Die For: COVID-19 and U.S. Labor. zcomm.org "We're fighting now to make everyone's job safer, so no other family has to suffer this kind of tragedy"

Priya Sampathkumar (2021-04-30). New COVID-19 Variant, Linked to India's Record Wave of Infections & Deaths. zcomm.org "This virus behaves differently now, in that it's much more infectious"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic preclinical discovery triggers wound healing, skin regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Difficult-to-treat, chronic wounds in preclinical models healed with normal scar-free skin after treatment with an acellular product discovered at Mayo Clinic. Derived from platelets, the purified exosomal product, known as PEP, was used to deliver healing messages into cells of preclinical animal models of ischemic wounds. The Mayo Clinic research team documented …

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2021-04-29: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-04-29). China Urges Australian Politicians to 'Shake Off the Cold War Mentality'. sputniknews.com Australia-China relations have been growing tense since Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged Beijing last year to allow an independent probe into the origins of COVID-19. This prompted a response from Beijing, leading to reciprocal economic sanctions.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-04-29). If Healthcare Is a Right, 'Support Medicare for All,' Omar Tells Biden. commondreams.org President Joe Biden said "healthcare should be a right, not a privilege in America." Rep. Ilhan Omar says there's an easy way to prove it. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/omar_m4a.jpg

F. William Engdahl (2021-04-29). What's Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"? globalresearch.ca The Pharma giant Pfizer use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision.

Moss Robeson (2021-04-29). Ukrainian ultranationalist lobby flaunts influence over Biden, blocks top Russia expert's appointment. thegrayzone.com Demonstrating the power the ultranationalist Ukraine lobby has attained in Biden's Washington, the White House has withdrawn consideration of esteemed Russia specialist Matthew Rojansky Matthew Rojansky is the head of the Kennan Institute, a notable think tank at the US government-funded Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. Despite his well-established expertise on Russia and lengthy record of leadership on the issue, he has been judged "too soft" to work in the Biden White House. An increasingly influential element …

AARON (2021-04-29). "We Need Medicare for All": Video Shows People Worldwide Appalled by U.S. Healthcare System. peoplesparty.org (As seen on That's what one woman

Mike Whitney (2021-04-29). The Covid-19 "Experimental" mRNA Vaccine. Are You Being Told the Truth? globalresearch.ca *** | The American people are not being told the truth about …

Staff (2021-04-29). Headlines for April 29, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Urges Congress to Back Vast Expansion of Social Safety Net & New Taxes on Rich, India in Public Health Catastrophe as Deaths & Infections Reach New High, Hate Crimes Charges Filed Against Georgia Men in Ahmaud Arbery Murder, NC Judge Delays Release of Police Footage of Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting, Video: Chicago Police Shot Anthony Alvarez Dead as He Was Running Away, FBI Raid Rudy Giuliani's Home & Office, Mass Protests in Colombia Held to Protest Iván Duque & Proposed Tax Reform, U.S. Contractors Are Still Helping Maintain Saudi Warplanes Used in Yemen War, Israel Faces Call to Free Alaa al-Rimawi, Palestin…

Staff (2021-04-29). The Modi Surge: COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm India's Healthcare System as Gov't Censors Critics. democracynow.org India has topped 18.3 million COVID-19 cases, after adding 1 million cases in just the past three days amid shortages in vital supplies and overwhelmed hospitals across the country. Makeshift mass cremation facilities have been set up in parks and parking lots, with rows of bodies being burned on funeral pyres. With hospitals overflowing, some patients have been turned away and left to deal with their infections on their own. "This is where Modi has led India," says Indian journalist Rana Ayyub, who says the prime minister "clearly has no plan" for dealing with the crisis ravaging the country's healthcare systems…

Staff (2021-04-29). New COVID-19 Variant, Linked to India's Record Wave of Infections & Deaths, Now Seen in 19 Countries. democracynow.org As India faces 1 million new COVID-19 infections every three days, we look at how more infectious variants have been linked to a spread in cases. The so-called India variant has now been detected in at least 19 countries. "This virus behaves differently now, in that it's much more infectious," says Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, an infectious disease physician at the Mayo Clinic.

Staff (2021-04-29). How Lifting Intellectual Property Restrictions Could Help World Vaccinate 60% of Population by 2022. democracynow.org As new coronavirus cases surge across India, overwhelming hospitals and crematories, calls are growing louder for wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess supply of COVID-19 vaccines and to loosen intellectual property restrictions preventing more countries from making their own vaccines. We speak with economist Jayati Ghosh and Congressmember Ro Khanna of California.

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). Chinese peacekeeping medical team treat injured child in Lebanon. ecns.cn A Lebanese child was accidentally injured near the base of the 19th batch of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Lebanon on Tuesday. The detachment provided medical assistance in time. Doctor He Guoping and nurse Li Li successfully performed debridement and suture operation for the injured.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-29). Video: The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis. globalresearch.ca Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial …

Richard Eskow (2021-04-29). Nancy Pelosi and These Centrists Want Biden to Go Left on Drug Costs and Medicare. commondreams.org "With no time to waste," writes Richard Eskow, are more Democrats—including more conservative members "finally recognizing that fighting for lower drug prices and Medicare expansion is something they must do to win elections?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pelosi_biden_medicare_for_all.png

WSWS (2021-04-29). Study from Omaha, Nebraska shows vast failure to detect COVID-19 in schools. wsws.org The study found that infection rates in three schools were almost six times higher for students and two-and-a-half times higher for staff than what was recorded through self-initiated tests and reporting.

WSWS (2021-04-29). After two deaths in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant, autoworkers describe dangerous conditions inside Stellantis factories. wsws.org To date, United Auto Workers Local 1264 has not publicly acknowledged Mark Bruce's death from COVID-19, even though it has regularly issued death notices in recent months on its Facebook page.

Ashley Frawley (2021-04-29). So Now 'COVID Anxiety Syndrome' Is a Thing? globalresearch.ca Hope is for fools: a new study claims that people are …

HART (2021-04-29). COVID-19: An Overview of the Evidence. globalresearch.ca The '

Ciarán McCollum (2021-04-29). Legal Worries on EU's 'Green Certificates' for COVID Travel. globalresearch.ca An instrument of unusual significance is quietly on its way to …

WSWS (2021-04-29). Thousands of migrant workers labouring on Canada's farms in unsafe conditions amid deadly COVID-19 third wave. wsws.org The pandemic has laid bare the brutal conditions under which migrant farm workers are forced to work and live for the benefit of Canada's agri-business industry.

Jeffrey D. Sachs (2021-04-29). The Intellectual Property on Covid-19 Should Be Shared as Rapidly and Widely as Possible. commondreams.org "Intellectual Property must serve the global good, rather than humanity serving the interests of a few private companies. And in the case of Covid-19, the global good is not in doubt: rapid worldwide immunization, in order to save lives, prevent the emergence of new variants, and end the pandemic." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vaccines-1.jpg

Victor Grossman (2021-04-29). Berlin Bulletin: Greens, Vaccines and Maneuvers. counterpunch.org In recent months the air in Germany has been overfull. But the fog, thick as in old London, was not humid but political — and medical-political. The thickest was Covid fog. Blanketing some 2/3 of the news, the details changed daily, even hourly. How many new cases, how many deaths, who could go out when

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-29). Influenza Vaccination Linked to Higher COVID Death Rates. globalresearch.ca Vaccines can in some cases trigger more serious illness when exposed …

sputniknews (2021-04-29). Situation Near Delhi Crematorium as COVID-19 Infections Break Records in India. sputniknews.com India has registered 379,257 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase since the beginning of the pandemic.

Esther Honig (2021-04-29). The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute. thenation.com The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-29). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Combating allergies, asthma during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am allergic to many types of pollen, and spring is always a challenging time of year for me. This year, my allergies seem to be worse. I am wondering if I need to be concerned that my symptoms may be related to COVID-19, as I have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-29). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

Travis Gettys (2021-04-29). GOP supervisor's COVID-19 vaccine "tracking devices" question met with laughs. salon.com The California health official needed a second to "compose" himself following the question…

Makia Freeman (2021-04-29). Ten Things You Need to Know about the Experimental COVID mRNA Vaccines. globalresearch.ca First published on January 13, 2021 Experimental COVID Vaccines are coming to town, being rolled out worldwide as the transhumanistic New World Order (NWO) agenda dictates. This next phase of the COVID scamdemic is an incredibly dangerous one — …

Penza News (2021-04-29). Foreign Experts Assess Benefits Of Russia's Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund) announced that the Sputnik V vaccine demonstrated efficacy of 97.6%, based on the analysis of data on the infection rate of coronavirus among those in Russia vaccinated with both components of Sputnik V. | "The Ministry of Health of Russia maintains a register of persons who have been vaccinated, as well as citizens who have got infected with COVID as part of the Unified State Information System in Healthcare. Ac…

news.un (2021-04-29). Vaccinated Europeans now outnumber those infected by COVID, but 'threat remains present'. news.un.org Just over 460 days since the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Europe, more citizens living in the region have now been vaccinated, than the number infected, and although new cases and hospitalizations are falling, "the threat remains present", a senior UN health official said on Thursday.

John W. Whitehead (2021-04-29). The Global Deep State: A New World Order Brought to You by COVID-19. globalresearch.ca "A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power."‚Äï …

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). India's Rajasthan chief minister tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn Chief Minister of India's western state of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot Thursday tested positive for COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). Over 243 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn More than 243.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Wednesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Athletes to receive daily COVID-19 tests during Tokyo Games. ecns.cn Athletes and all those in close contact with them will be tested every day during the Tokyo Olympic Games, organizers announced here on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). Hong Kong reports zero new local infection of COVID-19. ecns.cn Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported Thursday no new local infection of COVID-19.The CHP said in a statement that there were 15 imported cases, taking Hong Kong's total tally to 11,770.

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). China slams EU report on COVID-19 disinformation. ecns.cn The Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) has slammed the European External Action Service (EEAS) for accusing China of disinformation regarding COVID-19. The mission said, "a disinformation report that has no factual basis is in itself an example of disinformation."

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Decision on China jabs due soon. ecns.cn The World Health Organization will soon decide whether to give emergency approval for China's two main COVID-19 vaccines, WHO Assistant Director-General Mariangela Batista Galvao Simao has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China strengthens solidarity with its neighbors in fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn Foreign ministers from China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh held a meeting on coping with COVID-19 on Tuesday via video link.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). India accounts for 38 pct of global COVID-19 case growth last week: WHO. ecns.cn As the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has been on the increase for the ninth consecutive week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that India alone accounted for 38 percent of all infections.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 20 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). U.S. CDC study shows mRNA COVID-19 vaccines reduce hospitalizations among older adults. ecns.cn The two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States, developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, protect against COVID-19-related hospitalization among adults 65 years and older.

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). Cambodia receives 3rd batch of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. ecns.cn A plane carrying the third batch of China-donated Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the capital of Cambodia Wednesday night.

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). Bangladesh approves proposal of producing Russian, Chinese COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn The Bangladeshi government on Wednesday gave the greenlight to a proposal of producing Chinese and Russian COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). BioNTech CEO 'confident' vaccine will work against COVID variant found in India. ecns.cn BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin on Wednesday expressed his confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccine jointly developed by his company and the U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer against the new coronavirus variant first found in India.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-29). As Coronavirus Ravages India, Senate Dems Urge US Pharma Firms to Share Vaccine Tech. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is leading a group of Democratic senators calling on U.S. Big Pharma firms to expand global Covid-19 vaccine access by sharing technology and lifting intellectual property barriers. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/free_the_vaccine.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-04-29). Sanders Vows to Fight for Medicare Expansion Left Out of Biden's American Families Plan. commondreams.org "We must take on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry, lower drug prices, and use the savings to expand Medicare." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bernie_sanders_medicare.jpg

WSWS (2021-04-29). 3,000 Kroger workers in Arkansas still without a contract after a year. wsws.org The United Food and Commercial Workers have kept grocery workers on the job throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Anthony Fryer (2021-04-29). The Corona Pandemic: Why Can't the Government be More Transparent About the Data Guiding Its Decisions? globalresearch.ca When I look back over the last year or so of …

Karen Conner (2021-04-29). GDP Rises 6.4 Percent in Q1: Implies Continuation of Strong Productivity Growth. cepr.net Housing reached its highest share of GDP since the bubble years. The economy grew at a 6.4 percent annual rate in the first quarter driven by double-digit growth in consumption in both residential and nonresidential investment. The quarter's growth left GDP just 0.9 percent below the pre-pandemic level reported for the fourth quarter of 2019. …

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2021-04-28: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-28). Waiting for Catastrophes While Living Under the Specter of Pandemic and War. thenation.com Waiting for Catastrophes While Living Under the Specter of Pandemic and War…

Bhabani Shankar Nayak* (2021-04-28). Modi Led Hindutva Pandemic In India — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Indians struggle to find place and time to bury their dead due to the devastating effects of the second wave of COVID 19 in India. The crematoriums in the capital cities are overflowing with dead bodies. People are dying without oxygen and basic medical support. The cities like Delhi and Mumbai are struggling to cope with the rising number of infections and COVID-19 led deaths. The deaths and destitutions are products of a defunct BJP government led by Mr Narendra Modi. | The door-to-door Polio vaccination led to the complete elimination of wild polioviruses (WPVs) and India has become a Polio free country in…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-04-28). Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020. counterpunch.org Last year was a terrible time for vast numbers of people around the globe, who experienced not only a terrible disease pandemic, accompanied by widespread sickness and death, but severe economic hardship. Even so, the disasters of 2020 were not shocking enough to jolt the world's most powerful nations out of their traditional preoccupation with

Staff (2021-04-28). Headlines for April 28, 2021. democracynow.org FBI Opens Probe into Police Killing of Andrew Brown as Autopsy Confirms He Was Shot in Back of Head, Video of Police Killing of Mario Gonzalez Prompts Comparison to George Floyd, Call for Probe, India Tops 200,000 COVID Deaths as Hospitals, Cremation Sites Are Overwhelmed, Turkey Orders Coronavirus Lockdown; Brazil Rejects Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine, CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Unmasked in Most Outdoor Settings, Seattle City Council Calls on Biden to Support IP Waiver for COVID Vaccine Patents, Biden Proposes Crackdown on Tax Evaders, Changes to Capital Gains Tax to Fund American Families Plan, Protesters K…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Athletes to receive daily COVID-19 tests during Tokyo Games. ecns.cn Athletes and all those in close contact with them will be tested every day during the Tokyo Olympic Games, organizers announced here on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Decision on China jabs due soon. ecns.cn The World Health Organization will soon decide whether to give emergency approval for China's two main COVID-19 vaccines, WHO Assistant Director-General Mariangela Batista Galvao Simao has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). India accounts for 38 pct of global COVID-19 case growth last week: WHO. ecns.cn As the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has been on the increase for the ninth consecutive week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that India alone accounted for 38 percent of all infections.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 20 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). U.S. CDC study shows mRNA COVID-19 vaccines reduce hospitalizations among older adults. ecns.cn The two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States, developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, protect against COVID-19-related hospitalization among adults 65 years and older.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). BioNTech CEO 'confident' vaccine will work against COVID variant found in India. ecns.cn BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin on Wednesday expressed his confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccine jointly developed by his company and the U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer against the new coronavirus variant first found in India.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China strengthens solidarity with its neighbors in fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn Foreign ministers from China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh held a meeting on coping with COVID-19 on Tuesday via video link.

Makia Freeman (2021-04-28). Bizarre Phenomenon: Unvaccinated Getting Sick Being Around the COVID Vaxxed. globalresearch.ca In a bizarre turn of events, the COVID vaxxed are apparently …

WSWS (2021-04-28). COVID-19 catastrophe overshadows Peru election. wsws.org With its health care system in a state of collapse, Peru trails only Brazil in terms of Latin American countries with the highest per-capita death rates.

