2021-04-07: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-07). 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).

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). One In Ten Have Long-Term Effects 8 Months Following Mild COVID-19. eurasiareview.com Eight months after mild COVID-19, one in ten people still has at least one moderate to severe symptom that is perceived as having a negative impact on their work, social or home life. The most common long-term symptoms are a loss of smell and taste and fatigue. This is according to a study published in the journal JAMA, conducted by researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. | Since spring 2020, researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet have conducted the so-called COMMUNITY study, with the main purpose of examining immunity after COVID-19. In the first phase of the…

Brasil de Fato (2021-04-07). Brazil breaks record with 4,195 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours. peoplesdispatch.org As Brazil breaks records with numbers of deaths and confirmed cases, a study done by PoderData reveals that significant sectors of Brazilian society believe that Bolsonaro is responsible for the health crisis…

Bill Sardi (2021-04-07). Dr. Ryan Cole Blows the Whole COVID-19 Propaganda Away. globalresearch.ca Dr. Ryan Cole is the CEO and Medical Director of Cole …

Helen Hamilton (2021-04-07). A post-COVID-19 recovery will not be possible if water, sanitation & hygiene are not high on the agenda. nationofchange.org The global economy and a concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery, but also to ensure that the world's poorest people are not left behind.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-04-07). IMF, World Bank must support developing countries' recovery. mronline.org The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an unprecedented human and economic toll, wiping away years of modest and uneven progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). | April 7, 2021 | Newswire…

Philippe Marlière (2021-04-07). With COVID Cases Soaring in France, Macron can No Longer be in Denial. counterpunch.org France is in a "race against time" against Covid-19, Emmanuel Macron declared in a television broadcast this week. In an attempt to curb France's soaring Covid case numbers, Macron has imposed a national lockdown, extending to the entire country measures that were already in place in 19 départements. Although Macron insisted that France had not lost control, he admitted that "we cannot be in denial either".

orinocotribune (2021-04-07). President Maduro Announced New Economic Measures to Counter COVID-19's Second Wave. orinocotribune.com Tuesday, April 6, President Nicolás Maduro announced new economic measures for the protection of the Venezuelan people in the midst of the fight against COVID-19. From Miraflores Palace, he reported that about 15.1 million cardholders, through the Patria System, will in the coming days receive a special support bonus from the Chavista government to face the pandemic, similar to US stimulus checks. | In this regard, the Head of State also announced the extension, until September, of the prohibition on the collection of credit guarantees, the prohibition on reclassifying credit risk, and the express prohibition of…

Editor2 (2021-04-07). Lenin Moreno Deepens Ecuador's Political Crisis Ahead of Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Apr 4, 2021 | Ecuador will go to polls on Sunday, April 11, amid new restrictive measures imposed by outgoing President Lenin Moreno to contain the pandemic. Although the country has been mired in a health crisis for months due to the government's mishandling of COVID-19, the ultra-right-wing leader has decreed a 30-day state of emergency in the country's eight main provinces one week before elections. | "Ecuador's democracy is once again in danger," warned leftist Union for Hope Alliance (UNES) candidate Andrés Arauz, who is the favorite to win the second round of presidential election…

Barbara Curson (2021-04-07). South Africa: Use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 Made an Order of Court. globalresearch.ca Tuesday (April 6) saw the Pretoria High Court hand down the …

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-04-07). Venezuela Rolls Out Economic Support to Keep Workers Home as COVID-19 Infections Spread. venezuelanalysis.com The measures include a ban on evictions, a special "stay at home" benefit for two million private-sector workers, and a one-time benefit for 15 million people.

