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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