WSWS (2021-04-28). One week after fatal accident killed crane operator Terry Garr, millwright dies of COVID-19 at Sterling Stamping Plant. wsws.org The death from COVID-19 of Mark Bruce came after a record surge in new cases at the plant in March, which coincided with record-breaking numbers of infections throughout the state of Michigan.

Alliance for Human Research Protection (2021-04-28). COVID Public Health Policies Are Killing the Elderly, Deliberately. globalresearch.ca The pandemic has exposed underlying, inhumane, Eugenics-driven public health policies. The …

WSWS (2021-04-28). Skies of Lebanon, Writing with Fire, Captains of Zaatari and more: Desperate conditions, striking images, weak conclusions. wsws.org Increasingly, desperate conditions plague masses of people worldwide, dramatically worsened by the COVID-19 disaster. Popular suffering is reaching unbearable levels.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-28). Colombia on Strike against the Far-Right and Neoliberalism. libya360.wordpress.com Tanya Wadhwa Banner reading "The narco-paramilitary state will fall" hung from a bridge in Bogotá on the morning of April 28. Photo: Congreso de los Pueblos Organizations reject Duque's neoliberal tax reform which seeks to make Colombia's working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic Colombian citizens, members of trade…

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-04-28). UK Hiring COVID Marshals to Patrol Streets Until 2023 Despite Lockdown Restrictions Supposedly Ending in June. globalresearch.ca Government councils in the UK are hiring COVID Marshals to patrol …

Matt Sedlar (2021-04-28). Working-Class Mothers and the COVID-19 Shecession. cepr.net Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, women have disproportionately borne the brunt of the pandemic's economic devastation. Literature on gender-related economic divergence during the public health emergency has been mostly concerned with disparities between men and women. Studies looking at parents specifically, including those parsing the pandemic's effects on working …

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-28). Colombia on strike against the far-right and neoliberalism. peoplesdispatch.org Colombian citizens, members of trade unions, social movements and opposition political parties are participating in a national strike in cities and towns across the country today, on April 28. The protest actions have been called in rejection of the Sustainable Solidarity bill, a new tax reform bill presented to the Congress by the far-right government of president Iván Duque to finance the economic crisis or compensate for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | The marches, demanding the withdrawal of the reform, will begin at 9: 00 local time in the main cities of the country. In the capital…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-28). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-28). Imperial's Covid-19 Response Team: support for India during second wave. imperial.ac.uk The Imperial College Covid-19 Response Team is providing projections of the coronavirus outbreak in India and helping health services with planning.

news.un (2021-04-28). Pandemic cannot become a 'media extinction event': UN Secretary-General. news.un.org The financial decline of many public interest media organizations worldwide has been among the dangerous side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday in remarks to a UN-backed event to boost support for the sector.

PAI (2021-04-28). Workers Memorial Day: Nobody knows how many workers COVID-19 has killed. peoplesworld.org NAPERVILLE, Ill. (PAI)—Just before Halloween last year, 23 workers at the Midwest Warehouse and Distribution system plant in the Chicago suburb of Naperville got sick. Days before, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they were close together in the company lunchroom. On Oct. 26, they started feeling symptoms and told supervisors. Midwest had anti-coronavirus …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-28). Microchip Can Detect COVID Before You're Sick. globalresearch.ca Pentagon scientists and Profusa have developed a tiny biosensor that can …

_____ (2021-04-28). How The Federal Reserve Is Increasing Wealth Inequality. popularresistance.org Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Federal Reserve has gotten plenty of kudos for moves that have helped stabilize the economy, kept house prices from tanking and supported the stock market. But those successes have obscured another effect: the inadvertent impact the Fed's ultra-low interest rates and bond-buying sprees are having on economic inequality. | Longstanding inequality in the U.S. has been exacerbated by the Fed's role in touching off a multi-trillion-dollar boom in stock markets — and stock ownership is heavily skewed toward the wealthiest Americans. | In contrast, soaring stock prices…

WSWS (2021-04-28). As UK governments reopen schools: educators and students speak about life with Long COVID. wsws.org "There was a decision to let this spread and see how we go with it. The government should be blamed for social murder."

Paul Anthony Taylor (2021-04-28). Spanish Doctors Say High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Risk of Death from COVID-19 by 60 Percent. globalresearch.ca A team of researchers from Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, …

Kenneth Surin (2021-04-28). COVID in India. counterpunch.org In March last year I was in New Delhi for a conference at one of the several universities there— it was my last trip anywhere since the pandemic took hold in increasing parts of the world that spring. Delhi's notorious pollution relented, and there were blue skies during my week there. But the pandemic was

Kenneth Surin (2021-04-28). COVID in India. counterpunch.org India did relatively well at the start of the pandemic, prompting the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi to claim at the beginning of March that the country was in Covid-19's "endgame". Today, however, the Covid situation in India, and Delhi in particular, is absolutely dire. State governments in Delhi and Mumbai are now scrambling to reconstruct the temporary Covid facilities they had decommissioned earlier, in the belief that the pandemic had been brought under control.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-28). COVID-19 crisis in India: A complete systemic collapse. peoplesdispatch.org Reports are coming from different states all over the country of oxygen running out in hospitals, no hospital beds, no medicines, and bodies piling up as families wait for their turn outside crematoriums.

news.un (2021-04-28). COVID-19 cases rise for ninth consecutive week, variants continue spreading. news.un.org COVID-19 infections have increased for the ninth consecutive week globally while variants continue their spread, the UN health agency has confirmed.

Anand Naidoo (2021-04-28). The Heat: COVID-19 crisis in India. america.cgtn.com Heartbreak in India, as the second wave of COVID-19 devastates the country. Oxygen supplies are running out, and hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. How the international community is stepping up to help.

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-04-28). The Main Obstacle in the Fight Against COVID: Inequality. zcomm.org The Western nations' propensity to protect Big Pharma's exorbitant profits impedes any cooperative global solution to this pandemic…

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-04-28). White House to Share Its Emergent BioSolutions, Unusable AstraZeneca Vaccine with Other Nations. globalresearch.ca There is war within Big Pharma. | Amply documented: all mRNA covid …

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-04-28). Anthrax Vaccine Manufacturer to Produce COVID-19 Vaccines for Major Companies. globalresearch.ca DOD created

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-28). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China expected to see 8.1% GDP growth in 2021. ecns.cn As the ongoing pandemic-related restrictions in many regions of the world will continually fuel demand for consumer goods, China's merchandise exports are expected to outperform imports in 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Putin pledges medical aid to India in phone call with Modi. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday held a phone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pledging to offer emergency medical assistance to pandemic-battered India.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). World's largest consumer electronics show set to return to Las Vegas next year. ecns.cn The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's most influential and largest annual technology event, will return to U.S. city of Las Vegas in 2022, the organizers announced Wednesday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-28). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: ?I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and the risk to my baby. Our state is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to educators, and I am …

Madhuri Sastry, Suchitra Vijayan (2021-04-28). How Biden Can Act Now to Address the Covid-19 Surge in India. thenation.com How Biden Can Act Now to Address the Covid-19 Surge in India…

Madhuri Sastry, Suchitra Vijayan (2021-04-28). How Biden Can Act Now to Ensure Covid-19 Vaccine as a Public Good. thenation.com How Biden Can Act Now to Ensure Covid-19 Vaccine as a Public Good…

Peter Pringle (2021-04-28). The Fight to Ban Chemical Warfare Helped Us Battle Covid-19. thenation.com The Fight to Ban Chemical Warfare Helped Us Battle Covid-19…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). U.S. California to provide India supplies to combat COVID-19 outbreak. ecns.cn Some medical supplies would be flown out from California Governor's Office of Emergency Services to India as soon as Tuesday in order to help the country to combat a devastating and fast-spreading surge of COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Over 235 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn Nearly 235.98 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Hong Kong legislature approves gov't annual budget. ecns.cn Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday passed the 2021-22 budget proposed by the government that features about 120 billion Hong Kong dollars (15.46 billion U.S. dollars) of counter-cyclical measures aimed at reviving the economy amid COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Russia to send medical aid to India amid COVID-19 surge. ecns.cn The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the country has decided to send a large consignment of medical assistance to India, which is hit hard by a drastic increase in COVID-19 infections.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 12 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Cambodia expects China, RCEP to help boost economic recovery. ecns.cn Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia's economy in 2020 registered its slowest growth since 1994. However, the country's growth is projected to rebound 3.5 percent this year, thanks to its newly-signed bilateral free trade agreement with China and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

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2021-04-27: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Philippines bars travelers from India amid COVID-19 cases soar. ecns.cn The Philippines will impose travel restrictions from India starting on Thursday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday, adding the ban will remain in place until May 14.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). China pledges to deepen anti-pandemic cooperation with South Asian countries. ecns.cn Foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation as South Asian countries are facing a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Serbian president receives 2nd dose of Sinopharm vaccine. ecns.cn Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday received the second dose of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine here in southeastern Serbia and expressed gratitude to China and the Chinese people for "enormous support and help."

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-27). Coming "COVID Commission" Is a Gates-Led Cover-Up. globalresearch.ca A corporate-funded COVID Commission Planning Group is being set up to …

Staff (2021-04-27). How the Lima Group and Prosur were Weakened by the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of internal Colombian problems have exposed the absence of a regional forum to address these difficulties and generate coordinated solutions among the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean. | In the prior decade—South America's golden age—the region had UNASUR, an organization that fostered increased coordination between governments regardless of their political ideology, to resolve myriad and unpredictable international challenges. | Dismantling of UNASUR | This vacuum arose after the rise of right-wing governments in the region…

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2021-04-27). Canadian Doctor Defies Gag Order and Tells the Public How the Moderna COVID Injections Killed and Permanently Disabled Indigenous People in His Community. globalresearch.ca Charles Hoffe has been a medical doctor for 28 years in …

WSWS (2021-04-27). Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee (UK) supports call for International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The trade unions in Britain have sabotaged the struggles of workers during the past year, resulting in the highest per head of population death toll from COVID-19 (in a country with a population higher than 20 million) in the world.

Rubin R. (2021-04-27). NIH Launches Program to Investigate COVID-19 in Children. jamanetwork.com The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently launched a research program to figure out why some children with COVID-19 develop severe illness and how to identify those most at risk.

Gill PJ, Mahant S, Hall M, et al. (2021-04-27). Reasons for Admissions to US Children's Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. jamanetwork.com This study uses Pediatric Health Information System database data to compare hospitalizations in US children's hospitals early in the COVID-19 pandemic (March-August 2020) vs the same period in 2017-2019, overall and for respiratory, chronic, nonrespiratory, and other conditions.

Ahmad Soheil Ahmadi (2021-04-27). Beatings and Indignity: the Plight of an Afghan Refugee. counterpunch.org The grimness grinds on for the world's 80 million forcibly displaced persons, 34 million of them children. Covid-19 is proving to be hard to beat, putting severe, months-long restrictions on activist support for refugees in transit and host nations alike. Ali (not his real name), who spoke to us from Ritsona camp in Greece, has

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Indian hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 17 million on Monday with a fresh high of 352,991 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the health ministry. This was the fifth consecutive day when over 300,000 cases were registered in a single day.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Indian hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 17 million on Monday with a fresh high of 352,991 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the health ministry. This was the fifth consecutive day when over 300,000 cases were registered in a single day.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Dublin Zoo reopens after COVID-19 lockdown eased. ecns.cn Cahaya, an endangered Siamang Gibbon, holds her unnamed offspring at Dublin Zoo which reopened to the public today as Ireland took its next gradual steps out of COVID-19 lockdown, Dublin, Ireland, April 26.

Sayandeb Chowdhury (2021-04-27). A made-in-India shock doctrine, with a little help from Latin America. mronline.org While an assertive Hindutva deep state was already a work in progress under Narendra Modi, what is striking is how the contingency of the pandemic has been used to mask it with a no-holds-barred steamrolling of market reforms. | April 27, 2021 | Commentary…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US. peoplesdispatch.org The US military budget in 2020 alone was around USD 778 billion, which is almost 39% of the total global military expenditure and marked an increase by 4.4% from the previous year…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-27). Thousands of houseless Peruvians forced to live in temporary camps. peoplesdispatch.org Over 10,000 Peruvians, who lost their livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic, have sought refuge in temporary camps set up on abandoned land in the Lomo de Corvina area, in the Villa El Salvador district, situated on the outskirts of the capital Lima.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Teachers in Buenos Aires, Argentina have launched strikes in opposition to the return to in-person instruction despite an upward spiral of new COVID-19 infections.

Mello MM, Riley T. (2021-04-27). To Address Drug Affordability, Grab the Low-hanging Fruit. jamanetwork.com With COVID-19 dominating the news, it is easy to forget that up until a year ago, the US public's top domestic priorities for Congress were improving the affordability of health care and prescription drugs. But the need for action has only increased during the pandemic as millions of people in the US lost employer-sponsored insurance, states incurred massive expenses, and prescription drug prices continued their upward march.

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (2021-04-27). El Gobierno de Puerto Rico nunca hizo las pruebas que establecía el protocolo para el regreso a la escuela. latinorebels.com Una investigación del Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) encontró que ni el DS ni el Departamento de Educación hicieron las pruebas de COVID-19 antes de la apertura en abril ni durante la clases presenciales.

Rubin R. (2021-04-27). Vaccination Priorities Delay Shots for Higher-Risk People of Color. jamanetwork.com Prioritizing older people or older people and essential workers for COVID-19 vaccination, as many states have done, slows eligibility for adults in some racial and ethnic groups and for those with family incomes below the federal poverty level, according to a recent analysis by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) researchers.

Prakash Karat (2021-04-27). As Union Government fails, Kerala shows how to combat pandemics and protect health of citizens. mronline.org THE total number of COVID-19 cases detected across India crossed over 2,34,000 on April 17, the very day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Asansol, West Bengal, where he congratulated the attendees for coming in large numbers and gushed that he had not seen such crowds at a rally before. | April 27, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-04-27). Lacking oxygen, scores in India suffocate to death as COVID-19 infections reach record high. wsws.org India's emergence as the world's COVID-19 epicentre, with more than 2.6 million active cases, is the direct product of the "profits before lives" policy enforced by Narendra Modi and the far-right BJP government.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Turkey announces full lockdown following rapid COVID-19 spike. peoplesdispatch.org A country of over 85 million people, Turkey has so far recorded more than 4.67 million COVID-19 cases with over 38, 000 deaths. More than a quarter of all infections have been reported after the beginning of April…

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-04-27). America's "Testing Mess": The Healthcare System in COVID Testing and Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Let me start by explaining that an antigen test, performed by …

WSWS (2021-04-27). Another Australian capital city COVID outbreak highlights danger of global pandemic. wsws.org The Western Australian state government yesterday ended a three-day partial lockdown of Perth, despite a still unknown number of infections from a quarantine hotel leak.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). EU countries to help India tackle alarming COVID-19 crisis. ecns.cn A number of European Union (EU) member states will offer their assistance to India to help the populous Asian country tackle the unexpected pandemic resurgence, the European Commission said on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). China firmly supports India in fighting COVID-19: Chinese embassy. ecns.cn The Chinese government and people firmly support the Indian government and people in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy to India Counselor Wang Xiaojian said.

DoD News (2021-04-27). Pentagon To Aid India As It Copes With COVID-19 Pandemic. eurasiareview.com By David Vergun | John F. Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, briefed the media today, speaking on a number of different topics, including aid to India. | "The United States deeply values our partnership with India," Kirby said. "We are determined to help the people in India as they bravely combat this outbreak." | The Defense Department is working closely with other U.S. agencies to rapidly deploy oxygen-related equipment, rapid COVID-19 test kits, personal protective equipment and other essential materials to India, he said. | "We are also in close communication with the government of India to ensure that we ar…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-27). 6000% Increase in Reported Vaccine Deaths 1st Quarter 2021 Compared to 1st Quarter 2020. globalresearch.ca hese new products, which many doctors and scientists claim do not even meet the legal definition of a "vaccine," are described by the manufacturers themselves as "operating systems" called the "software of life," and prior to COVID they have never been approved to be used on human populations.