Gita Gopinath* (2021-04-07). Managing Divergent Recoveries — Analysis. eurasiareview.com It is one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and the global community still confronts extreme social and economic strain as the human toll rises and millions remain unemployed. Yet, even with high uncertainty about the path of the pandemic, a way out of this health and economic crisis is increasingly visible. | Thanks to the ingenuity of the scientific community hundreds of millions of people are being vaccinated and this is expected to power recoveries in many countries later this year. Economies also continue to adapt to new ways of working despite reduced mobility, leading to a stronger-than-anticipated reboun…

Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-04-07). Corpses in Black Bags? More Fake News from Venezuelan Anti-Chavista Healthcare Personnel and Students. orinocotribune.com Groups connected to healthcare personnel from Venezuela's extreme right staged another attempt at fake news this Tuesday, April 6, mounting a demonstration with black bags tied up to appear as human corpses at the Hospital Clínico Universitario in Caracas. | Morbidly presenting the supposed corpses, the anti-Chavista healthcare personnel tried to capitalize on the anxiety of Venezuela's population in the midst of a second COVID-19 wave to rally people against the government, but many considered the objective was not accomplished. | The aforementioned healthcare center is one of those that provides specialized car…

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-07). 246 Vaccinated Michigan Residents Diagnosed with COVID, 3 Dead, State Health Dept. Confirms. globalresearch.ca As many as 246 Michigan residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were …

CNA (2021-04-07). Spain: Kiko Argàºello Discharged From Hospital To Recover From COVID At Home. eurasiareview.com Kiko Argàºello, 82, who co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and will continue to recover from COVID-19 at home. | "Kiko has been discharged from hospital and will continue to recover at home. We will inform you in a few days on the state of his health; for the time being we are suspending the daily bulletins. We continue to pray for his complete recovery," said Fr. Mario Pezzi and Ascensión Romero in an April 6 statement from the International Team of the Neocatechumenal Way. | "Along with the good news about Kiko's health, the explosion of joy from the Easter Vigi…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). How Can Remote Workers Best Manage Work-Home Conflict? eurasiareview.com What are the secrets to maintaining a productive home office? Run a white-noise machine to mask household clatter, make sure your noisy neighbors know your work schedule, and resist the temptation to check work-related technology after logging off at the end of the workday. These are some of the tips that Timothy D. Golden, a professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has gleaned through more than two decades of research. | More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of remote workers are still struggling to find an efficient work-life balance. In an article rece…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-07). Conflicts Compounded By COVID-19 Devastating Socio-Economic Development In Sub-Saharan Africa. eurasiareview.com The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the terrible legacy of deliberately divisive and destructive policies that have perpetuated inequality, discrimination, and oppression across Sub-Saharan Africa, Amnesty International said in its annual report published early April 2021. | Across the Sub-Saharan region, the devastating impact of armed conflict in countries such as Ethiopia, Mozambique, Cameroon, and Nigeria, was compounded by the pandemic as a number of states weaponized it to crack down on human rights. The crackdowns included killings of civilians and arrests of opposition politicians and supporters and huma…

Brasil de Fato (2021-04-07). Capitalism is the problem, social movements declare on World Health Day. peoplesdispatch.org On April 7, World Health Day, hundreds of social movements from around the world published an international manifesto in defense of life. Over a year after the outset of the biggest pandemic of this century, the world continues to average about 9,000 deaths due to COVID-19 per day. | To mark the date and make a global appeal, the International Week of Anti-Imperialist Struggle, an initiative of hundreds of organizations and political parties from across the world, is organizing a campaign from April 7th to 11th, demanding that the vaccine against the novel coronavirus be treated as a public asset, among other thi…

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-07). Scientists Challenge Health Officials on Vaccinating People Who Already Had COVID. globalresearch.ca Since the first COVID-19 vaccine received

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). World Health Day: Building a world where life is put before profit. peoplesdispatch.org April 7 is World Health Day. The significance of this day is being felt now more than ever as we stand in the midst of a pandemic. With the number of COVID-19 infections surging again across the world, it is clear that the only defense is herd immunity through mass vaccinations. | But access to vaccines against COVID-19 remains largely unequal.

