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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