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-04-27). The Main Obstacle in the Fight Against COVID: Inequality. counterpunch.org Global vaccine production is insufficient, and even that has been hoarded by developed countries that have bought up from two to three times more supply than is needed by their populations, an action that has come to be known as "vaccine nationalism." What's more, vaccine purchase does not necessarily equal vaccine availability, as has been the case in Europe and the cause of growing conflict there.

Israeli People's Committee (2021-04-27). The Covid Vaccine: The Israeli People's Committee Report. Malfunctions, Failures and Damages. globalresearch.ca "I was impressed frankly with the obsession of your prime minister, …

Joshua Hanks (2021-04-27). Imperialist countries create global vaccine apartheid, prolonging pandemic. workers.org Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the scale of inequality under capitalism has come sharply into focus. Long before the pandemic began, inequality, racism and imperialism had threaded their way through all aspects of society, ensuring that the worst effects of disasters fall onto the most oppressed. . . . |

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). U.S. 'vaccine apartheid' denounced amid inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccine. ecns.cn As the United States is hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, many developing countries are still struggling to get access to doses, with exacerbating inequality of vaccine access, according to U.S. media.

Joseph Stiglitz, Lori Wallach (2021-04-27). Any Delay in Ensuring the Greatest Availability of Vaccines Worldwide Is Morally Wrong and Foolish. commondreams.org "There is no way to beat Covid-19 without increasing vaccine production capacity. And some production must be in the Global South for a host of reasons, including that prompt suppression of new variants is how we avoid more deaths and quarantines." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/kenya-1.jpg

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-27). COVID-19 vaccine response blunted by common inflammatory bowel disease treatment. imperial.ac.uk People who take a commonly-prescribed drug for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should not assume they are protected after a first dose of vaccine.

Abdalla M, Muntner P, Peterson ED. (2021-04-27). The 2021 USPSTF Recommendation on Blood Pressure Screening. jamanetwork.com The year 2020 will be remembered as a time when COVID-19 disrupted all aspects of life, including medicine. As of mid-March, 2021, more than 500‚ÄØ000 people in the US and 2.6 million worldwide have died of COVID-19. Despite its morbidity and mortality, the COVID-19 pandemic also has spurred a remarkably rapid rethinking of how scientific research is conducted and how health care is delivered. Within 1 year, multiple diagnostic tests, medications, and vaccines were developed, tested, and disseminated. More than 100 million people in the US have been screened for COVID-19, and an ongoing vaccinat…

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). EU brings AstraZeneca to court over vaccine supply shortfall. ecns.cn The European Union (EU) has brought pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to court over its failure to respect the commitment to deliver COVID-19 vaccine doses to its member states, said a European Commission spokesperson on Monday.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Reinfections of COVID-19 after natural infection or vaccination. wsws.org Under conditions of a policy of reckless reopening, the danger of the virus mutating to escape vaccines remains a critical concern.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Millions of Americans are missing second dose of COVID-19 vaccine: U.S. media. ecns.cn More than 5 million Americans, or nearly 8 percent of those who received a first jab of their COVID-19 vaccine, have missed their scheduled second dose, U.S. media reported.

Editorial Team (2021-04-27). Joint statement of Communist Parties: 'No to patents on vaccines!'. challenge-magazine.org On the initiative of the Communist Party of Turkey, communist and workers' parties from across the world have signed the following joint statement. | International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties, The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great tragedy for more than a year now. In this period, in many countries, millions of workers have caught the disease, losing their health, their jobs or even their lives. On the other hand, in the same time frame, some companies that have sold the essential needs food, hygienic materials, masks and finally, vaccin…

Rubin R. (2021-04-27). Medicare Raises Payment for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased the Medicare payment rate for administering COVID-19 vaccines to approximately $40 per shot.

Editor2 (2021-04-27). Pharmaceutical Industry Dispatches Army of Lobbyists to Block Generic COVID-19 Vaccines. orinocotribune.com By Lee Fang — Apr 23 2021 | New lobbying disclosures show over 100 drug lobbyists working to defeat the IP waiver request at the WTO. | The Pharmaceutical Industry is pouring resources into the growing political fight over generic coronavirus vaccines. | Newly filed disclosure forms from the first quarter of 2021 show that over 100 lobbyists have been mobilized to contact lawmakers and members of the Biden administration, urging them to oppose a proposed temporary waiver on intellectual property rights by the World Trade Organization that would allow generic vaccines to be produced globally. | Pharmaceutical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-27). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: ?I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and the risk to my baby. Our state is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to educators, and I am …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-27). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

The Canary (2021-04-27). MPs and peers call for review of all coronavirus fines. thecanary.co Coronavirus fines are "muddled, discriminatory and unfair", according to a group of MPs and peers who have called for a review of all of those issued under lockdown laws. | The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) said the system "criminalises the poor over the better-off" and no Covid-19 fine should result in a criminal record. | "Significant concerns" about the validity of the fines, the inadequacy of the review and appeal process, the size of the penalties and the criminalisation of those who cannot afford to pay, were set out in a report. | Committee chairman Harriet Harman said: "Swift action to make restr…

Michael Roberts (2021-04-27). The year of the pandemic. mronline.org So maybe not just one year of the pandemic. | April 27, 2021 | Newswire…

Karen Conner (2021-04-27). PREVIEW: What to Look for In the First Quarter 2021 GDP Report. cepr.net While we should see strong growth, almost certainly over 7.0 percent, it will be setting the stage for even more rapid growth in the second quarter. While many pandemic restrictions were in place for much of the quarter, they were being weakened in most states by March. Furthermore, with large numbers of people having received …

WSWS (2021-04-27). US CEO pay soars during pandemic. wsws.org The gulf between the incomes of corporate executives and that of workers expanded dramatically over the course of 2020.

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2021-04-26: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-26). The COVID-19 Catastrophe in India Keeps Growing. counterpunch.org It is difficult to overstate the grip of COVID-19 on India. WhatsApp bristles with messages about this or that friend and family member with the virus, while there are angry posts about how the central government has utterly failed its citizenry. This hospital is running out of beds and that hospital has no more oxygen, while there is evasion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet.

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-26). The COVID-19 Catastrophe In India Keeps Growing — OpEd. eurasiareview.com It is difficult to overstate the grip of COVID-19 on India. WhatsApp bristles with messages about this or that friend and family member with the virus, while there are angry posts about how the central government has utterly failed its citizenry. This hospital is running out of

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-26). Government failure and healthcare privatization at root of India's COVID crisis. peoplesworld.org For Ashish Yechury (1986-2021), journalist. It is difficult to overstate the grip of COVID-19 on India. WhatsApp bristles with messages about this or that friend and family member with the virus, while there are angry posts about how the central government has utterly failed its citizenry. This hospital is running out of beds and that hospital has …

Staff (2021-04-26). Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide of 1915, Despite Decades of Lobbying & Denialism by Turkey. democracynow.org As President Joe Biden makes history by explicitly describing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a "genocide," we speak with Peter Balakian, Pulitzer Prize-winning Armenian American poet and professor at Colgate University. On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Empire began a systematic, premeditated campaign targeting the Armenian people, an unarmed Christian minority living under Turkish rule. More than a million Armenians were exterminated through direct killing, starvation, torture and forced death marches. Another million Armenian people fled into permanent exile. "It's an important statement," resp…

webdev (2021-04-26). Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide of 1915, Despite Decades of Lobbying & Denialism by Turkey. democracynow.org As President Joe Biden makes history by explicitly describing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a "genocide," we speak with Peter Balakian, Pulitzer Prize-winning Armenian American poet and professor at Colgate University. On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Empire began a systematic, premeditated campaign targeting the Armenian people, an unarmed Christian minority living under Turkish rule. More than a million Armenians were exterminated through direct killing, starvation, torture and forced death marches. Another million Armenian people fled into permanent exile. "It's an important statement," resp…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-26). Urgent! 5 Doctors Agree that COVID-19 mRNA Experimental Shots Are Bioweapons and Discuss What to Do About It. globalresearch.ca Ever since reports have surfaced in recent days that people who …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-26). Mass Murder: 3,486 Deaths in the U.S. Following COVID Injections in 4 Months: More Vaccine Deaths Recorded Than in the Past 15 Years Combined. globalresearch.ca The CDC

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-26). Modi Govt's vaccine diplomacy unravels—within India and abroad. mronline.org The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has faulted India for not fulfilling its obligation to supply COVID-19 vaccines to Europe. The Politico paper quoted Merkel as saying, We now have a situation with India where, in connection with the emergency situation of the pandemic, we are worried whether the pharmaceutical products will still come to us. […] | April 26, 2021 | Newswire…

Jeanne Smits (2021-04-26). French Drug Assessment Center Demands Removal of All Four Widely Used COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca A regional independent drug assessment center, the CTIAP (Centre territorial d'Information …

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-26). CDC Investigating 3 Deaths after J&J Vaccine, New VAERS Data Include 584 More Reports of Deaths after COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Jake Johnson (2021-04-26). Backing Waiver for Covid Vaccine Patents Is 'Common Human Morality'. zcomm.org "We must do everything humanly possible to crush this global pandemic and save millions of people who are in danger of needlessly dying"

Lee Fang (2021-04-26). Pharmaceutical Industry Dispatches Army of Lobbyists to Block Generic Covid-19 Vaccines. zcomm.org New lobbying disclosures show over 100 drug lobbyists working to defeat the IP waiver request at the WTO…

news.un (2021-04-26). Deadly shipwreck off Venezuela underscores need for safe migration pathways, protection. news.un.org The latest shipwreck in the Caribbean has highlighted the need for safe migration pathways, particularly in the COVID-19 era when many borders remain closed, two UN agencies said on Monday.

sputniknews (2021-04-26). US Lawmaker Calls For Export of AstraZeneca Jab to India as Biden Extends Help to COVID-Hit Country. sputniknews.com India on Monday reported more than 300,000 new COVID infections for the fifth straight day, taking the overall COVID caseload to more than 17 million. Faced with a devastating second COVID wave, the Indian authorities are now grappling with shortage of jabs, with the country's biggest vaccine manufacturer already struggling to fulfill orders.

sputniknews (2021-04-26). Bolivia Vows to Produce COVID Vaccines, Including Russian One. sputniknews.com LA PAZ (Sputnik) – Bolivia is interested in the production of vaccines against COVID-19, including the Russian one, on its territory, Health Minister Jeyson Auza told Sputink.

sputniknews (2021-04-26). Over 50% of South Koreans Support Using Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine in Country, Poll Suggests. sputniknews.com SEOUL (Sputnik) – Over 51 percent of South Korean nationals support the use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 in the country amid reports that the government is studying data on this vaccine, according to a survey published by South Korean pollster Realmeter on Monday.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-26). Asia-Pacific Leaders At UN Policy Forum Call For Greater Regional Cooperation To Build Back From COVID-19 Pandemic. eurasiareview.com The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 77th session Monday in Bangkok with a strong call for strengthening multilateralism, international development coordination, and collaboration with subregional organizations to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. | "The attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific is at stake," said Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, who noted that the health crisis, together with measures to mitigate its impacts, have deeply affecte…

teleSUR (2021-04-26). 'Bolsonaro Is Genocide' Shout Brazilians Around the World. telesurenglish.net The Brazilian International Front (FIBRA) on Sunday held the first day of mobilization to denounce the policy of systematic violation of rights that President Jair Bolsonaro has maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Citizens from 16 countries and Brazilian ex-pats attended the protests against this far-right politician. Their rallies took place in 36 cities around the world. | "The culprit of the genocide of the Brazilian people is…

teleSUR (2021-04-26). The US Maintains High Military Spending Despite Pandemic. telesurenglish.net The United States continues to increase its military spending despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a report on Monday. | RELATED: | Military spending by the United States in 2020 increased 4.4 percent compared with 2019, reaching an estimated US$778 billion — the third consecutive year of growth, following seven years of continuous reductions. | As the world's largest military spender, the United States accoun…

_____ (2021-04-26). Staten Island Amazon Workers Begin Union Drive. popularresistance.org In some ways, Amazon workers' more than yearlong struggle for adequate COVID-19 protections and against corporate retaliation at the company's Staten Island facility in New York City helped pave the way for this month's unionization attempt at the Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse. | Now, as the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) seeks a second election through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), filing official objections Friday charging Amazon with engaging in illegal interference to defeat the union, Staten Island "JFK8" warehouse workers with The Congress of Essential Workers (TCOEW) tell…

Editorial Team (2021-04-26). Communist Party to hold online May Day Rally — 1 May 2021. challenge-magazine.org With COVID-19 restrictions still in place across Britain, the Communist Party is organising an all Britain online rally at 6pm to mark International Worker's Day 2021. The celebration of May Day will also be the biggest online meeting of the Party's 2021 election campaigns. This will have been the Party's largest electoral contest since the 1980s and the rally is being held under the slogan 'Vote Communist, join the struggle, build the party!'

WSWS (2021-04-26). COVID-19 deaths surge in Michigan. wsws.org Michigan, the center of auto production in the United States, is facing the deadliest surge of COVID-19 anywhere in the country.

WSWS (2021-04-26). Fire at COVID-19 hospital in Baghdad kills at least 82 people. wsws.org After an accident caused an oxygen tank to explode, eyewitness accounts and video clips of the terrible scenes of the fire at the hospital treating COVID-19 patients have provoked shock and anger throughout Iraq.

Editor2 (2021-04-26). Year one in the Fight Against COVID-19: A Conversation with Elisabeth Daza and Jose Mireles (Part I). orinocotribune.com Frontline health workers reflect on the first year of the pandemic in Venezuela. | Elisabeth Daza and José Mireles are frontline medical workers in Caracas. Daza is doing her residency at the Angel Vicente Ochoa Ambulatory in the working class "Cementerio" barrio in Caracas. Mireles, a third-year medical student at the Hugo Chávez University of Health Sciences, is regional secretary of the Venezuelan University Student Federation and president of his university's student center. Last year we

IMPRI (2021-04-26). India: Strategic And Effective Lockdown — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Arun Kumar* | India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his short recent address to the nation, used the imagery of a 'toofan' and admitted that India has been hit by a frightening surge of COVID-19 cases. There is a near collapse of the health infrastructure, with horror stories coming from all around the country of people dying due to lack of hospital beds, oxygen and so on — the nation is literally gasping for breath. These are the reports from the metro cities, which are far better medically equipped than the smaller towns and villages. At this time 3 weeks a strategic and effective lockdown. |

Arab News (2021-04-26). Tough Decisions For Ministers At Upcoming OPEC+ Meeting — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Cornelia Meyer* | The ministers of OPEC+, an alliance between OPEC members and 10 friendly producer nations led by Russia, will meet this week to look at the global oil markets. | On April 1, the ministers agreed to ease production cuts by 350,000 barrels per day (bpd) during May and June, and 441,000 bpd in July. Saudi Arabia also announced its intention to roll back its voluntary 1 million bpd reductions over the same period. | As has so often happened, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has again delivered a curve ball to plans by world leaders. India showed new infections in the hundreds of thousands, m…

Ben Armbruster (2021-04-26). Even During an Ongoing Pandemic the World Cant Quit Weapons. commondreams.org "A new report found that military spending around the world got a boost last year despite floundering economies due to COVID-19." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gun-auto-wikimedia.jpg

Nick Dearden (2021-04-26). Pfizer Is Obsessed with One Thing in this Pandemic. And It's Not Saving Lives. globalresearch.ca Pfizer is the corporation that has profited most from Covid-19 vaccines …

