Daily Archives: April 12, 2021

2021-04-12: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-04-12). Uruguay Reports 10.57 Deaths per Million Inhabitants in April. telesurenglish.net With an average of 10.57 related fatalities in the last seven days, Uruguay ranked among the ten countries with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths per million inhabitants per day. | RELATED: | The National Emergency System (Sinae) reported 181 deaths connected to the Novel coronavirus last year. The figure increased between April 1 and April 7 this year as 257 people succumbed to the virus. | Regarding the ages…

Giacomo Tognini (2021-04-12). Meet the 40 New Billionaires Who Got Rich Fighting COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Below is the summary of Forbes analysis on how the Corona …

Ethan Yang (2021-04-12). Young People Are Particularly Vulnerable to Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca In response to the Covid-19 pandemic governments across the world implemented …

WSWS (2021-04-12). California Governor Newsom halts COVID-19 tiered restriction system, plans full reopening in June as deaths hit 60,000. wsws.org Against the backdrop of a growing fourth wave of the pandemic and new COVID-19 variants, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared he would fully reopen the economy in a little more than two months.

Matt Colburn (2021-04-12). Mold, roaches, leaks: snapshot of South Carolina's housing crisis. liberationnews.org With the highest eviction rates in the nation, South Carolina has been in a housing crisis long before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick Delaney (2021-04-12). Media Censored COVID-19 Early Treatment Options that Could Have Reduced Fatalities by 85%. Prominent Medical Doctor. globalresearch.ca An exceedingly well-qualified physician, who was censored by YouTube last year, …

_____ (2021-04-12). On Contact: American Economic Illusion. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with the economist Richard Wolff the nearly $5 trillion being allocated by the Biden administration for Covid-19 relief and infrastructure projects.

WSWS (2021-04-12). Staggering 10 to 15 percent of infected children suffer from Long COVID. wsws.org The findings derived primarily from Britain, dispel the myth that children are largely unaffected by COVID-19 and face no significant dangers from the lasting effects on their development and lives.

Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War (2021-04-12). Lift Canada's Economic Sanctions against the World's Poorest Countries. Trudeau Government "Must Respect the Rule of International Law" globalresearch.ca One year ago, following the declaration of the Covid-19 pandemic, UN …

Matt Colburn (2021-04-12). Mold, roaches, leaks; snapshot of South Carolina's housing crisis. liberationnews.org With the highest eviction rates in the nation, South Carolina has been in a housing crisis long before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-12). Nimble Failure: The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program. globalresearch.ca "I am not going to be talking about numbers today," Australia's …

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). India records over 150,000 daily COVID-19 cases, tally at 13,358,805. ecns.cn India reported a record high of 152,879 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total tally to 13,358,805, according to data released by the federal government.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 350,000. ecns.cn Brazil's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 351,334 after 2,616 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). NYS COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 4,241, positivity rate 2.79 pct: governor. ecns.cn The COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 4,241 on Friday, compared with 4,351 one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). China's Yunnan reports no new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Southwest China's Yunnan Province, where new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections began to emerge in late March, reported no new confirmed or asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the provincial health commission said on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Hong Kong reports 13 new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the tally to 11,581.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Foreigners in Guangdong can be vaccinated against COVID-19 now. ecns.cn Starting on Monday, foreigners in Guangdong province can make an appointment for vaccination against COVID-19 online under the principle of "informed, voluntary and self-assumed risk".

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 4.33 mln: Africa CDC. ecns.cn The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,330,666 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). COVID-19 variants spread leads to surge of new cases in Canada. ecns.cn The rapid spread of more contagious COVID-19 variants is believed to have driven a devastating third wave in Canada.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Commentary:Keep alert against sinister political manipulations on COVID-19 origin tracing research. ecns.cn &nbsp…

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). UK records another 2,589 coronavirus cases, 40 deaths. ecns.cn Another 2,589 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,368,045, according to official figures released Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Low-income nations have received just 0.2 pct of all COVID-19 shots given. ecns.cn The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Chile receives new shipment of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn A new batch of CoronaVac vaccine from China's Sinovac arrived in Chile on Saturday to become part of the country's vaccination campaign against the COVID-19.

