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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