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Record high of 352,991 new cases take India's COVID-19 tally to over 17 mln. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 17 million on Monday with a fresh high of 352,991 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China to kick off nationwide consumption campaign. ecns.cn China will kick off a monthlong campaign promoting consumption in May amid efforts to bolster consumer spending as the country has effectively brought COVID-19 under control.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Chinese FM to chair COVID-19 meeting. ecns.cn Foreign ministers from China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh will hold a meeting on coping with COVID-19 on Tuesday via video link.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Museum showcases vital clues to past. ecns.cn Rising numbers of visitors are heading to Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan, Sichuan province, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). India to build over 500 new medical oxygen plants to ensure supplies amid COVID-19 surge. ecns.cn As many as 551 new medical oxygen generation plants would be set up across India in a bid to address the shortage of oxygen amid the COVID-19 surge, said an official statement issued by the prime minister office Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Chinese experts suggest database expansion, global search for COVID-19 origins. ecns.cn The Chinese experts participating in a joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 have suggested efforts to expand a global database for the disease and the scope of the search for early cases worldwide.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Mexico receives new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Chinese company Sinovac. ecns.cn Mexico has received the seventh shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese company Sinovac, which will help accelerate the national inoculation plan, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). China willing to assist India to fight second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. ecns.cn China is willing to provide support and assistance to India to help it combat its new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic once the India side asks for specific demands.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Yunnan city reports new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn A range of measures including citywide nucleic acid testing, a one-week home quarantine and traffic curbs have been introduced in Ruili, Yunnan province, after nine people in the city tested positive for COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows '100 pct efficacy' in teenagers. ecns.cn The BNT162b2 vaccine was "well tolerated" and elicited robust antibody responses that exceeded even those in an earlier trial of 16 to 25-year-olds, the two companies said in a joint statement.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-26). Modi Govt's vaccine diplomacy unravels—within India and abroad. mronline.org The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has faulted India for not fulfilling its obligation to supply COVID-19 vaccines to Europe. The Politico paper quoted Merkel as saying, We now have a situation with India where, in connection with the emergency situation of the pandemic, we are worried whether the pharmaceutical products will still come to us. […] | April 26, 2021 | Newswire…

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). ADB finances COVID-19 vaccine rollout in 4 Pacific countries. ecns.cn The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday said it approved 18.9 million U.S. dollars in grants to help four developing member countries in the Pacific in rolling out safe and effective vaccines against the COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Jordan receives China-donated Sinopharm vaccines. ecns.cn Jordan on Sunday received a batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government as part of the anti-pandemic cooperation between the two countries.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Larger role seen for traditional medicines. ecns.cn Chinese and foreign politicians and health experts called on Tuesday for concerted efforts to study the clinical outcomes of the use of traditional medicines against the novel coronavirus to enable traditional therapies to play a larger role in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-26). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-26). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: ?I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and the risk to my baby. Our state is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to educators, and I am …

Staff (2021-04-26). Headlines for April 26, 2021. democracynow.org India Reports 5th Day of Record COVID Cases as Calls Mount in U.S. to Share Excess Vaccines, Anger and Grief After at Least 82 People Killed in Baghdad COVID Hospital Fire, Thailand, Japan Impose New COVID Restrictions; EU to Allow Entry to Vaccinated Tourists from U.S., U.S. States Resume J&J Vaccines After Green Light from FDA and CDC, Family of Andrew Brown Expected to See Bodycam Video of His Killing by North Carolina Police, Protesters Condemn News White Cop Rusten Sheskey, Who Shot Jacob Blake, Will Return to Work, Maryland Will Review Cases Handled by Ex-Medical Examiner David Fowler, Virginia Sheriff's De…

webdev (2021-04-26). Headlines for April 26, 2021. democracynow.org India Reports 5th Day of Record COVID Cases as Calls Mount in U.S. to Share Excess Vaccines, Anger and Grief After at Least 82 People Killed in Baghdad COVID Hospital Fire, Thailand, Japan Impose New COVID Restrictions; EU to Allow Entry to Vaccinated Tourists from U.S., U.S. States Resume J&J Vaccines After Green Light from FDA and CDC, Family of Andrew Brown Expected to See Bodycam Video of His Killing by North Carolina Police, Protesters Condemn News White Cop Rusten Sheskey, Who Shot Jacob Blake, Will Return to Work, Maryland Will Review Cases Handled by Ex-Medical Examiner David Fowler, Virginia Sheriff's De…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-26). 2nd shipment of vaccine production equipment arrives in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) —According to an Iranian Customs official, the 2nd shipment of Covid-19 vaccine production equipment arrived in Iran, which can increase production capacity to 20 million doses per month.

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2021-04-25: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-25). The COVID-19 Catastrophe in India Keeps Growing. zcomm.org Thirteen months after WHO announced that the world was in the midst of a pandemic, the Indian government looks into the headlights like a transfixed animal, unable to move…

Zachary Conti (2021-04-25). United Nations Convenes High-Level COVID Response Session for Vulnerable Countries. indybay.org The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries.

commondreams (2021-04-25). Senators Ask Biden to Include Medicare Expansion in American Families Plan. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-25). Sanders, Warren Lead Call for Biden to Embrace 'Historic' Medicare Expansion. commondreams.org "Researchers have found that there is a massive spike in the diagnosis of cancer among Americans who reach the age of 65 that could have been diagnosed much earlier if the Medicare eligibility age had been lower," 18 Senators tell Joe Biden on Sunday as they urge lowering eligibility age and expand program to include dental, hearing aids, vision care, and out-of-pocket expenses. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/medicare_expansion.jpg

Mike Whitney (2021-04-25). The COVID-19 Vaccine; Is the Goal Immunity or Depopulation? globalresearch.ca First published in December 2020 | "There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic… You do not vaccinate people who aren't at risk from a disease. You also don't set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-25). April 2009, The H1N1 Pandemic: Political Lies and Media Disinformation regarding the Swine Flu Outbreak. globalresearch.ca The media reports are twisted. Realities are turned up side down. Policy statements are not backed by medical and scientific evidence.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-04-25). Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020. zcomm.org Last year was a terrible time for vast numbers of people around the globe, who experienced not only a terrible disease pandemic, accompanied by widespread sickness and death, but severe economic hardship. Even so, the disasters of 2020 were not shocking enough to jolt the world's most powerful nations out of their traditional preoccupation with

Staff (2021-04-25). Mass Vaccination Advances in Venezuela: Fifth Shipment of Sputnik-V Vaccines Arrives. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, April 24, the fifth shipment of the Russian vaccine Sputnik-V arrived in Venezuela. The shipment, containing 80,000 doses, arrived at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, La Guaira state. To date, 380 thousand doses of the vaccine have been received by Venezuela. | This strengthens the National Immunization Plan that started on February 18 with two vaccines: Sputnik-V from Russia and Vero-Cell from China. | Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, was in charge of receiving the shipment that flew directly from Moscow in a CONVIASA airbus. | New batch of Russian vaccines Sputn…

Staff (2021-04-25). Abuse and Lack of Transparency Fuel Vaccine Mistrust in ICE Jails. truthout.org David John has been on hunger strike for over a month. A longtime New York resident who has been incarcerated for two years while fighting deportation at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center, John contracted COVID-19 twice during outbreaks at the immigration jail, where 63 percent of the population

Edward Leer (2021-04-25). The Man Who Stole the Sun. counterpunch.org The circumstances under which you watch a film invariably affect the experience. Watching Kazuhiko Hasegawa's The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979) in the middle of America's COVID-19 pandemic as well as the race protests certainly shaped how I viewed what is, at first glance, a critique of Japanese culture's tendency to blindly obey. Written

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China to kick off nationwide consumption campaign. ecns.cn China will kick off a monthlong campaign promoting consumption in May amid efforts to bolster consumer spending as the country has effectively brought COVID-19 under control.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). India to build over 500 new medical oxygen plants to ensure supplies amid COVID-19 surge. ecns.cn As many as 551 new medical oxygen generation plants would be set up across India in a bid to address the shortage of oxygen amid the COVID-19 surge, said an official statement issued by the prime minister office Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Mexico receives new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Chinese company Sinovac. ecns.cn Mexico has received the seventh shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese company Sinovac, which will help accelerate the national inoculation plan, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Jordan receives China-donated Sinopharm vaccines. ecns.cn Jordan on Sunday received a batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government as part of the anti-pandemic cooperation between the two countries.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). American Museum of Natural History sets new site for COVID-19 vaccination. ecns.cn The American Museum of Natural History repurposed an aquarium as a COVID-19 vaccination site on Friday for New York residents over 18 years old.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Lockdown extended in Delhi by a week to check India's COVID-19 surge. ecns.cn The ongoing lockdown in New Delhi has been extended by another week owing to the surge in the COVID-19 cases, announced Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Yunnan's Ruili downgrades COVID-19 risk level in seven areas. ecns.cn Ruili, a border city in southwest China's Yunnan Province, has brought down the number of areas classified as high or medium-risk for COVID-19 transmission on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). COVID-19 vaccination key to economic recovery: HKSAR gov't officials. ecns.cn Senior officials of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday urged the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in a bid to save the economy from a prolonged recession.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Immersive experience: 2021 Beijing Half Marathon kicks off. ecns.cn The Beijing Half Marathon, halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, resumed on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 13 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 2021 Beijing Half Marathon kicks off. ecns.cn The 2021 Beijing Half Marathon, halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, resumed on Saturday. The Half Marathon covers a total length of 21.0975 km, starting from Tiananmen Square and ending at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest). It is the first time this year that Beijing host a 10,000-person event.

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China speeds up COVID-19 vaccine R&D to fight variants: expert. ecns.cn China is speeding up research and development on vaccines to counter COVID-19 variants, said Chinese medical expert Zhong Nanshan at 2021 Medical Science Frontiers Forum held in Guangzhou on Saturday.

sputniknews (2021-04-25). India Urges Social Media Platforms to Take Down Posts Spreading Fake COVID-19 Info. sputniknews.com In February of this year, the Indian federal government threatened Twitter with legal consequences after which the microblogging app removed certain accounts listed by the authorities. The accounts had allegedly spread provocative sentiments on social media with specific hashtags pertaining to the raging farmer protests.

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-25). The Pushback Against China — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Now, the European Union has released its own Indo-Pacific strategy too: | By Harsh V. Pant | Till a few months back, China's rise was taken as a given. It still is in many ways. China is a rising economic and political power and it's pointless to talk about preventing that from happening. But how China rises can certainly be managed so that it causes least disruption in the global order. | The disorder ushered in by Covid-19 has underlined to the world the costs of giving China a free pass. And in response, the world has galvanised. Pushback against China has been manifesting itself in multiple ways. I…

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). Hungary receives new batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn The fourth batch of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines that Hungary had purchased arrived here on Saturday and were welcomed by the Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade at the airport.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Indian gov't exempts customs duty on import of COVID-19 vaccines, oxygen. ecns.cn The Indian government on Saturday decided to exempt basic customs duty on imports of COVID-19 vaccines, medical grade oxygen for a period of three months, said a senior official.

Institute of South Asian Studies (2021-04-25). The V-Shaped COVID-19 Surge In India: How Will It Impact Growth? — Analysis. eurasiareview.com While the forecast for India's economic growth for this fiscal year has been pegged by all institutions at around 12 percent, a sharp surge in COVID-19 cases has put a shadow on its recovery. With the hindsight of the slowdown of the economy in 2020, government policies have attempted to ensure that a balance between lives and livelihoods is maintained so that the public is not subjected to greater hardship. In the ultimate analysis, the government will have to ramp up vaccination, boost vaccine production and ring fence economic activity to minimise disruption. | By Vinod Rai* | Forecast: | In its lat…

Arab News (2021-04-25). How To Perform Umrah This Ramadan — Interview. eurasiareview.com By Mohammed Al-Sulami | Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced guidelines for issuing Umrah and prayer permits for the month of Ramadan. Vaccinations are at the top of the priority list, with no worshippers allowed into either Makkah's Grand Mosque or the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah without having received at least one dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. | Additionally, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has highlighted the need to follow all precautionary measures to ensure the safety, health and security of those visiting the two holy mosques. Millions of worshippers hav…

sputniknews (2021-04-25). South African COVID-19 Jab Contract Bails Out Firm That Funded President's Election. sputniknews.com South Africa's temporary halt on giving the US-developed Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine as part of a mass clinical trial did not stop negotiations for a huge supply contract with local licensed producer Aspen Pharmacare — throwing a lifeline to its unused $210-million plant on the Indian Ocean coast.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-25). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-25). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: ?I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and the risk to my baby. Our state is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to educators, and I am …

ecns.cn (2021-04-25). China's new recombinant COVID-19 vaccine starts human tests. ecns.cn Sinopharm, the Chinese pharmaceutical giant, has commenced phase-1 and phase-2 clinical trials for its new recombinant vaccine against COVID-19 in central China's Henan Province since Saturday.

Tahsin Saadi Sedik, Jiae Yoo* (2021-04-25). What Pandemics Mean For Robots And Inequality — Analysis. eurasiareview.com From car manufacture to self-service checkouts, we all see how automation can transform the world of work—with lower costs and higher productivity on one hand, and more precarious employment for people on the other. But the COVID-19 pandemic added fuel to the fire. The rise in telework, for example, is hurting low-wage workers and More broadly, if the pandemic accelerates the pace of automation, then we may face a jobless recovery for low-skilled workers. Our recent IMF…

Common Dreams staff (2021-04-25). 'Not a Surprise, But Terrifying': At India's Request, Twitter Blocks Posts Critical of Modi Covid Response. commondreams.org "Not a surprise. But terrifying nonetheless," said Naomi Klein in response to news that Twitter blocked tweets critical of Modi's Covid response in India. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/modi_twitter_india.png

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Gen. Salami stresses IRGC's full support in fighting Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Major General Hossein Salami, the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says that the IRGC will spare no efforts in helping the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Indian variant of Covid-19 not still detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Sunday that the Indian variant of the coronavirus has not been detected in Iran although it is likely that will happen in the future.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-25). Third clinical trial phase of Iranian-made Cov-19 vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — The third clinical trial phase of COV Iran Barakat to fight the Covid-19 pandemic began on Sunday with Minoo Mahraz, who is leading the research team working on the vaccine receiving it first.

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-04-25). Members of European Parliament Served with Notices of Liability for COVID-19. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Introductory Note by Catherine Austin Fitts | The

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-04-25). Doctors and Scientists Write to the European Medicines Agency, Warning of COVID-19 Vaccine Dangers for a Third Time. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Ahead of European Green Certificate (vaccine passport) vote in the European …

Gaspar Hernández (2021-04-25). VIDEO: Coronavirus vs. H1N1: Spanish Nun Speaks out on the 2009 Swine Flu H1N1 Pandemic: "Crimes and Abuses of the Pharmaceutical Industry" globalresearch.ca

Kevin Barry (2021-04-25). The True Story of the 1918 "Spanish Flu" globalresearch.ca For long version of original Kevin Barry article, click For over a century, various entities that are involved in the propaganda machinery that has been tasked by the powers-that-be to advance American patriotism and corporate profiteering …

Sucharit Bhakdi, Karina Reiss (2021-04-25). The continued false alarm. indybay.org In the past, a pandemic could only be declared if a new pathogen caused many deaths worldwide. In 2009, the WHO changed the definition in time for the swine flu fake pandemic so that the criteria of "new" and "worldwide spread" were sufficient.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Wuhan's tourist industry gains momentum. ecns.cn Wuhan's tourist industry is building momentum after its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-25). Share Vaccine Recipes With Poor During Pandemic? One of World's Richest Men Bill Gates Says 'No'. commondreams.org Asked directly during an interview on Sunday if he thought it "would be helpful" to have vaccine recipes and technology shared with the world, Bill Gates quickly answered: "No.""Who appointed this billionaire head of global health?" asked one critic in response. "Oh yeah, he did." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gates_vaccine_wto_intellectual_property.png

Staff (2021-04-25). Tehran in Ramadan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — People in Tehran are preserving Ramadan rituals amid the pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Head and neck cancers are becoming increasingly common. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org There are many causes of head and neck cancers, and treatment is complicated. And one of the fastest growing demographic of cancers in the U.S. is human papillomavirus (HPV) in younger people, says Dr. Daniel Ma, a Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist. "This is a treatable disease," says Dr. Ma. "It's a disease that's very responsive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-25). Mayo study finds colon cancer driven by hereditary gene mutations in 1 in 6 patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. –?A new Mayo Clinic study bolsters evidence that colorectal cancer is often imprinted in family genes and passed on from one generation to the next. In the study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers within the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine found 1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer had an …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-25). Mayo researchers, collaborators identify 'instigator' gene associated with Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators report the protein-coding gene SERPINA5 may worsen tau protein tangles, which are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, and advance disease. By combining clinical expertise, brain tissue samples, pathology expertise and artificial intelligence, the team clarified and validated the relevance of …

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2021-04-24: News Headlines

Jack Pierce, Malcolm Clark (2021-04-24). They received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Now they might have to pay it back. liberationnews.org "I was stressed that upon deeming me ineligible for some reason, they would take the money that they had paid me, and then I would be thousands of dollars in debt."