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Nimble Failure: The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | "I am not going to be talking about numbers today," Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told Australia's Radio National on April 12. This echoed

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Housing activists in UK protest resumption of evictions. peoplesdispatch.org On April 10, the group Momentum, and housing rights activists took part in protests against the resumption of evictions in the United Kingdom. They condemned the rising number of evictions after the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-12). Nimble Failure: The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program — OpEd. eurasiareview.com "I am not going to be talking about numbers today," Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told Australia's Radio National on April 12. This echoed Part of the monumental failings of the government…

Robert Norse (2021-04-12). Chico Shines a Light, But Activists Here Must Do the Heavy Lifting. indybay.org Down Chico way, a Senior Sacramento Judge of the Eastern Division of the Federal District Court has stopped encampment sweeps dead in their tracks city-wide with a TRO in the Commanche Creek Greenway case. This was justified not by the fading COVID-19 shelter-in-place concerns, but rather by lack of shelter or campground alternatives for those being rousted.

John Bachtell (2021-04-12). Global imbalance in vaccinations threatens to derail fight against pandemic. peoplesworld.org As the Biden administration orchestrates a massive effort to open vaccination against COVID to every adult by April 19, a "shocking imbalance" in vaccination is occurring globally. While governments of many wealthier capitalist countries are vaccinating their populations, vaccinations have all but stalled in the global South countries, leaving the people in large swaths of …

Jeanne Smits (2021-04-12). French National Academy of Medicine: COVID Nasal Swabs Associated with Increased Meningitis Risk. globalresearch.ca The Académie nationale de médecine, an independent but official learned society …

Rafe Scobey Thal, Luca Valente (2021-04-12). Covid: Drawn from Experience. thenation.com A short animated documentary.

webdev (2021-04-12). Headlines for April 12, 2021. democracynow.org Protesters Take to Minneapolis Streets After Police Kill 20-Year-Old Black Man Daunte Wright, Medical Examiner Reaffirms George Floyd Homicide Ruling, Caused by Derek Chauvin's Restraint, Black Army Lt. Sues After Virginia Police Attack, Pepper-Spray Him in Face Without Provocation, Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reforms, Alabama Amazon Warehouse Organizers Lose Union Vote But Plan Legal Challenge, India Has World's 2nd-Highest COVID Caseload; WHO Blasts Vast Global Vaccine Inequality, Michigan Remains Major COVID Hot Spot But Refrains from Imposing New Lockdown | , Death Toll Mounts in Burma as Military Fires o…

Labor Video Project (2021-04-12). Teachers Against Dying, AFT and The Pandemic With Texas Teacher Michael Hull. indybay.org Texas teacher and founder of Teachers Against Dying talks about the effect of Covid and the pandemic on teachers, students and their families. He also discusses the role of the AFT including a debate he had with Randi Weingarten national president of the union.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-04-12). Thursday 4/15: (415) Public Gallery: Handmade COVID Cards Workshop with Sofie Ramos. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

WSWS (2021-04-12). In "third wave," coronavirus cases surging in France. wsws.org While the Macron government in France has implemented extremely limited and belated lockdown measures, a catastrophe is unfolding across the country and Europe.

Karen Conner (2021-04-12). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the March Consumer Price Index. cepr.net (The monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday, April 13th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) In March, we should be seeing more of the bounce back in prices that fell sharply during the pandemic. For example, airfares were 25.6 percent below their year-ago level in …

WSWS (2021-04-12). As pandemic surges in Michigan, Governor Whitmer refuses to close schools. wsws.org At a press conference Friday morning, Whitmer described a pandemic in the state that has spiraled completely out of control but announced that there would be no new restrictions on schools or work places.