orinocotribune (2021-04-07). Confirmed: There is a Link Between AstraZeneca Vaccine and Reported Thrombosis Cases — Haiti Rejects the Controversial Vaccine. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, April 6, in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, Marco Cavaleri, head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that carries out vaccination plans against COVID-19 in the European Union, confirmed "a link" between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the occurrence of thrombosis recorded among people who received this vaccine, . | "Now we can say it, it is clear that there is a link with the vaccine, which causes that reaction. However, we still do not know why (…) In summary, in the next few hours we are going to say that there is a link, but we still have to understand why it happens." | He…

European Secretariat of the International Peoples' Assembly (2021-04-07). On Global Health Day: From medical apartheid to free vaccines for all. peoplesdispatch.org On this April 7, Gobal Health Day, the International Week of Anti-Imperialist Struggle organizes an international campaign asking to stop the medical apartheid, abolish the patents on the Covid-19-vaccines and, in this way, guarantee free vaccines for all…

Pip Hinman (2021-04-07). The post-COVID-19 economy and the class war. greenleft.org.au As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out and lock downs and economic crisis measures wind up, the federal government is painting a rosy view of the economic recovery. But, as Neville Spencer argues, this is far from the reality for millions of casual and insecure workers.

Global Research News (2021-04-07). Selected Articles: The Universal Right of Informed Consent to Medical Interventions. globalresearch.ca By As many as 246 Michigan residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were later diagnosed with the virus, and three of t…

Kevin E. McVaney, Paul E. Pepe, Lauren M. Maloney, E.Stein Bronsky, Remle P. Crowe, James J. Augustine, Sheaffer O. Gilliam, Glenn H. Asaeda, Marc Eckstein, Amal Mattu, Roberto Fumagalli, Tom P. Aufderheide, Michael T. Osterholm, Writing group on behalf of the Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Global Alliance (2021-04-07). [Research Paper] The relationship of large city out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and the prevalence of COVID-19. thelancet.com Most metropolitan cities experienced profound escalations of OHCA generally paralleling local prevalence of COVID-19. Most of these patients were pronounced dead without COVID-19 testing.

Daisy Nguyen, Olga R. Rodriguez (2021-04-07). Avanza la vacunación de trabajadores agrícolas en California. peoplesworld.org SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — La batalla por contener la devastación causada por el coronavirus en el centro de California llega a la frontera con México, donde a los trabajadores migrantes que se dirigen al norte para las cosechas de lechuga, brócoli, zanahorias y otros cultivos se les ofrece la vacuna contra el COVID-19 apenas ingresan …

Lillian Osborne (2021-04-07). One Year Ago When Bernie's Campaign Ended, We Lost a Common Love. thenation.com One Year Ago When Bernie's Campaign Ended, We Lost a Common Love…

Zachary Conti (2021-04-07). 260 Faith, Labor and Development Groups Press IMF, G20 and White House on COVID Response. indybay.org Ahead of Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings, World's Largest Unions, Human Rights Groups, Environmental and Religious Institutions Call for Aid, Debt Relief, Access to Emergency Reserves and Climate Protections…

Adam Dick (2021-04-07). Mexico President Says 'Pass' On Coronavirus Vaccine — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has distinguished himself among top national political leaders across the world by not freaking out over coronavirus. Instead, López Obrador has gone his own way with Now comes news of López Obrad…

Leonardo Flores (2021-04-07). The Capitol raid and pandemic can help us empathize with Venezuelans. peoplesdispatch.org The people of Venezuela have been living under a stage of siege, and enduring attacks on their sovereignty under successive US administrations. These assaults intensified during the Trump era…

_____ (2021-04-07). Philadelphia May Have Just Revolutionized Evictions. popularresistance.org Philadelphia is on the verge of upending evictions as we know them. | Last Wednesday, the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, which houses landlord-tenant court, released a new order following the extension of the CDC's nationwide eviction moratorium through June. For the next 45 days, landlords are required to apply to PHLRentAssist, the city's rental assistance program, and enroll in the Eviction Diversion Program before filing an eviction for nonpayment. | The order is a game changer. | Before the pandemic, landlords filed 20,000 evictions a year in Philadelphia's landlord-tenant court. That's despite the devasta…

Eleanor Goldfield (2021-04-07). Moth-Eaten Eviction Moratorium Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without a Roof. mintpressnews.com During the pandemic, landlords have filed for 284,490 evictions — and that's just in five states and 27 cities. But how could this be? After all, a moratorium shouldn't allow for hundreds of thousands of households to fall through the cracks.