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Amid Grim COVID-Induced Situation in India Strangers Don Angel's Garb. sputniknews.com A scarcity of oxygen for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients has become a burning issue in India, as the government scrambles to make the life-saving substance available to those in need. The nation's Supreme Court has even declared the situation a national emergency and asked the federal government to draw up plans to meet the demand.

WSWS (2021-04-24). Far-right Vox leader issues fascistic call to end lockdowns in Spain. wsws.org Denouncing anti-COVID-19 lockdowns, Abascal justified fascist coups, claiming the 1936 coup toppled a "criminal regime controlled by socialists and communists."

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-24). Medical Tyranny on US College Campuses. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | It's the wrong time for US youths with higher education aspirations …

Julia Conley (2021-04-24). Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Push Green New Deal for Public Housing. zcomm.org Such a plan, said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, "would allow people to live with dignity and respect, to know that our federal government cares about their well-being and their health."

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Yunnan's Ruili downgrades COVID-19 risk level in seven areas. ecns.cn Ruili, a border city in southwest China's Yunnan Province, has brought down the number of areas classified as high or medium-risk for COVID-19 transmission on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 13 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 2021 Beijing Half Marathon kicks off. ecns.cn The 2021 Beijing Half Marathon, halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, resumed on Saturday. The Half Marathon covers a total length of 21.0975 km, starting from Tiananmen Square and ending at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest). It is the first time this year that Beijing host a 10,000-person event.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Indian gov't exempts customs duty on import of COVID-19 vaccines, oxygen. ecns.cn The Indian government on Saturday decided to exempt basic customs duty on imports of COVID-19 vaccines, medical grade oxygen for a period of three months, said a senior official.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China's new recombinant COVID-19 vaccine starts human tests. ecns.cn Sinopharm, the Chinese pharmaceutical giant, has commenced phase-1 and phase-2 clinical trials for its new recombinant vaccine against COVID-19 in central China's Henan Province since Saturday.

Ralph Nader (2021-04-24). If Joe Biden Is Truly a 'Union Guy' He Must Strike Dead the Taft-Hartley Monster. commondreams.org "Given the entrenched deprivations of workers and abandonment of labor to serf-labor countries abroad," asks Ralph Nader, "is Joe Biden pro-union-labor enough, apart from the temporary Covid-19 relief? The answer has to be a qualified, NO." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/joe_biden_unions.jpg

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Delhi High Court Warns of Death Sentence as Dire Deficit of Oxygen Hinders COVID Treatments. sputniknews.com If devastation had an address, it would be somewhere in Delhi right now. India's capital and home to over 30 million residents is the most COVID-affected city in the country, with 24,331 fresh cases and 348 deaths in the last 24 hours. Amid the steep escalation in COVID numbers, the national capital is gasping for breath — literally.

Zachary Conti (2021-04-24). United Nations Convenes High-Level COVID Response Session for Vulnerable Countries. indybay.org The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries.

news.un (2021-04-24). Seeing health 'opportunities' in post-pandemic Papua New Guinea: a UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org The global COVID-19 pandemic could provide "opportunities" to improve health care in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after the crisis is over, according to the United Nations' most senior official in the southwestern Pacific Ocean nation.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

Carsten Kràºger (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Call for a pan-European COVID-19 response must be comprehensive. thelancet.com While agreeing with most aspects of the call for a European strategy against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic by Viola Priesemann and colleagues,1 I would like to comment on three shortcomings.

Michele Usuelli (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] COVID-19: from hospitals to courts — Author's reply. thelancet.com I thank Nicola Magnavita and colleagues for raising important points regarding my Correspondence.1…

Kumanan Rasanathan (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Global health and its discontents. thelancet.com A year ago, a group of us gathered to reconsider how to build healthy and equitable societies.1 During that meeting, we rehearsed critiques of the current practice of global health.2 The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the truth in these charges, highlighting deficiencies in the pursuit of equity and in the capacity for multisectoral action—yet the pandemic has also provided inspiring examples of effective national and global public health action. After the 1918 influenza pandemic, many countries built new institutions, laws, and practices that laid the foundation for modern public health.

Viola Priesemann, Melanie M Brinkmann, Sandra Ciesek, Sarah Cuschieri, Thomas Czypionka, Giulia Giordano, Claudia Hanson, Niel Hens, Emil Iftekhar, Peter Klimek, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Andreas Peichl, Matja≈æ Perc, Francesco Sannino, Eva Schernhammer, Alexander Schmidt, Anthony Staines, Ewa Szczurek (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Call for a pan-European COVID-19 response must be comprehensive — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Carsten Kràºger for the opportunity to further elaborate on the important aspects raised in his Correspondence.

WSWS (2021-04-24). US "excess deaths" in 2020 surpassed the toll during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. wsws.org A New York Times analysis of US death patterns shows that the death rate in year one of the COVID-19 pandemic was the highest above normal ever recorded in the country, surpassing the toll of "excess death" during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Guangzhou starts free COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots. ecns.cn Free and voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots began in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China says it's discussing COVID-19 help with India. ecns.cn China on Friday reaffirmed its promise to help India combat COVID-19 and the two sides are currently discussing the matter, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a daily press briefing.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Hong Kong's business sentiment improves amid abating COVID-19: survey. ecns.cn The overall business sentiment improved in Hong Kong alongside the receding COVID-19 pandemic locally, an official survey showed on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Japan declares COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region. ecns.cn Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday declared a state of emergency over COVID-19 in the national capital Tokyo and the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Italian analysts see Boao Forum as increasingly important platform. ecns.cn The 2021 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is a strong sign that business in China is returning to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, Italian analysts said, seeing the event "fundamental" for European entities looking to do business in China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Two-week lockdown imposed in Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk city to curb COVID-19. ecns.cn A two-week stay-at-home lockdown was imposed in Cambodia's coastal city of Preah Sihanouk on Friday in efforts to curb a surge in the local COVID-19 cases.

Nicola Magnavita, Francesco Chirico, Angelo Sacco (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] COVID-19: from hospitals to courts. thelancet.com Michele Usuelli1 raised two questions to the international scientific community. First, whether there were errors in the management of the COVID-19 health emergency in Lombardy, Italy. Second, whether having 20 regional health services across Italy is useful in controlling a pandemic.

Talha Burki (2021-04-24). [World Report] Statelessness in the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com Millions of people have no nationality and are being overlooked in the response to COVID-19. Talha Burki reports.

Staff (2021-04-24). Purchase of COVID-19 vaccine government's top priority. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that purchase of the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the government's top priorities.

Staff (2021-04-24). Sanders and Warren Call on Biden to Reverse Trump Era Vaccine Apartheid. truthout.org President Biden is coming under mounting pressure at home and abroad to reverse a Trump-era policy and publicly support a temporary waiver on international patent rights for COVID vaccines and treatments that would allow countries around the world to manufacture lifesaving doses domestically. | Big Pharma opposes the trade protections waiver, but global health advocates, congressional Democrats and leaders across the world say the waiver is necessary address massive inequities in vaccine distribut…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-24). 'Utterly Disgusting': Big Pharma Lobby Blitz Against Vaccine Patent Waivers Denounced. commondreams.org "Newly filed disclosure forms from the first quarter of 2021" reveal that "over 100 lobbyists have been mobilized to contact lawmakers and members of the Biden administration, urging them to oppose a proposed temporary waiver" of Covid-19 patent protections at the WTO. The move was decried as grotesque "pandemic profiteering" by at least one public health advocate. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/global_vaccine_big_pharma_lobbyists.jpg

Richard Gale (2021-04-24). J & J's "One Shot and You're Done Vaccine":" A New "Experimental" COVID Vaccine. "We Need to Challenge J&J's Reputation" globalresearch.ca First published on March 10, 2021 | All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | For decades, according to a …

Staff (2021-04-24). Prioritizing Incarcerated People for Vaccine Quickly Reduced COVID in IL Prisons. truthout.org "One thing about prison, you don't want to get sick in here," says James Trent, who is incarcerated in Western Illinois Correctional Center. When the chance came to get the vaccine for COVID-19, most people inside got the shot "because this is very serious," he told Truthout over the phone. | Illinois is ahead of most states in vaccinating people who are incarcerated, thus far vaccinating 69 percent of the nearly 28,000 people in its prisons. The decision to prioritize providing the vacci…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-24). Around the World in 8 Minutes: Global outcry for patent waiver on COVID vaccines. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take you to Geneva where the member states of the World Trade Organization met to discuss a proposal to waive certain intellectual property on COVID-19 vaccine production during the pandemic. We also look at Bolivia where dozens of intellectuals, experts and political leaders from across the world participated in the "Re-encounter with Pachamama" on April 22, Earth Day.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-24). Ibero-American Summit in Andorra concluded with call for equitable access to anti-COVID-19 vaccines and cooperation for sustainable development. peoplesdispatch.org The 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government was focused on formulating common responses to the economic, social and health issues generated by the pandemic as well as solutions to global problems such as climate change…

The Lancet (2021-04-24). [Editorial] 2021: the beginning of a new era of immunisations? thelancet.com While the world is firmly focused on the efficacy, adverse events, licensing, and roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, the disruption of and barriers to routine immunisations during the pandemic have garnered much less attention. World Immunization Week (April 24—30) presents an opportunity to reflect on the state of immunisation efforts for vaccine-preventable diseases, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected progress, and what lessons can accelerate efforts to prevent diseases through immunisation.

Staff (2021-04-24). Vaccines Sent by the United States to Mexico are from Contaminated Plant. orinocotribune.com Batches of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines shipped from the United States to Mexico were manufactured in a plant where production was suspended due to contamination of millions of doses, Mexican newspaper El Universal reported on Friday. | The newspaper reported that in the plant in question, two different COVID-19 vaccines got mixed up during fabrication, contaminating millions of doses, but AstraZeneca has assured that the batches supplied to Mexico were verified under the required standards. | The AstraZeneca vaccines that Mexico received were manufactured at an Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore, Maryla…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Wuhan's tourist industry gains momentum. ecns.cn Wuhan's tourist industry is building momentum after its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Recovered patient tests positive in Heilongjiang. ecns.cn A recovered novel coronavirus patient in Wangkui county, Heilongjiang province, tested positive for the virus on Saturday, local government said on Sunday.

Carsten Kràºger (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Call for a pan-European COVID-19 response must be comprehensive. thelancet.com While agreeing with most aspects of the call for a European strategy against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic by Viola Priesemann and colleagues,1 I would like to comment on three shortcomings.

Michele Usuelli (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] COVID-19: from hospitals to courts — Author's reply. thelancet.com I thank Nicola Magnavita and colleagues for raising important points regarding my Correspondence.1…

Kumanan Rasanathan (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Global health and its discontents. thelancet.com A year ago, a group of us gathered to reconsider how to build healthy and equitable societies.1 During that meeting, we rehearsed critiques of the current practice of global health.2 The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the truth in these charges, highlighting deficiencies in the pursuit of equity and in the capacity for multisectoral action—yet the pandemic has also provided inspiring examples of effective national and global public health action. After the 1918 influenza pandemic, many countries built new institutions, laws, and practices that laid the foundation for modern public health.

Viola Priesemann, Melanie M Brinkmann, Sandra Ciesek, Sarah Cuschieri, Thomas Czypionka, Giulia Giordano, Claudia Hanson, Niel Hens, Emil Iftekhar, Peter Klimek, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Andreas Peichl, Matja≈æ Perc, Francesco Sannino, Eva Schernhammer, Alexander Schmidt, Anthony Staines, Ewa Szczurek (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Call for a pan-European COVID-19 response must be comprehensive — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Carsten Kràºger for the opportunity to further elaborate on the important aspects raised in his Correspondence.

Nicola Magnavita, Francesco Chirico, Angelo Sacco (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] COVID-19: from hospitals to courts. thelancet.com Michele Usuelli1 raised two questions to the international scientific community. First, whether there were errors in the management of the COVID-19 health emergency in Lombardy, Italy. Second, whether having 20 regional health services across Italy is useful in controlling a pandemic.

Talha Burki (2021-04-24). [World Report] Statelessness in the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com Millions of people have no nationality and are being overlooked in the response to COVID-19. Talha Burki reports.

The Lancet (2021-04-24). [Editorial] 2021: the beginning of a new era of immunisations? thelancet.com While the world is firmly focused on the efficacy, adverse events, licensing, and roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, the disruption of and barriers to routine immunisations during the pandemic have garnered much less attention. World Immunization Week (April 24—30) presents an opportunity to reflect on the state of immunisation efforts for vaccine-preventable diseases, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected progress, and what lessons can accelerate efforts to prevent diseases through immunisation.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: ?I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and the risk to my baby. Our state is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to educators, and I am …

Paula A Rochon (2021-04-24). [Perspectives] Finding solutions for an age-old problem. thelancet.com Once every so often, a crisis occurs that brings attention to an important, yet previously largely invisible inequity, and in doing so has the potential to bring about great change. The chronic neglect of older people living in long-term care homes and the absence of a cohesive, integrated strategy to help people age well in many countries are such age-old problems. COVID-19 has exacerbated the hardships faced by our elders. In Canada, less than 1% of the population live in long-term care homes, yet as of March, 2021, more than 55% of all deaths from COVID-19 were among these residents.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-24). Ancient Indigenous Forest Gardens Promote A Healthy Ecosystem. eurasiareview.com A new study by Simon Fraser University historical ecologists finds that Indigenous-managed forests–cared for as "forest gardens"–contain more biologically and functionally diverse species than surrounding conifer-dominated forests and create important habitat for animals and pollinators. The findings are published in Ecology and Society. | According to researchers, ancient forests were once tended by Ts'msyen and Coast Salish peoples living along the north and south Pacific coast. These forest gardens continue to grow at remote archaeological villages on Canada's northwest coast and are composed of native fr…

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2021-04-23: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-23). Headlines for April 23, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Pledges to Halve U.S. Emissions Compared to 2005 Levels as Virtual Climate Summit Opens, House Committee Hears Testimony on Role of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Preventing Climate Action, New York City Sues Big Oil over Decades of False Advertising About Climate Crisis, India Posts World Record Coronavirus Case Count for Second Consecutive Day, South Africa Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, Study Confirms Elevated Risk of COVID-19 for Expectant Mothers and Babies, House Votes to Make "Washington, Douglass Commonwealth" the 51st State, Senate Passes Bill Targeting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, Pro-Tru…

Paul Street (2021-04-23). Slaves to the Constitution. counterpunch.org Slavery lives on in U.S.-American life, crippling "our" supposed grand "democracy" in numerous ways. The massive wealth, income, and health gaps between Black and white Americans and the related persistent segregation and mass arrest and incarceration of Black Americans cannot be properly understood without reference to the two and a half centuries in which Black

Murray Smith, Jonah Butovsky, Josh Watterton (2021-04-23). Capitalist Morbidity and The Global Crisis. counterpunch.org Authors' note: The following is adapted from the first chapter of our Twilight Capitalism: Karl Marx and the Decay of the Profit System (Fernwood Publishing, 2021) The social upheaval of 2020-21 may well mark a major turning point in world history. The global Covid-19 public health emergency and the associated economic slump have produced hugely