Dean Baker (2021-04-12). Patents and the Pandemic: Can We Learn Anything? cepr.net (This post originally appeared on my Patreon site.) I realize that I may seem obsessed with the topic of patents (and copyrights), but it really is a big deal, and few people seem to appreciate the issue in its larger economic context. I have written about the inefficiency and corruption associated with these monopolies for …

April M. Short (2021-04-12). How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: an Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry. counterpunch.org We live in a time in which we face many global challenges, including the climate disaster, dwindling biodiversity (due to international industrial practices), polluted oceans, nuclear proliferation and a worldwide pandemic, just for starters. Realistic solutions to the hurdles humanity faces will require international cooperation—which will require the adoption of viable alternatives to the predominant

Bryan Bennett (2021-04-12). The End of Trickle-Down Economics. progressive.org The pandemic has shifted conventional wisdom by showing the limits of "small government" thinking.

Mark Hertsgaard (2021-04-12). Dear Media, Let's Treat the Climate Emergency Like the Pandemic Emergency. thenation.com Dear Media, Let's Treat the Climate Emergency Like the Pandemic Emergency…

Dean Baker (2021-04-12). A Vaccine Summit: Taking the Pandemic Seriously. counterpunch.org You might think that, after a year in which have seen millions of deaths and tens of millions of infections, and trillions of dollars in economic losses, our leaders would take the pandemic seriously. But apparently, that is too much to ask. To my view, taking the pandemic seriously means doing everything we can to

WSWS repost (2021-04-12). Newsom plans full reopening in June as deaths hit 60,000. indybay.org The practices of the ruling class have been completely negligent and arbitrary. Tiered reopenings, completely lackluster economic relief, dangerous working conditions throughout the whole pandemic and continuous infections have led to more than 3.7 million infections and 60,082 preventable deaths in California alone.

Byul Ryanim (2021-04-12). The Weekly Round-Up: Amnesty unimpressed and government care home guidance "grossly discriminatory" ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: On Wednesday, Amnesty International released its 2020/21 report on the state of the world's human rights. Amnesty's UK director, Kate Allen, also called for an inquiry into the government's handling of the pandemic and said "the government is now shamefully trying to strip away our right to lawfully challenge its decisions, no …

WSWS (2021-04-12). Australian government's vaccine rollout falls apart. wsws.org Australia's progress is on a par with developing nations beleaguered by crisis-ridden public health systems and the hoarding of the vaccine by wealthier countries.

Laura Flanders (2021-04-12). Arm Our Cities With Military-Grade Health Care…Not Weapons. counterpunch.org American police are armed to the teeth with military-grade weapons, and the results are in. The more combat gear, the more combat. So how about we arm our cities with military-grade healthcare instead? The US Department of Veterans Affairs is part of the most generously funded institution in the government, and guess what? All that

Eds. (2021-04-12). Heterodox economics and crypto-Marxism. mronline.org A series of notable recent anniversaries in the heterodox (non-mainstream/non-orthodox) economics calendar have prompted a reconsideration of Karl Marx's lasting influence within the field. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Yun Hyeong-jung (2021-04-12). South Korea's Rural Basic Income Experiment Scheduled for Second Half of 2021. counterpunch.org Is a basic income a solution to inequality? Or is it a policy with serious side effects and little impact to show for the massive financial resources channeled into it? Is there any way of pre-testing a policy measure with influences as far-reaching as those of a basic income? For those asking such questions, a

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-12). Team investigating the evolution of bacterial 'tails' wins prestigious grant. imperial.ac.uk An international team, led by Imperial's Dr Morgan Beeby, has been awarded a prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program grant.

Bryan Metzger (2021-04-12). How a Shadowy, Hawkish New Group Tied to Iranian Monarchists Is Gaining Influence in Congress. globalresearch.ca A new organization with ties to Iranian monarchists is cultivating relationships …

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