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-04-07). Latest Vaccine Flip-flop Gives the Vaccine Game Away. globalresearch.ca The Astra-Zeneca "cheap and easy to store" "workhorse" vaccine causes blood clots in general, and in particular clots in the venous sinuses of the brain, which have killed or wounded a number of people, especially women under 55. The J and J vaccine was associated with blood clots in its clinical trial data presented to FDA.

Chris Orlet (2021-04-07). Another Win for Health Insurers, a Big Loss for this Patient. counterpunch.org I have suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for 27 years. In the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Scale, I score in the "severe OCD" category. For 27 years I have seen one psychiatrist and therapist after another. I have been prescribed every kind of psychiatric medication imaginable, everything from Anafrinil to Zoloft. Nothing has worked. My OCD has cost me jobs and threatened my marriage and contributed to my divorce.

East Asia Forum (2021-04-07). Realistic Ambitions For US Alliance System In Asia — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Kori Schake* | US allies in Asia have many and often conflicting desires. They want the commercial freedom to benefit from Chinese investment, markets and supply chains without unwelcome Chinese influence. They want protection from military intimidation or attack by China without going to war or interrupting commerce. | They want US domestic politics to stop at the water's edge, even as their own domestic politics require complicated detours. They want Washington to commit to them, but do not want to choose between Washington and Beijing. They want US involvement — but not too much. Often, they are di…

MEE staff (2021-04-07). UAE official not suited to be Interpol chief, says former UK prosecutor. middleeasteye.net UAE official not suited to be Interpol chief, says former UK prosecutor | Major General Ahmed Naser al-Raisi has been linked to human rights abuses, including the torture of two British citizens | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 16: 27 | A coalition of human rights groups warned last year that Raisi's appointment would 'damage' Interpol's reputation (AFP) | The United Arab Emirate's security chief is ill-suited to run Inter…

Alliance for Human Research Protection (2021-04-07). The Significance of the Nuremberg Code: The Universal Right of Informed Consent to Medical Interventions. globalresearch.ca The universal right of Informed Consent to medical interventions has been …

_____ (2021-04-07). Reforming An Uprising, But Not The Police. popularresistance.org As the Derek Chauvin trial continues, Minneapolis residents witness the militarization of their city. Fearful of another uprising, terrified lawmakers have erected barricades and razor wire fences around the Government Center, City Hall, and police stations. The fortification is estimated to cost $645,000. Additionally, law enforcement has been using surveillance planes to look for signs of unrest. After backlash from community members, Minneapolis officials dropped their plan to hire social media influencers to share state-sanctioned messaging about the Chauvin trial. | On March 12, 2021 — as the jury sele…

Editor2 (2021-04-07). Dollar Weight Could Halve if China Enacts New Forex Policies: Economist. orinocotribune.com A leading international economist believes the US dollar would lose nearly a half of its weight as the dominant international currency once China implements a new exchange rate system in which the price of its yuan is determined by fluctuations in inflation and not the value of major currencies like the greenback. | In a commentary published on the website of the Guardian newspaper on Friday, Kenneth Rogoff said China's planned changes in its forex system would deal a major blow to the hegemony of the dollar as the anchor currency of global economy. | Rogoff, a Harvard University professor and former chief econom…

Víctor M. Toledo (2021-04-07). La vacunación, un triunfo de la ciencia y de la especie. globalizacion.ca Estamos formados con nuestros contemporáneos, la generación nacida entre 1930 y 1960, en una kilométrica cola y no lo creo. La pandemia nos ha reunido a la generación de la ruptura, del 68, del rock, de la liberación sexual. | En…

Zachary Conti (2021-04-07). IMF Reports Pandemic Economic Outlook Uncertain. indybay.org Amidst Rising Inequality, Ninety Million Could Fall into Extreme Poverty…