Combined Sources (2021-04-23). Protests demanding vaccines sweep pandemic-ravaged India. peoplesworld.org Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporters are staging demonstrations across pandemic ravaged India demanding adequate supplies of COVID-19 vaccines and life-saving medicines for government hospitals. The party is calling for universal mass vaccination across India, funded by the central government. It accused the government of trying "to absolve itself of the colossal health crisis that …

Zero Hedge (2021-04-23). Fake COVID Vaccines Discovered in Mexico and Poland. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | While scammers have been

Staff (2021-04-23). Michigan Outbreak Bolsters Fear That Conservative Outposts Will Prolong Pandemic. truthout.org When Kathryn Watkins goes shopping these days, she doesn't bring her three young children. There are just too many people not wearing masks in her southern Michigan town of Hillsdale. | At some stores, "not even the employees are wearing them anymore," said Watkins, who estimates about 30% of shoppers wear masks, down from around 70% earlier in the pandemic. "There's a complete disregard for the very real fact that they could wind up infecting someone." | Her state tops the nation by far…

news.un (2021-04-23). 90 percent of countries' health services continue to be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic: WHO. news.un.org Over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and 90% of countries are still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services. The findings of the second World Health Organization (WHO) "pulse survey" reveal that no substantial global change has been made since the first survey was conducted in the summer of 2020.

news.un (2021-04-23). ACT now to speed up funding for COVID-19 tools, UN officials say. news.un.org Although a landmark global collaboration has developed and delivered COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics worldwide, critical funding shortfalls remain, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report published on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-04-23). 'Stunning Photo': Indian Outfit Demands Expulsion of WaPo Bureau Chief for 'Mocking' COVID Deaths. sputniknews.com Facing a surge in COVID infections, Indian authorities are grappling with shortage of medicine and equipment. Amid rising domestic anger, a tweet by Washington Post bureau chief Annie Gowen describing an aerial photograph of burning pyres of bodies as "stunning" has hit a raw nerve among many Indians, who say…

sputniknews (2021-04-23). Indian Government to Provide Free Rations for 800 Mln People Over Two Months Amid COVID Surge. sputniknews.com India has been witnessing record numbers of COVID cases on a daily basis for the past two weeks, forcing several states, including Delhi and Mumbai, to impose lockdowns.

sputniknews (2021-04-23). COVID-Vaccinated & Recovered Mothers Sell 'Antibody Breast Milk' Online but Science is Still Murky. sputniknews.com Breastfeeding mothers were not part of COVID 'emergency use' vaccine trials in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so it's not clear what kind of effects vaccination might have on infants whose mums have just received jabs.

Ilaria Lega, Lorenza Nisticà≤, Luigi Palmieri, Emanuele Caroppo, Cinzia Lo Noce, Chiara Donfrancesco, Nicola Vanacore, Maria Luisa Scattoni, Angelo Picardi, Antonella Gigantesco, Silvio Brusaferro, Graziano Onder, the Italian National Institute of Health COVID-19 Mortality Group* (2021-04-23). [Research Paper] Psychiatric disorders among hospitalized patients deceased with COVID-19 in Italy. thelancet.com even where equal treatment is in place, the vulnerability of patients with a PD may reduce their chance of recovering from COVID-19. The promotion of personalised therapeutic projects aimed at including people with PD in the community rather than in non-psychiatric LTCFs should be prioritised.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: ?I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and the risk to my baby. Our state is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to educators, and I am …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

Staff (2021-04-23). 'Risk of dying from AstraZeneca higher than of COVID-19'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) — Norway says the risk of dying from AstraZeneca is higher than that of COVID-19.

Staff (2021-04-23). Japan declares COVID emergency with Olympics 3 months away. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) — Japan on Friday declared a new state of emergency for Tokyo and three other prefectures.

Rob Urie (2021-04-23). Capitalism as a Suicide Cult. counterpunch.org From the launch of the U.S. war against Iraq to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic there were over four million 'excess deaths' in the U.S., deaths over and above the rates experienced in other rich nations. Given the class distribution of longevity— the rich live a full decade longer than the poor on average, these excess deaths were overwhelmingly concentrated amongst those cast aside by neoliberal economic policies.

WSWS (2021-04-23). India ravaged by COVID-19 pandemic—a global catastrophe. wsws.org What stands in the way of mobilizing the world's resources to fight the pandemic are the profit and predatory geopolitical interests of the rival national-based capitalist cliques.

WSWS (2021-04-23). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Spanish steelworkers at Tubacex in Alva province continue strike begun February against redundancies; UK bus strikes continue at Go North West in Manchester and London United over fire and rehire and attacks on pay and conditions; Italian students at high school in Naples refuse in person and online lessons over lack of Covid safety; delivery workers at Uber Eats and Deliveroo strike in Nantes, France over low pay…

WSWS (2021-04-23). COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on the rise in Alabama after easing of restrictions. wsws.org On April 7, Alabama's Republican Governor Kay Ivey lifted the state's mask mandate, falsely claiming that the "pandemic is almost over." Within two weeks, infections and hospitalizations are once again on the rise.

WSWS (2021-04-23). With 30,000 daily COVID-19 cases, Macron reopens French schools. wsws.org Castex announced this reopening policy even while admitting that the "number of daily cases remains slightly more than 30,000."

Eurasia Review (2021-04-23). Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Face High Mortality Rate. eurasiareview.com In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus. | UW Medicine and University of Oxford doctors led this first-of-its-kind study, published in JAMA Pediatrics. The investigation involved more than 100 researchers and pregnant women from 43 maternity hospitals in 18 low-, middle- and high-income nations; 220 of the women received care in the United States, 40 at UW Medicine. The research was conducted between April and August of 2020. | The study is unique because each woman affected by COVID-…

MISES (2021-04-23). Texas Ended Lockdowns And Mask Mandates: Now Locked-Down States Are Where Covid Is Growing Most — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Ryan McMaken* | Early last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he would end the state's mask mandate and allow most businesses to function at 100 percent capacity. | The response from the corporate media and the Left was predictable. California governor Gavin Newsom

Staff (2021-04-23). Iran COVID-19 update: 22,904 cases, 380 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) — The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran during the last 24 hours has reached 22,904 as 380 more Iranians have died from the disease.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China's Wuhan sees GDP up more than half. ecns.cn The central Chinese city of Wuhan, hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic early last year, notched up about 58.4 percent of GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China to enhance anti-pandemic cooperation with Brunei, says Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China is ready to deepen cooperation with Brunei in fighting COVID-19, support Brunei in carrying out vaccination and help it overcome the pandemic at an early date.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Italian analysts see Boao Forum as increasingly important platform. ecns.cn The 2021 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is a strong sign that business in China is returning to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, Italian analysts said, seeing the event "fundamental" for European entities looking to do business in China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Guangzhou starts free COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots. ecns.cn Free and voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots began in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Global investors confident in China's growth. ecns.cn Chinese equities have become even more attractive to global investors as the nation's robust economic recovery backed by a strong domestic market provides a stable and predictable environment amid COVID-19-related global uncertainties, top asset managers said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Hong Kong's business sentiment improves amid abating COVID-19: survey. ecns.cn The overall business sentiment improved in Hong Kong alongside the receding COVID-19 pandemic locally, an official survey showed on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 19 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China says it's discussing COVID-19 help with India. ecns.cn China on Friday reaffirmed its promise to help India combat COVID-19 and the two sides are currently discussing the matter, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a daily press briefing.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Japan declares COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region. ecns.cn Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday declared a state of emergency over COVID-19 in the national capital Tokyo and the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand: FM. ecns.cn China is ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand and help the Southeast Asian country completely beat the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Two-week lockdown imposed in Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk city to curb COVID-19. ecns.cn A two-week stay-at-home lockdown was imposed in Cambodia's coastal city of Preah Sihanouk on Friday in efforts to curb a surge in the local COVID-19 cases.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Brazil grants permission for clinical trial of new Chinese vaccine. ecns.cn Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has authorized clinical trials of a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals, according to official statement, Reuters reported on Monday.

Ryan McMaken (2021-04-23). Texas Ended Lockdowns and Mask Mandates. Now Locked-Down States Are Where COVID Is Growing Most. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Early last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he would end …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-23). COVID Natural Remedies Banned as DOJ and FTC Seek to Silence Doctors Promoting Vitamin D, C, Zinc, etc. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | When people in Europe started dying from fatal blood clots shortly …

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-23). FDA Slams Troubled COVID Vaccine Manufacturer over Quality Control Issues as Shareholders Sue Company. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | A new FDA report said Emergent BioSolutions, which received millions in …

Ilaria Lega, Lorenza Nisticà≤, Luigi Palmieri, Emanuele Caroppo, Cinzia Lo Noce, Chiara Donfrancesco, Nicola Vanacore, Maria Luisa Scattoni, Angelo Picardi, Antonella Gigantesco, Silvio Brusaferro, Graziano Onder, the Italian National Institute of Health COVID-19 Mortality Group* (2021-04-23). [Research Paper] Psychiatric disorders among hospitalized patients deceased with COVID-19 in Italy. thelancet.com even where equal treatment is in place, the vulnerability of patients with a PD may reduce their chance of recovering from COVID-19. The promotion of personalised therapeutic projects aimed at including people with PD in the community rather than in non-psychiatric LTCFs should be prioritised.

Eds. (2021-04-23). Migrant women farmworkers: An invisible essential labor force. mronline.org The Biden administration must address the industry's long-standing gender discrimination and systemic inequalities, which have become even more severe during the pandemic. | April 23, 2021 | Newswire…

PAI (2021-04-23). Flight Attendants union leader: It's safe to fly—with masks on. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—It's safe to fly now, despite the coronavirus pandemic, as long as you keep your masks on the entire flight, says Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson. And the lobby for the nation's airlines agrees. Keep them on through September, too. But the federal mask mandate ends May 11, and the two told …

Matthew Stevenson (2021-04-23). Letters From Minsk: Coming in From the Cold War at Brest-Litovsk. counterpunch.org This is the seventh in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. My afternoon train to Terespol, on the Polish border with Belarus, left Warsaw central station around 2: 30 in the afternoon. Although I had my visa for Belarus, I didn't quite know how

Ed Rampell (2021-04-23). A crowning achievement: Fairy tale prevails over reality in 'The Crown'. peoplesworld.org I write this as the annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches; Hollywood's landmark Cinerama Dome, with its iconic concave screen, closes; and Prince Philip has made his last journey from Windsor Castle to St. George's Chapel for one final pageant, His Royal Highness's funeral. The confluence of these events has moved this film/TV historian to meditate …

Anonymous007 (2021-04-23). Bursting Pantsirs, Falling Bayraktars: Turkish-Russian Virtual War. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 22nd, Turkish defense company Roketsan released a video hyping up its Akƒ±ncƒ± UAV. | The video shows the drone use a MAM-T smart bomb, which hits a Russian Pantsir-S1 in a desert setting and destroys it. | Apparently, this is a kind of response to a video report on Russian TV, in which Russian "Lancets" destroy Turkish drones. | On April 18th, The Turkish media drew attention to the fact that in a report on military developments aired on the stat…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Venezuela's Guaido Taps $152 Million in Funds Stolen by US. news.antiwar.com Venezuela's Juan Guaido is planning to make Guaido is tapping $152 million from the accounts. $100 million is said to be going towards purchasing vaccines through the World Health Organization. It's not clear what the remaining funds…

WSWS (2021-04-23). Pandemic produced a "catastrophic year" for Middle East and North Africa. wsws.org The pandemic has inflicted a horrendous toll, with more than 7.3 million recorded cases and 150,000 fatalities, a pale reflection of the real losses and suffering given the lack of testing and recording systems.

WSWS (2021-04-23). UK teaching unions stifle fight against pandemic and attacks on jobs and conditions. wsws.org The purpose of the conferences was to whitewash the role played for the NEU and NASUWT in creating this catastrophe, while signalling that the union bureaucracy would continue in the same corporatist role in support of the government.

WSWS (2021-04-23). Turkish government rejects lockdown as pandemic spins out of control. wsws.org As a result of the "herd immunity" policy implemented by Erdogan's government in the interests of the ruling class, the pandemic has spun out of control.

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2021-04-22: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-22). A Palestinian Prayer for Ramadan: May the Voices of the Oppressed Be Heard. dissidentvoice.org COVID-19 cases in Palestine, especially in Gaza, have reached record highs, largely due to the arrival of a greatly contagious coronavirus variant which was first identified in Britain. Gaza has always been vulnerable to the deadly pandemic. Under a hermetic Israeli blockade since 2006, the densely populated Gaza Strip lacks basic services like clean water, …

Reynard Loki (2021-04-22). The Ecological Toll of Disposable COVID Masks and Gloves. counterpunch.org One of the most distinguishable features of the COVID-19 era is the public, everyday use of personal protective equipment (PPE), mainly in the form of disposable face masks and latex gloves. And while these thin layers protect us and others from transmitting and contracting SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the lower respiratory tract disease,

Qiao Collective (2021-04-22). Why China's vaccine internationalism matters. mronline.org As rich nations stockpile COVID-19 vaccines, China is providing a lifeline to Global South nations spurned by Western pharmaceuticals and excluded by the West's neocolonial vaccine nationalism. So why is China being smeared for its efforts? | April 22, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-04-22). To Survive Next Pandemic, We Must Not Forget COVID Like We Forgot the 1918 Flu. truthout.org The second Moderna shot made me sick — as predicted. A 24-hour touch of what an alarmed immune system feels like left me all the more grateful for my good fortune in avoiding the real thing and for being alive at a time when science had devised a 95% effective vaccine in record time. | To distract myself from the fever as I tried to sleep, I visualized strands of synthetic messenger RNA floating into my cells to produce the alien spike protein that attracted my warrior T-cells. I drift…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Ahead of crucial WTO meet, rights groups urge patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines. peoplesdispatch.org The rich countries have opposed the proposal of a patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines put forth by over 100 poorer countries, calling it harmful for the interests of drug companies…

Staff (2021-04-22). Meet the Texas Doctor Developing a "People's Vaccine" to Help Inoculate Billions Around the World. democracynow.org We look at the state of the pandemic and vaccine rollout in the United States and around the world with Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hotez is part of a team at Baylor University that is working with a private Indian company to develop a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine. The task of developing a simple vaccine is "daunting," Dr. Hotez says. "We're talking about 5 billion doses of vaccine. And the question is: Where do you get 5 billion doses of vaccine?" he says. "We'r…

Staff (2021-04-22). "An Apocalyptic Situation": Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed as COVID Cases Soar in "Modi-Made Disaster" democracynow.org We go to Mumbai, India, for an update on the state of crisis in the country as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals run out of oxygen. India recently recorded 315,000 new cases in a single day, the highest daily toll in any country since the start of the pandemic, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has continued to hold large campaign rallies. Public health experts have blamed the surge on a number of factors, including the government's reluctance to impose another round of lockdowns, the spread of a double mutant variant of the virus, a recent Hindu festival attended by millions, and a slow vaccination drive. India…

VINS (2021-04-22). Zoom Classrooms Raise Concerns about Law Enforcement Surveillance and 4th Amendment Rights. projectcensored.org Zoom's popularity skyrocketed as the COVID-19 pandemic intensified in Spring 2020, and the company's revenues rose more than 169 percent. Online conferencing has enabled people to continue their work, school,…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Middle East-North Africa most dangerous for journalists, says RSF's 2021 press freedom index. peoplesdispatch.org Press freedoms in almost 75% of the 180 countries evaluated in the index have significantly declined. This has been aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak which many countries have used as justification for exercising more control over the news media…

Harriet Alexander (2021-04-22). Pentagon Scientists Reveal a Microchip that Senses COVID-19 in Your Body before You Show Symptoms and a Filter that Extracts the Virus from Blood. globalresearch.ca Pentagon scientists working inside a secretive unit set up at the …

Dilip Hiro (2021-04-22). Biden's Anti-China Ambitions. counterpunch.org Like his immediate predecessor, Joe Biden is committed to a distinctly anti-China global strategy and has sworn that China will not "become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world… on my watch." In the topsy-turvy universe created by the Covid-19 pandemic, it

C.J. Hopkins (2021-04-22). The Covidian Cult (Part II). dissidentvoice.org Back in October of 2020, I wrote an essay called The Covidian Cult, in which I described the so-called "New Normal" as a global totalitarian ideological movement. Developments over the last six months have borne out the accuracy of that analogy. A full year after the initial roll-out of the utterly horrifying and completely fictional …

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 4.43 mln: Africa CDC. ecns.cn The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,439,823 as of Tuesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Research team member expresses surprise, consternation over WHO director's remarks. ecns.cn A scientist who took part in the international team studying the origins of COVID-19 has expressed surprise and dissatisfaction at remarks made by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom over the hypothesis the virus leaked from a laboratory in China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). India records fresh high of nearly 300,000 new COVID-19 cases, over 2,000 more deaths. ecns.cn India recorded 295,041 new COVID-19 cases and 2,023 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the caseload to 15,616,130 and the death toll to 182,553, according to data released by the health ministry on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Chinese health official stresses preventing COVID-19 import. ecns.cn A Chinese health official Wednesday called for continuous efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 through imported cases as the number of patients around the globe keeps rising.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Indian PM rules out lockdown despite second wave of COVID-19. ecns.cn Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ruled out a lockdown amid the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 14 mln. ecns.cn Brazil reported 69,381 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 14,043,076…

WSWS (2021-04-22). Canada's vaccine rollout debacle key contributor to COVID-19 third wave. wsws.org Amid the deadliest wave of the pandemic to date, Canada's vaccine rollout is operating at barely half of its capacity.

Dorothy Cummings McLean (2021-04-22). Yale Public Health Professor Suggests 60% of New COVID-19 Patients Have Received Vaccine. globalresearch.ca An American Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University revealed that the …

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). China to produce more than 3b COVID-19 vaccines this year: Official. ecns.cn China is expected to produce more than 3 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses this year, an official said Tuesday.

Rachel Carle (2021-04-22). The WTO Stopped Millions of People From Receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine. zcomm.org We should not expect the WTO to rule in the favor of equity; it was never designed to…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout plagued by "uncertainties": health chief. ecns.cn Australia's coronavirus vaccine timetable remains uncertain, Secretary of the Department of Health Brendan Murphy has said.

Susan Price (2021-04-22). COVID-19 spreading rapidly in North-East Syria. greenleft.org.au COVID-19 cases are spreading rapidly in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), also known as Rojava, reports Susan Price.

Susan Price (2021-04-22). Philippines: 'Duterte resign!' . greenleft.org.au There are growing calls for Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to resign over his government's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, corruption and brutality, reports Susan Price.

The Canary (2021-04-22). Student leaders call on competition watchdog to take action over fee refunds. thecanary.co A group of students' unions have written to the competition watchdog, urging it to "take action to uphold students' rights" over tuition fees and rent payments amid the pandemic. | The open letter, backed by student leaders at 19 universities across the UK, calls on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to help students asking for blanket fee refunds as a result of Covid-19 disruption. | It urges the regulator to address the "broken" complaints process for students claiming refunds, and help advise students on their ability to withhold fee payments "if they have lost out" due to the pandemic. | The letter,…

VINS (2021-04-22). Report Documents Governments' Use of COVID-19 to Impose Authoritarian Policies. projectcensored.org A January 2021 report by the American Friends Service Committee documents how local and state governments arounds the world have implemented "extreme emergency measures under the cover of responding to…

news.un (2021-04-22). Syria receives first COVID-19 vaccines, for most vulnerable. news.un.org More than 250,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Syria on Thursday from the UN-backed COVAX initiative, to inoculate the country's frontline health workers.

news.un (2021-04-22). 'Careers have no gender', connect girls to tech, for a brighter future UN urges. news.un.org Despite information and communication technology playing such a key role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said that half the world remains offline, in his message marking International Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday — most of whom are women and girls in developing countries.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-22). New Report Highlights COVID-19 Impact On African Trade Finance. eurasiareview.com African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) released on 15 April the African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides a better understanding of the trade finance landscape across Africa and how it has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report is the first of its kind, surveying 185 banks from across Africa, representing more than 58% of total assets held by African banks. | In his opening remarks, Professor Benedict Oramah, President of…

Jesper D. Gunst, Nina B. Staerke, Marie H. Pahus, Lena H. Kristensen, Jacob Bodilsen, Nicolai Lohse, Lars S. Dalgaard, Dorthe Brà∏nnum, Ole Frà∂bert, Bo Hà∏nge, Isik S. Johansen, Ida Monrad, Christian Erikstrup, Regitze Rosendal, Emil Vilstrup, Theis Mariager, Dorthe G. Bove, Rasmus Offersen, Shakil Shakar, Sara Cajander, Nis P. Jà∏rgensen, Sajitha S. Sritharan, Peter Breining, Sà∏ren Jespersen, Klaus L. Mortensen, Mads L. Jensen, Lilian Kolte, Giacomo S. Frattari, Carsten S. Larsen, Merete Storgaard, Lars P. Nielsen, Martin Tolstrup, Eva A. Sà¶dder, Lars J. àòstergaard, Hien T.T. Ngo, Morten H. Jensen, Jesper F. Hà∏jen, Mads Kjolby, Ole S. Sà∏gaard (2021-04-22). [Research Paper] Efficacy of the TMPRSS2 inhibitor camostat mesilate in patients hospitalized with Covid-19-a double-blind randomized controlled trial. thelancet.com Under this protocol, camostat mesilate treatment was not associated with increased adverse events during hospitalization for Covid-19 and did not affect time to clinical improvement, progression to ICU admission or mortality.

Staff (2021-04-22). Headlines for April 22, 2021. democracynow.org India Reports Over 315,000 COVID-19 Infections, the Single Worst Daily Toll of Pandemic, Latin American Nations Suffer "Worst Moment" of Coronavirus Pandemic, U.S. Vaccination Pace Slows as White House Hits Goal of 200 Million Doses in 100 Days, Department of Justice Launches Civil Probe into Minneapolis Police Misconduct, Funeral Services Held for Daunte Wright, 20-Year-Old Black Man Killed by White Minnesota Cop, NC Protesters Demand Release of Footage Showing Police Killing of Andrew Brown, Columbus Police Body-Camera Footage Shows Officer Shot 16-Year-Old Ma'Khia Bryant Four Times, GOP Lawmakers in Iowa and O…

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Pfizer Says Identified Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccines in Mexico, Poland — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer has identified fake doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 in Mexico and Poland, The Wall Street Journal reported.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Australian man hospitalized with blood clots after Pfizer jab. ecns.cn A policeman was reportedly being treated for blood clots on Wednesday in the Australian state of Queensland after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday.

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-22). Face Masks Don't Protect and Risk Serious Harm to Health. Stanford Study. globalresearch.ca US-dominated Western governments lie and otherwise mass deceive their people on …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-22). Tomgram: Nina Burleigh, The Pandemic Memory Hole. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. World War I was, however faintly, still part of my life when I grew up in the Cold War years. I can remember being hoisted on my father's shoulders to see the aging American veterans of that global …

George Galloway (2021-04-22). George Galloway: McCarthy's Law is Coming, as UK Wants to Register Me as a Foreign Agent… Because I Work for RT. orinocotribune.com By George Galloway — Apr 20, 2021 | Rumours are gathering momentum of a planned register for those in Britain considered to be 'agents of foreign governments'—including me. But I have nothing to hide, unlike the Tory cronies raking it in thanks to the pandemic. | The way things are going, one could understand if a register of British government agents was drawn up. After all, we have a media seeded with covert partners of state-funded 'initiatives', full of 'integrity' every one of them, not at all compromised by the secret sources of their lifestyles. | We have a veritable sea of troubles seeping into…

George Galloway (2021-04-22). George Galloway: McCarthy's law is Coming, as UK Wants to Register me as a Foreign Agent…Because I Work for RT. orinocotribune.com By George Galloway — Apr 20, 2021 | Rumours are gathering momentum of a planned register for those in Britain considered to be 'agents of foreign governments' — including me. But I have nothing to hide, unlike the Tory cronies raking it in thanks to the pandemic. | The way things are going, one could understand if a register of British government agents was drawn up. After all, we have a media seeded with covert partners of state-funded 'initiatives', full of 'integrity' every one of them, not at all compromised by the secret sources of their lifestyles. | We have a veritable sea of troubles seeping in…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). BRI cooperation to spearhead post-pandemic recovery, says Malaysian expert. ecns.cn The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is expected to spearhead…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Hong Kong youngsters look to mainland GBA cities for career. ecns.cn With the local job market under great pressure due to a sluggish economy hit hard by pandemic, more young people in Hong Kong have turned to mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to realize their ambitions and dreams.

Jesper D. Gunst, Nina B. Staerke, Marie H. Pahus, Lena H. Kristensen, Jacob Bodilsen, Nicolai Lohse, Lars S. Dalgaard, Dorthe Brà∏nnum, Ole Frà∂bert, Bo Hà∏nge, Isik S. Johansen, Ida Monrad, Christian Erikstrup, Regitze Rosendal, Emil Vilstrup, Theis Mariager, Dorthe G. Bove, Rasmus Offersen, Shakil Shakar, Sara Cajander, Nis P. Jà∏rgensen, Sajitha S. Sritharan, Peter Breining, Sà∏ren Jespersen, Klaus L. Mortensen, Mads L. Jensen, Lilian Kolte, Giacomo S. Frattari, Carsten S. Larsen, Merete Storgaard, Lars P. Nielsen, Martin Tolstrup, Eva A. Sà¶dder, Lars J. àòstergaard, Hien T.T. Ngo, Morten H. Jensen, Jesper F. Hà∏jen, Mads Kjolby, Ole S. Sà∏gaard (2021-04-22). [Research Paper] Efficacy of the TMPRSS2 inhibitor camostat mesilate in patients hospitalized with Covid-19-a double-blind randomized controlled trial. thelancet.com Under this protocol, camostat mesilate treatment was not associated with increased adverse events during hospitalization for Covid-19 and did not affect time to clinical improvement, progression to ICU admission or mortality.

Marcos Chamon, Jonathan D. Ostry* (2021-04-22). A Future With High Public Debt: Low-For-Long Is Not Low Forever — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Many countries are experiencing a combination of high public debt and low interest rates. This was already the case in advanced economies even prior to the pandemic but has become even starker in its aftermath. A growing number of emerging market and developing economies are likewise enjoying a period of negative real rates—the interest rate minus inflation—on government debt. The IMF has called on countries to

_____ (2021-04-22). Worker Centers: Where Causes Cohere, And Forge Power. popularresistance.org In October 2020, on what Amazon calls "Prime Day," Fadumo Mohamed and her co-workers at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Minneapolis stood in the whipping wind alongside a handmade banner that read "Amazon: Hear Our Voice." As the wind howled, Mohamed, bundled in hijab, a face mask, a long black skirt, and track jacket, approached a microphone and shouted to be heard over the storm, "We are human, we are not robots! We have to speak up! We have a voice! We are risking our health!" | In February, Mohamed's two-and-a-half-year-old son took sick, and she had to take him to the hospital for emergency surgery. She…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). UK PM announces new taskforce to find 'promising new medicines' to treat coronavirus. ecns.cn British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a new taskforce to find "promising new medicines" to treat coronavirus.

Makia Freeman (2021-04-22). Vaccine Passports: One Passport to Rule Them All. globalresearch.ca Vaccine passports are a major goal of those orchestrating Operation Coronavirus, …

Jacob Reimann (2021-04-22). Abolish the police! indybay.org We need to put money into housing initiatives, addiction and violence prevention programs, community centers and mental health infrastructures – and in parallel, dismantle the police step by step. We need to develop alternative structures for how we deal with violence as a society.

WSWS repost (2021-04-22). SEIU calls off Sacramento school strike at last minute, allowing all schools to reopen. indybay.org With less than two months left in the school year, scrapping the current distance learning plans and building new hybrid education models and work schedules from scratch is disastrous for public health, academics and family life. Over 90 percent of the union's members had authorized the strike, demanding greater personal protective equipment (PPE) and accommodations for workers with young children at home.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). California's Worst Wildfires Are Helping Improve Air Quality Prediction. eurasiareview.com UC Riverside engineers are developing methods to estimate the impact of California's destructive wildfires on air quality in neighborhoods affected by the smoke from these fires. Their research, funded by NASA and the results published in Atmospheric Pollution Research, fills in the gaps in current methods by providing air quality information at the neighborhood scales required by public health officials to make health assessments and evacuation recommendations. | Measurements of air quality depend largely on ground-based sensors that are typically spaced many miles apart. Determining how healthy it is to brea…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). Age At Menopause Can Be Assessed Using Predictive Modeling. eurasiareview.com The age at menopause is known to vary significantly between individuals and it has been associated with postmenopausal health. In a recent study, the researchers developed two models for predicting the age at natural menopause. The results of the study indicated that sex hormone levels, irregular menstrual cycles, menopausal symptoms, and life habits can be used for predicting the age at menopause. | The natural menopause occurs when the menstrual periods cease due to the naturally decreased ovary function. There is a significant interindividual variation in the age at natural menopause but, on average, women…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-22). Imperial student and alumnus join Fellowship aiming to transform venture capital. imperial.ac.uk Rohan Khanna and Ahmed Deyab have been selected from thousands of applicants for a Fellowship seeking to diversify the venture capital industry.

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RT (2021-04-20). Arizona bans 'vaccination passports' & ends requirement to wear masks in schools, prompting backlash. rt.com Arizona Governor Doug Ducey says the state's progress in the immunization campaign means the nearly yearlong school mask mandate can be repealed and that there is no need for people to present proof of vaccination. | The Republican governor signed an executive order prohibiting state and local officials from requiring people to provide their vaccination status in order to receive services or enter a specific area. | Arizona residents must not be required to share their private medical data, Ducey tweeted. "While we strongly recommend all Arizonans get the #COVID19 vaccine, it's not mandated in our state &#150…

Staff (2021-04-20). Headlines for April 20, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Begins Deliberations in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial, Thousands Protest in Minnesota as Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Wraps Up, U.N. Warns Planet Is "On the Verge of the Abyss" from Relentless Climate Change, Hundreds of Climate Scientists Warn Against Criminalizing Peaceful Protests, White House Holds Virtual Climate Summit as U.S. and China Pledge Cuts to Emissions, Migrant Workers Flee India's Capital Ahead of Lockdown as Coronavirus Cases Soar, Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Joins Fight for Vaccine Equity, President Biden Urges All U.S. Residents 16 and Over to Get Vaccinated, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Can…

People's World (2021-04-20). Town Hall event: Confronting the Covid Economy—Women Fight Back. peoplesworld.org The recession caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic and aggravated by corporate-centered policies has been especially devastating for women workers, particularly women of color. Women have lost jobs, income, and savings at significantly higher rates than men, and at the same time, women were burdened with hugely increased demands for their unpaid labor. On Sunday, …

Chuck Collins (2021-04-20). A Third of U.S. Billionaire Wealth Gains Since 1990 Have Come During Pandemic. counterpunch.org The wealth of U.S. billionaires has steadily grown over the last 31 years. But a third of the $4.3 trillion in billionaire wealth gains since 1990 have come during the last 13 months of the pandemic. Between 1990 and April 2021, the combined wealth of U.S. billionaires increased 19-fold, from $240 billion in today's dollars

Global Research News (2021-04-20). Selected Articles: The Legitimacy of the WHO as a Gold Standard of Health is Dubious. globalresearch.ca By RNA inoculations, misnamed vaccines. People are lined up for them now as they are being told incessantly to "get your shot." The RNA inoculations are not vaccines. To call them …