Michael Richardson, reposted by Jamal Journal (2021-04-07). 50 yrs ago: Confessed bomber names Raleigh House as provocateur at Ed Poindexter's trial. indybay.org Reprinted below with permission from the author is the second in a series of articles marking the 50th anniversary of Black Panther political prisoner Ed Poindexter's trial. Ed is currently in very poor health. We will continue to feature Michael Richardson's important series of articles this month. The Jamal Journal's April 1 interview with author Michael Richardson marked the first article in Richardson's critical series. The second article in the series is reprinted here in full.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). Cambodia: 'Stop Covid-19' System Raises Privacy Concerns. eurasiareview.com The Cambodian government's "Stop Covid-19" QR Code system raises serious privacy and other human rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should use less-rights-intrusive measures to contain and prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. | On February 20, 2021, Cambodia's Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and Ministry of Health initiated a QR Code system that aims to assist with contact tracing of new Covid-19 cases, which have recently increased. The ministries should publicly explain how the data collected through the QR Code system is used, who has access to the data and for what…

John W. Whitehead (2021-04-07). Financial Tyranny: Footing The Tax Bill For The Government's Fiscal Insanity — OpEd. eurasiareview.com We're not living the American dream. We're living a financial nightmare. | The U.S. government—and that includes the current administration—is spending money it doesn't have on programs it can't afford, and "we the taxpayers" are the ones who will be forced to foot the bill for the government's fiscal insanity. | We've been sold a bill of goods by politicians promising to pay down the national debt, jumpstart the economy, rebuild our infrastructure, secure our borders, ensure our security, and make us all healthy, wealthy and happy. | None of that has come to pass, and yet we've still been loaded d…

Staff (2021-04-07). "This Agreement Protects Jobs": Four Unions at Rutgers University Reach Historic Deal to End Layoffs. democracynow.org After a year of layoffs, cuts and austerity, the faculty and staff of four unions at Rutgers University have voted in support of an unusual and pioneering agreement to protect jobs and guarantee raises after the school declared a fiscal emergency as a result of the pandemic. A key part of the deal is an agreement by the professors to do "work share" and take a slight cut in hours for a few months in order to save the jobs of other lower-paid workers. "The historic nature of this agreement is that it encompasses all four unions," says Christine O'Connell, president of the union representing Rutgers administrators.

MEE staff (2021-04-07). Biden administration restores $235 million in aid to Palestinians. middleeasteye.net Biden administration restores $235 million in aid to Palestinians | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says US assistance to Palestinians 'serves important US interests and values' | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 19: 49 | UNRWA provides essential basic services to Palestinian refugees, including health care and education (AFP/File photo) | The United States will restore $235 million in humanitarian aid to Palestinians h…

F. William Engdahl (2021-04-07). "The Great Reset" Is Here: Follow the Money. "Insane Lockdown" of the Global Economy, "The Green Agenda" globalresearch.ca The top-down reorganization of the world economy by a technocratic cabal led by the group around the Davos World Economic Forum— the so-called Great Reset or UN Agenda 2030— is no future proposal. It is well into actualization as the world remains in insane lockdown for a virus…

a guest author (2021-04-07). As April 11 Ecuador election nears, Moreno uses pandemic to deepen political crisis. workers.org By Alejandra Garcia Published in English on the site of resumen-english.org April 4. Progressive candidate Andrés Arauz leads Ecuador's first round of presidential elections. Ecuador will go to the polls April 11 amid new restrictive measures imposed by outgoing President Lenin Moreno to contain the pandemic. Although the country has . . . |

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-07). Imperial performs strongly in Research England's Knowledge Exchange Framework. imperial.ac.uk Imperial scores top marks in four out of seven categories in Research England's new Knowledge Exchange Framework.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-07). Cancer drugs could be delivered in molecular cages unlocked by light. imperial.ac.uk Molecular cages created by Imperial researchers could lead to more targeted cancer drug delivery, causing greater efficiency and fewer side effects.

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