Peter Koenig (2021-04-20). Tenga cuidado con las pruebas de PCR y la implacable campaña "vacunar, vacunar, vacunar" globalizacion.ca La validez de la prueba de PCR ha sido cuestionada durante meses, si no desde el comienzo mismo de la plandemia declarada del covid-19, incluso últimamente también por la OMS . Sin embargo, esta prueba se nos sigue imponiendo cada…

Edward Curtin (2021-04-20). Denying the Demonic. dissidentvoice.org In March of last year as the coronavirus panic was starting, I wrote a somewhat flippant article saying that the obsession with buying and hoarding toilet paper was the people's vaccine. My point was simple: excrement and death have long been associated in cultural history and in the Western imagination with the evil devil, Satan, …

RT (2021-04-20). 1 in 3 Americans say they know someone who LIED to skip Covid-19 vaccine queue — poll. rt.com A new poll has found that over 30% of Americans claim to know someone who lied about their personal information in order to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine more quickly than they would have otherwise. | The survey from Axios/Ipsos found that 31% of people say they personally know someone who "claimed to have a health condition or another qualifying criteria that would allow them to get the Covid-19 vaccine sooner." | Covid-19 vaccines in the US only recently became available to the general public, with states initially prioritizing health care professionals and people with certain underlying conditions when first be…

RT (2021-04-20). 'Do Not Travel': Citing Covid-19, State Department updating advisory for 80% of the WORLD. rt.com Citing "unprecedented risk" from the Covid-19 pandemic, the State Department is urging Americans to reconsider going abroad and is updating its travel advisory to the highest, Level 4 warning for most of the planet. | On Monday, Foggy Bottom announced that it will be updating the travel advisory during the week, to "better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) science-based Travel Health Notices," which will result in the number of places at 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' increasing to "approximately 80% of countries worldwide." | The State Department just announced it will issue "Level 4: D…

RT (2021-04-20). Rock musician Ted Nugent mocked coronavirus…now says he got 'Chinese s**t' & gets roasted for racism. rt.com Conservative rock musician Ted Nugent announced in a livestream that he had tested positive for Covid-19, before calling the virus a Chinese "attack." | In a Facebook Live video on Monday, Nugent said that although "everybody told" him that he "should not announce this," he had been experiencing flu symptoms for the last ten days and felt like he was dying. | "I was tested positive today. I got the Chinese s**t," he declared. | In case there was any doubt as to what virus Nugent was referring to, he reiterated that he "officially tested positive for COVID-19." | Nugent then went on to call Covid a "Chinese vir…

RT (2021-04-20). Michigan's lockdown-championing Gov. Whitmer traveled to Florida after warning residents to avoid spring break trips. rt.com Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Florida last month, according to local media, in time to warn constituents against enjoying the sun in the Covid rulebreaker's paradise. Her staff passed it off as a family visit. | Florida repealed its coronavirus dictates late last year, while Michigan's remain in full force. The mask-loving state leader continues to (publicly) warn those in her own state against travel, but her true loyalties are less border-bound than it seems. It was also revealed that at least two of Whitmer's senior advisers left Michigan for "spring break," apparently shrugging off their boss'

Anand Naidoo (2021-04-20). The Heat: COVID-19 in Europe and U.S. america.cgtn.com Over three million people globally have now died from COVID-19, as governments work to vaccinate everyone.

_____ (2021-04-20). Berlin: Protests Against End Of 'Rent Cap' And Real Estate Swindlers. popularresistance.org The repeal of the Berlin "rent cap" by the Supreme Court means massive rent increases, arrears payments and poverty for hundreds of thousands of people. The ruling, which exacerbates homelessness amid the coronavirus crisis, has a signal effect for the whole of Germany and is emblematic of the inhuman enrichment policies of the ruling elites in Germany and Europe. | Balakrishnan Rajagopal, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, spoke on Twitter on Thursday of a "deeply disturbing judgment" and, referring to the pandemic, warned, "The German government still has an international legal obligation to respect…

Staff (2021-04-20). President Maduro: US Escalates War, Prevents Vaccine Sales to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan president denounced threats by the US towards COVID-19 vaccine distribution companies, preventing them from trading with the Bolivarian Republic. | "They have gone so far as to threaten the companies that distribute vaccines with sanctions, if they sell vaccines to Venezuela… Washington has escalated its war against the country," said Nicolás Maduro on Sunday, April 18, during a televised speech. | However, the president said, Venezuelan authorities continue to manage the doses they've acquired to combat the pandemic, despite the illegal economic and commercial blockade by the United States and E…

Kuehn BM. (2021-04-20). COVID-19 in Clinicians—More Cases in Women, More Deaths in Men. jamanetwork.com Although a greater proportion of COVID-19 cases occurred in women health care workers and nurses early in the pandemic, more male health care workers and physicians died of the disease, a global analysis reported.

_____ (2021-04-20). How To Make A Gulf Monarchy All-American. popularresistance.org Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S., was on the hot seat. In early March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world, oil prices collapsed and a price war broke out between Saudi Arabia and Russia, leaving American oil and gas companies feeling the pain. As oil prices plummeted, Republican senators from oil-producing states turned their ire directly on Saudi Arabia. Forget that civil war in Yemen — what about fossil-fuel profits here at home? | To address their concerns, Ambassador Bandar Al-Saud agreed to speak with a group of them in a March 18th conference call [m…

Andy Kroll (2021-04-20). Biden's Anti-China Ambitions. tomdispatch.com Like his immediate predecessor, Joe Biden is committed to a distinctly anti-China global strategy and has sworn that China will not "become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world… on my watch." In the topsy-turvy universe created by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was, however, Jamie Dimon, the CEO and chairman of JP Morgan Chase, a banking giant with assets of $3.4 trillion, who spoke truth to Biden on the subject. While predicting an immediate boom in the U.S. economy "that could easily run into 2023," Dimon had grimmer news on the future as…

Arab News (2021-04-20). New Oil Price Surge Caps Year Of Recovery Since 'Black Monday'. eurasiareview.com By Frank Kane | Oil prices resumed their surge on global markets on Tuesday as traders shrugged off the memory of "Black Monday" 2020, when some crude prices went into negative territory at the start of the pandemic recession. | Brent crude, the global benchmark, went above $68 a barrel for the first time in over a year, while West Texas Intermediate, which approached minus-$40 at the depth of the oil crisis exactly a year ago, leapt above $64. | The resurgence in the oil price — which has seen some experts suggesting the possibility of a "supercycle" in which crude goes back above $100 a barrel —…

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). World experts say China offers inspiration for global sustainable development. ecns.cn China can offer other countries inspirations and opportunities for cooperation in building a sustainable post-pandemic world, officials from international organizations, scholars and business leaders have said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Xi calls for strengthening global governance at BFA annual conference. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on all countries in Asia and beyond to answer the "call of our times," defeat the pandemic through solidarity, strengthen global governance, and keep pursuing a community with a shared future for mankind.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Cambodian PM greatly values China's role in global fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Tuesday said he greatly valued China's leading role in helping other countries to prevent and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Wuhan builds pandemic treatment center. ecns.cn A provincial-level pandemic treatment center is being built at a hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by COVID-19, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, the president of the hospital said.

ICFI (2021-04-20). Saturday 5/1: May Day Rally: From global pandemic to global class struggle. indybay.org Annual Online May Day Rally…

Staff (2021-04-20). African Muslims spending 2nd Ramadan amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 21 (MNA) — Same as all Muslims across the globe, African Muslims fast and preserve Ramadan rituals under anti-Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown this year.

Bryce Covert (2021-04-20). Americans Got a Taste of Paid Leave. Will They Get It for Real? thenation.com Americans Got a Taste of Paid Leave. Will They Get It for Real?

Newsclick (2021-04-20). COVID-19 in India: 'Need to strengthen public health system'. peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath analyses the current COVID-19 crisis in India with Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha. They talk about the worrying aspects of this wave, the failures of the health system, the grossly lacking political response, and the new strain of the virus which is being identified in Indian cases.

Jaklevic M. (2021-04-20). Pathway Eased for Serial COVID-19 Screening Tests. jamanetwork.com The FDA has created an expedited pathway for manufacturers seeking to obtain Emergency Use Authorization for products used in serial testing to detect SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic individuals. Currently, most tests are authorized for diagnosing people with a suspected infection.

Jaklevic M. (2021-04-20). Molecular COVID-19 Test Gains First EAU for At-home Use. jamanetwork.com The first at-home molecular test for detecting COVID-19 has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU). The Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over The Counter Use is intended for use in adults and children aged 2 years or older, with or without symptoms.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-20). Vaccine Makers Destroy COVID Vaccine Safety Studies. globalresearch.ca Makers of COVID-19 vaccines are now destroying long-term safety studies by …

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-20). Scientists Warn of 'Vaccine Treadmill' as Vaccine Makers Gear Up for COVID Booster Shots. globalresearch.ca Vaccine makers are

Eurasia Review (2021-04-20). When Flushing A Public Toilet Don't Linger, Because Aerosolized Droplets Do. eurasiareview.com Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet. A variety of pathogens are usually found in stagnant water as well as in urine, feces and vomit. When dispersed widely through aerosolization, these pathogens can cause Ebola, norovirus that results in violent food poisoning, as well as COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2. | Respiratory droplets are the most prominent source of transmission for COVID-19, however, alternative routes may exist given the discovery of small numbers of viable viruses in urine and stool sa…

Amelie Liu* (2021-04-20). I'm A Multicultural Teen Trying To Fit Into Our 'Melting Pot' — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Reading the latest news, I remain silent and unsurprised as my dumbfounded friends, teachers and primarily white family members gasp. | "Two Asian Women Beaten and Robbed in San Francisco." "8 Dead in Atlanta Spa Shootings, With Fears of Anti-Asian Bias." "Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety." | While COVID-19 has escalated discrimination against Asians, Asian-hate is not new to me, and it is especially not new in America. But in the wake of the recent Asian-hate crimes, I can't stop thinking about the children of the victims — many of whom are multiracial, born in Ameri…

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Over 192 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn Nearly 192.13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Sunday, the National Health Commission said Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Asian economies should brace for opportunities and handle deficits: Boao annual reports. ecns.cn Despite being hard hit by COVID-19, Asia's economies have recovered well compared to the rest of the world. However there remain challenges in maintaining sustainable development, according to two reports released by the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). 32 Taiwan compatriots vaccinated against COVID-19 in Fuzhou. ecns.cn The first batch of 32 Taiwan compatriots living in Fuzhou, south China's Fujian Province on Monday received COVID-19 vaccinations free of charge via "Tailutong," a cross-Straits app for Taiwan compatriots working or living in the mainland.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). U.S. COVID-19 cases rise as more states ease restrictions. ecns.cn Despite the country's vaccine rollout, a significant number of U.S. cities and states remain hotspots where the coronavirus continues to spread at higher rates than before, according to the Guardian.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Russia's daily COVID-19 infections drop to lowest since late September. ecns.cn Russia logged 8,164 coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the lowest daily increase since Sept. 28, bringing the nationwide count to 4,718,854, the country's monitoring and response center said Tuesday.

Helen Yaffe (2021-04-20). Cuba Libre to be COVID-libre: Five Vaccines and Counting. globalresearch.ca On March 23, 2021, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-20). Earthquakes Continued After COVID-19-Related Oil And Gas Recovery Shutdown. eurasiareview.com When hydraulic fracturing operations ground to a halt last spring in the Kiskatinaw area of British Columbia, researchers expected seismic quiescence in the region. Instead, hundreds of small earthquakes occurred for months after operations shut down, according to a new study. | In her presentation at the Seismological Society of America (SSA)'s 2021 Annual Meeting, Rebecca Salvage of the University of Calgary said about 65% of these events could not be attributed to either natural seismicity or active fluid injection from hydraulic fracturing operations. | Salvage and her colleagues instead suggest the latent…

Talanna (2021-04-20). Climate Crisis, Freighter Stuck in Suez Canal, & Species Wounding. indybay.org How Climate Crisis is overlooked when it's an important part of headline stories like a Stuck Freighter in Suez Canal & Covid-19 Virus news.

_____ (2021-04-20). How To Make A Gulf Monarchy All-American. popularresistance.org Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S., was on the hot seat. In early March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world, oil prices collapsed and a price war broke out between Saudi Arabia and Russia, leaving American oil and gas companies feeling the pain. As oil prices plummeted, Republican senators from oil-producing states turned their ire directly on Saudi Arabia. Forget that civil war in Yemen — what about fossil-fuel profits here at home? | To address their concerns, Ambassador Bandar Al-Saud agreed to speak with a group of them in a March 18th conference call [m…

The Canary (2021-04-20). Hundreds to be moved into Napier Barracks despite previous virus outbreak. thecanary.co Hundreds more people are to be moved into Napier Barracks despite serious concerns over conditions, the PA news agency has revealed. | Health risk: | The expected increase comes after nearly 200 cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) were detected and dozens of residents had to be moved out to deal with the crisis earlier this year. An announcement on 19 April, seen by PA, informed local organisations that plans are in place to increase numbers at the controversial barracks to 337 over the coming weeks. | Around 50 people have been moved into the barracks in recent weeks, and the Home Office has declined to comm…

Alisa Solomon (2021-04-20). How Covid Transformed US Theater. thenation.com How Covid Transformed US Theater…

Sud M, Fang J, Ko DT. (2021-04-20). Fractional Flow Reserve Treatment and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The concern raised by Dr Rigatelli and Mr Zuin regarding our study involves the influence of heart failure on FFR estimates due to elevated right atrial pressure (RAP), which has been a subject of debate. The FFR is the ratio of blood flow in a stenotic coronary artery to blood flow in the same artery without stenosis during maximal hyperemia. It is estimated as FFR = (Pd ‚àí RAP)/(Pa ‚àí RAP), where Pd is the coronary pressure distal to the stenosis and Pa is the aortic pressure. In clinical practice, this is simplified to FFR = Pd/Pa because the influence of RAP…

Maxfield K, Zineh I. (2021-04-20). Precision Drug Dosing—A Clinical and Public Health Imperative. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint describes the concept of precision drug dosing, which would maximize drug benefit and minimize harm for each patient, and reviews the scientific, regulatory, technical, and practical infrastructures that would need to be in place for the idea to become reality in clinical practice settings.

Anchan R, Cifu AS, Paul J. (2021-04-20). Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Patients Without Persistent ST-Segment Elevation. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the European Society of Cardiology's 2020 recommendations for management of patients with non—ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes.

Zylke J. (2021-04-20). Poloxamer 188 for Sickle Cell Disease. jamanetwork.com Although effective treatments exist to prevent painful vaso-occlusive episodes in patients with sickle cell disease (ie, hydroxyurea), finding therapies to reduce the severity or duration of episodes once they have begun has proved elusive. Inhaled nitric oxide, intravenous magnesium, and intravenous sevuparin have been tried without success. In 2001, JAMA published a phase 3 multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of poloxamer 188 in 255 children and adults with sickle cell disease hospitalized with a vaso-occlusive episode. In that study, Orringer et al found a modest, statistically significa…

Kamran H, Jneid H, Kayani WT, et al. (2021-04-20). Oral Antiplatelet Therapy After Acute Coronary Syndrome. jamanetwork.com This narrative review summarizes oral antiplatelet therapy and specifically addresses the effects of dual antiplatelet therapy for patients with acute coronary syndrome who have not taken anticoagulants.

Rigatelli G, Zuin M. (2021-04-20). Fractional Flow Reserve Treatment and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The study by Dr Sud and colleagues, which measured single-vessel fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients with coronary artery disease, demonstrated that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with a lower rate of major adverse cardiac events for ischemic lesions on FFR but a higher rate of major adverse cardiac events for nonischemic lesions, compared with those not receiving PCI. While these findings support an FFR-based threshold for PCI procedures, we are concerned about its use in patients with heart failure. The authors do not appear to have considered the potential influence…

Ramon Tomey (2021-04-20). J&J Coronavirus Vaccine Shipments Halted Due to Ingredient Mix-up During Production. globalresearch.ca Fifteen million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Wuhan coronavirus vaccine …

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